10 days in Monaco-Ville & South of France Itinerary

10 days in Monaco-Ville & South of France Itinerary

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10 days in Monaco-Ville & South of France Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly + bus:  5​h
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 day
2
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Grasse, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
La Palud sur Verdon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
6
Beziers, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Lastours, France
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Brousses-et-Villaret, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Alet les Bains, France
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Rennes-le-Chateau, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Belesta en Lauragais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Montsegur, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Cucugnan, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Montpellier, France
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
End: Bern, Switzerland

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Princess Grace Botanical Garden. On the 15th (Mon), try your luck at Casino Cafe de Paris and then take in nature's colorful creations at Princess Grace Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville tour itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Monaco-Ville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nice.

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Fun & Games Casinos Parks
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Casino Cafe de Paris ©
Casino Cafe de Paris

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Nice, France

Nice ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Promenade des Anglais as well as Castel Plage.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monaco-Ville. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grasse.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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Grasse, France

Grasse ©
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Studio des Fragrances Galimard has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grasse online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nice to Grasse by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to La Palud sur Verdon.

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Museums Classes Historic Sites
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Musee International de la Parfumerie ©
Studio des Fragrances Galimard ©
Studio des Fragrances Galimard

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La Palud sur Verdon, France

La Palud sur Verdon ©
You've now added Les Gorges du Verdon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Palud sur Verdon itinerary builder .

You can drive from Grasse to La Palud sur Verdon in 2 hours. While traveling from Grasse, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Palud sur Verdon, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

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Les Gorges du Verdon
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
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Drive from La Palud sur Verdon to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beziers.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Hotel de Chateaurenard ©
Hotel de Chateaurenard

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Beziers, France

Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beziers trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Beziers in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lastours.

Things to do in Beziers

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Lastours, France

Lastours ©
Lastours is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.Lastours is located 12km outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chateaux de Lastours.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lastours trip planner .

Getting from Beziers to Lastours by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lastours are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

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Historic Sites
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Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne travel route planner .

Carcassonne is just a stone's throw from Lastours. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brousses-et-Villaret.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Brousses-et-Villaret, France

Brousses-et-Villaret ©
You've now added Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saissac.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brousses-et-Villaret vacation tool .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Brousses-et-Villaret in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Brousses-et-Villaret can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Alet les Bains.

Things to do in Brousses-et-Villaret

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Saissac
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Chateau de Saissac ©
Chateau de Saissac
Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses ©
Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses

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Alet les Bains, France

Alet les Bains ©
Alet-les-Bains is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region in southern France.GeographyAlet-les-Bains is located near a hot springs in Aude in the south of France. On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Abbaye d'Alet les Bains.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alet les Bains trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brousses-et-Villaret to Alet les Bains takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rennes-le-Chateau.
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Abbaye d'Alet les Bains ©
Abbaye d'Alet les Bains

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Rennes-le-Chateau, France

Rennes-le-Chateau ©
Rennes-le-Château is a small commune approximately 5 km south of Couiza, in the Aude department in Languedoc in southern France.This small French hilltop village is known internationally, and receives tens of thousands of visitors per year, because of various conspiracy theories, about an alleged buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest Bérenger Saunière, the precise nature of which is disputed by those who believe in its existence.HistoryMountains frame both ends of the region—the Cevennes to the northeast and the Pyrenees to the south. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine as well as Rennes le chateau. On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Rennes le chateau and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rennes-le-Chateau trip site .

Rennes-le-Chateau is just a short distance from Alet les Bains. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Montsegur.

Things to do in Rennes-le-Chateau

Historic Sites
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Rennes le chateau ©
Rennes le chateau
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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Belesta en Lauragais, France

Belesta en Lauragais ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fontaine de Fontestorbes. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Fontaine de Fontestorbes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Belesta en Lauragais trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rennes-le-Chateau to Belesta en Lauragais takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belesta en Lauragais can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Montsegur.

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Nature Parks
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Fontaine de Fontestorbes ©
Fontaine de Fontestorbes

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Montsegur, France

Montségur is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.It is famous for its fortification, the Château de Montségur, that was built on the "pog" (mountain) on the ruins of one of the last strongholds of the Cathars. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montsegur journey builder .

Traveling by car from Belesta en Lauragais to Montsegur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Cucugnan.

Things to do in Montsegur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Cucugnan, France

Cucugnan ©
Cucugnan is a commune in the Aude department in southern France, approximately 29.5km north-west of Perpignan. Chateau de Queribus has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Queribus.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cucugnan trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Montsegur to Cucugnan takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cucugnan are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montpellier.

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Historic Sites
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Chateau de Queribus ©
Chateau de Queribus

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cucugnan to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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