32 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Bus to Denfert-Rochereau-Metro-Rer, Train to Poitiers, Foot to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
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Foot to Poitiers, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Anglet
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Anglet
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Drive
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Andon
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Nice
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou — 1 night

On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Berthelot, then indulge in some personalized pampering at L'Oriental Hammam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Porchaire. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pont et Porte Saint Jacques, admire the verdant scenery at Le Puits d'Enfer, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale de Saint Maixent.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou road trip planning website.

Moscow, Russia to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anglet.
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Anglet — 1 night

Anglet is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.Anglet lies in the traditional province of Labourd of the Northern Basque Country while its inhabitants have traditionally spoken Gascon (Occitan).The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angloys or Angloyes (or Angeluar in basque).GeographyLocationAnglet commune is part of the urban area of Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz located south-west of the city and part of the Basque province of Labourd. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption., take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then take in the views from Pont de la Legende, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de l'Assomption. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Ecologique Izadia, then relax and rejuvenate at Maneki Neko 64 Massages & Bien-Etre, then view the masterpieces at Art Traffik, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Anglet online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Anglet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Anglet, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Station de Ski Montclar and Ile Sainte-Lucie. Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Etang Du Doul Et De La Saline (in Peyriac-de-Mer), Maison Guinot (in Limoux) and La Franqui Beach (in La Franqui). There's lots more to do: slough off your stress at Eliospa Carcassonne, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne online trip maker.

You can drive from Anglet to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Louis Vouland and Museum Requien. Step out of the city life by going to Wine Safari and Golf de Servanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Caveau du Vacqueyras (in Vacqueyras), Carre Sainte-Anne (in Montpellier) and Maison de la Nature (in Lattes). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Pierre, and see the interesting displays at Collection Lambert.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spa La Bonne Adresse and Marseille Soap Museum & Savonnerie du Midi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise Saint-Laurent and Le Tour de l'Horloge. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Golf Sainte Baume (in Nans-les-Pins) and Aix-en-Provence (La Belle Echappee & Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard, get a dose of the wild on EVTT Provence, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and make a trip to Rue de la Republique.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille driving holiday planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee Louis de Funes. Visiting Terre Blanche Golf and Le Cap Lardier will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Le musée de l’Annonciade (in Saint-Tropez), Paroisse de Ramatuelle (in Ramatuelle) and Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Peyre, take a memorable tour with Agathonis Plongee, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael route planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Andon.
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Andon — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. On your second day here, visit Village de Bargeme, play a few rounds at Golf du Chateau de Taulane, and then grab your bike and head to Ecole de Trial Happy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Andon trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Andon takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Andon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parc du Mont Boron and Promenade du Soleil. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Baou de Saint Jeannet. Step out of Nice to go to Menton and see Les Jardins Bioves, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mt Boron, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, stroll around Parc d'Estienne d'Orves, and see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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