7 days in France Itinerary

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Le Lavandou
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Nice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly like a bird with Boat Evasion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and finally get a dose of the wild on Forcerie Vial. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Colgan's Brewery.

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Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 1 night

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 29th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dune La Londe, kick back and relax at Plage de la Faviere, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Le Lavandou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Fly from Le Lavandou to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Le Lavandou in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can 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.