14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
4
Montpellier
— 2 nights
5
Toulouse
— 2 nights

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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.
Louvre Museum and Maison de Balzac will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Palace of Versailles. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and take an in-depth tour of Maison de Victor Hugo.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Paris is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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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.
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Chocolatier Lacroix, pick up some new knowledge with Molinard, then look for gifts at Marche aux Fruits et Legumes, then look for gifts at Marche a la Brocante, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, look for gifts at Maison Auer, then stop by Patisserie Canet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais des Papes and Musee Granet. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to La Cave Famille Perrin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Site Archeologique de Glanum (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Marseille (La Chocolaterie Marseillaise & Musee des Beaux-Arts). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le jardin de Lea and explore the galleries of Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence route planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Marseille, La Cave Famille Perrin, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Caveau du Gigondas, Palais des Papes
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, look for gifts at Excalibur, then look for gifts at Odysseum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Flaugergues, and finally look for gifts at Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Le Cellier des Cigales, look for gifts at Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins, and then stop by Marche aux Puces du Peyrou.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Montpellier

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Grau-du-Roi
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Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins ©
Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api ©
Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api

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Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Ombres Blanches, Head underground at Grottes de Gargas, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, and finally look for gifts at Criollo Chocolatier - Magasin de Victor Hugo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, look for gifts at Chai Vincent, then look for gifts at Au Comptoir du Reve, and finally stop by BELLO & ANGELI - ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER GLACIER LES CARMES.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse online tour planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Toulouse are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Perdu, Grottes de Gargas
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Grottes de Gargas ©
Grottes de Gargas
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins
Chai Vincent ©
Chai Vincent

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