9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime (in Saint-Tropez) and Port Grimaud (in Grimaud). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, learn about winemaking at Domaine Terres Destel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael journey builder website.

Getting from Paris to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Saint-Raphael hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Nice — 2 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.
To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice visit planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.