52 days in South of France Itinerary

52 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cannes
— 9 nights
2
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 8 nights
3
Marseille
— 9 nights
4
Avignon
— 9 nights
5
Carcassonne Center
— 8 nights
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights

9
nights
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.
Visiting Lérins Islands and Plage des Canebiers will get you outdoors. Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Choisy La Galerie), Nice (Palais Lascaris, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, &more) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Croisette, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Cannes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Cannes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Cannes hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, St-Paul-de-Vence, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Biot, Saint-Tropez
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

8
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Cabasson and Plage de la Faviere. Get some cultural insight at Domaine Sainte Marie and Chartreuse de la Verne. Change things up with these side-trips from Bormes-Les-Mimosas: Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Plage de Gigaro, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas route planning website.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, La Mole, Collobrieres, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Visit Bestouan Beach and Plage du Corton for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, examine the collection at Musee Granet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and identify plant and animal life at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. June in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Bandol, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

9
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Chateau de Lourmarin. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

8
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Let the collections at Musee De L'ecole and Musee des Beaux-Arts capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne Center side-trips: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), La cité médiévale (in Eze) and Parc de la Prehistoire (in Tarascon-sur-Ariege).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carcassonne Center: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, La cité médiévale, Mount Perdu, O'Vineyards, Parc de la Prehistoire
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

8
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll explore and learn at Lascaux II and Lascaux Caves 4. Chateau des Milandes and The Maison Forte de Reignac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Le Chateau de Belves (in Belves), Forges de Savignac-Ledrier (in Savignac-Ledrier) and Chateau de Puyguilhem (in Villars). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, examine the collection at Manoir de Gisson, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne Center in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Perigueux, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Campagne, Montignac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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