9 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Castel Plage and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary tool.

Seattle, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 3 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Visit Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Sylvabelle for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Le Lavandou with a short trip to Heraclee Beach in La Croix-Valmer, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Plage de L'Argentiere, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Le Lavandou trip planning app.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Le Lavandou, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Pont Alexandre III, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Le Lavandou to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Le Lavandou in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) 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.
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