3 days in France Itinerary

3 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 1 night
Train
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Le Mans City
— 1 night
Drive

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Paris — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Birmingham, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Birmingham in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Le Mans City.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Le Mans City — 1 night

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of La Nuit des Chimeres and then get a bird's-eye view with Ad'Air.

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You can take a train from Paris to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Le Mans City, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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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Le Mans travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Churches
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.Its inhabitants are called Manceaux and Mancelles. Since 1923, the city has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.HistoryFirst mentioned by Claudius Ptolemy, the Roman city Vindinium was the capital of the Aulerci, a sub tribe of the Aedui. Le Mans is also known as Civitas Cenomanorum (City of the Cenomani), or Cenomanus. Their city, seized by the Romans in 47 BC, was within the ancient Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. A 3rd-century amphitheatre is still visible. The thermae were demolished during the crisis of the third century when workers were mobilized to build the city's defensive walls. The ancient wall around Le Mans is one of the most complete circuits of Gallo-Roman city walls to survive.

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