15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee De Cluny. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le Marais, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Paris is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caen.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, head outdoors with Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hillman Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Caen online visit planner.

You can drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Caen to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Saint-Esprit.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Caen to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, Aix-en-Provence is somewhat warmer than Caen - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Vergeron. Get outdoors at Le Cap Lardier and Plage de Cavaliere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Croix-Valmer: Plage d'Aiguebelle (in Le Lavandou) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach and stroll through Plage du Debarquement.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. June in La Croix-Valmer sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) 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.
Old Town and Castel Plage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Paloma Beach and Plage de la Mariniere. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in St-Paul-de-Vence, approximately St-Paul-de-Vence away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the striking features of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and examine the collection at Palais Lascaris.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice route maker.

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Nice takes 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). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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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