10 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

10 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
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Cassis
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Caucade, and browse the collection at Maxime Bouquins.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Lac de Saint-Cassien, and then stroll through Plage du Chateau. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, then enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach, then get outside with Jets'Cool, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Raphael, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette. Get some historical perspective at Chartreuse de la Verne and Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Lavandou: Cogolin (Chateau Des Garcinieres & L'Atelier Provencal) and La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Gigaro). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Massif des Maures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Le Lavandou online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in June: highs in Le Lavandou hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Pastis Et Compagnie, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Plage de l’Arene, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cassis trip planning app.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

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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.