15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Caen
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 3 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 some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 46°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Martainville, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, then see the interesting displays at V1 Site at Val Ygot, then examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and finally steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge.

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Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Rouen, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Caen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial de Caen and Airborne Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Pegasus Memorial and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin), Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

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Drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

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You can fly from Caen to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Caen in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aix-en-Provence: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Chapelle Saint Hospice. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Maison du Portal (in Levens) and Église Saint Veran (in Utelle). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise.

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You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in February, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.