8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Steve Effron

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris route planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Belgrade in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colleville-sur-Mer: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cannes.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets and Lérins Islands. Go for a jaunt from Cannes to Nice to see Promenade des Anglais about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit Le Suquet.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannes attractions planner.

Fly from Colleville-sur-Mer to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cannes: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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France travel guide

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.