15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Rue d'Antibes in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stop by Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Palermo, Italy to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier and then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe.

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Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Trolib (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a stroll through The Panier.

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Drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to La Porte D'aude, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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Getting from Carcassonne to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Carcassonne in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.