9 days in South of France Itinerary

9 days in South of France Itinerary

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Avignon
— 1 day
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 4 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Avignon is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Avignon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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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 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip maker app.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Kayaking & Canoeing
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Catalan Bougie, see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, then trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and finally get outside with Jets'Cool.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Jets'Cool
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Jets'Cool ©
Jets'Cool
Catalan Bougie ©
Catalan Bougie

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and make a splash at Aquasplash.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, soar above the sights with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Montgolfiere et Chateaux
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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