10 days in France Itinerary

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Le Lavandou
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Nice — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Colline du Chateau overlook. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 2 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Faviere, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Le Lavandou, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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You can fly from Le Lavandou to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Le Lavandou - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough 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.