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France Itinerary - looking for feedback

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I'm a 23 year old female student who is going to be traveling with a friend to France as part of a European vacation this coming June. I've been reading through a lot of the posts on this forum and looking at other websites, and have come up with a rough itinerary. I was hoping to get a bit of feedback - I'm not sure if I should be adding time or taking it away from some places, and I'm open to other routes entirely. The total number of days in France doesn't have to be 14, but we'd like to keep it at roughly 2 weeks.

These were my thoughts when making the itinerary: Obviously Paris is a must, and we also would like to go to the Loire, Provence, and Cote d'Azur regions, but we're open to suggestions. We'll be coming into France from London, and we were thinking of taking the Eurostar. I know that my friend would like to go to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, but it seemed like it would be out of the way and a bit of a hassle to actually see the sites of interest in Normandy. I would have liked to include the Alsace-Lorraine region in the plans as well, but I didn't see how it would be feasible. Am I wrong? Another thing I was unsure about was the day trip to the Loire region. Would it be better to stay there and move on to Lyon from there instead? I'm aware that my travel times might not be 100% accurate - if I'm way off on one of them, let me know. Since we're both students we'd like to be as budget-friendly as possible, and we're interested in everything from outdoorsy activities (beaches, hikes, etc.) to museums and art. We'll likely be buying a Eurail pass.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Tentative France Plan:

Days 1-5 – Paris including day trips to Loire Valley and Versailles
- Possibly add an extra day in Paris?
Day 6 – travel to Lyon (about 2 hours)
Day 7 - Lyon
- It seems that there is a lot to see in Lyon – possibly add an extra day?
Day 8 – travel to Avignon (about 2 hours)
- On the way, stop at Orange to see the amphitheatre
Day 9 – Avignon
Day 10 – travel to Marseilles or Aix-en-Provence (about an hour and a half)
- On the way, stop at Arles (UNESCO world heritage site)
Day 11 – Marseilles or Aix
Day 12 – Travel to Nice (about an hour and a half)
- Stop at Cannes
Day 13 – Nice
- Possible extra day in Nice?
Day 14 – leave Nice in the morning to go to Monaco, go to Italy in the evening

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