7 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then head outdoors with Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

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Houston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Bayeux reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore and learn at Musee De Cluny and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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.