15 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

15 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Grasse, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
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Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): visit The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Marseille is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Marseille. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Marseille at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 1 night
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, then visit Port Grimaud, and finally go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

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Drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Cannes, France

— 2 nights

Festival City

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.
On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juan les Pins Main Beach, then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie du Faune. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Galerie Lifetime Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Soleil, then take a stroll through La Croisette, and finally wander the streets of Le Suquet.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannes road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Cannes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monaco-Ville holiday website.

Getting from Cannes to Monaco-Ville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Monaco-Ville, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Eze Sur Mer Strand and Paloma Beach. Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Nice is just a short distance from Monaco-Ville. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grasse.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Grasse, France

— 2 nights
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musee International de la Parfumerie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame du Puy, examine the collection at Le Musee du Parfum, examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, then examine the collection at Musee du Bijou et du Costume Provencal, and finally look for gifts at Parfumerie Galimard. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Les Jardins du MIP, then get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, then take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Loup, and finally delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grasse attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Grasse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Grasse sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Grasse

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Avignon, France

— 1 night

City of Popes

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 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

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Getting from Grasse to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
On the 13th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux day trip app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Bordeaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.