10 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online attractions planner.

London, UK to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 14th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place des Celestins, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, you will find days in Lyon are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, then make a trip to Palais des Papes, and finally don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon online tour itinerary maker.

Take a train from Lyon to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in May, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.
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France travel guide

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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.