21 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

21 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Menton
— 4 nights
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Cannes
— 6 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
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Cassis
— 5 nights
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Menton — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Menton: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Paloma Beach & Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild), Villa Kerylos (in Beaulieu-sur-Mer) and Eze (Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, La cité médiévale, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, head outdoors with Moyenne Corniche, and make a trip to Monastere de l'Annonciade.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Menton trip itinerary builder site.

Mumbai, India to Menton is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in July; daily highs in Menton reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Spas, Promenade des Anglais, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannes online tour planner.

Getting from Menton to Cannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez — 5 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Tropez side-trips: Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de l'Estagnol & Domaine Sainte Marie) and Jardin Zoologique Tropical (in La Londe Les Maures). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, and get a new perspective on things with La Plongee aux Issambres.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez trip website.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannes in July: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cassis.
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Cassis — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cassis: Porquerolles Island (Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles & Plage d'Argent) and Hyeres (Parc St Bernard & Sentier Sous Marin). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, stroll around Parc du Mugel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cassis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cassis: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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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.
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