8 days in France

8 days in France

Ashutosh Mimani
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Nice
— 2 nights
— 1 night


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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in September, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

Planning Mont-Saint-Michel trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in September, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.