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Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

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Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

So I will in Marseille with my friend on Sept. 3rd and 4th.. I decided to take advantage and travel through the coast. I have always wanted to see St. Maxime, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Eze, Monaco, Carcassonne, Nimes and St Tropez.

Ideally I will be traveling by train. However, I have no idea how to plan my itinerary, or how much time I should spend in each town. Right now I am looking at hotels and although the prices are reasonable, these are many towns. Will a week be sufficient to see all of these places? Any suggestions are appreciated...

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1. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur


First get yourself a map, some of your cities are west of Marseilles (Carcassonne, Nimes), some east.

Cannes, Antibes are really close by.

For me Eze, St Trop can be seen during day trips, Nice is very big, several days is ok, Carcassonne is one day trip , Cannes and Antibes I'd say one night for both or for each if you decide to have some nightlife.

St Maxime can be seen on the fly, Nimes I don't remember. Monaco can be one day too, and you can add Menton on the way.

There may be more, much more to seee (gorges du verdon for one, cole sur loup I like, Grimaud, and several others). Michelin green guide can be very very helpful.

Enjoy your holiday.

Edited: 14 July 2014, 21:07
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2. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

You have listed 10 different places for 7 days. I say you would struggle.

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3. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

It's actually only TWO days. Impossible.

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4. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

Are you staying 2 days in Marseille and asking in addition how much more for all the towns listed?

If so, about 2-3weeks would be good. If one week then limit the places.

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5. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

Travelling by train you will not be able to get to St Tropez, Ste Maxime or Eze (Village).


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6. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

First of all, get a map and study it. To visit all of the towns you have listed, a week is nowhere near enough. Remember each time you move you lose at least half a day. Your current itinerary is about 2 weeks

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7. Re: Ideal itinerary for the Cote d'Azur

You are staying in Marseille for 2 days and want to plan a one week itinerary after that taking in the places you mention ( 9 days in total)?

It can be done , but your plans would definitely work better if you can allocate extra days

How are you getting to Marseille ( train, plane ?) and where are you headed afterwards?

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