15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
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Sete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau of Vincennes and Quartier Montparnasse. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Musee du Parfum - Fragonard. And it doesn't end there: visit 1st Arrondissement, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, and make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (29°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Albi.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelnau-de-Montmiral and Chateau de Mauriac. Eglise Saint-Corneille and Eglise St-Michel will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel (in Cordes-sur-Ciel), Cathedrale Saint-Alain (in Lavaur) and Jardins des Martels (in Giroussens). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, examine the collection at Musee de la Mode, take a stroll through Place du Vigan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Quartier Du Castelviel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Albi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Albi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sete.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Sete

— 2 nights
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Theatre de la Mer - Jean Villar and then enjoy the sea views from Phare Saint Louis. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Mont Saint-Clair, head outdoors with Les Pierres Blanches, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere le Py.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sete online journey planner.

Getting from Albi to Sete by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sete when traveling from Albi in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sete

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Aix-en-Provence

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Le Circuit de la Vieille Ville et les Andrones and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Plage de la Grande Mer and Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Cassis (Kayaking & Canoeing & Calanque d'En-Vau) and Moulin Fortuné Arizzi (in Les Mees). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, steep yourself in history at Le Tour de l'Horloge, admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, and browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Fruits et Legumes.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sete to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.