36 days in Avignon & Menton Itinerary

36 days in Avignon & Menton Itinerary

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Avignon
— 27 nights
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Menton
— 8 nights
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Avignon — 27 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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrieres des Lumieres and Pont d'Avignon. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Un Siecle de Roulottes (in Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie), Arles (Place de la Republique, Eglise St-Trophime, &more) and Marseille (Centre de la Vieille Charite & Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Villa Datris, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Coste en Provence, get engrossed in the history at Musee Lapidaire, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon tour itinerary builder app.

New York City, USA to Avignon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Avignon, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Menton.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trips
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Menton — 8 nights

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Salle des Mariages capture your imagination. Villa Kerylos and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Menton: Musée des Merveilles (in Tende), La Brigue (Pont du Coq & Notre Dame des Fontaines) and Eze (La cité médiévale & Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, and admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Menton trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Menton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Menton are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 24 — Nov 1: