14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

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Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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 27th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

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Drive from Paris to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

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You can drive from Giverny to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Azur Wine Tours (in Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

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Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May; daily highs in Nice reach 69°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.