11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Antibes
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Uzes
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vers-Pont-du-Gard
— 2 nights
Drive to Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Fly to Ottawa

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate and Tourrettes-sur-Loup are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade du Paillon and Ville medieval. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Nice. Traveling from Ottawa in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Antibes.
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Antibes — 3 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Take a break from the city and head to San Peyre and Easy Dive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Step out of Antibes to go to La Napoule-Plage and see Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), kick back and relax at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and wander the streets of La Croisette.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antibes online holiday maker.

Getting from Nice to Antibes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Uzes.
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Uzes — 2 nights

Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Camargue Alpilles Safaris, steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uzes Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes, have fun and explore at Musee 1900, then make a trip to Place aux herbes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jardin médiéval.

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Drive from Antibes to Uzes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vers-Pont-du-Gard.
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Vers-Pont-du-Gard — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vers-Pont-du-Gard trip planner.

Vers-Pont-du-Gard is very close to Uzes. In July, daytime highs in Vers-Pont-du-Gard are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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