15 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Le Pradet
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Mont Saint-Michel and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut are in your itinerary. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Musee Emmanuel de la Villeon (in Fougeres) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, and take an in-depth tour of Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mont-Saint-Michel when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive 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 29th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Musée de Normandie, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Frac Normandie.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Caen road trip planning app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Musee Lambinet (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris tour planning app.

You can drive from Caen to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Le Pradet.
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Le Pradet — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Bonnettes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Oursinieres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then stop by Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis, stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, then hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, then do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Le Pradet trip planning site.

Drive from Paris to Le Pradet in 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Le Pradet hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Head to La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecinfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Castel Plage and Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Galerie du Faune (in Antibes) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Espace Ferrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Nice takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nice are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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