10 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 3 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.
Visiting Castel Plage and Plage du Soleil will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes) and Plage de la Gravette (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

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New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Nice. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.
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Le Lavandou — 3 nights

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Heraclee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dune La Londe and Plage de Sylvabelle. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Plage du Debarquement & Plage de Vergeron) and Chateau Saint-Maur Cru Classe (in Cogolin). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Saint-Clair, and hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Le Lavandou when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can fly from Le Lavandou to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, Bayeux is little chillier than Le Lavandou - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

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Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.