15 days in South of France Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Fly
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (Basilica St. Michel & Les Jardins Bioves) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice online travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Nice is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in February: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Andon.
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Andon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Andon sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nice to Andon in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Andon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, hike along Massif du Tanneron, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael day trip planner.

Getting from Andon to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online trip maker.

You can fly from Saint-Raphael to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chasseneuil-du-Poitou tour builder site.

Getting from Bordeaux to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Gabrielle Lacroix - Le Spa de Beauté (in Vedene) and Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille online holiday planner.

You can fly from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Thu).
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