15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Paris

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online route planner.

Durham, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in March, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (53°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Fri), trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Nice

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Lérins Islands in Cannes--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

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

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In March, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Marseille

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.