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10 days in South of France by car – My itinerary

Wow ! You have decided to visit South of France and you have 10 days to enjoy Camargue, Provence, Côte d’Azur, Luberon, the Riviera. It’s wonderful, you’ll enjoy a dream trip. You want to organize and do this trip around Provence by yourself but you don’t know what to see, in what sense, how long to stay… What are the cities, villages, natural sites you can select for your  Provence driving tour ?

I may be able to help you with this post.

10 days in South of France – Why traveling by car ?

Traveling by car in the South of France is interesting because you can go and stop where you want, when you want, as long as you want. In addition, some parts of the coast are not accessible by train or bus.

On the other hand, if you go in South of France in August, you will inevitably suffer from problems of intense traffic, of slow circulation especially on the most tourist sites.

But even though, a South of France driving tour is the ideal way to visit Provence and the Mediterranean coast of France.

10 days in South of France – Route map

This proposed Provence driving tour of 673 km (418 miles) is just a model that I share to give you an idea and help you build your own itinerary. It can be different depending on traffic, strikes, changes in schedules, deviations…

I integrated in this circuit all the most beautiful sites of the road but maybe you will not have the time to visit all of them… Indeed, if you do not leave very early in the morning, if you stay a long time on the sites … It’s up to you to choose on the spot according to your visiting times, your pace and your desires !

10 days in South of France – Summary of my car itinerary

Day 1 – From Roissy Airport take flight to Marseille (or train TGV) installation in your hotel in Marseille

Day 2 – Cruise to see the Calanques in the morning and drive to Arles (Camargue)

Day 3 – Visit Camargue, drive to Aigues Mortes to visit the historic center and drive to Avignon

Day 4 – Visit Baux de Provence, Gordes, Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque and Aix en Provence

Day 5 – Gorges du VerdonMoustiers and drive to Hyères

Day 6 – Porquerolles island – Saint TropezCannes

Day 7 – Cannes – Saint Paul de VenceNice

Day 8 – Nice – EzeMonacoMenton – Nice

Day 9 – Nice

Day 10 – Nice to Marseille and come back to Paris (by flight or TGV train from Marseille to Paris)

You are interested in this South of France driving tour ?

So look at details, timing, visits, hotels of this South of France trip on my post :

“10 days in South of France by car” detailed circuit

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  3. stewart says:

    Hi Karine
    Lovely to read your Blog.
    Your itinerary ideas are great, particularly the one – 10 days in South of France by car
    Would be great if you could do a similar one closer to your home area. By that I mean one covering the Occetania region, particularly the inland rather than the coastal areas

    1. Karine says:

      Thank you! Thank you! Yes, I could publish an itinerary that would go through the major sites around Toulouse such as Périgord, Cahors, Montauban, Albi, Castres, Carcassonne, Foix… alternating small villages and cultural visits in towns. That’s a good idea. As soon as I have some time, I’ll get started!

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