15 days in France Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 5 nights
Le Lavandou
— 4 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
— 2 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Manchester


Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

Kids will appreciate attractions like Champs-Elysees and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Montmartre.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Paris. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cannes.
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Cannes — 5 nights

Festival City

Kids will enjoy TakSea and La Croisette. Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and Plage du Chateau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook & Promenade des Anglais), Frejus Beach (in Frejus) and Saint-Raphael (Calanque de Maubois & Les Balcons du Cap Roux). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, take in the waterfront at Vieux Port, kick back and relax at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and stroll through Plage du Ponteil.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Cannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Cannes reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Le Lavandou.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
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Le Lavandou — 4 nights

Attractions like Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de L'Argentiere make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Dune La Londe and Plage de Saint-Clair. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Lavandou: Rondini (in Saint-Tropez) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Chamonix — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and finally explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chamonix online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Le Lavandou to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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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.