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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Games. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, then relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, then stroll through Sentier Littoral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Aix-en-Provence due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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 24th (Mon), hit the slopes at Winter Parc, perfect your strike at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse, hit the slopes at Orcieres Merlette Ski, then fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, and finally fly down the slopes at Alpi Traineau.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orcieres driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Orcieres in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in February; daily highs in Orcieres reach 45°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vars.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas
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Vars — 4 nights

Bring the kids along to Station de Ski Reallon and Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vars: Waterworld (in Puget-sur-Argens), Distillerie Lachanenche (in Meolans Revel) and Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vars day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orcieres to Vars takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Vars can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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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.
Attractions like Old Town and Golf de la Vanade make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Opio (Spas & Golf d'Opio Valbonne), La Ferme du Far West (in Antibes) and Pitchoun Forest (in Villeneuve-Loubet). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vars to Nice in 4 hours. Traveling from Vars in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 55°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) 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.
Kids will enjoy Montmartre and Louvre Museum. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Quartier Saint-Louis in Versailles, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to 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.