8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
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La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Carcassonne Center (Cité de Carcassonne & Musee De L'ecole), Escape Game S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Albi (Les Jardins de la Berbie, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, and don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.