60 days in South of France Itinerary

60 days in South of France Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 6 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Castellane
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 8 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Association Hermione-La Fayette), Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou) and Bordeaux (Libr'et'sens, Place de la Bourse, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and take the plunge with Europhenix 17.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip builder tool.

Manchester, UK to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to La Rochelle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect La Rochelle to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

7
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour), Perigueux (Vesunna & Cathedrale St-Front) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, and examine the collection at Lascaux Caves 4.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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VergtAventures ©
VergtAventures
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

7
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Terre Liquide (in Mons), Col de Pailheres (in Ascou) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). Fill the 14th (Mon) with science at Cite de l'espace. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne travel planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Terre Liquide ©
Terre Liquide
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire

6
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Avignon

Avignon ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Lanas (Dragon Fly & Offroad Adventure 07) and Aubenas (Cimes et Canyons & GEO Ardeche Canyon). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, make a trip to La Maison Carree, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Cimes et Canyons ©
Cimes et Canyons
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
GEO Ardeche Canyon ©
GEO Ardeche Canyon

6
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Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Presbytère (in Puget Theniers), Lac d'Allos (in Allos) and Waterworld (in Puget-sur-Argens). There's lots more to do: head off-road at Haute Provence Outdoor, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux, steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Castellane trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Castellane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Castellane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Haute Provence Outdoor ©
Haute Provence Outdoor
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso), Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and see some colorful creatures with Easy Dive.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Castellane to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castellane in September, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Lavoir Vasserot (in Saint-Tropez), Grimaud aventure (in Port Grimaud) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), get outside with Jets'Cool, and make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saint-Raphael using our trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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TakSea ©
TakSea
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and Chapelle des Penitents (in Grimaud). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pradeau, and head outdoors with Sentier sous marin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hyeres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Aquavillage Parc ©
Aquavillage Parc
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet) and Cassis (Trolib, Cassis Forest, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Hunt.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marseille itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Trolib ©
Trolib
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques

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