13 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore hidden gems such as Petit Palais and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

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Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 2 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle and then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue — 1 night

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a town and commune on the Sorgue river in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then see the interesting displays at Musee La Filaventure - Brun de Vian-Tiran.

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Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and finally visit Cours Mirabeau.

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Traveling by car from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a stroll through La Croisette, then see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive, and then take a stroll through Le Suquet. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Cannes, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can fly from Cannes to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cannes in September, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Giverny.
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Giverny — 1 night

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 3rd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

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Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles — 1 night

Royal Paradise

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Palace of Versailles.

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Traveling by car from Giverny to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.

Dordogne travel guide

Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.