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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Le Suquet. When in Cannes, make a side trip to see Eglise de Biot in Biot, approximately Biot away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Plage du Soleil, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannes day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Cannes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Cannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Cannes to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas — 1 night

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere, then kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Faviere.

Before you visit Bormes-Les-Mimosas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.