15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Orange
— 2 nights
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Hyeres
— 3 nights
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Castellane
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 3 nights

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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Colorado Provencal and Scuba & Snorkeling. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo and Librairie le Bleuet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Eglise Saint-Michel (in Roussillon) and La Citadelle de Sisteron (in Sisteron). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lac De Sainte Croix, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and ponder the design of Place Castellane.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille route builder tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Marseille reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

Plan my day in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marseille to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orange.

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Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Galerie Cours d'Art - Ulli Burwood, browse for treasures at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, then Head underground at Grottes de Thouzon, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Forteresse de Mornas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Florent, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges Du Toulourenc, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaison la Romaine.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orange tour builder website.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Orange by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July in Orange, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Step out of the city life by going to Plage Notre Dame and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Presqu'ile de Giens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Plage de la Courtade (in Porquerolles Island), Porte d'Italie (in Toulon) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet and stroll through Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

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Drive from Orange to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hyeres are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Castellane.

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Vieille Ville
4.5

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Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castellane trip maker.

You can drive from Hyeres to Castellane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannes.

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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Cannes

Cannes ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Île Sainte-Marguerite. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La cité médiévale and Promenade du Paillon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Frejus), Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze) and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate (in Nice). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannes journey builder.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Cannes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Castellane in July, you will find days in Cannes are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Lérins Islands
4.6

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