8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site .

Birmingham, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Birmingham, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Escape the urban bustle at La plage and Plage de Gigaro. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabasson, head outdoors with Jet 007, see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, and stroll through Plage de la Faviere.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La plage ©
La plage

1
night
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice online vacation planner .

Drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online route planner .

Fly from Nice to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

American Cemetery & Memorial
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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