6 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

6 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Antibes, France
— 1 day
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Menton, France
— 1 night


Antibes, France — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage du Ponteil, then look for all kinds of wild species at Easy Dive, and then make a trip to La Croisette.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antibes travel route builder site.

Paris to Antibes is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, Antibes is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Antibes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens and then kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In August, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Menton.
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Menton, France — 1 night

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Fossan.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Menton travel planner.

Menton is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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.