10 days in France & Cadaques Itinerary

10 days in France & Cadaques Itinerary

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Menton, France
— 1 night
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
3
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
4
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
5
Cadaques, Spain
— 2 nights

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Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, look for gifts at Prestige de Menton - Eau de Menton, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Palmes Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Menton online trip itinerary builder.

Paris to Menton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Menton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
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Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs ©
La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs
Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
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 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, thenexplore the galleries of Le musée de l’Annonciade, and finally take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Menton 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 Menton in July, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Museums Parks Beaches
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Le musée de l’Annonciade ©
Le musée de l’Annonciade

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Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 31st (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Plage de L'Argentiere, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Littoral, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine Lou Capelan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres journey builder.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Hyeres by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for little chillier days in Hyeres, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandol, Plage de l'Estagnol, Rade de Toulon, Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, Domaine Lou Capelan
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Plage de L'Argentiere ©
Plage de L'Argentiere
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole ©
Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Chateau de Castelnou. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Carcassonne Cathedral. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Donjon Gilles Aycelin (in Narbonne), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Domaine Boudau (in Rivesaltes). There's much more to do: stroll through La Voie Verte de L'Agly, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and see the interesting displays at Maison de la Truffe d'Occitanie.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip site.

You can drive from Hyeres to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cadaques.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Castelnou, Grotte de Limousis, Donjon Gilles Aycelin, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Domaine Boudau
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Carcassonne Cathedral ©
Carcassonne Cathedral

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Cadaques, Spain

Cadaques ©
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Baldiri, thensteep yourself in history at Salvador Dali House, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Santa Maria, and finally pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Salvador Dali. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Grifeu, see the interesting displays at Coll de Roses, Wine Family Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Canyelles Petites.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cadaques tour builder app.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Cadaques in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cadaques

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Roses, Platja de Grifeu
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Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse) ©
Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse)
Esglesia de Santa Maria ©
Esglesia de Santa Maria
Plage Canyelles Petites ©
Plage Canyelles Petites

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