6 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 2 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.
On the 29th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 31st (Wed), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reims.
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Reims — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 2nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Reims takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can 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.