11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grimaud
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery Games, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, then get outside with Route des Cretes, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Marseille hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Virtual Room Toulon, Laser game Evolution
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Virtual Room Toulon ©
Virtual Room Toulon
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domaine des Beaucas, stop by Chocolats et Gourmandises, then put a fun spin on your tour with Total Xscape, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste, and finally do a tasting at Domaine de la Giscle. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Certosa di La Verne, then do a tasting at Chateau Des Garcinieres, and finally make a trip to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grimaud road trip website .

You can drive from Marseille to Grimaud in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Grimaud are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Grimaud

Wineries Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cogolin, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Chocolats et Gourmandises, Domaine des Beaucas, Total Xscape
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Domaine des Beaucas ©
Domaine des Beaucas
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu ©
Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grimaud in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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