10 days in France Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes.

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Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 3 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Cavaliere. Visiting Dune La Londe and Heraclee Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Le Lavandou to go to La Croix-Valmer and see Plage de Sylvabelle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Plage d'Aiguebelle and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol.

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Drive from Nice to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Le Lavandou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Le Lavandou in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.