19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Annecy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Fly to Fort de France, Ferry to Castries

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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Castries, St. Lucia to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Castries to Paris, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Castries in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Fougeres (Jardin Public & Chateau de Fougeres), Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus) and Granville (Musee Christian Dior & Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, make a splash at Alligator Bay, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy — 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres), Vitam (in Neydens) and Room Escape Games (in Annemasse). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, and take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Annecy tour site.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Annecy are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: Passy (Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy, Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace, &more). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and explore the activities along Lac Bleu.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip maker.

Drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim) and Colmar (Musée d'Unterlinden, Old Town, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, examine the collection at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Strasbourg day trip planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Strasbourg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder website.

Getting from Strasbourg to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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