15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Caen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Le Pradet
— 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Laurence Esnol Gallery. Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Temple de l'Amour in Versailles--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Lauzun, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip app.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Museum of Fine Arts of Caen. Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: La Petite Musette (in Carentan) and Aces High Gallery (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, examine the collection at Les Salles du Rempart, take in the exciting artwork at Frac Normandie, and admire the masterpieces at Espace Yvonne Guegan.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Caen trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Caen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Caen are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Musee Matisse and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Frejus (Base Nature Francois Leotard & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Promenade du Soleil (in Menton). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Caen to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Caen in January; daily highs in Nice reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Inna Khimich Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Bonnettes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Pradet trip builder site.

Getting from Nice to Le Pradet by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel 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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