14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
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Nice — 4 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wine Safari, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon day trip tool.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Avignon when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Place Gambetta, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne tour itinerary website.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Bayeux — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Bayeux is little chillier than Carcassonne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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.