12 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Marseille — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Musee Granet) and Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille attractions planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife
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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in November, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · 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.