12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie capture your imagination. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Plages de Houlgate in Houlgate--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Normandie Savoir-Faire, and make a trip to Eglise Saint-Pierre.

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Philadelphia, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Paris

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Hotel de Ville. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Chateau de Fontainebleau, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Avignon

Avignon ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

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Getting from Paris to Avignon by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

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Nice

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint-Paul de Vence and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

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You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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