7 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

7 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

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Les Gets, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Calais, France
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Les Gets, France — 1 night

Les Gets is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.The village's first single-person chair lift was opened in 1938 with the first chair lift on Mont Chéry in 1954.GeographyLes Gets is situated on the col between Taninges and Morzine, at the western edge of the Portes du Soleil ski area.CultureLes Gets contains a museum of Mechanical Music and hosts a festival of Mechanical Music bi-annually. For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Les Gets trip planner.

Paris to Les Gets is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

Traveling by car from Les Gets to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Calais.
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Calais, France — 1 night

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then have some family-friendly fun at Meccano Lab.

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Drive from Paris to Calais in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then make a trip to Oude Griffie, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calais to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train 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.