15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Reviers
— 1 night
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Get some historical perspective at Lérins Islands and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

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Kelowna, Canada to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Nice, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Marseille

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Fondation Vasarely) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reviers.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Reviers

— 1 night
You've now added Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, head outdoors with West Adventure Accrobranche, and then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reviers trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Reviers in 2 hours. March in Reviers sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Reviers

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Traveling by car from Reviers to Paris takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.