9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ruynes-en-Margeride
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Paris — 3 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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Paris route site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Ruynes-en-Margeride.
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Ruynes-en-Margeride — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Diego n'Co. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): catch a live performance at Diego n'Co.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruynes-en-Margeride trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Ruynes-en-Margeride in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Chapelle des Penitents Bleus, look for gifts at 72% Petanque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille visit app.

Getting from Ruynes-en-Margeride to Marseille by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, Marseille is a bit warmer than Ruynes-en-Margeride - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence in Vence--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) 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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