15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Porquerolles Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Station Maritime, Fly to Caen
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Caen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Nice — 3 nights

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 the city life by going to Base Nature Francois Leotard and Vasques de la Lance. Visit Palais Lascaris and Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Frejus (Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions & Scuba & Snorkeling), Catalan Bougie (in Saint-Raphael) and Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Colmars-les-Alpes, take in the exciting artwork at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, and do a tasting at Clos St Vincent, Collet des Fourniers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 56°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Inna Khimich Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Oursinieres, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, then stroll through Plage des Bonnettes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Route du Sel, and finally stop by Le Moulin de l'Esquirol.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Le Pradet trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Le Pradet takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Porquerolles Island.
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Porquerolles Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Saint Agathe, admire the masterpieces at Villa Carmignac, and then stroll through Plage de la Courtade.

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Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Porquerolles Island takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caen.
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Caen — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Frac Basse Normandie will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caen: Calvados Boulard (in Coquainvilliers), Apres la Pluie (in Beaumont-en-Auge) and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Colleville-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, examine the collection at Normandy Guided Tours, steep yourself in history at Place Saint-Sauveur, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Etienne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caen trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Porquerolles Island to Caen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In February, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the activities along Seine River, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Caen to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.