12 days in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

12 days in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

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12 days in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Marseille & Nice Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Toulouse

1
night
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bambou Palm Beach, then ride a horse along L'Ecurie de l'Auberge Cavaliere du Pont des Bannes, and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Camargue.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip planning website .

Toulouse to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Camargue
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
The Camargue ©
The Camargue

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

La Ciotat
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Bouddha Spa Nice has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Castel Plage and Cap Camarat will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Plage de Pampelonne and Promenade du Soleil. Step out of Nice to go to St-Paul-de-Vence and see Saint-Paul de Vence, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Baou de Saint Jeannet, Promenade du Soleil, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike ©
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through L'Ecurie de l'Auberge Cavaliere du Pont des Bannes, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer day trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

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