14 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

14 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
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Grimaud
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
When in Saint-Raphael, make a side trip to see Parc Zoologique de Frejus in Frejus, approximately Frejus away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael travel route planner.

Chennai, India to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Saint-Raphael. In October, Saint-Raphael is colder than Chennai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Grimaud.
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Grimaud — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Grimaud: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Fort de Bregancon & Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas) and Vieille Ville (in Hyeres).

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grimaud online route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Grimaud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 7 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and visit Old Town.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grimaud to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grimaud in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.
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