8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Paris. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more 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 November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 25th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning site .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In November in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
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.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, Nice is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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