10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
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Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tours
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
Drive
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Trouville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Epernay
— 2 nights
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Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Pavia

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Paris — 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then stop by Montmartre.

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Pavia, Italy to Paris is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pavia in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tours.
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Tours — 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
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You can take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 9th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes and then don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon.

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You can drive from Tours to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trouville-sur-Mer.
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Trouville-sur-Mer — 2 nights

This village of fishermen is a popular coastal resort attraction in Normandy.
On the 10th (Sat), try to win big at Casino Barriere Trouville and then stroll through Plage de Trouville. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach and then see the interesting displays at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Trouville-sur-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Trouville-sur-Mer can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 1 night

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

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Traveling by car from Trouville-sur-Mer to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Etretat sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Epernay.
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Epernay — 2 nights

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
On the 13th (Tue), do a tasting at Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then stop by Champagne Collard-Picard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue de Champagne.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Epernay trip planning website.

You can drive from Etretat to Epernay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Etretat in September, you will find days in Epernay are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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