12 days in South of France Itinerary

12 days in South of France Itinerary

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Fly
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La Rochelle
— 1 day
Drive
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly

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La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, then meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche du Centre Ville.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read La Rochelle online trip itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in La Rochelle at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

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Drive from La Rochelle to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Rochelle in November, things will get slightly colder in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Avignon

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, make a trip to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to Avignon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

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Nice

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.
Bring the kids along to Vieille Ville and Marineland. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker website.

Getting from Avignon to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in November, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Family-friendly places like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Parc Olbius-Riquier will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and wander the streets of The Panier.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Place Gambetta, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Marseille to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods