Is the French Riviera your next holiday destination? You will need to start organising your Provence itinerary to ensure you visit the most recommended places in the Côte d’Azur.
For this reason, we have provided a 7-day itinerary so you can make the most of your holidays with road adventures around the Provence, visits to traditional villages and national parks, whilst still leaving you enough time to enjoy the beautiful coast with a private boat tour.
|Day 1||Nice Old Town|
|Day 2||Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Cannes|
|Day 3||Monaco – Historic Places|
|Day 4||Second Day At Nice|
|Day 6||Ile Sainte-Marguerite|
Day 1 – Nice Old Town:
Famous for seaside walks, Nice is one of the best cities to visit in the French Riviera. It should always be a must on your travel list! The beautiful Cathedral and the local markets such as the Cours Saleya Market perfectly showcases the local traditions of the city.
If you have time, we recommend taking a short drive to the forested peninsula, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It’s worth going for a quick swim or hike to watch the sunset over Nice.
Day 2 – Saint-Paul-de-Vence:
Visiting the hilltop Saint-Paul-de-Vence town for a traditional French lunch is one of the best decisions that you can make on this trip. Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a beautiful city known for its amazing local cuisine, so don’t miss the opportunity of trying all the delicious French dishes!
Then continue on to Cannes to immerse yourself in one of the most fashionable streets on the French Riviera! Places such as the Boulevard de la Croissete or La Roserai park are the ideal places to visit for luxury fans.
If you fancy spending more time surrounded by luxury, enjoy a fine dining evening at La Toque D’or. Though, if you prefer discovering the historic site of the French Riviera, you should continue your journey to Monaco!
Day 3 – Monaco:
A 1-hour coastal road trip and you will be in Monaco. Monte Carlo, Tour the Palais du Prince or the amazing Musée Oceanographique that is located 90 meters above the sea are places that you’ll never regret making time to visit.
A stop at the Jardin Exotique highly recommended. The entry price includes access to a cave within the gardens full of stalactites and stalagmites and prehistory museum!
Day 4 – Second day at Nice:
After a day in Monaco, now is the best time to spend a relaxing day in Nice. Visiting Nice twice ensures you have time to enjoy all the real pleasures of a relaxing holiday, either sunbathing on the beach, eating local food at the farmers market or going for a peaceful walk along the Promenade des Anglais seaside.
The second time in Nice is the perfect opportunity to try new “cuisine Niçoise”. Tasting the typical French dishes ‘Socca’ that is made from chickpea or the delicious ‘Pissaladière’ the traditional pie with onions and anchovies.
Day 5 – Antibes:
Make the half-hour drive from Nice to Antibes. The Old Town of Antibes is an inviting place to relax. The streets are filled with little gourmet food shops, cafés, and local restaurants. Once more, enjoy the pleasures of life by contemplating the seaside views, stone buildings, and the historic Mediterranean fountains.
If you’re looking to discover the luxury places from this medieval town we recommend driving to the heart of the Côte d’Azur, Port Vauban Marina and overlook the luxury yachts whilst you happily enjoy a delicious bouillabaisse.
Day 6 – Ile Sainte-Marguerite:
Wake up early and continue your trip to Cannes to experience the amazing adventure of capturing the ferry to Ile Sainte-Marguerite.
The island has also got flora in abundance especially in eucalyptus. The uninhabited island has a couple of restaurants and a very interesting museum of the sea which is inside the old Fort Royal Prison.
Day 7 – Depart From Cannes:
Finally enjoy the last minutes of sun in Plage du Midi. This beach is located close to Le Suquet, the city’s old quarte. Plague du Midi has a selection of restaurants and ice cream parlours that will be perfect to end a very happy holiday vacation at the French Riviera.
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