6 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

6 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Train
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Avignon
Drive
2
Gordes
— 1 day
Drive
3
Cassis
— 1 day
Drive
4
St-Paul-de-Vence
— 1 night
Drive
5
La Palud sur Verdon
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sillans-la-Cascade
— 1 night

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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.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon online route planner.

Paris to Avignon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Gordes.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Gordes

— 1 day
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Village des Bories, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, then go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gordes trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Gordes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Cassis

— 1 day
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. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cassis trip builder website.

You can drive from Gordes to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for St-Paul-de-Vence on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

St-Paul-de-Vence

— 1 night
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, then do a tasting at Le Petit Vigneau Winery, and then examine the collection at Fondation Maeght.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St-Paul-de-Vence planning site.

Traveling by car from Cassis to St-Paul-de-Vence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cassis in July, you will find days in St-Paul-de-Vence are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

La Palud sur Verdon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel, then head outdoors with Verdon Escalade, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and finally cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Palud sur Verdon journey maker site.

You can drive from St-Paul-de-Vence to La Palud sur Verdon in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St-Paul-de-Vence in July: highs in La Palud sur Verdon hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sillans-la-Cascade.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sillans-la-Cascade

— 1 night
Sillans-la-Cascade is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.As its name suggests, it has a spectacular waterfall. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Vallon des Carmes, see the interesting displays at Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Grottes de Villecroze, and finally don't miss a visit to Village.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sillans-la-Cascade online itinerary maker.

Getting from La Palud sur Verdon to Sillans-la-Cascade by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sillans-la-Cascade can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C.

Things to do in Sillans-la-Cascade

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.