9 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Bastia-Poretta Airport, Drive to Corte
Corte, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Meribel
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Chennai


Corte, Corsica — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Église de l'Annonciation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, stop by Chez Marie et Jean-luc, then don't miss a visit to L'Arche de Corte, and finally stop by Patisserie Casanova. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Epicerie Ghionga Jean Marie a casa curtinese, get to know the fascinating history of Gorges du Tavignano, and then stop by Altipiani.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corte travel app.

Chennai, India to Corte is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Corte is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get colder in Corte: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Meribel.
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Meribel — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Piste des Inuits and Raquett'Evasion. On the 20th (Sat), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Meribel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Corte to Meribel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Corte in January, things will get little chillier in Meribel: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vars.
Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Vars — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Pure Snow School, stroll through Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery.

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You can drive from Meribel to Vars in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Meribel in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Vars, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel 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.