15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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 day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Louvre Museum. Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'Orsay and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marseille.
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Marseille — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and then look for gifts at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Musee d’Archeologie Mediterraneenne, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo.

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You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Menton.
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Menton — 3 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade du Soleil and La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs. Let the collections at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman and Musee du Bastion capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Menton: Sospel (Agaisen & 5 Sens Rando). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and make a trip to Tete de Chien.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Menton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Menton are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.
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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.
Visit Old Town and Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and The Church of Èze. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Fort du Mont Alban, walk around Parc du Mont Boron, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice.

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Traveling by car from Menton to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.