8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 2 nights

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then make a trip to Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, then explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then steep yourself in history at Le Regourdou, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

London, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Carcassonne

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.
On the 25th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August since evenings lows in Carcassonne dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Nice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice online day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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