16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Strasbourg — 4 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Place Stanislas and Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Pont Fortifie (in Kaysersberg), Le batelier du Ried (in Muttersholtz) and Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, get outside with Mathieu Romain Moniteur - Guide De Peche, and get engrossed in the history at Musée Archéologique.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Strasbourg is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Mexico City in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee — 3 nights

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. Explore Marne-la-Vallee's surroundings by going to Reims (Jardin d'Horticulture Pierre Schneiter, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more).

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Getting from Strasbourg to Marne-la-Vallee by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Marne-la-Vallee are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Automobile a Poissy – CAAPY, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then make a trip to Place du Marche Notre-Dame.

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Getting from Marne-la-Vallee to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a train. September in Versailles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 5 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 appreciate attractions like Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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.