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Nice — 4 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 Old Town and Musee Matisse. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Place Garibaldi. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Austin, USA to Nice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in January, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 45°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can 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.