8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

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Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Menton.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Menton — 1 night

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at La Salle des Mariages, then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then kick back and relax at Palmes Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Carnoles.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Menton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Menton reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cannes.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Cannes — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You'll get in some beach time at Blue Beach and Coco Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town (in Nice) and Eglise (in Villefranche-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, and wander the streets of La Croisette.

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You can drive from Menton to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Cannes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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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.