15 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Bring the kids along to Cours Mirabeau and Sentier Littoral. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol) and Le Lavandou (Domaine de l'Anglade & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Games and do a tasting at Domaines Bunan.

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Washington DC, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Aix-en-Provence. In February, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orcieres.
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Orcieres — 1 night

Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. On the 3rd (Tue), fly down the slopes at Winter Parc, perfect your strike at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse, fly down the slopes at Orcieres Merlette Ski, then hit the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, and finally fly down the slopes at Alpi Traineau.

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Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Orcieres takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in March; daily highs in Orcieres reach 55°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vars.
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Vars — 3 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Station de Ski Reallon and Pure Snow School. Explore Vars' surroundings by going to Lac de Saint-Apollinaire (in Saint Apollinaire), ESI Les Orres (in Les Orres) and Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges).

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Traveling by car from Orcieres to Vars takes 2 hours. March in Vars sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Old Town and Marineland. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Fun Kart (in Le Bar-sur-Loup) and Colgan's Brewery (in Mouans-Sartoux). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at SENSAS Nice, wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, play a few rounds at Golf Country club de Cannes Mougins, and sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

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Traveling by car from Vars to Nice takes 4 hours. Traveling from Vars in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Montmartre and Le Marais. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately Marne-la-Vallee away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, have some family-friendly fun at Flight in Paris, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

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You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in March, with highs in Paris at 53°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough 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.