Highlights of France

Classic, Paris to Nice

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Anyone familiar with the French knows they've perfected the "art de vivre" (art of living) but, for those that don’t know, they’ll just have to see on this tour. Check out the highlights of Paris, like the Louvre, Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and the Eiffel Tower. Then visit the famed wine region of Burgundy, where medieval villages and rolling countryside show a different side of French living. Head to Provence to relax seaside on the French Riviera. Live like the French, and enjoy every minute of it.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Paris Your Foodie Moment: Burgundy Wine Tasting, Beaune
  • Orientation walk in Paris
  • Free time to explore Paris
  • Local wine tasting in Beaune
  • Free time to explore Burgundy
  • Visit to Pope's Palace and Pont Saint-Bénézet
  • Free time to explore the French Riviera
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Enjoy free time for the museums and cafés of paris
  • Go for a wine tasting in towns famous for their vineyards
  • Explore the scenery and palaces of avignon
  • Soak up some riviera sun in nice

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. The "City of Lights" is unlike any other place on earth. Known for its glorious monuments, museums, and markets, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, Montmartre to the Marais, Paris has something for everyone. Discover for yourself Paris’ “je ne sais quoi.” Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Paris (1B) After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 3 Paris/Beaune (1B) Take a short walk into the historic centre, and enjoy a winetasting as an introduction to the region's famous vintages. In the evening, opt for a dinner with the group here in the heart of one of France's most distinguished culinary and wine-producing regions, Burgundy. Included Activities: Burgundy Wine Tasting Transport: Most routes require a change in Dijon. Local train (2.50 hour(s), 311km)
Day 4 Beaune (1B) Opt to visit Dijon, famous not only for its mustard, but for world-class museums and handsome architecture. There, or in Beaune, you can take a mustard tasting tour and learn about production, regulations, and taste some samples. For a little more activity, explore the countryside around the Cote d'Or vineyards by bike or on foot. Stay closer to town and explore the famous Hospices de Beaune or visit one of the other wineries in the town centre.
Day 5 Beaune/Avignon (1B) There's plenty of time to explore the spectacular walled medieval town of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming city boasts pretty tree-lined squares bustling with cafés and restaurants. Try some mouth-watering Provençal cuisine. Bon appétit! Included Activities: Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) Pont d'Avignon (St Bénezet) Visit Transport: Local train (5.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Avignon (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore this Provençal town, known as one of the most beautiful in the region, or go further afield. Nearby options include the Pont du Gard, the town of Orange, or the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Day 7 Avignon/Nice (1B) With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera. Transport: Local train (3.00 hour(s), 260km)
Day 8 Nice (1B) We highly recommend extending your time in Nice to experience all that this area has to offer.
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