10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London


Paris — 4 nights

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). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stop by Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris visit planning tool.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) 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 28th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux online tour planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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.