15 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen — 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Thu), wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Rouen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle & Plage de Vergeron) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, get in on the family fun at Luna Park Frejus, and appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. In August, Saint-Raphael is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Cannes (La Croisette & Lérins Islands). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Marineland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, wander the streets of Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, Paris is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.