9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Biarritz
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Biarritz

2
nights
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip website .

Biarritz to Nice is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

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

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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and finally snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Place Parlement ©
Place Parlement

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