9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Albi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Houston

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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 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary tool .

Houston, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Nice. In April, Nice is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip builder site .

You can drive from Nice to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carcassonne Center, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then examine the collection at Musee du Saut du Tarn.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Albi are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musee du Saut du Tarn
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Musee du Saut du Tarn ©
Musee du Saut du Tarn
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
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 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Albi to Bayeux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albi in April, with highs in Bayeux at 58°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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