Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France

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Zicasso tours of France offer a unique opportunity to explore the iconic destination known worldwide for its culture and cuisine. Through the 15,000 itineraries planned already, from iconic monuments to charming countryside villages, you can uncover the real France through your own personalized itinerary. Discover what this marvelous country has to offer through the sample itineraries below and visit our France Travel Guide to get inspired and informed about the country.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

France at a Glance

Can I travel to France this year?

France is open to American travelers. American travelers with proof of vaccination and their children under age 17 can travel to France at least two weeks after their last dose. Unvaccinated travelers can enter with a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

Entry requirements are subject to change, and your Zicasso travel specialist can provide updated information at the time of your inquiry.

Related: Countries Open to American Travelers

How far in advance should I plan a France vacation?

Your France trip really depends on how comfortable you feel planning ahead. France is not yet open to tourists and when it finally does reopen its borders for travelers outside of the European Union and Schengen Zone,  planning early will increase the possibility of booking the accommodations, guides, and tickets to popular attractions you prefer. France may see increased demand from international travelers compounded by postponed trips from 2020 and 2021 creating limitations on availability into 2022.

We usually recommend booking your France trip at least 5 to 6 months in advance during high-season. With the possibility of limited availability for accommodations and popular sites, we now suggest booking 10 to 12 months in advance to ensure the best options as you design your itinerary.

Related: Best Time to Visit France

How do I plan my trip to France?

You can book your next trip through Zicasso for travel later in 2021 or 2022. Any visit to a new country inspires plenty of questions but the details surrounding travel after Covid-19 may differ between countries and demonstrate how travel may have changed.

“Are the trains running?” “Is the Louvre open?” “Will I be able to visit wineries?” “How will I travel from Paris to Cannes?” “Are the beaches in the south of France open?” “Are the cafes open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home and how can I get one?” Your travel expert can answer these questions and more before you book your trip. A travel specialist can also help handle any emergency that may arise during your trip — from a schedule adjustment to a flight change.

If you are thinking about planning a trip to France, fill out Zicasso’s Trip Request to be connected to a France travel specialist.

Related: How to Plan Your Trip in 3 Easy Steps | How to Plan Your Trip Budget

Must-See Destinations in France

Alongside our France travel specialists, we have organized suggestions for the must-see places to visit along with a list of things to do in France. A custom Zicasso tour designs your trip around your goals, desires, and needs, but the following list is a brief guideline for highlights to consider when planning your France trip.

Paris | Normandy | Loire Valley | Burgundy | Bordeaux | Provance | French Riviera | Lyon | Avignon

  • Discover the monuments of Paris like the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and Sacré Coeur
  • Shop the streets of Paris, including the Champs-Elysees
  • WItness the marvels of history and master artists in the Louvre Museum and the Musee d’Orsay
  • Explore the majestic colors and unique textures of Impressionists and post-Impressionists
  • Appreciate the beauty of the Tuileries Garden and the Luxembourg Gardens
  • Wander the grounds of the Palace of Versailles
  • Experience the authentic flavors of Paris and greater France with a culinary tour
  • Visit the regal estates and lavish palaces of the valley that embody famous designs
  • Trace the life of the famous French general, Joan of Arc, inside the city of Orleans
  • Wander through the Forteresse Royale de Chinon
  • Indulge in the true culture of the Loire Valley
  • Visit the stunning Abbey of Saint-Michel to view the mythical Gothic spires
  • Stroll along the battlefields that are connected to the invasion of Normandy
  • Witness the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry and explore the shores of Normandy

Related: Top 10 Places to See in France | Top 10 Things to Do in France

Best Time to Visit France

The best time to visit France is in May and June or again in September and October. These months represent the shoulder season of travel, which offers great weather and smaller crowds.

The months you might choose to travel to France will also depend on your goals. For example, months like January and February offer the best opportunity for snow sports. June and early September are great for visiting the French Riviera, especially if you wish to lounge on the sand and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. July and August are also great times to enjoy the warm weather, but are also the region’s peak season with pricing and crowds.

What to Consider When Traveling Through France

When traveling on a France tour, you must consider certain aspects of travel, such as logistics, accessibility, and safety. The following information covers important travel considerations so that you can enjoy a stress-free experience in France.

Is France Safe for Travel?

France is safe for travelers. As with many major cities around the world, there is a risk of petty theft, such as pickpockets or scammers when in crowded areas. You should remain vigilant and keep an eye on your belongings, and stay aware of your broader surroundings.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting France is Paris’s Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). The majority of flights from North America will fly directly to Paris, but flights from major airports on the East Coast of the United States often fly directly to Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE).

The busiest airports in France are:

  • Paris (CDG)
  • Nice (NCE)
  • Lyon (LYS)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and complimentary consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an expert flight specialist makes finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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