50 days in France Itinerary

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Strasbourg
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Nice
— 9 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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8
Paris
— 7 nights
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Reims
— 7 nights
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Strasbourg — 6 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Petite France and Domaine Albert Seltz. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Chateau de Landsberg (in Heiligenstein), Little Venice (in Colmar) and Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, and learn about winemaking at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg vacation app.

Singapore, Singapore to Strasbourg is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Strasbourg to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get some historical perspective at Cité de Carcassonne and Porte Narbonnaise. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Spiktri Street Art Universe and Musee De L'ecole. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cave de Labastide (in Labastide-de-Levis), Eglise Saint-Paul (in Narbonne) and Toulouse (Le Riad du Bien etre & Room Escape Games). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and make a trip to Place Carnot.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Strasbourg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 5 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Ventoux and R-Golf International. Venture out of the city with trips to La Cour aux Saveurs (in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Domaine la Fourmone (in Vacqueyras). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, relax and rejuvenate at PhysioSpa, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon holiday builder site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Avignon sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 6 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
For shopping fun, head to Francois Doucet Confiseur or Street Part. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Sentier Littoral (in Bandol), Marseille (The Panier, MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, &more) and Domaine de la Sangliere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Granet, shop like a local with 361° Espace d'Art Contemporain, get a dose of the wild on Trolib, and view the masterpieces at Santons Daniel Galli.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence visit app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Avignon in December, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 9 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Rue d'Antibes. Visit Lérins Islands and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 26, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nice journey builder website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Sun), admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then do a tasting at Cidre Sorre.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in January; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and then brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer road trip tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 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 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Reims.
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Reims — 7 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Palais du Tau. Let the collections at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Reims side-trips: Champagne Legras & Haas (in Chouilly), Champagne Jean-Philippe Bosser (in Hautvillers) and Champagne Alain SUISSE (in Cumieres). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Cite du Champagne, relax and rejuvenate at L'Esprit Soin, and savor the flavors at Champagne Lallement Massonnot.

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You can take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Reims sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time 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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