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ADT Touraine - Stevens Frémont

Southern France at your own pace

20 days
From Paris to Nice
Gourmet Experience
Sceneries
Art & Museums
US$ 4,370 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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From Paris to Nice
Date 
Anytime
Duration 
19 nights / 20 days
Region 
French Riviera, Burgundy, Paris & Provence
Theme 
Sceneries, Art & Museums, Gourmet Experience

For independent travelers who want to thoroughly explore la belle France!

Paris

  • Start your trip living the Parisian life for 4 nights. Comfortably accommodated in a charming boutique-hotel in a quiet street of the bustling Marais district, you will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based less than 10 minute walk from 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.
  • To get oriented in Paris, we plan for you to take a guided tour on a bike, following a Parisian guide. Those who are not interested in biking can also take a walking tour. One night, you will attend a classical music concert in a very little church away from the crowds - it will be a great memory of your trip. 

burgundy paris provence riviera france

Burgundy

  • On the 5th day, you will pick up the rental car near the hotel and drive about 3 hours to Burgundy. You will reside for 3 nights in a beautiful mansion, surrounded by a vast park in Côtes de Nuits vineyards. Situated in the heart of Burgundy, between Dijon and Beaune, you will be perfectly located to tour Burgundy sightseeing. Explore all major vineyards of the region and have a chance to taste red and white wines among the best in the world, directly at the winery! Your Hosts are very welcoming and you will feel at friends in their comfortable B&B. 
  • For the "Gourmets", this itinerary includes a meeting with a truffle producer. You will spend an hour looking for truffles with his truffle hound, he might even give away some of his secrets to you... After the search you savor a whole lunch made of truffle products in the outbuilding of a renaissance château. A "very French" experience!
  • Burgundy is much more than the vineyards: winding roads leading to tiny timeless villages - some of them "Most Beautiful Villages of France" - will give you a real feel for this region. Dijon has kept a lot of ancient monuments and houses, yet it is a modern city very lively and full of charm. Taste some local cheeses, the "Epoisse" at the cheese factory or stroll around Beaune from cellars to remparts.


 PROVENCE

 

  • On the 8th day, you will drive 3h30 to Northern Provence. For 4 nights, you will reside in a lovely village on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. Your Hosts have a very comfortable house, decorated in the Provençal style. Phil used to be a Chef in gastronomic restaurants, so be ready for the fabulous Table d’Hôtes dinner! Mont Ventoux remains the most authentic part of Provence, with little villages such as Vaison la Romaine, Malaucène and Bedoin and dramatic landscapes like “les Dentelles de Montmirail”.
  • 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 - 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 and wine cellar for each day of the week!
  • Spend about 3hrs cooking with Jacques who has been a Chef for 40 years. He can have you work on any special request or wish you may have. Then, you will enjoy a great dinner with Jacky and his wife. 
  • On day 12, you will head to Southern Provence and stay for 4 nights in Aix en Provence, in the heights of the city, on the slopes of the Sainte Victoire Mountain. You will be comfortably settled in a typical “mas house”, surrounded by a lovely garden with a swimming pool.
  • From there, discover the beauty of southern Provence as you visit picturesque little villages in Luberon or bigger cities such as Marseille or Aix-en-Provence. Tour the salt marshes of the Camargue, take an easy hike in the calanques near Cassis or visit the Alpilles region, where you will find beautiful Saint Remy de Provence and Van Gogh favorite landscapes…we will tell you where to buy the best olive oil or lavender products
  • 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.

 

French Riviera

  • On day 16, about 3hr dive and you will get to the French Riviera, in a lovely historic town, only 8 miles from the worldwide famous city of Nice. The B&B house is located at the top of the town so you will enjoy a beautiful sea view from your room and from the breakfast terrace. You are walking distance to several restaurants and will feel at ease to explore the Riviera region.
  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculpture and painting. You might be tempted to step into a glassblower's shoes and make your own “chef d’oeuvre”. 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 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 (Monaco) to Antibes.

To save time and tiredness, we recommend to our travelers to fly out of Nice or Marseille International airports. If not possible, we will be happy to assist in finding the right transportation to your next destination. 


A perfect trip for France lovers: gorgeous sceneries, the best of the French gastronomy & wines, local culture and meet with great people!

 

 

This itinerary includes

4 nights in a Boutique-Hotel in Paris and 15 nights in premium B&Bs that we all personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 16 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and other travelers
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

Pictures of the accommodations

A unique place, in the very center of Paris

#1A 3* Boutique-Hotel in the heart of Le Marais district

A unique place, in the very center of Paris

Stay in a cozy room...

#1A 3* Boutique-Hotel in the heart of Le Marais district

Stay in a cozy room...

...less than 10 minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral

#1A 3* Boutique-Hotel in the heart of Le Marais district

...less than 10 minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral

A beautiful mansion in the Burgundy vineyard

#2A family house right between Dijon and Beaune

A beautiful mansion in the Burgundy vineyard

With spacious and comfortable rooms with a view over the park

#2A family house right between Dijon and Beaune

With spacious and comfortable rooms with a view over the park

Enjoy meeting with your very friendly hosts

#2A family house right between Dijon and Beaune

Enjoy meeting with your very friendly hosts

...and having breakfast outside on a sunny day

#2A family house right between Dijon and Beaune

...and having breakfast outside on a sunny day

A beautiful Provencal house, nestled in a very quiet garden

#3A beautiful typical house in wilder Provence

A beautiful Provencal house, nestled in a very quiet garden

This B&B has rooms equipped with twins as well as king size beds

#3A beautiful typical house in wilder Provence

This B&B has rooms equipped with twins as well as king size beds

Travelers come from far away to taste your host’s cuisine!

#3A beautiful typical house in wilder Provence

Travelers come from far away to taste your host’s cuisine!

The swimming pool area is very pleasant to rest from a busy day

#3A beautiful typical house in wilder Provence

The swimming pool area is very pleasant to rest from a busy day

Stay in Aix-en-Provence heights

#4A comfortable house in Southern Provence

Stay in Aix-en-Provence heights

Enjoy fresh nights in a peaceful setting away from the crowds

#4A comfortable house in Southern Provence

Enjoy fresh nights in a peaceful setting away from the crowds

Walk on painter Cezanne footsteps

#4A comfortable house in Southern Provence

Walk on painter Cezanne footsteps

A welcoming house in a hilltop village

#5A cozy B&B house in the heights of Nice

A welcoming house in a hilltop village

 ...with spacious rooms equipped with AC

#5A cozy B&B house in the heights of Nice

...with spacious rooms equipped with AC

Enjoy the sea view from your room and the breakfast terrace

#5A cozy B&B house in the heights of Nice

Enjoy the sea view from your room and the breakfast terrace

Activities included in this tour

Paris Bike Tour

Spend about 4hrs with a Parisian who will have you discover his city on a bike, with a group of max.10 travelers. For those who don't like biking, you can also take a walking tour. 

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!

truffle burgundy

TRUFFLE HUNT & LUNCH

Spend half a day together with a truffle producer. After the search, he will delight you with a special lunch made with truffles from starter to dessert. A "very French" experience!

cooking class provence

PROVENCE COOKING CLASS

Spend about 3hrs cooking with Jacques who has been a Chef for 40 years. He can have you work on any special request or wish you may have. Then, you will enjoy a great dinner with Jacky and his wife. 

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