8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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8 days in South of France Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Montpellier
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Avignon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Marseille
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Biarritz
— 1 night
7
Bordeaux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Paris

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Montpellier

Montpellier
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier journey site .

Paris to Montpellier is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Montpellier, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Avignon on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, then pick up some local products at Travel in Provence, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Avignon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Travel in Provence
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Travel in Provence ©
Travel in Provence
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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night
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 30th (Sat): make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday planner .

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 31st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Granet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and finally contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary maker .

Aix-en-Provence is very close to Marseille. In March in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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 1st (Mon): stroll around Colline du Chateau overlook, then stop by Chocolatier Lacroix, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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Biarritz

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 3rd (Wed), play a few rounds at Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Biarritz online visit planner .

You can fly from Nice to Biarritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Golf Fun & Games

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz
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Room Escape Games
Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz ©

1
night
Bordeaux

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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