9 days in South of France & Lyons-la-Foret Itinerary

9 days in South of France & Lyons-la-Foret Itinerary

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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antibes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Lyons-la-Foret
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Lyons-la-Foret
— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Nice — 2 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.
On the 21st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Newark, USA to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Nice. Traveling from Newark in October, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.
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Antibes — 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 23rd (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Antibes trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Antibes are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): walk around Place Gambetta, get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Antibes to Carcassonne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Antibes in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carcassonne, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

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 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon day trip website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

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 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marseille online holiday builder.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lyons-la-Foret.
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Lyons-la-Foret — 1 night

Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune in the Eure department in Haute Normandie in north-western France.Because of its architecture which has been maintained as it was at the beginning of the 17th century, it is also a well-known landmark within the very distinct geophysical and geocultural entity that is the end of Vexin normand and the forest of Lyons around the town is the border with Pays de Bray known for its traditional bocage landscape of woods, orchards and cattle economy.GeographyLyons-la-Forêt is located 34km from Rouen and 28km from Gisors. On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fleury la Foret and then make a trip to La Place de la Halle.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marseille to Lyons-la-Foret. Traveling from Marseille in October, expect Lyons-la-Foret to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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