11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then stop by Cours Mirabeau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online visit planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, Aix-en-Provence is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. On the next day, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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France travel guide

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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.