15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice — 2 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 Musée Marc Chagall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Plage de Gigaro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Le Cap Lardier, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Tropez. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez road trip website.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Tropez, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Caen.
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Hillman Site, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Caen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aix-en-Provence to Caen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, with highs in Caen at 69°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Monumental, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planning site.

You can drive from Caen to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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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