10 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 2 nights
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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 14th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through La Croisette, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Nice, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in May, things will get much colder in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 16th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux journey tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Giverny.
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Giverny — 2 nights

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 21st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Giverny travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Giverny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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