14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Lary-Soulan.
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Saint-Lary-Soulan — 1 night

Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. On the 11th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on La Maison Du Randonneur, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then hike along Vallee du Rioumajou.

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Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Saint-Lary-Soulan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from the city and head to TakSea and Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer). Relax by the water at Calanque de Maubois and Plage de la Nartelle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer) and Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, stroll through Frejus Beach, and get in on the family fun at Luna Park Frejus.

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You can fly from Saint-Lary-Soulan to Saint-Raphael in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer — 3 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Vergeron. Family-friendly places like Heraclee Beach and Plage de Gigaro will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from La Croix-Valmer: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage du Debarquement, kick back and relax at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at L'Observatoire Marin.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer day trip tool.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to La Croix-Valmer in 1.5 hours. In August in La Croix-Valmer, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of the city life by going to Aiguille du Midi and Lac Blanc. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Brevent Cable Car will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, fly down the slopes at Aiguille des Grands Montets, stroll through Vallee Blanche, and find something for the whole family at Domaine des Planards.

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You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Chamonix in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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.