15 days in South of France Itinerary

15 days in South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of France sightseeing planner
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Fly
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re
— 1 night
Drive
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Chatelaillon-Plage
— 1 night
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Nice — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Harbor (La Darse) and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Village de Mougins (in Mougins) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Boston, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in Nice reach 55°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Departemental Arles Antique and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). Get a sense of the local culture at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Palais des Papes. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Eglise St-Trophime), Tour Carbonniere (in Aigues-Mortes) and Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in February since evenings lows in Avignon dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and then explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours.

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Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye and then stroll through La Cote des Basques. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and then trek along Sentier du Littoral.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Biarritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Clement des Baleines.
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Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re — 1 night

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to les Salicorniers, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trousse-Chemise, and then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines.

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Traveling by car from Biarritz to Saint Clement des Baleines takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saint Clement des Baleines can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chatelaillon-Plage.
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Chatelaillon-Plage — 1 night

Châtelaillon-Plage is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.It is located south of the city of La Rochelle and is also a suburb. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon.

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Drive from Saint Clement des Baleines to Chatelaillon-Plage in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Chatelaillon-Plage, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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