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Cannes — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. When in Cannes, make a side trip to see Coco Beach in Nice, approximately Nice away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to La Croisette, kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes, and stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes online tour itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cannes. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Cannes: highs are around 83°F and lows about 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas — 4 nights

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de la Faviere and Plage de Sylvabelle. Explore Bormes-Les-Mimosas' surroundings by going to La Croix-Valmer (L'Observatoire Marin & Heraclee Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou, head outdoors with La Voile de Cavaliere, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas holiday planning app.

You can drive from Cannes to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. July in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cassis.
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Cassis — 2 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll through Bestouan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, then stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere, and then look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cassis trip planner.

Getting from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Cassis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cassis, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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 Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

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Traveling by flight from Cassis to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Cassis - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) 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.