7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 day
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La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 day

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 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Musee Granet and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Aix-en-Provence. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Aix-en-Provence is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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La Croix-Valmer — 2 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach, then stroll through Plage de Gigaro, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in July: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris online travel planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly 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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