11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Menton
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Menton
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Nice
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Perpignan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Carcassonne
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Montpellier
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Nimes
— Few hours
train:  45​min
7
Avignon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Marseille
— 5 nights
End: Marseille

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Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Musee du Bastion, Les Jardins Bioves, Basilica St. Michel, and other attractions. On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Musee du Bastion, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves, then stroll through Plage du Fossan, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman.

Make your Menton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jardin du Palais Carnoles ©
Jardin du Palais Carnoles
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Basilica St. Michel ©
Basilica St. Michel

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Nice

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Vieille Ville and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder site .

Getting from Menton to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hotel de Ville as well as Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca). Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Hotel de Ville, enjoy the music at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), explore the historical opulence of The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal), contemplate the long history of Château de Salses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally don't miss a visit to Castillet.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perpignan online holiday planner .

Drive from Nice to Perpignan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. September in Perpignan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Chateau Royale de Collioure, Château de Salses
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Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean
Castillet ©
Castillet

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Perpignan to Carcassonne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perpignan in September, Carcassonne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You've added Le Pavillon Populaire, Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables, Citadelle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, steep yourself in history at Citadelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de l'Engarran, and finally examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Montpellier journey builder site .

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nimes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Le Pavillon Populaire ©
Le Pavillon Populaire

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Diana as well as Arenes de Nimes. On the 3rd (Thu), see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, contemplate the long history of Temple of Diana, then catch some excitement at Cap'vr, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nimes driving holiday planning site .

Nimes is very close to Montpellier. In October in Nimes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
Temple of Diana ©
Temple of Diana

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Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nimes to Avignon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Parc national des Calanques has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and walk around Le Palais de Justice.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques