9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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

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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): wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

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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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nimes.

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, thendelve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nimes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Nimes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orange.

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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. On the 8th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine and then contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orange visit site.

You can drive from Nimes to Orange in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, thensteep yourself in history at Theatre Antique, thenexplore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon road trip tool.

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

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, thenexamine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip builder tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive 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. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille journey planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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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