Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, and Marseilles Tour from Paris

Day Trips & Excursions in Paris

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Experience in one day a personalized trip from Paris to South of France at Aix en Provence, Cassis and Marseille.Discover the old town in Aix with a guided walking tour, the Calanques of Authentic village of Cassis by boat and admire some of the highlights in Marseilles such as Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, the symbol of the city with its outstanding mosaics. The departure will be from Gare de Lyon station by high speed train, the TGV.
After meeting at 6.30am our representative from Gare de Lyon Station in Paris to collect your train tickets, you will board on high Speed Train (  TGV in French). It will only take few hours to arrive at Aix en Provence Station.The guide will meet at the station at 9am and relate all about where the great Artist Cezanne got his inspiration from. Some of his greatest impressionist masterpieces represents the beauty of his home in Aix-en-Provence.It is also a draw for many artists and writers such as Zola and Hemingway,The must place to be for any art lovers.You will visit the old town wandering through The Cours Mirabeau: one of Europe's great boulevards, heart of the city, you will  discover a good mix of restaurants, cafes ,shops.Get a glimpse at many fountains in the city, particularly the stunning and huge fountain of the Rotunda surrounded by bronze sculptures  with three female figures at the top representing Justice, Agriculture and the Fine Arts. Each day the whole area is the setting for the best markets of Provence offering regional products: fruit and vegetable stalls, dried wild herbs and mushrooms, fresh cheeses.You will continue your trip to the hidden gem of the French Riviera : the charming Cassis.Tucked at the foot of dramatic white cliffs and surrounded by blue waters, you will enjoy the spectacular view on the bay of the entire Village.Stroll on the charming ancient fishing port and take a 45-minute cruise through the region’s three breathtaking calanques:Port-Miou, Port Pin and En-Vau.The picturesque waterfront, and the Mediterranean ambiance are captivating.Finally,Marseille will be the next destination.You will enjoy a panoramic tour and some spectacular views .You will have some photo stops at the imposing structure located south of the Vieux Port, the Saint Victor Abbey, one of the city ancient sites, the Notre -Dame de la Garde Basilica nicknamed "La Bonne Mere': no matter  where you are in the city, you can constantly gaze upward to the highest point and spot it! From there you could see the whole city and also the Chateau d'If located in a tiny island and made famous by being featured as a location in the literary classic, The Count of Monte Cristo, At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to Marseille train's station: St Charles at 7.00pm for the return back to Paris at 10.25pm ( approx)..

What’s included

  • Return train Ticket from Paris on High Speed Train
  • 1 hour Walking tour in Aix en Provence
  • Marseille City Tour by minibus
  • Services of a host
  • 45 Minutes Cruise at Calanques from Cassis

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks