15 days in France Itinerary

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Cannes
— 1 night
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Menton
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
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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 — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel and then take a stroll through La Croisette. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Plage Mace and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cannes due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in March since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then kick back and relax at Palmes Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages.

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Traveling by car from Cannes to Menton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 3 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. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Pampelonne. Take a break from the city and head to Sentier Sous Marin and Heraclee Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Plage de Cavaliere, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and steep yourself in history at Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hyeres trip planning site.

You can drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Hyeres sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Parc national des Calanques. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take in the history at 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabourg, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plages de Houlgate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and finally stop by H2O Parapluies.

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You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in March; daily highs in Bayeux reach 52°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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