7 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Vestiges du Port de Mulberry, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online travel planner.

Houston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Bayeux. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

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Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee De Cluny. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back 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.