15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
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Menton
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Adrien Kavachnina. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and stop by Le Marais.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation builder site.

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection 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, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. On the next day, stop by H2O Parapluies, kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, then kick back and relax at Plages de Houlgate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, and finally get a bird's-eye view with Norman'Air.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Seuil, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally 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: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then get outside with Calanque de Port-Miou, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in March: highs in Aix-en-Provence hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough 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 19th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then hike along Foret de Roustagnon, and finally stroll through Sentier Littoral.

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Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palmes Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum du Mont-Gros. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee Lou Ferouil, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Veran, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Menton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a stroll through La Croisette, then explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et Sainte Alexandra and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Menton to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cannes, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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