40 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 8 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Courchevel
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Courchevel
— 5 nights
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Marseille
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Paris — 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Paris journey maker website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 3:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning 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. March in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Courchevel.
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Courchevel — 5 nights

Explore Courchevel's surroundings by going to Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois & Musee de Grenoble), Aiguille Rouge (in Les Arcs) and The Development Centre - Tignes (in Tignes). On the 6th (Mon), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Courchevel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mont-Saint-Michel to Courchevel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Courchevel: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Room Escape Games (in Annemasse) and Les Carroz-d'Araches (ESI Grand Massif & Speed Dragoz). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche, get in on the family fun at Domaine des Planards, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mile Snowsports.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix tour planner.

Getting from Courchevel to Chamonix by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Morgana Boutique (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Chateau de Cabran (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Golf de Roquebrune Resort (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Naturozen, pause for some photo ops at Bailli De Seffron Statue, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and tee off at Riviera golf de Barbossi.

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Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 6 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 Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more), Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles) and Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly 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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