34 days in South of France Itinerary

34 days in South of France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Cassis (Cape Canaille & Trolib). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Marseille is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Marseille. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in November, with highs in Marseille at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Toulouse (Cite de l'espace, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, walk around Place Gambetta, and Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online tour planner.

Drive from Marseille to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Biarritz (Aquarium de Biarritz & Rocher de la Vierge) and Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and make a trip to Pont de Pierre.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Saint Clement des Baleines (Plage de la Conche des Baleines & Phare des Baleines), Cognac (Camus Cognac, Hennessy Les Visites, &more) and Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, stop by Les Papas Confituriers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorale Saint Pierre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Futuroscope.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou day trip planning website.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from La Rochelle in November, with highs in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, soothe aching muscles at Hot Yoga Montpellier, and make a trip to Pont d'Avignon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Paroisse de Ramatuelle (in Ramatuelle), La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Sainte-Maxime (Pointe des Sardinaux & La Cave du Marche). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, slough off your stress at Pause Serenite, admire the masterpieces at La Maison du Cygne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Consolation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hyeres vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in December, expect Hyeres to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin.

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Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips