12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
2
Cannes
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
4
Paris
— 5 nights

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere, then kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Canebiers.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary site.

Jerusalem, Israel to La Croix-Valmer is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to La Croix-Valmer. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Plage des Canebiers
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a stroll through La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue d'Antibes, then examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Robinson.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes journey planning app.

Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Cannes in 1.5 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cannes in August: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will appreciate Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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