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
— 1 night
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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly

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Andon — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Andon trip itinerary planner.

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, expect Andon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 55°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and La Ponche Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Plage de la Nartelle (in Sainte-Maxime) and La Croix-Valmer (Pause Serenite & Le Cap Lardier). There's still lots to do: hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and look for gifts at Daskalides Chocolatier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Andon to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice and Palais Lascaris. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint-Raphael in February since evenings lows in Nice dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) 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 25th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Caminando.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cauterets trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Pegasus Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Falaises d'Etretat and Omaha Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg), Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux journey planner.

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, daytime highs in Bayeux are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and words and things capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the exciting artwork at Adrien Kavachnina, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) 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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