10 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

10 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Arles, France
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Nice, France
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Nice, France
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Paris, France
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Paris, France

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.
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Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Arles.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Arles, France

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Espace Van Gogh and then stroll through Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, then don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Montmajour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Arles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Nice, France

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.
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You can take a train from Arles to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Arles in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace and then browse the exhibits of Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

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You can take a bus from Nice to Monaco-Ville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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You can take a bus from Monaco-Ville to Nice in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Sainte-Chapelle. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères in Ingrannes (about 1h 50 min away). Enjoy Paris some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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You can take a train from Nice to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.