10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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 lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 1,5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in juli: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in juli, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon visit planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in juli; daily highs in Avignon reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

2
nights
Marseille

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then get outside with Ile Verte, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in juli, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in juli, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

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