10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
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Perpignan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sete
— 1 night
Drive
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Arles
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

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Berlin, Germany to Nice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Perpignan

— 6 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan), Grotte des Canalettes (in Villefranche-de-Conflent) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse). There's much more to do: stroll through Reserve Regionale de Nyer, witness the site of a historic battle at Château de Salses, walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Perpignan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sete.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Sete

— 1 night
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Association DROMASUD and then stroll around Museum-Park Dinosaur and the man s evolution.

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You can drive from Perpignan to Sete in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sete can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Arles.

Things to do in Sete

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Arles

— 1 night

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime and then stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

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Getting from Sete to Arles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Arles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Marseille.

Things to do in Arles

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Marseille

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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You can drive from Arles to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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.