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Riviera sceneries, hidden Provence & majestic Paris

13 days
French Riviera, Provence & Paris
Sceneries
Art & Museums
US$ 3,960 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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From the colors and fragrances of South-East of France, to the beautiful monuments, restaurants and concerts in Paris, this trip will arouse all your senses.

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 tiredness). You will pick up the rental car at the airport.
  • For you to enjoy the seaside, we plan for you to stay for 3 nights in a lovely boutique-hotel in Nice - 2 blocks from the beach and worldwide famous Promenade des Anglais. Relax from your flight and enjoy Nice lively city. We'll recommend the best perfume factory where you might be tempted to step into a perfume maker's shoes and create your own perfume.
  • Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere while playing Petanque or having a drink at a table at an outdoor cafe, typical southern French activities.
  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculpture and painting. For art lovers, the many art museums of Nice and its surroundings will amaze you with masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. We have included the museum pass so you won't have to pay to most sightseeing. 
  • But the Riviera is even more than all this. 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 and enjoy views of the Mediterranean in seaside restaurants from Monte Carlo to Antibes.

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PROVENCE

  • On the 4th day, you will drive about 2h30 to Southern Provence, near Aix-en-Provence. Stay overnight in a gorgeous fortified castle, in a luxury room with Empire period furniture and a canopy bed. Your delightful Hosts, the owners of the place, will have you join a guided tour of the château, from basement to rooftop. In the morning you will have breakfast in the sumptuous medieval kitchen, with its hanging copperware and monumental fireplace.
  • From the 5th day, settle in your central base camp to explore Provence region. Stay for 5 nights in a very comfortable B&B, 5 minute drive to Avignon ramparts. This very quiet house is nestled in a nice garden where you will enjoy relaxing by the pool. Your Hostess speaks very good English and she 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 can visit the palace of the Popes, the well-preserved ramparts and the famous “Avignon Bridge”. Strolling hilltop villages on market day, walking on 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.
  • A local lady will have you discover the local food specialties: very important to get acuqainted to Provence gastronomy.

AH PARIS !

 

  • On the 10th day, return the car at Avignon train station and take a TGV high speed train to Paris downtown.
  • 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, we have prepared for you different itineraries to explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation. We also recommend our favorite restaurants and boulangeries in different districts of the capital city so you’ll know where to take a break. One night, you will enjoy a great quality and quite private classical music concert in a very little church - away from the crowds. A unique night in Paris which we hope will remain as a great memory.

 

You will enjoy the diversity of France!

This itinerary includes

6 nights in B&Bs and 6 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 especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
TGV High Speed train from Avignon to Paris
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

RIVIERA MUSEUM PASS

Get free access to Nice and the French Riviera art museums and sites to visit such as Historical Villas, gardens or aquarium. 

Food tasting Provence

GOURMET EXPERIENCE IN PROVENCE

Let a young lady who was born and raised in Provence, take you to her best addresses in the old city to discover Provence food specialties. 

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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