8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 1 night

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat.

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London, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sarlat-la-Caneda is 1 hour. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cite Episcopale (in Frejus) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Marseille

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take a stroll through The Panier.

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You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Marseille. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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