11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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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 landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

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Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

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You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze) and Nice (Place Massena, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), browse the eclectic array of goods at Marché provençal, and get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

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Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Cannes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, expect Cannes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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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.