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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cassis.
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Cassis — 3 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. Bring the kids along to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Plage de l’Arene. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: La Londe Les Maures (Plage de L'Argentiere & Daskalides Chocolatier), Kiddy Parc (in Hyeres) and Plage De Peno (in Carqueiranne). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de la Coudouliere, relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, step off the mainland to explore Ile de Bendor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer.

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You can fly from Paris to Cassis in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Cassis hover around 86°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Bring the kids along to Plage de la Faviere and Plage de Jean Blanc. Get out of town with these interesting Bormes-Les-Mimosas side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Sylvabelle). There's lots more to do: stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pellegrin, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Cassis to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes — 4 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 enjoy Old Town and Marineland. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Castel Plage (in Nice). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to La Croisette, stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Soleil, and take a stroll through Le Suquet.

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You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.