5 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Hyeres — 1 night

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine de la Sangliere, then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, then look for gifts at Solistera, and finally learn about winemaking at Figuiere. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Carteron, walk around Parc Olbius-Riquier, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean.

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Nice to Hyeres is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. November in Hyeres sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eze.
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Eze — 3 nights

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eze Sur Mer Strand, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and La cité médiévale. Get out of town with these interesting Eze side-trips: Menton (Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, gain insight at Institut de Francais, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, and make a trip to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Eze takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Eze are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.