18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Taxi to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Nice
— 7 nights


Paris — 4 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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Las Vegas to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Paris is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. February in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Historic Sites
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ascenseur Panoramique, don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, look for gifts at L'Uni-Verre, then relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and finally examine the collection at Manoir de Gisson. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then take in the exciting artwork at Gareth Kirkland Photography, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Mandala Spirit.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Nice — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin & Les Jardins Bioves), Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: visit Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in February, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.

Normandy travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Dordogne travel guide

Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.