8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Nice
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bormes-Les-Mimosas is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, with lows of 18°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

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Nice

Nice ©
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 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nice to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in September: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Paris

Paris ©
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.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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