10 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

10 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Cassis
— 2 nights
Train to Hyeres, Ferry to Porquerolles Island
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Porquerolles Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Cassis

— 2 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Grande Mer.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cassis online route builder.

London, UK to Cassis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cassis is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cassis: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porquerolles Island.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Porquerolles Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head outdoors with Plage d'Argent, then take in the waterfront activity at Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles, then get outside with Plage Notre Dame, and finally stroll through Plage de la Courtade.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porquerolles Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Cassis to Porquerolles Island takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Porquerolles Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to L'Atelier Provencal (in Cogolin), Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud) and Aqualand Saint Maxime (in Sainte-Maxime). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, get interesting insight from Tours, and get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

Getting from Porquerolles Island to Le Lavandou by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nice

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) in Antibes, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Le Lavandou to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Le Lavandou in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.