18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Marseille — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide, look for all kinds of wild species at Trolib, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille tour planner.

Pune, India to Marseille is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Marseille is minus 4.5 hours. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then take a tour by water with TakSea, and then see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nice online journey planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere and then take a tour by water with Dune La Londe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Eco Gliss, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly 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 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by flight from Saint-Tropez to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, train, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. On your second day here, take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

Before you visit Bayeux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
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