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Travelling Solo in South of France and Paris

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Four weeks out before our 14 day adventure in France, my friend ( with whom I have travelled 20 countries) has decided to cancel. As I sat on my sofa earlier this evening pondering if I should also cancel the entire trip ( lose all the flight payment) I stumbled upon Fodors.

Some relief washed over me in an awesome wave as I read similar stories on here, but I decided to make a post of my own just to pick the experts brains.

Firstly, I should mention that I am in my late 20's, Black British, athletic, and pretty sociable. I have travelled a fair bit but never on my own, (bar a couple of days in LA for work a few years ago) so traveling alone is obviously a daunting challenge.

Our initially itinerary include:

4 nights in St Tropez take a day trip to Gorge du Verdon, do a bit of sightseeing and go to the St Tropez market on market days, and spend a few days on the beach to soak in the atmosphere and the luxurious nightlife. Have a car booked from nice and intend to drop it back once I get back to Nice.

2 nights in Cannes- again do a bit of sightseeing, a day on the beach etc.

4 nights in Nice- Take a day trip to Monaco, sightseeing, few days at the beach, a bit of partying, and meeting up with a few friends from Canada.

3 nights in Paris- I have been to Paris with the family before, so I know my way around a bit. We had plans to do a bit of shopping here, meet up a few local friends and go out around the Champs-Élysées, Saint German, and the Latin quarter area over the weekend. My local mates are going away a day after we arrive so they won't be around for the weekend, in other words I will be alone.

We obviously planned to do all these together, but as I will be alone now, will you recommend that I amend my itenerary or do something different or go to different places? I mean I'd love to still do all these stuff we planned but I am not sure how I feel going out on my own, asking for table for 1, walking into to the bar on my own, going to the beach alone. I don't mean to sound dramatic but I'm slightly concerned that I may be bored half way through the trip and it may raise a few eyebrows.

Contrary to the tone of my post, I am actually very independent and sociable but because I have always done these things with a group of friends or my said friend, I find this challenging. I'd like to hear from people who have embarked on solo travels before or folks who have traveled around this part of France. Would you do it again? Any regrets? Any major
challenges I should prepare myself for?

Another thing worth nothing is that I am planning to stay in decent hotels for convenience and safety as a opposed to hostels where you can easily bump into other solo travellers. An tips on where to meet other travellers etc? My main interests are seeing scenery, natural wonders, fashion, beach, and a good party scene with decent crowd. While I don't have a blank cheque, I am not too overly tight on budget so I am happy to take any recommendations you may have on board.

Many thanks

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