15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Lyon, Bus to Chamonix
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Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Dubai


Nice — 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Colline du Chateau overlook. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nice is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get cooler in Nice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kids will appreciate attractions like TakSea and Les Gorges du Verdon. Venture out of the city with trips to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael vacation builder website.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Saint-Raphael. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Paris — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by flight from Saint-Raphael to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes and then Head underground at Grottes de Cougnac.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at eBike Chamonix, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, and then get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chamonix online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).
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France travel guide

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.