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Nice — 4 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 historical perspective at Old Town and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

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Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Nice. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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.
Visiting TakSea and Jets'Cool will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Calanque de Maubois and Abel Baliff Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf) and Plage du Gros Pin (in Grimaud). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) and stroll through Plage du Chateau.

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Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are little chillier (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Hyeres — 4 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie, Plage de la Faviere, &more) and Le Lavandou (Jet 007 & Plage d'Aiguebelle). The adventure continues: stroll through Plage du Pradeau, kick back and relax at Plage noire du Langoustier, and hike along Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

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Getting from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Hyeres are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. Change things up with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

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You can fly from Avignon to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Bayeux is little chillier than Avignon - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee de l’Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can 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.