26 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

26 days in France & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Eze
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Eze, France
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
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Castellane, France
— 2 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
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Valensole, France
— 1 night
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Sault, France
— 1 night
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Gordes, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Cassis, France
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Eze, France — 2 nights

Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along La Pointe de Saint Hospice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eze online tour planner.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Eze is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Punta Cana to Eze, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Punta Cana in July, with highs in Eze at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 1 night

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville trip itinerary maker website.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Eze. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire (in Villeneuve-Loubet). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette, pick up some local products at Marche Forville, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, and stop by Le Suquet.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cannes tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Cannes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 3 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael), Aqualand Frejus (in Frejus) and La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin & Plage de L'Argentiere). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane, France — 2 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, contemplate the long history of La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc and then surround yourself with nature on Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Castellane trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Castellane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July in Castellane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France — 2 nights

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, then get outside with Route des Cretes La Palud, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and finally make a trip to Centre Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Ferme des Fabrigoules, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Sainte-Croix, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moustiers Sainte-Marie vacation tool.

Getting from Castellane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Moustiers Sainte-Marie can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valensole.
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Valensole, France — 1 night

Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. On the 15th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Espace Sadhana, stroll around Parc Morelon, then stop by Lavande Angelvin, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Valensole online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Valensole takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Valensole can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sault.
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Sault, France — 1 night

Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Librairie le Bleuet, explore the historical opulence of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde, then gain some tasty knowledge on Aroma'Plantes Distillerie, and finally surround yourself with nature on Passion Nature.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sault route site.

Getting from Valensole to Sault by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gordes.
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Gordes, France — 1 night

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, then hike along Les Gorges de Veroncle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gordes trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sault to Gordes takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gordes can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Roman Theatre of Orange, do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planning app.

Getting from Gordes to Avignon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arles.
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Arles, France — 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Arles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Avignon to Arles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Arles sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Marseille on the 20th (Thu).
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Marseille, France — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cassis.
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Cassis, France — 3 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Explore Cassis' surroundings by going to Six-Fours-les-Plages (Collegiale Saint Pierre & Var Lamas), Atlantide (in Bandol) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville & Sentier Sous Marin). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, look for all kinds of wild species at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and look for gifts at Pastis Et Compagnie.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cassis sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Cassis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally make a trip to Librairie Le Blason. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cassis to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence travel guide

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