14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nice
— 5 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

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Midland, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Midland to Paris. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nice

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Frejus (Villa Aurelienne & Base Nature Francois Leotard) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, admire the striking features of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July; daily highs in Nice reach 81°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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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.