20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Andon
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Andon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Andon — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, contemplate the long history of Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then stop by La Pain D'Epicerie, and finally play a few rounds at Golf du Chateau de Taulane.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Andon trip builder tool.

Washington, USA to Andon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Andon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in February, things will get a bit warmer in Andon: highs are around 55°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Ponche Beach and Plage de Guerrevieille. Get outdoors at Massif du Tanneron and Le Cap Lardier. Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Thalasso Spa Les Issambres (in Les Issambres) and Riviera golf de Barbossi (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, stroll through Les Balcons du Cap Roux, enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois, and look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Andon to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Galerie Elegance. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins) and Cannes (Le Suquet & Lérins Islands). There's lots more to do: stroll through Castel Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in February, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Cauterets.
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Cauterets — 1 night

Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Caminando.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cauterets trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nice to Cauterets by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cabourg (Promenade Marcel Proust & Plage de Cabourg), Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cauterets to Bayeux in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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