15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Le Lavandou
— 4 nights
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Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, view the masterpieces at Galerie Univer / Colette Colla, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Etretat.
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Etretat — 1 night

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Etretat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Etretat sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Omaha Beach and Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get in touch with nature at Le Havre de Portbail and Urville Nacqueville Beach. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg), German War Cemetery Marigny (in Marigny) and Plage de Vauville (in Vauville). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, head outdoors with Pointe D'Agon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, and finally shop like a local with Galerie Injae. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Passable, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Villefranche-sur-Mer travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Villefranche-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Villefranche-sur-Mer: highs are around 59°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 4 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get outdoors at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette and Plage de Cabasson. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Grande Plage du Lavandou. And it doesn't end there: hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and ride a horse along Ecuries d'Entrecolles.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Le Lavandou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Le Lavandou can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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