9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Montpellier
— 1 night
2
Nimes
— 1 night
3
Orange
— 1 day
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
6
Marseille
— 2 nights

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Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): shop like a local with Place de la Comedie.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier vacation builder website.

London, UK to Montpellier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Montpellier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Montpellier is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nimes.

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Shopping Neighborhoods
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Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, thenexplore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, and then see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nimes holiday planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Nimes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Orange.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine and then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orange holiday website.

You can drive from Nimes to Orange in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Orange are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine ©

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Avignon

Avignon ©
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 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Orange to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Chateau de Tarascon, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence road trip app.

Drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marseille trip builder site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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