Paris, Provence, Arles, Monte Carlo
Uncover the glamour and rich heritage of France, as you journey from iconic Paris to the heart of romantic Provence and the dazzling French Riviera. Stay in luxurious hotels and be introduced to passionate foodies and historians.
Our prices start from5,550 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 15 MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Paris
On arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport, your complimentary transfer will take you to your hotel in the heart of Paris. At 5:30 p.m., meet your traveling concierge and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner with spectacular views over the river Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
Day 2 - Relaxed Start - Chateau De Vaux-Le-Vicomte
Step into the 17th century during an exclusive VIP visit to the largest privately-owned château in France, Vaux-Le-Vicomte, with its magnificent formal gardens. Designed in 1653 by the King's principle architect, Louis Le Vau, the chateau is the embodiment of revolutionary design and set the tone for the classical era of French architecture. The estate's gardens are equally impressive, comprising of 40 hectares of treasures, including decorated fountains, patterned flower beds and timeless statues. Experience Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte on a walk through the gardens. This evening, return to Paris and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 3 - Relaxed Start - Gourmet Foodie Walk and the Eiffel Tower
Enjoy a relaxed start to the day, before embarking on the most quintessential of French experiences— a small-group gourmet food walk through the streets of Paris. Join a local food connoisseur to visit a variety of boutique shops, including tiny pâtisseries, boulangeries, chocolatiers, and fromageries. Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower for lunch with wine and marvel at Paris in all its glory. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps ask your traveling concierge for recommendations.
Day 4 - Avignon and Pont Du gard
Travel first class onboard the TGV train to Avignon, once home to the Papacy. On arrival, join your traveling concierge for an orientation of the city. After free time for lunch visit Pont du Gard, one of the world's best-preserved ancient Roman aqueducts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to your scenic hotel in Provence, in wine and walking country. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your boutique hotel.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - St Remy De Provence
This morning pass through the quaint village of Eygalieres, old home of the "Frank Sinatra of France" Charles Aznazour, before making your way to the charming St Remy de Provence, birthplace of the prophet Nostradamus. Visit the St Remy market, a bustling market fi lled with local artisan stalls. Embrace contemporary, gourmet cuisine that follows the rhythms of the seasons for lunch at the Michelin-starred, Maison Prévôt. An institution, totally dedicated to Provencal gastronomy with seasonal menus that reflect the bounty of the region. Journey back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Arles and Olive Groves
Join your local expert and follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh on a guided walk through Arles. Inspired by the wild beauty and sunbaked houses of Provence, Van Gogh painted over 200 masterpieces in and around the town. Stroll along the Rhône River, which cuts through the city, and visit the famous Arles Amphitheatre, dating back to A.D. 90. During Roman occupation, this prominent structure drew crowds of up to 20,000 spectators who came to revel in the excitement of chariot races and bloody battles. Today the amphitheater hosts plays, concerts and bullfights. This afternoon, make your way into the heart of Provence to Moulin de Calanquet, an olive oil mill active since the 19th century, and listen to the history of the family as you walk through the olive trees. Discover a variety of aromas and flavors as you treat your taste buds to a diverse tasting of oils, jams and spreads. Continue the day in Provence with a visit of Les Baux-de-Provence. Set atop a rocky outcrop in the Alpilles Mountains and crowned with castle ruins, this village has a reputation as one of the most picturesque in France.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Provence And Monaco
Journey to the village of Lourmarin and explore the lively market. Walk down the tree lined avenues and browse through local crafts and clothing. Perhaps sample some of the local delicacies and enjoy some free time for a light lunch. Experience Provence your way with a choice of two experiences.
Day 8 - Relaxed Start - The Glitz And Glamour of Monaco
Join your traveling concierge for sightseeing of glamorous Monaco. See the Grand Prix circuit - famous for hosting the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix - explore the old town and admire the Royal Palace where the Grimaldi family lives. Wander the old town of Monaco and visit the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the late Prince Rainer and Princess Grace. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring this fashionable resort town or perhaps venturing further afield to seaside Nice.
Day 9 - Relaxed Start - Corniche Roads And Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild
Embark on a dazzling drive along the Corniche roads of the Riviera and take in breathtaking views along Europe's most beautiful coast. Travel the Moyenne Corniche road, clinging to rocks between sea and sky, for spectacular views. Stop en route to appreciate sweeping panoramas of the sparkling Mediterranean and lavish villas. Join a local expert for a visit to the luxurious Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the finest listed buildings on the French Riviera. The Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild collected art works from all over the world, transforming the Villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat into an art lover's paradise. Explore its nine wonderful gardens, complete with musical fountains, and enjoy stunning views over the Riviera. In the evening, raise a glass to new adventures and friendships at your celebration dinner with champagne, hosted at a local restaurant.
Day 10 - Farewell Monaco
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and enjoy a private transfer to Nice airport for your onward journey.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 24, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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