15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
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Menton
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Do your shopping at Le Marais and French Arts Factory. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip 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. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art 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 Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Typhon Pilots Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then stroll through Plages de Houlgate, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, and finally take a memorable tour with Norman'Air.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Bayeux sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then get outside with Le Glof. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

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Getting from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, expect nights in Aix-en-Provence to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, and then trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum du Mont-Gros, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palmes Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade du Soleil, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally make a trip to Eglise du Sacre Coeur.

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Drive from Hyeres to Menton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Menton, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette, and then stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice and then take a stroll through Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Menton to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 19th (Thu), 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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