5 days in South of France Itinerary

5 days in South of France Itinerary

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Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 day
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne driving holiday planner.

Bordeaux to Carcassonne is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Marseille

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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel route planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Marseille by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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