8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Avignon
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Avignon

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 9th (Sun): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon and then contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Avignon is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stockholm in April, expect Avignon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer — 1 night

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 10th (Mon), ride a horse along promenade a cheval, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online holiday planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 1 night

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, then don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil when traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in April, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour — 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 12th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier de Gramat, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, stroll through Chemin de Halage, and then Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour trip planner.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice — 3 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecin. Attractions like Old Town and Promenade des Anglais make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and Wine Shop Flacons Divins (in Antibes). The adventure continues: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and make a trip to Place Massena.

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Traveling by flight from Rocamadour to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rocamadour in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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