10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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La Croix-Valmer
— 1 night
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Nice
— 2 nights
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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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then witness the site of a historic battle at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hillman Site, explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Caen hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally make a trip to Cours Mirabeau.

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Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Caen in July, things will get a bit warmer in Aix-en-Provence: highs are around 86°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer — 1 night

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Chateau Des Garcinieres, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, then kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier.

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Getting from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer by car takes about 2 hours. In July in La Croix-Valmer, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

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Getting from La Croix-Valmer to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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