9 days in France Itinerary

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Le Lavandou
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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.
Relax by the water at Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Step out of Nice to go to Golfe-Juan Vallauris and see Plage du Soleil, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, stroll through Plage de la Lanterne, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Seattle, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 Cavaliere and Plage de Jean Blanc for some beach relaxation. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Heraclee Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cabasson, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Argentiere, and do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie.

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You can drive from Nice to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Le Lavandou to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Le Lavandou in November, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 51°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.