15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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La Croix-Valmer
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, see where the action happens at Philippe-Chatrier Court, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hillman Site, then steep yourself in history at Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Capelan, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bestouan Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence travel website.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in June, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer — 3 nights

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. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Vergeron. You'll get in some beach time at Heraclee Beach and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere & Plage de Jean Blanc) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Debarquement.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and La Croisette. You'll get in some beach time at Paloma Beach and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Ville medieval in Vence--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, don't miss a visit to Eglise, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip app.

Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (66°F). On the 22nd (Mon), 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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