17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Jeddah


Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the next day, admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rouen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in September, with highs in Rouen at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha.

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Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie — 2 nights

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Verdon-e-Bike, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, and then explore the activities along Lac de Sainte-Croix.

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You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September: highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: visit Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Nice in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in September: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains) and Annecy (Lake Annecy, Pont des Amours, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons.

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Getting from Nice to Chamonix by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.