10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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 get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Cavaliere. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Heraclee Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Anglade.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Le Lavandou, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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 8th (Mon): explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then kick back and relax at Paloma Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise.

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Getting from Le Lavandou to Villefranche-sur-Mer by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Bayeux is slightly colder than Villefranche-sur-Mer - with highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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France travel guide

4.3
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.