12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saint-Tropez
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get outside with Tahiti Plage, get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, stroll through St. Tropez Harbor, learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally find something for the whole family at Luna Park Frejus. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Maxime, then stop by Port Grimaud, then stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip planning site.

Athens, Greece to Saint-Tropez is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Saint-Tropez. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Tropez when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

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Nice

— 8 nights

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Musee Picasso, &more), Cannes (Marche Forville, Le Suquet, &more) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.