8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 1 day
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
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Correns
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Cotignac
— 1 night
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Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon
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Salon-de-Provence
— 1 night
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Nimes
— 1 night
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 1 night
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Bonnieux
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Gordes
— 1 night
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Marseille — 1 day

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online trip itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Marseille is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marseille when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence — 2 nights

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Correns.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Correns

Correns is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Its name in the Provençal language is Courrens.It is at the entry of two gorges: Vallon Sourn and the Bagarède. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vallon Sourn and then head outdoors with K-Noe.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Correns online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Correns takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cotignac.
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Cotignac — 1 night

Cotignac is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cotignac tour planning app.

Cotignac is just a short distance from Correns. August in Cotignac sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon on the 13th (Sat).
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Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Le Petit Port and then look and learn at Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cotignac to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Salon-de-Provence.
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Salon-de-Provence — 1 night

Salon-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Chateau Virant and then make a trip to Fontaine Moussue.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salon-de-Provence trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon to Salon-de-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nimes.
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Nimes — 1 night

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nimes online route maker.

You can drive from Salon-de-Provence to Nimes in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Nimes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence — 1 night

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Remy-de-Provence online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Nimes to Saint-Remy-de-Provence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Remy-de-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bonnieux.
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Bonnieux

Bonnieux is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bonnieux road trip planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Bonnieux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Bonnieux sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Gordes on the 16th (Tue).
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Gordes — 1 night

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then shop like a local with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and then stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gordes planner.

Gordes is just a short distance from Bonnieux. In August in Gordes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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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