15 days in France Itinerary

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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Menton
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Lérins Islands. Step out of Cannes with an excursion to Galerie Gabel in Biot--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Le Suquet and look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

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Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cannes. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cannes when traveling from Washington DC in March, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Menton.
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Menton — 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum du Mont-Gros, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Recreation Champetre, and finally hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, and then kick back and relax at Palmes Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Menton online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Menton sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 2 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then trek along Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Sentier Sous Marin.

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You can drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hyeres are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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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 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Parc national des Calanques. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll through Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. Keep things going the next day: stop by H2O Parapluies, kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then kick back and relax at Plages de Houlgate, then play a few rounds at Golf Caen, and finally don't miss a visit to Typhon Pilots Memorial.

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Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in March: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 52°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and L'ile Aux Images. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. There's much more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) 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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