11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Aix-en-Provence & Nice Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dijon
— 1 day
2
Montbard
— 1 night
3
Treigny
— 1 night
4
Menetrux-en-Joux
— 1 night
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
6
Nice
— 3 nights

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day
Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, thenmake a trip to Owl's Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dijon road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dijon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Dijon. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon

1
night
Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chateau Ancy-le Franc, get engrossed in the history at MuseoParc Alesia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montbard trip planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Montbard in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Montbard can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Treigny.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

MuseoParc Alesia, Chateau Ancy-le Franc
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Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
MuseoParc Alesia ©
MuseoParc Alesia
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc

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Treigny

Treigny ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La Maison de Colette, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, and then explore the historical opulence of Guédelon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Treigny sightseeing site.

Drive from Montbard to Treigny in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Treigny are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Menetrux-en-Joux.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, La Maison de Colette
Highlights from your plan
Guédelon ©
Guédelon
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau ©
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau
La Maison de Colette ©
La Maison de Colette

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night
Menetrux-en-Joux

Menetrux-en-Joux ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Randonnee des Quatre Lacs and then stroll through Cascades du Hérisson.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Menetrux-en-Joux online route planner.

Drive from Treigny to Menetrux-en-Joux in 3.5 hours. In May in Menetrux-en-Joux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Menetrux-en-Joux

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Randonnee des Quatre Lacs
Highlights from your plan
Cascades du Hérisson ©
Cascades du Hérisson
Randonnee des Quatre Lacs ©
Randonnee des Quatre Lacs

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nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some cultural insight at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. Get some historical perspective at Roman Theatre of Orange and Vieil Aix. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Forteresse de Mornas (in Mornas), Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Triumphal Arch (in Orange). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Abbaye de Montmajour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge, and contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence day trip planner.

Drive from Menetrux-en-Joux to Aix-en-Provence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Menetrux-en-Joux in May: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Orange, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Forteresse de Mornas, Domaine Albin Jacumin
Highlights from your plan
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Kerylos and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Visit Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice for their historical value. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Ville medieval (in Vence) and Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May: highs in Nice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Spas Trails

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Ville medieval, Villa Kerylos, Haut de Cagnes, Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Highlights from your plan
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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