8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Lourdes
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Nice
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Paris

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Lourdes

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lourdes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites

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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then make a trip to Place Massena, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lourdes in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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.