7 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and L'Art du Palaisfor some retail therapy. Visiting Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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. On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Faviere.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. July in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannes.
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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.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Le Suquet, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie.

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Drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Cannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. July in Cannes sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly 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.