24 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Les Deux-Alpes
— 3 nights
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Nice — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Place Garibaldi and Musée Marc Chagall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee National Fernand-Leger and Le Jardin Albert 1er. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get colder in Nice: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore hidden gems such as The Panier and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Attractions like Palais du Pharo and Palais Longchamp make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Regards de Provence, get engrossed in the history at Musee d’Archeologie Mediterraneenne, hunt for treasures at Marche de Noailles, and head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Les Deux-Alpes.
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Les Deux-Alpes — 3 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Les 2 Alpes and Glacier cave. Discover out-of-the-way places like ESF Oz en Oisans and Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School. When in Les Deux-Alpes, make a side trip to see Oz-en-Oisans in Oz en Oisans, approximately Oz en Oisans away.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Les Deux-Alpes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Les Deux-Alpes is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lyon.
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Lyon — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Mini World Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center - Confluence.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Les Deux-Alpes to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Lyon, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee — 3 nights

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Grande Guerre and Disney Village. Attractions like Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Marne-la-Vallee with a short trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims in Reims, about 1h 20 min away.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marne-la-Vallee trip builder tool.

Take a train from Lyon to Marne-la-Vallee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Marne-la-Vallee sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Asterix in Plailly (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Marmottan Monet, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip site.

Paris is very close to Marne-la-Vallee. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for 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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