16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Foie Gras From Mont and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Foie Gras From Mont
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Foie Gras From Mont ©
Foie Gras From Mont

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and 365 Fromages (in Valbonne). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle, get great views at Mt Boron, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

365 Fromages, Villa les Camelias, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: La Ferme des Cairns (in Seillans), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Frejus, Etangs de Villepey, Massif du Tanneron, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, La Ferme des Cairns
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
La Ferme des Cairns ©
La Ferme des Cairns

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, stroll through Foret de Roustagnon, and get your game on at Virtual Room Toulon.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online day trip planner .

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Foret de Roustagnon, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Palais des Papes
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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