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Must see's in France??

I am wanting to go to France possibly next fall.  I honestly have heard so much about this country and don't know where to even start looking to research it and places to go because there is so much to do.  Finding good deals is important too!! I don't really have a set budget at the moment, but I won't be able to afford anything outrageous.  Also, suggestions for the length of stay? Any help would be extremely appreciated!

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First you need to define if you wanna stay for a week or a month (maybe more ?); if you could stay at least for 3/4 weeks you definitely need to visit Paris then try the Provence then the Côte d’Azur or the The French Alps of you prefer the Mountains; second option is to visit the West part of the country... the Bretagne then the Bassin D'Arcachon and Bordeaux where you could taste some of the best wines and you could finish your trip by the Pyrenees or the South West like Bayonne or Toulouse or the areas around (The region is beautiful and very typical)

Hope it helps

Do not hesitate if you need further details when you'll have decided where you would like to go in France.

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  1. Paris (city)
  2. Provence (attraction)
  3. Côte d’Azur (region)
  4. The French Alps (attraction)
  5. Bretagne (attraction)
  6. Bassin D'Arcachon (region)
  7. Bordeaux (city)
  8. Pyrenees (attraction)
  9. Bayonne (city)
  10. Toulouse (city)
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answered by
TJ from Marina Del Rey

I visited France ( Paris and  Nice) in March of 2012 with my wife.  

We stayed in Paris for four nights at the  Hotel Kensington.  Our room had a view of the Eiffel Tower (which was great) but the street noise was just too much (the motor scooters are LOUD - but not sure if the noise will be avoidable at a different location).  We walked to every museum and got in immediately with museum pass.  The pass is totally worth it b/c you can cut all lines.  

If you go up the Eiffel tower, you get a great (360 degree) view of the entire city from the top.  You can see many places that you may want to visit, and the tower has plaques that indicate what each location is about.  

We stayed in Nice for 4 nights and it was freezing in March.  We stayed at Hotel Lafayette and it was really clean and comfortable but there was not much to see in Nice.  We took a train to Monaco and enjoyed that city during the day and at night.  Monaco was really fun with lots to see and walk to but I can't say the same for Nice.  We actually felt unsafe in Nice, especially at night.  

Have fun, good luck!

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  1. Paris (city)
  2. Nice (city)
  3. Hotel Lafayette (hotel)
  4. Hotel Kensington (hotel)
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answered by
maretta from Washington, DC

The two times I have stayed in Paris I have gone for 4/5 days which I feel like is enough time to see the main things in Paris, if your looking to see more of France you would definitely need more time than that. Both times I have stayed at Hôtel du Champ de Mars it has a metro stop right down the street that can get you everywhere it is adjacent to a street that does a market which is nice and some good restaurants. It is also within walking distance to many of the main Paris Attractions. I also recommend getting the Museum pass. It lets you skip the lines at a lot of attractions and prevents you from having to get into the ticket line because its already been paid for! I also suggest skipping the line to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower and instead going to the top of the Arc de Triomphe it has spectacular views and your pass will let you skip the lines! Of course museums are a big part of any Paris adventure so my suggestions would be The Louvre, and the Musée d'Orsay (both covered by the pass). Also for any trip I think Rick Steve's guidebooks are essential, especially for Paris he has tips to avoid the lines and crowed at the Louvre which actually worked. Hope this helps :)

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  1. Hôtel du Champ de Mars (hotel)
  2. Arc de Triomphe (attraction)
  3. The Louvre (attraction)
  4. Musée d'Orsay (attraction)
  5. Eiffel Tower (attraction)
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answered by
karla from Mexico

You must go to Paris, next to the La Seine theres a guy who sells crepes, wow there are the most delicious crepes i´ve ever eat.

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  2. La Seine (attraction)
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answered by
Janice from Toronto, Ontario

I've been to France 24 times and going again in January. I see you are from Ohio and due to the time change it will take a few days to adjust so if you can, go for longer than a week. 3 weeks would be ideal for your first trip. When I took a friend with me many years ago, she had never been and we went to: Paris (3-4 nights), Loire (3-4 nights), Burgundy (2-3 nights), French Alps  (3 nights), Provence (6 nights). We covered a LOT of the country using a car and train. It was a great introduction for her first trip. If you don't want to cover so much territory, then choose 2 or 3 main areas, such as Paris (4-5 nights), Loire Valley (4 nights) and perhaps Normandy. Everything depends what your interests are. Once you decide on the type of trip (active, culinary, cultural), then you can determine which areas of France provide what you want. Check out my website, to get some ideas....I've listed my 24 itineraries. I don't spend extravagantly but don't rough it either. Hope this helps.

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  1. Paris (city)
  2. Loire (attraction)
  3. Burgundy (attraction)
  4. Provence (attraction)
  5. Normandy (region)

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