16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Le Grau-du-Roi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nice
— 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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Family-friendly places like Plage des Oursinieres and Plage du Corton will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with CIP Marseille, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Pointe Rouge, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marseille online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Marseille is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer — 3 nights

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like promenade a cheval and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach. Take a break from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer with a short trip to Bergerie D'alivon in Albaron, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, enjoy the sand and surf at Bambou Palm Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Camargue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Le Grau-du-Roi.
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Le Grau-du-Roi — 2 nights

Le Grau-du-Roi is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then kick back and relax at Espiguette Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Maison de la Nature and then get your game on at Loc'karting.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Le Grau-du-Roi trip planner.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Le Grau-du-Roi by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Le Grau-du-Roi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. Bring the kids along to Blue Beach and Plage de Passable. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and Maison Ocoa (in Saint-Tropez). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Grau-du-Roi to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
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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.