15 days in France Itinerary

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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Menton
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 2 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 — 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.
Old Town and Lérins Islands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Galerie Gabel. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Mace, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, and admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes.

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Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Cannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cannes when traveling from Washington DC in March, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmes Beach, then kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman.

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You can drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Menton are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and then hike along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then stroll through Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, and finally trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

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You can drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to 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 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then get interesting insight from Tours, then go for a walk through Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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 24th (Tue): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then stroll through Plages de Houlgate, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Cabourg.

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Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In March, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow 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 Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) 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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