15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get in touch with nature at Pointe D'Agon and Mont Saint-Michel Bay. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Fougeres and Eglise Saint Leonard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Eglise Saint Pierre (in Coutances) and Andouillerie de la Baleine (in Gavray). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, experience rural life at Maison Jehan Michel, and make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel day trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, Mont-Saint-Michel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Caen.
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Caen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Frac Normandie, then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche d'Oetre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Caen road trip tool.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. January in Caen sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Bonnettes, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, stroll through Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then stop by Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Le Sentier du Littoral, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis, then identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, and finally stop by Wallaby Boomerangs.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Le Pradet journey builder.

You can drive from Paris to Le Pradet in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Le Pradet: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Palais Lascaris. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Memorial des Guerres en Indochine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael) and Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling & Base Nature Francois Leotard). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bellet, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Nice takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 4th (Tue), 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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