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France, rich history, vibrant culture, and exquisite cuisine, make for an ideal 7-day trip destination. This fascinating country offers a treasure trove of experiences that can be compacted into a just 1 week France trip, be it exploring the romantic streets of Paris, tasting the fine wines of Bordeaux, or basking in the Riviera sun. Here we share itineraries, varying from 6 to 8 days, designed to help you make the most of every moment.

For more on the ideal duration for a trip to France, check out our How Long to Spend in France article.

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1. 6 Days in France: Best of France Tour

The Terreaux square with fountain in Lyon city in a France trip.
Explore a UNESCO-listed city in France, Lyon, known for its culinary excellence, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scene.
Day 1 Start your journey in the heart of France, the romantic city of Paris, and visit iconic sights like the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.
Day 2 Explore the vibrant Latin Quarter, the student hotspot of Paris, and visit the remarkable Saint-Sulpice church.
Day 3 Experience the scenic beauty of the Burgundy wine region, with a stop in Beaune before reaching Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France.
Day 4 Head south to the luxurious Principality of Monaco and travel along the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera, a playground for the rich and famous.
Day 5 Enjoy a free day on the French Riviera, relaxing on the beach, or exploring the hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Day 6 Arrive by boat in glamorous Saint-Tropez for a leisurely morning exploration, then travel to historic Avignon, known as the city of Popes, with its imposing palace and famous ruined bridge.

Experience the allure of France on this 6-day tour that blends city excitement, rich history, and coastal glamor. From the romantic streets of Paris to the gastronomic prowess of Lyon, the sun-kissed Riviera beaches, and the timeless charm of historical Avignon, this tour offers an immersive French experience. Enjoy wine tastings and scenic drives, and behold the opulence of Saint-Tropez in this unforgettable journey through France's finest.

2. The Way of St James: France in 7 days

Traditional half timbered houses of Petite France reflected on a lake.
Explore the quaint Alsace region, renowned for its charming villages, vineyards, and distinctive half-timbered houses.
Day 1 Begin at Turckheim, notable for its medieval wall, and delight in the surrounding vineyard views.
Day 2 Traverse vineyards, visiting the quaint towns of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. Savor some local wine!
Day 3 Soak in the panoramic views of the Alsace plains, passing through Hunawihr and Ribeauville. Sightsee the castle ruins of Du Haut-Ribeaupierre, St. Ulrich, and Ginsberg.
Day 4 Explore the grand Haut Koenigsbourg chateau and the Eagle Centre at Chateau Kintzheim, and take in the charm of Chatenois.
Day 5 Trek through vineyards, ascend steeply to the ruins of Ramstein and Ortenbourg castles and stay overnight at Andlau.
Day 6 Start with the Chateau Landsberg and Chateau d’Andlau ruins, take in the stunning views, and visit St. Odile monastery before heading to Obernai.
Day 7 Conclude your journey after breakfast in Obernai, taking home memories and French wines.

Discover the charm with our 1 week in France itinerary through the Alsace vineyard trails. Trek through medieval villages, explore enchanting chateaux, and indulge in the finest wines. The tour promises an unforgettable journey through France's historical and scenic landscapes, leaving you with incredible memories and a taste for more.

8 Days in France: France Magnifique

Colorful houses of Menton in French Riviera, France.
Take a look at Menton's pastel-hued houses adorn the French Riviera town, creating a picturesque panorama along the Mediterranean coast.
Day 1 Start in Menton, a picturesque town with stunning architecture, lush gardens, and sandy beaches.
Day 2 Explore Cap Martin Peninsula's local markets and citrus tree collections at Palais Carnolès and Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Day 3 Visit Eze, a medieval village with an exotic garden, accessed via a scenic train and bus journey.
Day 4 Walk from Carnolès to Roquebrune for panoramic views over Monaco. Experience the old town charm of Monaco by ferry shuttle.
Day 5 Enjoy Menton's old town's vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture. Nice and Monaco are viable options for a day trip.
Day 6 Visit Villefranche and Cap Ferrat, providing spectacular views and a chance to admire the beautiful Villa de Rothschild.
Day 7  Visit the Serre de la Madone garden and Sainte Agnès, a picturesque village with breathtaking Mediterranean views.
Day  Relax and say your goodbyes. Consider extending your stay for further exploration.

Embark on an 8-day journey through France's Magnifique landscapes. This tour invites you to explore charming medieval architecture, visit breathtaking gardens teeming with exotic flora, and indulge in the vibrant local culture. From Menton's warmth to Monaco's timeless elegance, a new scenic delight unfolds each day. The unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and local gastronomy makes this tour an unforgettable French experience.

If this 1 week's France tour inspires you to explore more on all the different activities to do in France, please visit our comprehensive Things to do in France article. Our travel experts are always ready to help you plan your perfect trip. They know the country inside out and can guide you to experiences that you would want to experience. With so much to see and do, the question is not how long to stay in France but when you can return for more. Bon voyage!

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As you can see, one week in France comes with all the possibilities of a unique holiday. Inspired? Check out all our 7-day trips in France. But if you’d like to create your own France trip, connect with our Travel Experts in France. For more ideas on possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in France.

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Published by Leah Taylor, updated on April 10, 2024

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