10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Fly
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Washington DC

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Paris

— 2 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Le Cap Lardier and Heraclee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip site.

Getting from Paris to Le Lavandou by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Le Lavandou. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, and then make a trip to Eglise.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Villefranche-sur-Mer trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Villefranche-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In June, daytime highs in Villefranche-sur-Mer are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bayeux.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll through Omaha Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by flight from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Villefranche-sur-Mer in June, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.