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Paris, Provence & the French Riviera

Duration
10 Days
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US$ 2,569

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Combine cultural experiences, sunny skies, and blue waves on this 10-day vacation through France. Tour the City of Light before zipping south to Aix-en-Provence to see the famous Luberon villages. Then reach Nice on the French Riviera and explore its eclectic mix of Roman ruins, glamorous mansions, and spectacular views.


This 10-day French vacation takes you to Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice to sample French food and wine and enjoy its cultural delights. It features first-class accommodations and small-group tours.

Your journey through France begins in Paris, the City of Light and arguably the most popular city on the planet. Take advantage of a Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket to zip around to popular landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe, at your own pace. A boat cruise along the Seine will showcase some of the most beautiful views of the city, such as the flying buttresses of Notre Dame. A three-hour walking tour in Montmartre, the city’s bohemian heart, will introduce you to some of the city’s best bakeries and pastry shops. You’ll also head to a cheese cellar for a tasting of an array of delicious cheeses from across the nation, all expertly paired with an appropriate vintage of wine.

Connect south to Aix-en-Provence, where you’ll explore the beautiful Provence region. Join a small group tour to the nearby villages of Luberon where you’ll stroll the cobblestoned medieval streets and admire the castles set against rolling hills. You'll also have the opportunity to visit one of the local markets. The next day, explore Aix-en-Provence itself at leisure. You can trace the art and history of Paul Cezanne or visit landmarks, shops, and restaurants around the tree-lined boulevard Cours Mirabeau.

Continue to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Tour the city centre, following the Promenade des Anglais before reaching Excelsior Regina Palace, the winter home of Queen Victoria. Spot ancient Roman ruins, including the famous amphitheatre, before ending in the flower markets and craft stores of the old town. The following day, tour the Rivera, starting at Eze, the medieval town perched on the edge of a rocky outcrop. After seeing the gardens and castle ruins, you’ll continue to La Turbie before reaching Monaco and exploring the billionaire strip of casinos and restaurants known as Monte Carlo.

At the end of your stay, head to the airport or train station in Nice for onward travels.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,569

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Day 1

Arrive in Paris

Upon arrival in Paris, meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in Paris. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Les Plumes Hotel

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    Les Plumes Hotel



    This hotel is located in Paris, and is a popular choice for business and leisure travellers. The excitement of the city centre is only 2 km away. For those who want to venture out, Musae de la Franc-Maeonnerie, Musae Grevin, Theatre des Varietes are just …

    This hotel is located in Paris, and is a popular choice for business and leisure travellers. The excitement of the city centre is only 2 km away. For those who want to venture out, Musae de la Franc-Maeonnerie, Musae Grevin, Theatre des Varietes are just some of the attractions available to visitors. Guests will be able to enjoy numerous entertainment and shopping venues as well as dining opportunities, not far from the property. The residence offers countless facilities and services which will surely enrich a stay in Paris. Pets are welcomed at this city hotel and airport transfer is also available for guest's convenience.

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Day 2

Paris Hop-on, Hop-ff Tour and Seine River cruise

After breakfast, this comprehensive Paris tour allows you to discover the attractions of Paris at your own pace. Whether it is shopping, dining, history, or romance that brought you to the city of lights, this tour will help you to discover your perfect Paris. Your pass allows you unlimited hop-On, hop-Off access over a one-day period. There are 4 routes and more than 50 stops to choose from on this wonderful tour. All 4 routes are interconnected, allowing you to switch between them easily.

Your day also includes a boat cruise on the Seine River. The Seine is the epicenter of Paris, flanked by the emblematic monuments of the French capital, making it a real essence of the city. The modern riverboat "Bateau Parisien," with accessible terraces and outdoor walkways, will take you on a smooth boat ride along the river. Enjoy the beautiful panorama on this one-hour cruise and learn about the city's secrets and fascinating history. An audio guide available in 14 languages will keep you entertained. Glide past the Notre Dame cathedral and under the famous Pont Neuf. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the most iconic landmarks in Paris: Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden, Orsay Museum, Grand Palais, Trocadero, Conciergerie, and many more.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Montmartre Walking Tour & Cheese and Wine Tasting

With this 3-hour walking tour in Montmartre, you will visit some of the best bread and pastry shops in town! You will learn why the best baguettes are in Montmartre, taste some unusual bread such as squid ink/ curry baguette or blue cheese ficelle, some financiers or fruit tarts, and much more. In this tour, be sure to learn how to recognize a good shop from an industrial one or how to find the best croissant so that you won't make the mistake again! This tour will also be the occasion to discover the streets of Montmartre village, its grapevine, and mills, as well as its best restaurants and shops. As we don't like crowded itineraries, we will use a different way from Rue Caulaincourt to Rue des Abbesses, and try to stay off the beaten path!

Later in the day, take an introduction to the French cheese and wine experience as you visit a 17th-century cheese maturing cellar in the heart of Paris. You will learn the skill of tasting exceptional cheeses and pairing them with wonderful wines. Ooh, la la! Learn and enjoy the art of tasting and pairing exceptional cheeses with wines in a historic Parisian cellar - you will never taste cheese and wine like this again! This tasting includes seven types of cheeses, two glasses of wine, and a fresh baguette.

