7 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

7 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Hyeres
— 1 night
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Saint-Raphael
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Nice

— 3 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 Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Hyeres

— 1 night
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 18th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe and then make a splash at Aquavillage Parc.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Saint-Raphael

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus, see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and then admire the striking features of Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus.

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Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Raphael are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · 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.