Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Norway fjord
  2. 2 Driving (hire car) in Paris, France, Belgium
  3. 3 Stresa (town), Italy - things to do?
  4. 4 Itinerary help Germany/Austria/Dolomites
  5. 5 Travel from Madrid to Barcelona with a Side Trip?
  6. 6 Barcelona with baby
  7. 7 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  8. 8 RV Camper Van in Scottish Highlands
  9. 9 16-17 days in Western Europe
  10. 10 Andalusia with kids What should they read before we visit?
  11. 11 5 countries in 5 weeks - family trip
  12. 12 Need help completing my itinerary. So Much to see!
  13. 13 Pre-Bookings in London?
  14. 14 Paris or Edinburgh - 3 days which to choose?
  15. 15 Preliminary Scotland itinerary late September 2017
  16. 16 Good location for Paris apartment?
  17. 17 help with Italy itinerary
  18. 18 Capri in July
  19. 19 Self catering house area 't Gooi for young family
  20. 20 Ireland road trip in June: Where to stop?
  21. 21 Venice
  22. 22 London 2For1 question
  23. 23 Major Ed van der Elsken show in Stedelijk Museum
  24. 24 Warsaw to Smolensk?
  25. 25 Mantova, Ravenna, Ferrara fall 2017?
View next 25 » Back to the top

First time Provence & French Riviera

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone. This is my first time visiting France and my first time on this forum so all your help is very much appreciated!

My family and I will be visiting France in mid-April and we plan on doing a 7 day road trip though Provence and the Côte d'Azure before heading to Paris for another 5 days. I'd love some input on the itinerary for the road trip portion...here's what i have so far:

DAY 1 : Arrive Marseille + Aix-en-Provence

12 pm: Arrive in Marseille
Rent car and check drive to hotel in Aix-en-Provence
[Sleep in Aix-en Provence]

DAY 2: Marseille + Cassis

Morning: Drive to Marseille
Afternoon: Drive to Cassis / Calanques
[Sleep in Aix-en-Provence]

DAY 3: AVIGNON + CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

Morning: Drive to Avignon
Afternoon: Wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 4: ARLES + NÎMES

Morning: Drive to Arles
Afternoon: Nîmes
Stop at Pont du Gard on the way back to Avignon
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 5: ST-RÉMY + LES BAUX

Morning: St-Rémy
Afternoon: Les Baux de provence
[Sleep in Avignon]

DAY 6: NICE

Morning: Drive to Nice
Late afternoon/evening: Monaco
[Sleep in Nice]

DAY 7: ST-TROPEZ + CANNES

Morning: Drive to Cannes
Afternoon: Drive to St-Tropez
[Sleep in Nice]

Ok so now my questions are - Do you think that this is too much to try to see in one week? Is there another way to make the schedule more realistic? We want to avoid hotel hopping as much as possible and we don't want to leave our suitcases in the car all day either out of fear of them getting stolen...

Also - is it worth it to spend 5 days in Provence and only 2 in the french riviera, or should it be more proportional?

I also have some questions about wine tours in CNdP - is it necessary to take a tour or can we just drive around by ourselves? How do we find the places that do wine tastings?

Thank you for your help :) !!

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement