60 days in South of France Itinerary

60 days in South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Nice
— 26 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Saint-Tropez
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Le Pradet
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Paris

7
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Habitations Troglodytiques (in Belves), Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac) and Velorail (in Eyzerac). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puyguilhem.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planning tool.

Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Montignac, Le Bugue, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Saint-Jean de Cole
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

26
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.
Attractions like Promenade des Anglais and Food Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Golfe-Juan Vallauris (Plage du Soleil & Plage du Midi), Antibes (La Ferme du Far West, Bastion Saint Jaume, &more) and Cannes (Vieux Port, Lérins Islands, &more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip website.

You can fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Menton, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Eze
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Le Village des Fous ©
Le Village des Fous

6
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Massif de l'Esterel and Abel Baliff Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Orange Tree Galerie (in Seillans), Castle Bargeme (in Bargeme) and Parc Zoologique de Frejus (in Frejus). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois, stroll through Frejus Beach, find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael day trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frejus, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, The Orange Tree Galerie, Plage du Chateau, Cueillette du Rocher
Highlights from your plan
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade

7
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage de Gigaro and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Tropez: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de Cabasson, Plage de l'Estagnol, &more), Plage de L'Argentiere (in La Londe Les Maures) and Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier, Aquavillage Parc, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, stroll through Plage des Marines, and relax in the rural setting at Domaine de La Pierre Plantee.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Le Pradet.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Hyeres, Cogolin
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

4
nights
Le Pradet

Le Pradet ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage des Oursinieres and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Pradet: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Port du Brusc & Ile des Embiez), Plage de la Verne (in La Seyne-sur-Mer) and Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage des Bonnettes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Le Pradet trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Le Pradet in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Le Pradet, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Le Pradet

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Valette-du-Var, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Plage des Oursinieres ©
Plage des Oursinieres
Pirates Aventures ©
Pirates Aventures
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne

9
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle (in Le Pontet), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Marseille (Le Vieux Port, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, kick back and relax at Plage du Cavaou, partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Le Pradet to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Avignon, Bandol, Six-Fours-les-Plages
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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