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Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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Calgary, Canada to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Aix-en-Provence, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in April: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and finally hike along Le Sentier des Ocres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

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You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Avignon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole.

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You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Carcassonne in April, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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