8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Nice — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). The adventure continues: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice holiday planning website.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Nice is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Saint-Tropez — 1 night

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then visit Port Grimaud.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in September, Saint-Tropez is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Saint-Raphael — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael travel planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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.