24 days in South of France Itinerary

24 days in South of France Itinerary

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Start: Tucson
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Oradour-sur-Glane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Pau
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Grignan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Nice
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  20 h
End: Tucson

1
day
Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re

Saint Clement des Baleines ©
Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. On the 21st (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, enjoy some diversion at Tennis des Pertuis, thendon't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally make a trip to Clocher Observatoire.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint Clement des Baleines trip itinerary site.

Tucson, USA to Saint Clement des Baleines is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Tucson in May, plan for much colder days in Saint Clement des Baleines, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oradour-sur-Glane.

Things to do in Saint Clement des Baleines

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Tennis des Pertuis
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Tennis des Pertuis ©
Tennis des Pertuis
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines

2
nights
Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane ©
Oradour-sur-Glane is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France, and the name of main village within the commune.HistoryThe original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi German Waffen-SS company. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint-Pierre du Dorat, take an in-depth tour of Historic Village and Rural Life Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale Saint-Junien, and finally browse the exhibits of Oradour-sur-Glane. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de St Germain de Confolens, thenview the masterpieces at Domaine de Boisbuchet, and then steep yourself in history at Coriobona.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oradour-sur-Glane trip itinerary site.

Getting from Saint Clement des Baleines to Oradour-sur-Glane by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Oradour-sur-Glane sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Oradour-sur-Glane

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Historic Village and Rural Life Museum, Coriobona, Domaine de Boisbuchet, Eglise Collegiale Saint-Junien, Chateau de St Germain de Confolens
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Oradour-sur-Glane ©
Oradour-sur-Glane
Historic Village and Rural Life Museum ©
Historic Village and Rural Life Museum
Chateau de St Germain de Confolens ©
Chateau de St Germain de Confolens

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nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Chateau de Beynac and The Maison Forte de Reignac will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Commarque. Get out of town with these interesting Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil side-trips: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Montignac (Lascaux Caves 4 & Lascaux II). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cenevieres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abri du Poisson, and contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil route planning website.

Traveling by car from Oradour-sur-Glane to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oradour-sur-Glane in May, expect nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pau.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montignac, Chateau des Milandes, Le Regourdou, Chateau de Cenevieres, Grotte du Pech-Merle
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres

2
nights
Pau

Pau ©
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, and finally don't miss a visit to Boulevard des Pyrenees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint-Saturnin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pau trip maker.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Pau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Pau are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lourdes, Eglise de Saint-Saturnin, Chapelle de Piétat
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Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau
Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 29th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thendon't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne Center travel site.

Drive from Pau to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateaux de Lastours
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Grignan

Grignan ©
Grignan is a commune in the Drôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It has a magnificent Renaissance castle and is mentioned in the letters that Madame de Sévigné wrote to her daughter, Madame de Grignan, in the 17th century.GeographyGrignan is located in the south of the Drôme department, near the border of the neighbouring Vaucluse department, and close to Mont Ventoux, the highest mountain in Provence.To visit Grignan, take the A7 autoroute and use either exit #18, Montélimar Sud, or #19, Bollène.AgricultureThe main crops produced in the area are lavender, truffles, wheat, and sunflowers. On the 31st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grignan, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee Archeologie et Histoire de Nyons et des Baronnies, thenget engrossed in the history at Musee archeologique du pegue, and finally examine the collection at Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, pause for some serene contemplation at Viviers Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grignan online route planner.

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Grignan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Grignan, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Grignan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Musee Archeologie et Histoire de Nyons et des Baronnies, Viviers Cathedral, Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran, Musee archeologique du pegue, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran ©

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, thensteep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Grignan to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Marseille holiday maker app.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Le Suquet. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La cité médiévale and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Galerie du Faune & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Eze, Cannes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Chapelle Penitents Blancs
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes

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