Region
in Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Provence & French Riviera
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Sceneries

Spend about a month to travel from Paris to Nice on the French Riviera and get a real feel for France!

 

Includes

25 nights 3 in a Boutique-Hotel in Paris and 22 nights in B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 23 days
2 «Table d’Hôtes» dinners, with your Hosts and fellow travelers
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
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
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Paul
My wife and I had our travel plans created by Emilie at "France Just For You," a personal travel planner, Our trip was seamless as everything was prepared by FJFY: car rental …
Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 6 080
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

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Ah… Paris…

  • Experience the Parisian life comfortably accommodated for 3 nights in a charming boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter. Nearby you have the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sorbonne University, and you will discover the French capital's must-sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based a 10-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, we have prepared different itineraries to help you explore Paris on 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.
  • On the 4th day, you will pick up a rental car in Paris by the ring road and drive to the Bayeux area in Normandy with some nice stops along the way.

 

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Bayeux area in Normandy

  • For 4 nights you will experience the Norman tranquility in an 11th-century manor. Immerse yourself in a medieval environment whilst enjoying all the modern amenities, as well as amazing breakfasts cooked by your lovely hostess.
  • Perfectly located between Bayeux and the WWII beaches, you will get a real feel for Norman history, from William the Conqueror to the Second World War. 
  • We also plan for you to spend a morning with a private guide who will customize the itinerary to your wishes and interests as you visit the WWII beaches and memorial sites.
 
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Across the bay from Mont Saint Michel

  • You'll stay in a lovely Bed & Breakfast for 2 nights in a former presbytery from the 18th century, located half-way between the famous town of Mont Saint Michel and the lovely port of Saint Malo. One night, enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your host who is also a Chef. 
  • We will provide tips on when/how to enjoy this UNESCO site after most of the crowds have left.

 

 

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The Loire Valley near Chenonceaux

  • Spend the next 4 nights of your French journey in a welcoming Bed & Breakfast between Amboise and Chenonceau castle, in the heart of the Loire Valley. 
  • Your hostess is an excellent cook and one afternoon, she will teach you how to cook some local dishes, which you will savor around a big table at night in a convivial ambiance.
  • Discover the marvels of the Loire Valley - we will recommend how to visit famous must-see castles such as Chenonceau or Chambord away from the crowds. We will also suggest smaller castles and hidden places, which are less famous but that have a lot of history and beautiful settings. 
  • If you like gardens, don’t miss Chaumont or Villandry. We will also provide information on wineries so that you may taste the local wines.

 

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At a Saint Emilion Wine Estate

  • Your next stop for 3 nights is a Grands Crus Classés wine chateaux. Experience Saint Emilion vineyards staying at one of the places where everything happens, right in Saint Emilion's vineyards. Away from the crowds, you will enjoy what Saint Emilion wines have to offer. 
  • Built along the banks of the Garonne river, the opulent merchants' homes are very specific to Bordeaux. You will find everything you need, from villages nestled in the Medoc or St Emilion vineyards, to the bustling night life in Bordeaux. Also, bear in mind that Bordeaux's Sainte Catherine Street is the longest shopping street in Europe!
  • Very near Saint Emilion, we have planned a private tour to a famous wine estate: after visiting the estate from the cellars, to the vats, passing by the vineyards to understand the different grape variety, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of 3 different wines.

 

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Carcassonne & Cathar country

  • The medieval town of Carcassonne will amaze you by its size and conservation. You will reside in a cozy B&B for 2 nights in the lively bastide-town, and will be within walking distance of all sightseeing and restaurants. We'll make sure you're away from the tourist crowds.
  • In the Cathar country, walkers/hikers will be rewarded with breath-taking landscapes and fortresses such as Quéribus. History lovers will be fascinated by the Cathar history. Wine lovers may be surprised by the quality of the “Minervois” wines, which have improved a lot in the past 10 years.
  • On the 19th day of your French trip, you will drive about 3 hours to Provence in the South East of France.
 
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Gorgeous Provence

  • Stay for 4 nights in a very comfortable B&B in Avignon island. This very quiet house is nestled in a nice garden where you will enjoy relaxing by the pool only 15 minute walk to the heart of Avignon old city. Your Hostess knows the region very well and she will be happy to give you some advice if you'd like. Beautiful Avignon, is also referred to as “the City of Popes”, is where you can visit the palace of the Popes, the well-preserved ramparts and the famous “Avignon Bridge”. 
  • You will stroll through 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 gems - villages 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 for each day of the week!
  • 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 !
 

 

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La Côte d’Azur – the French Riviera

  • About 3 hours' drive away is the French Riviera. You will stay for 3 nights in a lovely Bed & Breakfast located right in the beating heart of Nice city, in a impressive home which was restored very recently with a lot of taste and art by your lovely hosts. Your room opens on the garden and you will walk everywhere in Nice. The famous Promenade des Anglais and the beach are less than 10 min walk away and you are very central to drive along the French Riviera from Menton, Monaco to Cannes. 
  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will 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.
  • But the Riviera is even more than all this. The “Cote d’Azur” is a marvel of fabulous 19th century villas and sapphire-colored water coves. Wander about the narrow alleyways of the old city of Nice or go shopping and enjoy views of the Mediterranean in seaside restaurants from Monte Carlo to Antibes.
 

 

 This France itinerary is a great way to experience the diversity of our country, focusing on very typical regions, leaving time to enjoy yourselves and relax. 

Activities included

WWII guided tour

Private Guide on the WWII sites

Spend a half day with a private guide who will customize the itinerary to your wishes and interests. A must do to better understand what happened on D-Day. 

cooking workshop with Valérie

Loire Cooking Workshop

Spend a late afternoon with Valérie who trained in gastronomic restaurants. You will prepare a main course and a dessert, then you'll enjoy a savory dinner with your hosts. 

wine tasting st emilion

Tour a St Emilion Winery

Visit a wine estate near St Emilion with a private English speaking guide. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of different wines from the estate.

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 !

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Bonnie
A wonderful trip through Provence and the Riviera planned and organized by Emilie. Stayed in lovely B&Bs and had enough scheduled activities and free time. Emilie provided lots of options of things to do and a complete package for the traveler. Would highly recommend!
Marcia
We would highly recommend “France Just for You” and will most defiantly use the services of Emilie again. At the end of April 2017 we spend two weeks in France visiting Normandy, Mont Saint Michel, Lorie Valley and Paris. We can would sum the trip in one word “Perfect!”. Emilie well prepared us with a personalized book, (179 pages) , describing our …
Kate
Thank you Emilie for such a wonderful honeymoon! Every detail was taken care of so that my husband and I could just relax and enjoy ourselves! It was absolutely the easiest trip we have ever planned and we will certainly be using France Just For You on our next trip to France!

Our Travelers’ Photos

Scott & Linda
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Christina & her niece
from Australia
In the Wolves Sanctuary in Guéret
Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
Amy
from the US
Enjoying a great view in Burgundy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley
Ann & Jim
From the US
In Amboise castle by the Loire river
Michele, Jacques, Nicole, Gaetan, Joanne & Keith
from Canada
In the Loire Valley
Bob & Naomi
From the US
In Monet's gardens in Giverny, Normandy
Deborah & Richard
from the US
On Omaha Beach, Normandy
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris
Nancy & Paul
from Canada
On the French Riviera
Kathy & Mark
from the US
Truffle Hunting in Provence