17 days in France Itinerary

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Antibes
— 1 night
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Antibes — 1 night

Diamond of the French Riviera

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, stop by Wine Shop Flacons Divins, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Antibes is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Antibes, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Antibes reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): trek along Sentier des Douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Antibes to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antibes in April; daily highs in Perros-Guirec reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerza and Pointe du Hoc. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 5 nights

City of Light

Attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe make great kid-friendly stops. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 5 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques and Grottes de Lacave. Step off the beaten path and head to Vieux Sarlat and Cite Religieuse. Change things up with a short trip to Grotte de Rouffignac in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

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You can fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
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