8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez (in Saint-Tropez), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Plage de Guerrevieille). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and play a few rounds at Golf de Cap Esterel.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in October; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cassis.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Cassis — 1 night

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 23rd (Wed), take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, then stroll around Place Baragnon, and then explore the striking landscape at Parc national des Calanques.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cassis online day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Cassis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In October in Cassis, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Nice — 3 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 a short trip to Le Nomade in Antibes (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Place Massena, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Cassis to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.