10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Nice

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Visit Vieille Ville and Cimetiere du Chateau for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Prague in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Thalasso Spa Les Issambres, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

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You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in May, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, expect nights in Carcassonne to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then explore the galleries of Musee du Petit Palais, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Avignon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Marseille

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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