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Highlights of France
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Anyone familiar with the French knows they've perfected the art de vivre (the 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.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EFPN/205160
  • Starts: Paris, France
  • Finishes: Nice, France
You will Visit
  • Paris
  • Beaune
  • Avignon
  • Nice

Itinerary

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Day 1: Paris

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
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.”

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Day 2: Paris

After an orientation walk, spend the rest of the day exploring dozens of museums, patisserie shops, sidewalk cafés or grand boulevards.

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Day 3: Paris/Beaune

Travel to Beaune and enjoy an included local wine tasting. Wander the town, shop, eat and, opt to visit the famous Hospices.
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.

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Day 4: Beaune

With free time opt for a trip to nearby Dijon or visit the famous Hospices de Beaune. For a little more activity, head out into the countryside by bike or on foot to visit the vineyards.
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.

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Day 5: Beaune/Avignon

Travel south to Avignon in the heart of the Provence region. Visit the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet in this enchanting city.
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!

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Day 6: Avignon

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.

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Day 7: Avignon/Nice

Travel to the charming Riviera town of Nice. Soak in the sparkling blue waters and explore the charming streets of the old town centre.
With free time, wander in the cobblestone streets, visit the museums and beaches, or travel further to visit the rest of the Riviera.

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Day 8: Nice

Depart at any time.
We highly recommend extending your time in Nice to experience all that this area has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Walking, bus, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour 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