7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantes
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Paris

— 2 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stop by Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Paris. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nantes

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 1st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port.

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Drive from Bayeux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Nice

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then visit Vieille Ville, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Getting from Nantes to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Nantes in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

France travel guide

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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.