20 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip website.

Saint Louis, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in April, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice trip maker tool.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Marseille — 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cassis (Trolib & Calanque de Port-Miou), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Palais des Papes, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marseille travel route planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Marseille are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 24th (Mon), hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In April, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Deauville Beach (in Deauville City), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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France travel guide

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.