8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum as well as Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then make a trip to Place des Vosges, and finally take in the views from Pont-Neuf. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Le Havre.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Le Havre — 2 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Vieux Bassin and then contemplate the long history of Greniers a sel de Honfleur.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Le Havre tour planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Le Havre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Le Havre, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally see the interesting displays at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Meshi Mushki, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art, Histoire Et Archeologie d'Evreux.

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You can drive from Le Havre to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rouen are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amiens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas
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Amiens — 1 night

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally take a stroll through St-Leu. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musee de Thiepval and then see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916.

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Getting from Rouen to Amiens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.