15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
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Sete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau of Vincennes and Paris Military School. Get some cultural insight at Ile Saint-Louis and National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, visit Quartier Montparnasse, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Albi.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Visit Le Quartier Du Castelviel and Castelnau-de-Montmiral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Cave de Labastide and Chateau de Mauriac. Change things up with these side-trips from Albi: Jardins des Martels (in Giroussens), Cathedrale Saint-Alain (in Lavaur) and Eglise Saint-Corneille (in Puycelci). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee de la Mode, admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art Le LAIT, stop by Place du Vigan, and pause for some photo ops at Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Albi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Albi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sete.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Sete

— 2 nights
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Theatre de la Mer - Jean Villar and then enjoy the sea views from Phare Saint Louis. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Phare du Mont Saint-Clair, then get outside with Les Pierres Blanches, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere le Py.

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Traveling by car from Albi to Sete takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Sete, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sete

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
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Aix-en-Provence

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte and Le Circuit de la Vieille Ville et les Andrones are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron and Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Cassis (Kayaking & Canoeing, Plage de la Grande Mer, &more) and Moulin Fortuné Arizzi (in Les Mees). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, shop like a local with Marche aux Fruits et Legumes, steep yourself in history at Le Tour de l'Horloge, and admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

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Drive from Sete to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.