9 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

9 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saint-Tropez — 1 night

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then take in the pleasant sights at St. Tropez Harbor. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, then visit Port Grimaud, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Classes
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Base Nature Francois Leotard, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Nice — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · 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.