7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris journey tool.

Strasbourg to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cauterets

— 1 night
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Caminando and then trek along Pont d'Espagne.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cauterets travel route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paris to Cauterets in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cauterets to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

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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.