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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Pampelonne and Port Grimaud 1 Beach. Take a break from the city and head to TakSea and Plage de l'Escalet. Change things up with a short trip to Grimaud aventure in Port Grimaud (about 58 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Jets'Cool and kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael online travel planner.

Cork, Ireland to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cork to Saint-Raphael due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cork in August, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas — 3 nights

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de l'Estagnol and Plage de Sylvabelle. Get outdoors at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Cabasson. Step out of Bormes-Les-Mimosas with an excursion to Heraclee Beach in La Croix-Valmer--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with Jet 007, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, stroll through Plage de Cavaliere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Bormes-Les-Mimosas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, you will find days in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cassis.
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Cassis — 4 nights

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Get in touch with nature at Plage Notre Dame and Cassis Forest. Relax by the water at Calanque d'En-Vau and Plage noire du Langoustier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Giens (MF Kite & Plage du Pradeau). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, explore the striking landscape at Parc national des Calanques, stroll through Plage de la Grande Mer, and kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cassis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Easy Dive and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Marche Forville (in Cannes) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, look for gifts at Zoe la Belette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cassis in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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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.