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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Plage d'Aiguebelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then get all the equipment you need at Jet 007, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 1 night

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then race across the water with TakSea, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.
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Antibes — 3 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Croisette and Le Suquet. Get a sense of the local culture at Rue d'Antibes and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). Change things up with a short trip to Ville medieval in Vence (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Antibes visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Antibes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Antibes are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Antibes in September, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) 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.