7 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

7 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
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Avignon — 1 night

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 20th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mines de Bruoux, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Avignon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Moustiers Sainte-Marie — 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 23rd (Thu): stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes La Palud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir, don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, then don't miss a visit to Lac de Sainte-Croix, and finally don't miss a visit to Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie online holiday builder.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Nice — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, wander the streets of Le Suquet, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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