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French Classic Route: Avignon, Montpelier and Marseille

French Classic Route: Avignon, Montpelier and Marseille
Starts from

Geneva

Duration

3 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

1156 km

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and CultureUnique Locations
You’ll get a huge dose of serotonin on this journey through classical France: castles, vineyards, the unique cultural heritage of the French Riviera, the second-largest city in France — Marseilles, a wine fair in Montpellier, and sights in Avignon. An exciting road trip into the world of architecture and culture awaits! You’ll visit famous wineries, plunge into the atmosphere of theatrical art in Avignon, and enjoy the Mediterranean landscapes.
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  • Admire authentic French architecture in Avignon.
  • Enjoy the chef d'oeuvres of local cuisine in Marseilles.
  • Take unforgettable strolls along the Mediterranean coast in Montpellier.

Travel Itinerary

Beautiful Sights on the Way to Mediterranean Sea
Day 1453 km709 m

Beautiful Sights on the Way to Mediterranean Sea

Start your mini-trip in the French town of Chambéry, capital of the Duchy of Savoy and founded in XIII century. Castles, palaces, and gardens: in Chambéry, all this is in abundance. Today, you’ll drive to Plage Le Petit Travers — the best place to breathe fresh Mediterranean air and get your feet wet in the sea. In between? A road following a majestic river: the Rhone.
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Scenic Views of Montpellier
Day 2143 km3 km

Scenic Views of Montpellier

Today, you’ll explore Montpellier. Be sure to walk along the Promenade du Peyrou — it’s quite similar to the Champs-Élysées in Paris and even has its own Arc de Triomphe. By the evening, you’ll be in Avignon, where you’ll be able to see a local theatre performance.
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Visiting Marseille
Day 3560 km5 km

Visiting Marseille

The final day of the journey will take you to Marseille, France's second-largest city. A vibrant and multicultural atmosphere awaits you! An important activity in Marseille is to taste the famous local bouillabaisse stew. Stock up on fresh produce from sunny Provence at a local farmers’ market and after that, drive back home.
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