7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nice
— 1 day
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

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Nice

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

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

Cape Town, South Africa to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nice. Traveling from Cape Town in February, you will find days in Nice are colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux attractions planner.

Getting from Nice to Bayeux by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, Bayeux is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.