8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Vieille Ville and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice itinerary planning site.

Recife, Brazil to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Recife to Nice. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in July: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

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Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux journey planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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France travel guide

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.