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Saint-Tropez — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kids will enjoy Plage de Sylvabelle and Jet 007. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage de Cavaliere). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Nartelle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Saint-Tropez, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint-Tropez, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 23rd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus, race across the water with TakSea, then cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Prizoners Frejus. On the next day, hike along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, zoom along the surf with Jets'Cool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael holiday planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can 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.
Bring the kids along to Old Town and Marineland. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, and get a new perspective on things with Terra Incognita Rafting.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, soar above the sights with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris — 5 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 appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) 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.