6 days in France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Fly to Paris Orly, Bus to Antony, Train to Le Mans City
Le Mans City
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Nice — 1 night

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 29th (Fri): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Birmingham, UK to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in July, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Le Mans City.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of La Nuit des Chimeres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, then get interesting insight from Ad'Air, and finally tour or see a game at Le Spot.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Le Mans City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Nice to Le Mans City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Le Mans City when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel website.

You can take a train from Le Mans City to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.

Le Mans travel guide

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.