15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cassis (Place Baragnon, Trolib, &more), Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Aix-en-Provence (Spas, Cours Mirabeau, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and make a trip to Le char Jeanne d'Arc.

Make your Marseille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Jerusalem, Israel to Marseille is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Marseille, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in February, things will get a bit cooler in Marseille: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Les Issambres (Eco Gliss & Thalasso Spa Les Issambres) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, partake in some friendly competition at Total Xscape, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael vacation site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cannes.
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Cannes — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cannes trip planner.

You can take a train from Saint-Raphael to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Cannes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Andon.
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Andon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andon trip planner.

Drive from Cannes to Andon in 1.5 hours. In February in Andon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (Visite Confiturerie Herbin, Les Jardins Bioves, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Andon to Nice takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.