11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

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Dijon
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Montbard
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Treigny
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Menetrux-en-Joux
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Aix-en-Provence
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Nice
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Dijon

Dijon ©

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then make a trip to Owl's Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dijon road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dijon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Dijon. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
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Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chateau Ancy-le Franc, get engrossed in the history at MuseoParc Alesia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montbard trip planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Montbard in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Montbard can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Treigny.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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History Museum
MuseoParc Alesia
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Treigny

Treigny ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La Maison de Colette, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, and then explore the historical opulence of Guédelon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Treigny sightseeing site.

Drive from Montbard to Treigny in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Treigny are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Menetrux-en-Joux.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Must see
Guédelon
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Historic Site
La Maison de Colette
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Menetrux-en-Joux

Menetrux-en-Joux ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Randonnee des Quatre Lacs and then stroll through Cascades du Hérisson.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Menetrux-en-Joux online route planner.

Drive from Treigny to Menetrux-en-Joux in 3.5 hours. In May in Menetrux-en-Joux, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Menetrux-en-Joux

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some cultural insight at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Eglise St-Trophime. Get some historical perspective at Roman Theatre of Orange and Vieil Aix. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Forteresse de Mornas (in Mornas), Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Triumphal Arch (in Orange). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and admire the landmark architecture of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Menetrux-en-Joux to Aix-en-Provence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Menetrux-en-Joux in May: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Kerylos and Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon. Visit Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate and Ville medieval for their historical value. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Spas · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Ville medieval
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