13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Versailles
— 1 day
Train
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Tours
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dijon
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Paris — 3 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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

Fort Smith, USA to Paris is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Smith to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Smith in October, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Versailles.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Versailles — 1 day

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles and then don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Versailles trip maker site.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tours.
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Tours — 2 nights

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage, and finally go for a walk through Place Plumereau. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then indulge your taste buds at Caves du Pere Auguste.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tours sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Versailles to Tours in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Tours, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dijon.
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Dijon — 2 nights

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 15th (Sat), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon day trip tool.

Drive from Tours to Dijon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. October in Dijon sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

See even more of Paris: see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route tool.

Traveling by train from Dijon to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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