32 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Train
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train to St Raphael Valescure, Bus to Saint-Tropez
6
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Bus to St Raphael Valescure, Train to Nice
7
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Courchevel
8
Courchevel
— 2 nights
Bus to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai, Train to Dijon
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Dijon
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris
— 1 night
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Paris — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 46°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Panorama XXL, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rouen vacation app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Rouen sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker site.

Drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In February in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tours.
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Tours — 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Place Plumereau. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage, and finally look for gifts at Le Cirque en Bois.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tours sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Tours are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille visit planning tool.

You can fly from Tours to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tours, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Thalasso Spa Les Issambres (in Les Issambres) and Domaine du Rayol (in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, and appreciate the history behind Bailli De Seffron Statue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Saint-Tropez sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Wine Shop Flacons Divins (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Belanda Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice route planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Courchevel.
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Courchevel — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour along fresh powder with Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Cooperative Laitiere La Croisette, then hit the slopes at Ecole de Ski Prosneige, then hit the slopes at ESF Meribel, and finally fly down the slopes at Courchevel.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Nice to Courchevel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Courchevel at 45°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dijon.
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Dijon — 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu (in Beaune), Besancon (Citadel of Besançon & Parc Micaud) and Boursot Pere & Fils (in Chambolle-Musigny). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Owl's Trail, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dijon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Courchevel to Dijon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

City of Light

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Getting from Dijon to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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