15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Biarritz
— 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Paris to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rouen online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Rouen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, then steep yourself in history at Fort de Mutzig, and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rouen to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Musee Des Explorations Du Monde in Cannes--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice day trip site.

Fly from Strasbourg to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Strasbourg in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and stop by La Chocolaterie Marseillaise.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, then sample the fine beverages at Cidrerie Txopinondo, and then get interesting insight from Le Train de la Rhune. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, stop by L'atelier du chocolat de bayonne, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, and finally make a trip to Phare de Biarritz.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz vacation planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Biarritz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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