3 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Le Lavandou
— 1 day
— 2 nights


Le Lavandou — 1 day

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Plage de Saint-Clair, stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou travel route builder tool.

Montpellier to Le Lavandou is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · 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.