4 days in France Itinerary

4 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

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Bordeaux
— 1 day
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux

— 1 day

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally look for gifts at LivroZenfan.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bordeaux. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Shopping

Paris

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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France travel guide

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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.