10 days in South of France Itinerary

10 days in South of France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Nice
— 4 nights

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Carcassonne

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Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and finally walk around Place Gambetta. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then awaken your taste buds at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip website.

Toulouse to Carcassonne is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods
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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
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Marseille

Marseille ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, and then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hyeres are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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Must see
Dune La Londe
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Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville
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Nice

Nice ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Nice to Antibes to see Musee Picasso about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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