14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Chatel
— 1 day
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice

— 3 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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, about 56 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Nice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then get outside with Route des Cretes.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Marseille hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's much more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, play a few rounds at Golf de Servanes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chatel.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Chatel

— 1 day
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You can drive from Avignon to Chatel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in July: highs in Chatel hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will leave for Paris on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Chatel

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Paris

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by car from Chatel to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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France travel guide

4.3
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.

Abondance travel guide

3.7
Spas · Scenic Drive · Outdoor Activities