To see several cities in France at once . Try the stunning French wines . Feel the spirit of Provence . To see "French Rome" in Nîmes and its famous amphitheatre... . Plunge into history, seeing every important attraction in the cities. . Go to the Picasso Museum.

Sunny South of France

"Midi" is a generalized concept of the south, synonymous with the sun, the sea and a leisurely and abundant lifestyle. But if you're in a hurry, not only will you not know, but you won't see it. And what, if not the pure joy of being, requires a tribute? Therefore, a journey through the Mediterranean landscape full of contrasts, where you can see many ancient monuments, Romanesque churches, magnificent museums of modern art and boiling cities should take at least a week. The route is built in such a way that travelers do not return to the end point, and every day they see only new cities and landscapes. In this regard, the arrival and departure will take place at different airports, Tulsa Airport and Nice Cote d'Azur airports, as well as car rental and return.

Sunny South of France

8 days itinerary by Ekaterina Shmelkova - Beach and Relax, History and Culture - Car, 7 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: Beach and Relax, History and Culture

Day 1: Historic city of Carcassonne


The first town we will stay in is Carcassonne, a town located in the south of France at the top of a hill. Tourists come here to see the main attraction of this place - a medieval fortress with numerous watchtowers and fortifications with double walls.
Visiting: Carcassonne, Toulouse, Nice

Day 2: Narbonne, Bezier, Agde and St. Claire.


Today you will visit several cities in France, each of which has its own history, memorable places, sandy beaches and excellent restaurants of French cuisine. In the first two you will find historical sights and interesting facts about them, and in the evening you will rest on the beach by the sea and relax.
Visiting: Carcassonne, Balaruc-les-Bains, Narbonne, Bouzigues, Sete, Agde, Beziers, Nice

Day 3: Montpellier


Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in south-western France. The city is rich in various historical palaces, squares and churches that you will see today. In Montpellier, one feels relaxed and light, with palm trees growing on the streets and locals spending evenings at street café tables.
Visiting: Montpellier, Balaruc-les-Bains, Sete, Nice

Day 4: City of Nimes or "French Rome".


Thanks to the greatest monuments of architecture that have survived since the Roman Empire, the small town of Nim received the honorary title of "French Rome". From the Roman era in Nîmes a huge number of unique monuments of ancient Roman architecture have been preserved - more than in any other city of France. The main attraction of Nîmes is the grand amphitheatre. It's elegant, clean and well-groomed. In a way, He is like Paris, only more compact and calm.
Visiting: Nimes, Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, La Grande-Motte, Nice

Day 5: Arles was the city where Van Gogh lived.


Arles is a city with an exciting fate: these places were conquered by the Roman Emperors Julius Caesar and Constantine the Great, and French artists Gauguin and Van Gogh lived here. The secluded and quiet Arles drowned entirely in Provence culture. Arl's a small town, you can only walk in it. The city centre of Arles, which combines Roman heritage with narrow streets built with 18th century houses, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting: Arles, Nimes, Les Baux-de-Provence, Nice

Day 6: Colorful Marseille


Noisy, southern, vibrant Marseille is the benchmark for a Mediterranean port city, as we are used to imagining them through adventure books and films. The country's largest commercial port, a major industrial centre and the second most populous city in France; one of the oldest cities in Europe. These are still multicolored markets, seafood that dries in the sun. But it is also a real boiling soup from different cultures, as well as an abundance of emigrants.
Visiting: Marseille, Arles, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Nice

Day 7: Oh, magical Nice!


The old centre of Nice still retains its medieval spirit: narrow labyrinths of winding streets with adjoining houses under red tiles, churches, cozy cafes and shops attract tourists. The seaside part of Nice is in a very different mood: there are lush eclectic buildings of the 19th-20th centuries everywhere with elegant facades and a loud pedigree. Nice is an aristocratic city with a romantic flair, and the journey here is always unforgettable.
Visiting: Marseille, Antibes, Sanary-sur-Mer, Frejus, Nice

Day 8: Last day in Nice


The journey ends. Grab a bite to eat in the morning at a café nearby, then take a stroll around Nice to enjoy the city again.
Visiting: Nice