Region
in French Riviera, Provence & Paris
Countryside Tours
Art & Museums Tours

From the colors and fragrances of the South-East of France, to the beautiful monuments, restaurants and concerts in Paris, this trip will awaken all your senses.

Includes

12 nights 9 in B&Bs and 3 nights in boutique-hotels - that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 10 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
Train TGV High Speed train from Avignon to Paris
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
5.0
Kate
Dealing with Emilie is like having a personal concierge. The 10 day trip was perfect. She allowed time to relax and we were able to experience France like locals. This is our 8 th …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 4 150
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris French Riviera Provence

The French Riviera

  • We recommend to our travelers to fly into Nice International airport (which is not necessarily more expensive than Paris and will save time and energy). You will pick up your rental car at the airport.
  • For you to enjoy the seaside, we plan for you to stay for 4 nights in a lovely Bed & Breakfast located right in the beating heart of Nice, in a impressive home which was restored very recently with a lot of taste and art by your lovely hosts. Your room opens onto the garden and you will walk everywhere in Nice. The famous Promenade des Anglais and the beach are less than a 10 min walk away and you are very central to drive along the French Riviera from Menton, to Monaco and Cannes. 
  • Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere while playing Petanque or having a drink of pastis at a table at an outdoor cafe, typical southern French activities.
  • In one of the most famous perfume houses, be introduced to perfume making technics and make your own fragrance - which you will keep as a great souvenir!
  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculptures and paintings. For art lovers, the many art museums of Nice and its surroundings will amaze you with masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. 
  • But the Riviera is even more than all of the above. The “Cote d’Azur” is a marvel of fabulous 19th century villas and sapphire water coves. Wander about the narrow alleyways of the old city of Nice and visit the many famous art museums. Go shopping or enjoy views of the Mediterranean in seaside restaurants from Monte Carlo to Antibes.

 

Paris French Riviera Provence

Provence

  • On the 5th day, settle in your central base camp to explore Provence. Stay for 5 nights in a very comfortable B&B, a 5 minute drive to Avignon's ramparts. This very quiet house is nestled in a nice garden where you will enjoy relaxing by the pool. Your hosts speaks very good English and they will be happy to give you some advice if you'd like.
  • So many things to see in less than an hour's drive from your B&B: beautiful Avignon, also referred to as “the City of Popes”, where you will visit the Palace of the Popes, the well-preserved ramparts and the old city with a private guide.
  • You will enjoy hilltop villages on market day, walking in the footsteps of famous painters such as Cézanne or Picasso. We will also tell you about some hidden jewels, off the beaten track, where you will stroll around charming streets or have a drink at a provencal café with locals. We can also recommend a farmer’s market and wine cellar for each day of the week!
  • If you are interested in history, don’t miss the Roman ruins at Arles, Orange and the Pont du Gard. We will also take you to smaller sites – less famous and much quieter.
  • Explore a family-owned olive oil mill, with one of the daughters. She will explain olive oil farming from the tree to the bottle. Then you will enjoy a crash course on cooking some olive oil dishes. A very Provençal experience !
Paris French Riviera Provence

Ah Paris !

 

  • On the 10th day, return the car at Avignon's train station and take a TGV high speed train to downtown Paris.
  • End your trip living the Parisian life for 3 nights. Comfortably accommodated in a charming boutique-hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter, you will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based 10 minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral, you can explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation with different and unique itineraries we have prepared for you. We also recommend our favorite restaurants and boulangeries in different districts of the city so you’ll know where to take a break. One night, you will enjoy a high quality and quite private classical music concert in a very little church - away from the crowds. A unique night in Paris that only the locals know about, which we hope will create a great memory.

 

You will enjoy the diversity of France!

Activities included

French Riviera perfume workshop

Riviera Perfume Workshop

In one of the most famous perfume houses, be introduced to the perfume making technics and make your own fragrance - which you will keep as a great souvenir!

©E.Dautant - Provence Tourisme

Private Guided Tour to Avignon

Enjoy a half-day with a local guide to discover Avignon town and stroll the Palace of the Popes. A perfect way to be introduced to Provence history & culture.

Family owned olive oil mill in Provence

Olive Oil Experience in the Alpilles

Explore a family owned olive oil mill, with one of the daughters. She will explain the olive oil farming from the tree to the bottle. Then you will enjoy a crash course on cooking some olive oil dishes. A very Provençal experience !

Classical music concert in Paris

Classical Music Concert in Paris

Enjoy listening to a classical music concert in one of the oldest Churches in Paris. It will be a great evening!

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Shelley & Andy
We feel lucky that we found Emilie online! Usually, we like to plan our own trips, but we did not have the language capabilities or confidence to plan this vacation alone. Emilie to the rescue! She listened to our concerns and wishes and planned the perfect trip. Loved the small boutique hotel in the perfect part of Paris, and all the bed and …
Jenifer
When planning my 60th birthday celebration, my sister and I stumbled upon France Just For You, which saved us from the potential nightmare of traveling with 40 strangers on a bus. As a result, my sister and I, along with our husbands, experienced a trip of a lifetime! From the beginning, Emilie was extraordinarily responsive, informative, and more …
Susan
This was a wonderful way to travel in France! Our tours were wonderful and the guidebook was very helpful. Each day we had suggestions of things to do and we loved every suggestion! Our car and our accommodations were first class. Having the french phone made travel easy since we could use Waze and Google Maps. If we return to France, we will …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Patty & Tim
from the US
In front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Tonia
from Canada
Cycling in the Loire Valley
Theresa & Bill
From the US
Between the vineyards & the lavenders in Provence
Kathy & David
from Canada
In Avignon, Provence
Alexis, Stefanie and Paul...with Emilie & Family
from the US
At the B&B in the Loire Valley
Joe & Beth
From the US
Truffle hunting in Provence
Greg, Laurie, Laura & Jeff
From the US
With their B&B host near Mont Saint Michel
Shirley & Bob
from the US
After a concert in Paris
Margaret & Peter
from Canada
On the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Cynthia & Roger
from the US
Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley
Sharon & Gary
from Canada
In Chambord castle - Loire Valley
Karen & Ed
from the US
At the restaurant in Giverny