8 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Les Menuires
Les Menuires
— 1 night
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Cannes
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Les Menuires — 1 night

On the 24th (Sat), hit the slopes at Maison des Guides et de la Montagne Val Thorens, fly down the slopes at Prosneige, and then tour along fresh powder with Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Les Menuires & Saint Martin. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lac de Tueda, hit the slopes at Elements Park, and then pick up some new knowledge with Ecole de Ski Prosneige.

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Paris to Les Menuires is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and car; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Les Menuires to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannes.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Classes
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Cannes — 2 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.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belanda Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lérins Islands and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Les Menuires to Cannes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Les Menuires in December: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Paris — 4 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by flight from Cannes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Cannes in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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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.