9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Paris — 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Île de la Cité and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online tour planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.
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Azay-le-Rideau — 1 night

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Azay-le-Rideau travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Paris to Azay-le-Rideau in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. Get some historical perspective at Pointe du Hoc and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Pegasus Memorial) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip website.

Getting from Azay-le-Rideau to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bonifacio tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bayeux in July, expect Bonifacio to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough 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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