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Day 4

Depart Paris

Say Au Revoir to the City of Light and take a private transfer to the airport or train station.

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Arrive in Aix-en-Provence

Upon arrival at Aix-en-Provence train station, meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in Aix-en-Provence. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel Cezanne or similar (3 nights).

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Cezanne

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    Hotel Cezanne



    Hotel Cezanne is the first Boutique Hotel in Aix en Provence. It is located in the city centre and proudly displays his chic and trendy side. There is a terrace equipped with a bar outside. A fitness room and a massage room welcome athletes and …

    Hotel Cezanne is the first Boutique Hotel in Aix en Provence. It is located in the city centre and proudly displays his chic and trendy side. There is a terrace equipped with a bar outside. A fitness room and a massage room welcome athletes and sports enthusiasts. Zidan, a Syrian artist established in the famous Berlin-Mitte, has decorated the lounges with his works.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Cafe
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Computer Station
    • Concierge
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newspaper in Lobby
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Terrace

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Day 5

Luberon Markets and Villages Tour

Today, enjoy a full day, small group shared experience, and explore the Luberon massif's charming markets and villages. The order and stops in this itinerary change according to the daily markets, but no matter what day you join though, you will be assured of an authentic Provencal market experience. The itinerary will include a combination of these lovely villages and sites: Gordes, Roussillon, Lourmarin, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Abbey of Senanque, and Apt. Besides tasting local favorites, this tour engages all of your senses. From Rousillon's vibrant ochre-colored homes to the lavender fields in Senanque (mid-June to mid-July); from Gordes' medieval streets to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's gentle canals the area is stunning.

Market days are as follows: Gordes on Tuesdays, Roussillon on Thursdays, Lourmarin on Fridays, Apt on Saturdays, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on Sundays

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Day 6

Day at leisure

Take your time today to explore this lively city at your leisure. Stroll along the main boulevard, the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, dotted with historical buildings, restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, and more. Take in a theatre show or follow in the footsteps of Paul Cezanne, the day is yours to discover.

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Day 7

Depart Aix-en-Provence

Say goodbye to the Nice and take a private transfer to the airport or train station to your onwards journey in France or beyond.

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Arrive in Nice

Upon arrival in Nice at the airport or train station, meet your driver and be transferred to your hotel in Bordeaux. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Ellington Hotel

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    Ellington Hotel



    Located in the heart of Nice on the stylish Boulevard Dubouchage, Hotel Ellington is a unique experience for all its customers. Inspired from Duke Ellington, the jazzy atmosphere of the 110 recently renovated rooms, blends in perfectly with the design of the hotel which is …

    Located in the heart of Nice on the stylish Boulevard Dubouchage, Hotel Ellington is a unique experience for all its customers. Inspired from Duke Ellington, the jazzy atmosphere of the 110 recently renovated rooms, blends in perfectly with the design of the hotel which is based in a typical house from Nice. Hotel Ellington offers the opportunity to reach the old town, the beach, the shopping areas and the center of congress Acropolis in only 10 minutes walking distance. Nice Etoile Shopping Centre is 250 metres away and Nice-Ville Train Station is 1 km away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Concierge
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Free Newspapers in Lobby
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Porters
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • Snack Bar
    • Television in Lobby

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Day 8

Nice City Tour

Today you will discover Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. Stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais along the water or climb up to Castle Hill to admire the fantastic panorama and walk by the waterfalls and gardens. In the charming Cimiez neighborhood, known for the Marc Chagall and Matisse Museum, you will see the Excelsior Regina Palace, the winter house of Queen Victoria. This area was considered the Roman quarter of Nice with its ancient Roman amphitheater, baths, arena, and olive grove. You will also come across the Monastery of Cimiez and rose garden, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Place Massena, and the "square head" library. Back in the historical old town in the heart of Nice, visit the popular flower market, still one of the most famous markets in France which also sells fruits, vegetables, local delicacies and local crafts in the evening.

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Day 9

Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze and La Turbie

The first stop is the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites of the French Riviera. Dating back from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. The walls of the twelfth century were dismantled in 1706 by the order of Louis XIV. Today you can walk the cobbled streets and reach the top where you can find the exotic garden and the castle ruins. The view is amazing (427 meters high)! Just below the village is the famous Fragonard perfume factory. Then, drive to the small village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco terrace" because of the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument (50 meters high) named the 'Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to Emperor Augustus, built-in 7 BC on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez. You will then reach the Principality of Monaco for the last stop of today.

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Day 10

Depart Nice

Say goodbye to Nice and take a private transfer to the airport or train station to your onwards journey in France or beyond.

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DEPARTURES:

2022: July to October: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Private transfers to/from train stations (train tickets not included)
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Paris
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Aix-en-Provence
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Nice
  • Paris Hop-on, Hop-Off bus ticket
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Small group Montmartre Walking Tour, including tastings (max 8 guests)
  • Introduction to Cheese & Wine Experience, including tastings
  • Luberon Markets & Villages Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Small group Nice City Tour
  • Small group Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze and La Turbie
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), food and wine tastings as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Train tickets between Paris-Aix and Provence-Nice
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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