19 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Versailles.
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Versailles — 7 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and L'Orangerie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes), Blois (Escalier Denis Papin & Chateau Royal de Blois) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, admire the striking features of The Hall of Mirrors, pause for some serene contemplation at Paris France Temple, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Ici et Ailleurs.

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Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Versailles sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Fontainebleau.
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Fontainebleau — 6 nights

Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Escape the urban bustle at Evasion Canine and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Popular historic sites such as Château de Sully-sur-Loire and Chateau de Fontainebleau are in your itinerary. Explore Fontainebleau's surroundings by going to Vignoble Dampt Freres (in Collan), Musee Volant Salis (in Cerny) and Le Roy Lire (in Provins). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Espace Culturel Paul Bedu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique de Saint-Mathurin, and relax and rejuvenate at Reflexologie Avon.

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Traveling by car from Versailles to Fontainebleau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.