7 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Addis Ababa in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Ascenseur du Chateau, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then stop by Old Town, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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.