8 days in South of France Itinerary

8 days in South of France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 2 nights
2
Carcassonne
— 1 night
3
Cannes
— 3 nights

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle) and Bestouan Beach (in Cassis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road trip planner.

Little Rock, USA to Marseille is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. In September, Marseille is a bit cooler than Little Rock - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Palais des Papes, Bestouan Beach
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, then do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas ©
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

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Cannes

Cannes ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then visit Vieille Ville, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through La Croisette and then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Carcassonne to Cannes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Cannes sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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