Highlights of France

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Departs from
Chateau, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Bus, Metro, Minibus, Taxi, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.


Be romanced by the suave city of Paris , Relax on a train journey through the French countryside , Taste authentic French cuisine in Dijon , Stop by internationally acclaimed wineries , Discover Roman ruins in Avignon , Explore the French Riviera

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Sensuous cuisine, movie-set monuments and more art and history than you can shake a stick at - France is the number one tourist destination in the world for a reason. Let us whisk you away from the hungry jaws of the tourist traps and discover a France that is beyond the pages of most guidebooks. A France where the countryside unfolds before you like brushstrokes on an emerald green canvas, where medieval towns still bustle with an air of old-world charm and where tastebuds are privy to recipes that have remained unchanged for centuries. Spend a night in a traditional chateaux, wander hallowed cathedrals and find a slice of heaven in the French Riveria. This Highlights of France tour will have you experiencing what the French call ‘coup de foudre’ – or as we might say ‘love at first sight’.


Days 1-2 Paris
Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.
Days 3-4 Dijon/Beaune
The capital of France's culturally rich Burgundy Province, Dijon boasts a delightful city centre, numerous medieval and renaissance buildings, and labyrinthine streets filled with charming shops and restaurants. Beaune is located in the wine region of the Cote d'Or, an area that produces some of the best wines in France and is made up of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. The best Burgundy wines are grown here in the golden-red soil, hence the name Cote d'Or (land of gold).
Day 5 Sainte Sabine - Chateau Stay
Spend a night in a traditional French château and feel as though you’ve stepped back in time while exploring the grounds and soaking up views across the French countryside.
Days 6-7 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 8-9 Nice
Nestled elegantly on the Riviera, Nice boasts stunning beaches, colourful markets, and impressive architecture - and is a wonderful base to further explore the famed Cote d'Azur.