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Best Itinerary for a week in Provence and Riviera

Old Dec 6th, 2021, 08:16 PM
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Best Itinerary for a week in Provence and Riviera

For my European trip next October, I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to travel through Provence and the French Riviera into Italy. I know a week is probably not enough, but I'm hoping to be see few nice things as i pass through the countryside and along the coast. We will be travelling by train, so accommodations will have to be near stations. I'm thinking 3 days in Provence and 3 along the coast, with one home base in those locations that we can take tours from or wander to and from. I also know at that time of year a few places will be closed as it will be the off season (was hoping to see Eze but i hear it'll be closed.)

Does anyone have any tips for travelling in these areas, things to see, places to stay ect?
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Old Dec 7th, 2021, 12:28 AM
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Where are you coming from to go to Provence and where in Italy is your next destination? In either case, Avignon and Nice.
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Old Dec 7th, 2021, 12:29 AM
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Also why would Eze be closed?
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Old Dec 7th, 2021, 09:56 AM
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If you are relying on public transport, I agree, Avignon and Nice make the most sense (as transit hubs).

The only things closed in October in the Cote d'Azur will be seasonal business like beach clubs (but some beach restaurants will be open -- I had lunch on Nov 22nd on a beautiful day). In November, some businesses take their annual vacation. You might find a few places in the countryside closed for the season already in October. .

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Old Dec 7th, 2021, 02:05 PM
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Also why would Eze be closed?
I'm coming from Paris to Lyon or Dijon down to Provence.
And i don't know for sure, thats just what i read on some travel websites.
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https://www.roadaffair.com/best-day-trips-from-lyon/
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Old Dec 12th, 2021, 02:44 PM
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I think I've chosen my desinations: After Paris, 3 nights each in Lyon, Avignon and Nice, doing day trips from each of them. Then a day to travel from Nice to Florence.
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you can get around the Cote d'Azur quite well on public transport.buses and trains. Base yourself in Nice for 3 days.



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Move up to Provence. Base yourself in Avignon or Arles and do day trips from there. It will be a pretty whirlwind trip.
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Old Dec 12th, 2021, 06:27 PM
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Move up to Provence. Base yourself in Avignon or Arles and do day trips from there. It will be a pretty whirlwind trip.
Awesome, I intend to. Thanks!
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