8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice
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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
— 1 night
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Eze
— 1 night
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Antibes
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Nice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Vieille Ville and then sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with Glisse Evasion, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker.

Paris to Nice is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

— 1 night
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Italian: San Giovanni Capo Ferrato) is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.It is located on a peninsula next to Beaulieu-sur-Mer and to Villefranche-sur-Mer and extends out to Cap Ferrat. On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Promenade Maurice Rouvier, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then surround yourself with nature on Cap'tain Ferrat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat online trip itinerary builder.

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is just a stone's throw from Nice. August in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eze.

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Transportation

Side Trips

Eze

— 1 night
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Vallonnet, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eze day trip planning tool.

Eze is just a stone's throw from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. In August, daytime highs in Eze are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Antibes

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 19th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with 100% Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, look for gifts at Wine Shop Flacons Divins, then discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, and finally enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antibes travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Eze to Antibes in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August in Antibes, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Maubois, then see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, and finally cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes holiday planning site.

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Antibes. Traveling from Antibes in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cannes, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.