15 days in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Avignon Itinerary

15 days in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Avignon Itinerary

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15 days in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Avignon Itinerary

Start: Aix-en-Provence
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 8 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Avignon
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
End: Aix-en-Provence

8
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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Croisette and Musee Granet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint-Paul de Vence and Old Harbor (La Darse). Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Renoir (in Cagnes-sur-Mer), Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial (in Draguignan) and Nice (Cimetiere du Chateau, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence, experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet, and steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Castle Bargeme, Chapelle Sainte Roseline, Villa Kerylos, Musee Fragonard
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Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence

3
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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.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent, steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, see the interesting displays at Musee Regards de Provence, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Lou Capelan.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marseille online travel route planner .

Marseille is just a stone's throw from Aix-en-Provence. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, Musee de l'Aviation, Domaine Lou Capelan
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Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer ©

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee du Petit Palais and Eglise St-Vincent. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip tool .

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Distillerie A. Blachere, Chateau de Tarascon
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

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