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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Dayton, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dayton to Nice. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dayton in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in July, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

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 25th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Take a break from Paris 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, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.