8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Nice — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Lérins Islands in Cannes--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

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Ottawa, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in March; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Avignon — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally hike along Le Sentier des Ocres. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon visit app.

You can drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avignon when traveling from Nice in March, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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