South of France, Basques and Barcelona

Start at the Cote d'Azur and Provence, then head to the Dordogne Valley and its ancient towns, the Basque Country in Northern Spain, and finish your trip in lively and artistic Barcelona

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Nice, France

  • 2

    Aix en Provence, France

  • 3

    Avignon, France

  • 4

    Sarlat la Caneda, France

  • 5

    San Sebastian, Spain

  • 6

    Bilbao, Spain

  • 7

    Barcelona, Spain

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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • le plateau du vercors
  • St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral 1
  • The Promenade
  • Villa des Arènes
  • Vue du Sémaphore
  • Cannes
  • Yves Klein
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  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Nice
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • Gorges du Daluis
  • Make My Living
  • France-002908B -  On the way to Sisteron
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • Antibes
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

Night lifeFoodCultureBeachesHistoric3 nightsSun. Mar 24 - Wed. Mar 27

Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Aix en Provence

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  • Cours Mirabeau - Aix-en-Provence
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • mont sainte victoire over lac zola
  • Musée Granet Aix en Provence
  • Vue du Sémaphore
  • Sugiton 1
  • Foundation Vasarely
  • Avignon
  • France-002908B -  On the way to Sisteron
  • Cap Canaille
  • Randonnée VTT en montagne, au Lac Blanc
   
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Aix en Provence

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric2 nightsWed. Mar 27 - Fri. Mar 29

Youthful and progressive, this town remains charming and provincial with its monuments, facades, and architecture from the past.

Aix-en-Provenc, or simply Aix, is a city commune in south of France. It is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. The population of Aix numbers approximately 143,000. The Cours Mirabeau is a wide thoroughfare, planted with double rows of plane-trees, bordered by fine houses and decorated by fountains. It follows the line of the old city wall and divides the town into two sections. The new town extends to the south and west; the old town, with its narrow, irregular streets and its old mansions dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, lies to the north.
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Things to do in and around Avignon

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  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
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  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Sugiton 1
  • Cirque de Navacelles
  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
  • Avignone - 10 - 26.04.06
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  • Clock Tower Nimes France
  • Arles
  • Pont du Gard bei Nimes
  • France-002908B -  On the way to Sisteron
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

HistoricCultureFoodSmall townsNight life3 nightsFri. Mar 29 - Mon. Apr 01

Full of energy and architectural treasures, Avignon is an excellent base from which to explore Western Provence.

Avignon is a French commune in southeastern France, bordered by the left bank of the Rhֳ´ne river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city, about 12,000 live in the ancient town center surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and anti popes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. In addition, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon are well-preserved.
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Things to do in and around Sarlat la Caneda

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  • Montignac accross the River Vézère
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  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
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  • Le château médiéval de Castelnaud
  • Rocamadour
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  • Les ruines des Tours de Chalucet
   
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Sarlat la Caneda

France, Aquitaine region

HistoricSmall townsFoodCulture3 nightsMon. Apr 01 - Thu. Apr 04

This Medieval town is known for its great restaurants, where you can find the best truffles and foie gras in the region.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune in southwestern France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The center of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
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Things to do in and around San Sebastian

  • Donostia - San Sebastián
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  • Aiete parkea
  • San Sebastian beach
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  • Multicoloured herd
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
  • San Sebastian
  • Museoa San Telmo
  • Antiguo parador
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Bilbao
  • Guernica - mountain view
   
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San Sebastian

Spain, Basque Country region

FoodNight lifeSmall townsHistoricCulture2 nightsThu. Apr 04 - Sat. Apr 06

Set on the Bay of Biscay, this town and its history is only rivaled by the sunny beaches and superb local cuisine.

San Sebastian is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 20 km from the French border. The main economic activities are commerce and tourism, and it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain. San Sebastian's picturesque shoreline makes it a popular beach resort. The seaside environment is enhanced by hilly surroundings that are easily accessible, i.e., Urgull (at the heart of the city by the seashore), romantic Mount Ulia extending east to Pasaia, Mount Adarra rising proud far on the south and Igeldo, overlooking the bay from the west.
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Things to do in and around Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao)
  • Bilbao
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Vizcaya Bridge
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  • Multicoloured herd
  • Bilbao, museo marítimo
  • Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Bilbao
  • Euskal Museoa, Unamuno enparantzan
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
  • Antiguo parador
  • Guernica - mountain view
  • Cave Paintings
  • Gasteiz from above
   
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Bilbao

Spain, Basque Country region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsSat. Apr 06 - Tue. Apr 09

Bilbao is an interesting city with a strong culture of art and architecture, as well as numerous museums on a variety of themes.

Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Since its foundation in the early 14th century, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic to contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St. James' Cathedral or the Church of San Anton.

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Things to do in and around Barcelona

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  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Street
  • El petit Meteora català / Our own little Meteora in Catalonia
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Terraces in Raval
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • La Rambla
  • Cardona mines
  • Monasterio de Montserrat
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  • Getxo at night
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  • Barcelona Beach
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Palau Nacional, Barcelona
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeBeaches3 nightsTue. Apr 09 - Fri. Apr 12

A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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