11 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Nice
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Paris — 5 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in February; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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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