Best of France

Best of France information and booking

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$2850
$3800
  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    4

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Schedule Details

Departs from
Paris
Accommodation
Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Bus, Metro, Private minibus, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip.

Highlights

Travel by train through rolling fields of lavender, Uncover historic and quirky Marseille, Meet friendly locals in village bistros, Visit the dramatic D-Day beaches in Normandy, Discover joie de vivre in flirty Paris, Get active on a Loire Valley cycling adventure, Be spellbound by ancient Mont St-Michel

Tour description provided by Intrepid

This tour of France is perfectly honed for lovers of all things French, who have dreamed of discovering the romance, history and culture of this intoxicating country. Travel from Paris to Normandy and the Loire Valley to Marseille, mingling with locals and sampling some of the best produce Europe has to offer. Take in ancient sights, cycle through lavender fields and, ultimately, fall completely in love with France.

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris
Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.
Days 2-3 Bayeux
Oozing with French charm and historical significance, Bayeux is a beautifully preserved medieval town, located on the banks of the Aure River.
Day 4 Mont St-Michel
With a stunning abbey and significant role in history, Mont Saint-Michel is a tidal island rising out of the English Channel, only 1km from France's Normandy coast.
Days 5-6 La Rochelle
La Rochelle is known as the white city and has a superb Old Harbour lined with great restaurants and a beautiful Old Town showcasing a rich seafaring past.
Days 7-8 Tours
Aptly named 'Le Jardin de la France', Tours boasts verdant parks, peaceful river settings and a famed Old City with wonderfully preserved half-timbered buildings and picturesque open-air cafes.
Days 9-10 Lyon
As a World Heritage site, Lyon has a wealth of beautiful architecture, Roman ruins, delicious local food and fascinating passageways that run under the city.
Days 11-13 Avignon
An elegant, walled city in Provence's most picturesque valley, Avignon is home to an impressive collection of art, a grand papal palace and the Pont St-Benezet.
Days 14-15 Marseille
Still one of Europe's most important ports, Marseille is a cultural melting pot rich in history, arts, museums, galleries and great food.