Venture from cosmopolitan Paris to provincial Provence to coastal Nice as you take in timeless French art, cuisine and culture. Your tour begins in the world's cultural capital - Paris. Enjoy dinner with breathtaking views from the Eiffel Tower. Embark on a scenic cruise on the Seine River. Visit the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles. Cross the countryside aboard the high speed TGV Train and stay three nights in charming Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy a tasting of Provencal wines while taking in commanding views of Mont Sainte-Victoire at a vineyard in Provence. Get lost in the winding streets and breathtaking views of St. Paul de Vence. Live the good life in Nice. Witness the splendor of the Principality of Monaco as your journey comes to a close. Now's your chance to experience the inimitable je ne sais quoi of France.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
10 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisOvernight Flight: Journey through the best of France as you explore lively Paris, romantic Provence and delightful Nice.
Day 2ParisParis, France - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Paris, the 'City of Light.' Tonight, sample delicious French cuisine and witness breathtaking views during dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Following dinner, get a different perspective of the city during a Seine River cruise. As you glide along, admire Paris' glittering skyline.
Day 3ParisParis: Come to know Paris your way. It's your choice! Take a splendid panoramic coach tour featuring the breathtaking architecture of the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concord, Place Vendome, the Champs-Elysees and the Notre Dame Cathedral -OR- enter the world of Impressionism with a visit to the Musee D'Orsay with its magnificent French Impressionist art collection. Live out your own Parisian adventure during a free afternoon. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to the world-renowned Louvre, home to the iconic Mona Lisa. This evening, an optional dinner and show at Paris' oldest cabaret, the Paradis Latin, is offered.
Day 4ParisParis - Versailles - Giverny - Paris: Explore the history, architecture and gardens of Versailles, one of the world's most magnificent royal palaces and finest, most complete examples of 17th century architecture. Your local guide will recount the history of the palace and lead you through the various rooms of the State Apartments. Discover its immeasurable opulence and see its treasures including the Queen's bedchamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. You then have time to explore the incredible gardens, some of the most famous in the world, which took over 40 years to complete. This afternoon, Claude Monet's famous paintings come to life with a visit to the artist's lovely home and enchanting gardens in the village of Giverny. The remainder of the evening is at leisure for you to explore Paris' many hidden treasures on your own.
Day 5ParisParis - TGV Train - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence: Climb aboard the high speed TGV Train and 'fly' through the beautiful French countryside on your way to Provence. Arrive in Avignon for a delightful tour of this historic walled city. Avignon, often called the 'City of Popes,' acted as a center of European religion for 70 years when the Papacy moved there in 1309. A visit to the Palace of the Popes brings this history to life. Continue to Aix-en-Provence, a lovely town once frequented by Hemingway and the inspiration to many artists. This evening, enjoy Provencal cuisine at your hotel's elegant restaurant.
Day 6Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence: This morning a local expert takes you on a tour of Aix-en-Provence. This charming city is full of lively streets, squares and fountains. Walk in the steps of Cezanne when you visit his atelier (workshop) and enter the artist's most private space. The afternoon is yours to continue to discover the city's many secrets.
Day 7Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence - Luberon - Gordes - Aix-en-Provence: Visit the Musee du Calisson, a confectionery factory where you will discover the unique taste of a calisson. This delicacy-a mix of almonds, candied melon, orange blossom fragrance and marzipan-is a local specialty. Delve into the Provencal landscape during a visit to the picturesque region of Luberon, known for its beautiful lavender fields.* Take time in the hilltop village of Gordes to explore its charms. Visit the Lavender Museum and learn about this precious plant, its unique distillation process and its uses throughout history. You are in for a treat this evening when you stop at a local vineyard with commanding views of Mont Sainte-Victoire and enjoy a tasting of their delicious wines before indulging in a sumptuous Provencal meal.
Day 8Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence - Grasse - St. Paul de Vence - Nice: This morning, journey to the world's perfume capital, Grasse, and learn the secrets of perfume making, from extraction to distillation, while visiting one of the region's famous parfumeries. Next, travel to the hilltop village of St. Paul de Vence. Enjoy some free time to explore charming sun-dappled streets, elegant fountains and breathtaking views. Then it's off to Nice, the renowned playground of the rich and famous.
Day 9NiceNice - Monaco - Monte Carlo - Nice: Today, witness the splendor of Monaco, the dazzling gem of the Riviera. A panoramic tour highlights the famous and extravagant Casino of Monte Carlo and the spectacular 13th-century Prince's Palace. Pause to see the Cathedral of Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried.
Day 10NiceNice - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Nice: This morning you'll feel like a local as you stroll through the colorful and fragrant flower market in Nice.** Continue to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and visit the luxurious apartments of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Explore the lush gardens with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit to the villa is complete with a light lunch served in the charming tea room. The remainder of your day is free to discover Nice's Place Massena and the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais. Partake in world-class shopping, sample the many French delicacies found in the south of France, or simply relax and take in the laid-back atmosphere along the Riviera. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a quaint restaurant.
Day 11NiceNice - Tour Ends: Your tour ends today, leaving you with many wonderful memories.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/16/2021$3,249.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Le Meridien Etoile Paris, France
Grand Hotel Roi Rene Aix-en-Provence, France
Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, France
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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