8 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colline du Chateau overlook and Old Harbor (La Darse). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and stop by Le Clos de Laure.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, Nice is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Le Lavandou — 3 nights

We've included these beaches for you: Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage de Cavaliere. Take a break from the city and head to Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette and Grande Plage du Lavandou. Venture out of the city with trips to Collobrieres (Chartreuse de la Verne & Confiserie Azureenne) and La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Gigaro).

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Getting from Nice to Le Lavandou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cassis.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Cassis — 1 night

On the 24th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Trolib, look for all kinds of wild species at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cassis trip planner.

Getting from Le Lavandou to Cassis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May in Cassis, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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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.