12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Antibes
— 3 nights
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
4
Marseille
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Monastère de Cimiez and Vieille Ville. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate and Villa Kerylos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), Cemetery of the Old Chateau (in Menton) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

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Cardiff, UK to Nice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in December, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Promenade Le Corbusier, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

3
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Get some cultural insight at Le Suquet and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Get out of town with these interesting Antibes side-trips: Abbaye du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet), Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Fragonard, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Milliardaires, and get some fabulous bargains at Le Musee du Parfum.

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Drive from Nice to Antibes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasse, Abbaye du Thoronet, Plage de l'Escalet, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Le Suquet
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence, and then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

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Getting from Antibes to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Arles
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Longchamp and Cathédrale La Major. Let the collections at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne and Centre de la Vieille Charite capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Palais des Papes, Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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