13 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

13 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Vence, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Musee Matisse. Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Citadelle Saint-Elme, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Bastia-Poretta Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Menton.
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Menton, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Port de Garavan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs, and then admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Palais Carnoles, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and then explore the world behind art at Musee du Bastion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Menton online visit planner.

Getting from Nice to Menton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France — 2 nights

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. On the 20th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, and then see the interesting displays at Peillon St Thecle Musee Ferroviaire.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Roquebrune-Cap-Martin trip itinerary tool.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is very close to Menton. In April in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 1 day

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then examine the collection at Stamps and Money Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville trip itinerary planner.

Monaco-Ville is very close to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Antibes.
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Antibes, France — 1 night

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Garoupe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antibes online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Antibes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Antibes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vence.
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Vence, France — 3 nights

Vence is a commune set in the hills of the Alpes Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France between Nice and Antibes.Ecclesiastical historyThe first known Bishop of Vence is Severus, bishop in 439 and perhaps as early as 419.Among others are: St. Ville medieval and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Azur Wine Tours and La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and examine the collection at Fondation Maeght.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vence tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Antibes to Vence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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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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