14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux — 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 22nd (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre, then admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bordeaux is 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Croisette and Musee Picasso. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Le Suquet. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Les Caprices de Marilyn in Cannes--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 27th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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 30th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and then step into the grandiose world of Domaine of Villarceaux.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Giverny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Giverny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 4 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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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