8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport



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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Army Museum and Petit Palais. Latin Quarter and Hotel de Ville will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

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Fresno, USA to Paris is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Fresno to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Fresno in September: highs in Paris hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Memorial de Caen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Hoc and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, get engrossed in the history at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux sightseeing app.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen day trip site.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rouen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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France travel guide

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.