15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Train
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Versailles
— 3 nights
Train
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Annecy
— 4 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
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Paris — 4 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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Shakespeare and Company Bookstorefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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Billund, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Billund in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles — 3 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
For shopping fun, head to L'Art du Palais or The Royal Chapel. Explore Versailles' surroundings by going to Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to The Water Parterres, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins du Chateau de Versailles.

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Getting from Paris to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Versailles are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy — 4 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
For shopping fun, head to Pernot Cédric or The Village. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, walk around Parc Charles Bosson, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe.

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Traveling by flight from Versailles to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Annecy, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Head to Cristal Lehrer Bruno and Galerie Pascale Froesselfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and appreciate the history behind Place Kleber.

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Traveling by flight from Annecy to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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