42 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

42 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Rouen, France
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Le Havre, France
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Caen, France
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Bayeux, France
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Granville, France
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Amboise, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Toulouse, France
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Nimes, France
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Montpellier, France
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Avignon, France
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Gordes, France
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Marseille, France
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Cassis, France
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Cannes, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Nice, France
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Lyon, France
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Rouen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, Gros-Horloge and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, then make a trip to Vieux Rouen, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Rouen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Le Havre, France

— 2 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
You've now added Vieux Bassin to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Nordique, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Suspendus. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Le Havre trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Le Havre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Caen, France

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Caen online trip maker.

Getting from Le Havre to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Caen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then head outdoors with Omaha Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planning website.

Bayeux is just a short distance from Caen. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granville.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Granville, France

— 2 nights
Mont Saint-Michel has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pointe du Roc, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou, and then step off the mainland to explore Les iles Chausey.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granville trip maker website.

Getting from Bayeux to Granville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Granville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Granville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Amboise, France

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Make your Amboise itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Granville to Amboise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granville in August: highs in Amboise hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Bordeaux on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to The Water Mirror, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Toulouse, France

— 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
When in Toulouse, make a side trip to see Pont Vieux in Albi, approximately Albi away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip builder.

Getting from Bordeaux to Toulouse by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Nimes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Nimes, France

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
You've now added Arenes de Nimes to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Haribo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, then steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

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Getting from Toulouse to Nimes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Montpellier, France

— 2 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 18th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaquarium, then admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally wander the streets of Place de la Comedie. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, then steep yourself in history at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Montpellier takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Montpellier sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Avignon, France

— 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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, look for gifts at La Cave des Halles, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, snap pictures at Pont du Gard, and then do a tasting at Les Vignerons de Tavel.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gordes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Gordes, France

— 2 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux, then explore the striking landscape at Colorado Provencal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at La Source de La Sorgue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fontaine de Vaucluse, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville de Gordes.

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Getting from Avignon to Gordes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Gordes

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 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 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, look for gifts at La Chambre Aux Confitures, and then don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Paul Cezanne, then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gordes to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc National des Calanques as well as Le Vieux Port. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, then take a stroll through The Panier, then stop by Trois Fenetres, and finally step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille journey planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Cassis, France

— 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 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cassis day trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Cassis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cassis, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Cassis

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Faience, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, then cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Pierre, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac De Sainte Croix. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sillans-la-Cascade, then make a trip to Centre Ville, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

You can drive from Cassis to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Saint-Tropez, France

— 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. To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez day trip app.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes online vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Monte-Carlo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Nice, France

— 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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and finally admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, Lyon is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Luberon travel guide

4.1
Hiking Trails · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.