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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning app.

Regina, Canada to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Regina in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.
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Colmar — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): visit Ecomusee d'Alsace and then make a trip to Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colmar road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Colmar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then visit Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 26, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Colmar in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for 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.