8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Harbor (La Darse) and The Church of Èze. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La cité médiévale. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Old Town (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Eglise, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Nice is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Nice is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for much colder days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Saint-Raphael — 1 night

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Louis de Funes, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then learn about all things military at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint-Raphael, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cassis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
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Cassis — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, then cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cassis planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Cassis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
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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.