3 days in France Itinerary

3 days in France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 1 day
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Arles
— 1 night
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Marseille
— Few hours

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 4th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Maison de la Chevalerie- La Cite, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and finally stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

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Barcelona, Spain to Carcassonne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Carcassonne, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Le Marche d'Arles, steep yourself in history at Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, steep yourself in history at Moulin de Daudet, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Vincent.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arles itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Arles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Les Baux de Provence
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Eglise St-Vincent ©
Eglise St-Vincent
Moulin de Daudet ©
Moulin de Daudet

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Marseille

Marseille ©
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 6th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Arles to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais du Pharo ©
Palais du Pharo
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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