10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee De Cluny will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 6th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then get outside with Omaha Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bayeux day trip app.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, and finally snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Avignon travel route builder website.

You can fly from Bayeux to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in May: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 74°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Chapelle Saint Hospice. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Villeneuve-Loubet to see Be Free 2 Dive about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avignon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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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