9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 4 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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cannes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cannes — 3 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Nice (Spas, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Lérins Islands and get a taste of the local shopping with Marche Forville.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes day trip website.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip site.

You can fly from Cannes to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cannes in March, plan for slightly colder days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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.