People may hate us for saying this, but Paris is far from our favorite spot in France.


We LOVE Paris – how can you not??  But we can only be in a big city for so long.  Enter the South of France. We love this 10 day vacation itinerary for the South of France! You really can’t go wrong.  You’ll see where celebrities hang out (Cannes & Monaco), where tourists talk about (Antibes & Aix-en-Provence) and then a lot of places none of your friends have ever heard of – where the French hang out (Hyères, Île de Porquerolles, & Argelès-sur-Mer)!

Ever since I was young, I’ve always dreamed of the South of France.  I pictured it spotted with quaint, warm towns with narrow streets, red rooftops, and gorgeous views of the sea.  My first trip down was no disappointment.  It was exactly what I had hoped and more.  The towns were even more colorful, the water even more turquoise, and the pièce de résistance? The PIZZA WAS AMAZING!!  I know this is a weird thing to love about France, but it is a fact.  The pizza is delicious.  We love it even more than the pizza in Italy. Anyway, I digress…Here’s the point:  you should definitely head down to the South of France!!  It is worth a vacation all on its own.  We’ve made it super easy for you and outlined the perfect vacation itinerary for the South of France, including a couple of nights in Barcelona!

My best insider tip is to stop first thing in each town at L’Office de Tourisme.  Tell them how long you are in town and that you’d love a walking tour map to see the highlights.  They are so incredibly helpful at these offices and you will get invaluable information. This is THE best way to see French towns, especially if you don’t have a lot of time!!

Please send postcards and pictures from your awesome trip!  🙂


The Perfect 10-Day South of France Itinerary

*Be sure to hover over the map to get specific tips!  And click here to see the full itinerary!  🙂



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