8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Nice
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez
— 1 night
Drive
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Arles
— 1 night
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Vers-Pont-du-Gard
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Nice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

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Berlin, Germany to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
On the 1st (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tee off at Riviera golf de Barbossi, then hike along Massif du Tanneron, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

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You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in February, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Spas · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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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. On the 2nd (Tue), ride a horse along La Mene, soak in style at Pause Serenite, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Remarquable l'Hardy - Denonain, then look for gifts at Rondini, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

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You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Spas · Trails · Baths

Side Trips

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Arles

— 1 night

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, appreciate the history behind Fontaine Amedee Pichot, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Anne Clergue Galerie.

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Getting from Saint-Tropez to Arles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Arles are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

Things to do in Arles

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Vers-Pont-du-Gard

— 1 night
On the 4th (Thu), snap pictures at Pont du Gard.

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Traveling by car from Arles to Vers-Pont-du-Gard takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vers-Pont-du-Gard can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, relax and rejuvenate at Gabrielle Lacroix - Le Spa de Beauté, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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Traveling by car from Vers-Pont-du-Gard to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), wander the streets of 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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