14 days in South of France Itinerary

14 days in South of France Itinerary

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14 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  4​h
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Eze
— 1 day
train:  1​h
3
Cannes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gordes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Zurich

4
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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, get great views at Mt Boron, and stroll around Parc Vigier.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in November: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Eze.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, and then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eze online holiday planner .

Eze is just a stone's throw from Nice. November in Eze sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

1
night
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes road trip website .

Traveling by train from Eze to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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nights
Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Explore Moustiers Sainte-Marie's surroundings by going to Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines), Chateau de Berne (in Flayosc) and Chateau Thuerry (in Villecroze). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centre Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Pierre, and contemplate the long history of Abbey of Thoronet.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner .

You can drive from Cannes to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toGordes.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aiguines, Abbey of Thoronet, Chateau Thuerry, Chateau de Berne
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Chateau de Berne ©
Chateau de Berne
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix
Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir

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nights
Gordes

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with Tapiezo and then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gordes driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Gordes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in November, plan for little chillier days in Gordes, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mines de Bruoux, Chateau de Lourmarin
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Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Avignon road trip tool .

Drive from Gordes to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Avignon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online attractions planner .

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques

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