14 days in France & Gengenbach Itinerary

14 days in France & Gengenbach Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Gengenbach, Germany
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Dijon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gengenbach.
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Gengenbach, Germany — 4 nights

Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gengenbach: Triberg (Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum), Triberger Waterfall, &more), Gutach im Schwarzwald (Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, Rodelbahn Gutach, &more) and Weltgrosste Kuckucksuhr (in Schonach). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, learn about winemaking at Brennerei & Weingut Wild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klosterkirche St. Christopherus und Loretokapelle, and make a trip to Gengenbach Town Hall.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Gengenbach takes 5.5 hours. In June in Gengenbach, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Feerie de Noel, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then make a trip to Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

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Traveling by car from Gengenbach to Colmar takes 1.5 hours. June in Colmar sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Dijon.
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Dijon, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard), Beaune (Place de la Halle & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu) and Citadel of Besançon (in Besancon). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, make a trip to Place de la Liberation, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Darcy.

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You can take a train from Colmar to Dijon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then visit Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by train from Dijon to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for 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.
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