11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

3
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ottawa, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Terrasse de l'Ouest & Mont Saint-Michel). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Falaises d'Etretat, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in October, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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