10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
4
Marseille
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
La Rochelle
— 1 day
train:  3​h
End: Paris

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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 much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Paris. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©

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Nice

Nice ©
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Bayeux to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 27th (Sat), meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to La Rochelle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

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