18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights

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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 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 3rd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the next day, go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary builder app.

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. In February, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paris.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

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Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime) and Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Total Xscape, tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, and get insight into ancient worlds with Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in February, Saint-Raphael is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Le Tour de l'Horloge, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and get your game on at Laser game Evolution.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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