9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier day trip planning site.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Montpellier at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nimes.

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Neighborhoods Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, thenappreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, and then see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nimes online holiday maker.

Getting from Montpellier to Nimes by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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.

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

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orange travel route planning site.

Drive from Nimes to Orange in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Orange sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time 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): admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thencontemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon. Keep things going 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, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip maker site.

You can drive from Orange to Avignon in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to 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
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through The Panier, and then contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

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