15 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey builder website.

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cassis.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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. On the 11th (Sat), experience rural life at Var Lamas, then stroll through Plage de la Coudouliere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: stop by Daskalides Chocolatier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Argentiere, and then stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cassis day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Cassis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Cassis to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas — 3 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 du Pellegrin. Change things up with these side-trips from Bormes-Les-Mimosas: La Croix-Valmer (Plage du Debarquement & Plage de Sylvabelle). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Estagnol.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas day trip site.

Getting from Cassis to Bormes-Les-Mimosas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bormes-Les-Mimosas can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Castel Plage and Plage Mace will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Plage Le Sporting (in Nice) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Pitchoun Forest.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes online route planner.

Getting from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Cannes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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.