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Paris & South of France - 10 Days

Paris & South of France
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Paris & South of France

Culture and beauty combined

If you’re looking for an iconic French vacation, this it it. Travel to the legendary city of Paris and experience the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. Then, hop on a train through the French countryside to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera and the sweet life in Provence.

Unique Explorations

  • Tour through the cultural apex of Paris with commentary for all landmarks, museums and natural attractions.
  • Wander through museums in Paris, cruise along the River Seine, travel from city to city, and tease the senses with food and wine.
  • Indulge the senses in a tour showcasing art from Cezanne and Van Gogh and admire the Film Festival Palace.
  • Explore Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze on the third and final tour.
  • Capture memories in frames along the beautiful beaches of Nice, and don’t forget to pick up a souvenir for home.

Start your adventure in Paris, including a tour along the River Seine that brings you to museums, landmarks and monuments. Take the rail to Aix-en-Provence, the home of Cezanne and a haven for artists and intellectuals. Take in the art and beauty of Aix-en-Provence, wander through stunning lavender fields and find inspiration in the city’s oldest cafe.

Next is your final destination, Nice. Explore stunning beaches, beautiful French architecture, and step into a glamorous lifestyle while taking a tour through Monaco, a rich gambling streak in Monte Carlo, and a sophisticated medieval atmosphere in Eze.

PRICES FROM: $3173*PER PERSON (7 Nights optional)

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Paris!

Arrive in the magical city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel to check in. Spend your first day relaxing, sipping French wine and taking a stroll. With quaint cafes on every corner and endless shopping opportunities, a moment of boredom in this city is a rare thing.

A unique world within a world, the Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is the worlds largest and most famous flea market; it is 150 years old. Wandering through its labyrinthine alleys and stalls offers all treasures for any want or need.

Transfer to Paris hotel!

Arrive in the magical city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel to check in. Spend your first day relaxing, sipping French wine and taking a stroll. With quaint cafes on every corner and endless shopping opportunities, a moment of boredom in this city is a rare thing.

A unique world within a world, the Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is the worlds largest and most famous flea market; it is 150 years old. Wandering through its labyrinthine alleys and stalls offers all treasures for any want or need.

Transfer to Paris hotel!

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Le Patio Bastille

PARIS, FRANCE 3 out of 5 stars

1 of 4 hotels

Close to the famous shopping district Le Marais, Le Patio Bastille is ideally located in the heart of the historical Paris center. Surrounded by the Place des Vosges, Opera Bastille, and Bercy Omnisport, Le Patio Bastille offers you a haven in the City of ... read more

Villa Beaumarchais

PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Unwind among classic French decour away from the city's hustle and bustle at the stunning Villa Beaumarchais, resting peacefully in the heart of the Marais district.

Villa Pantheon

PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

A strong British influence and charming decor make Villa Pantheon an experience to remember.

Hotel Saint-Paul Rive Gauche

PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Make yourself at home in this quaint boutique-hotel that pairs Parisian elegance with English comfort. Located in the heart of the city, you will be immersed in the beauty and artistic culture of Paris. Wake up to colorful flowered fabrics, exposed beams, and eclectically chic decor. Start your day with a coffee and a croissant on the garden patio, then take a refreshing bath using complimentary L'Occitane toiletries. Walk over to The Luxembourg Gardens, Sorbonne, Notre-Dame, the Pantheon, or the Louvre, and stop at a local cafe along the way. Need some help with directions, tours, or tickets? Not to worry -- a friendly staff, including a concierge, will happily assist you.

After an exciting day of exploring, shopping, and eating, escape the bustle of the city and unwind in your comfortable, soundproof, air conditioned room. Raid the mini-bar, make some tea, and use the hotel's complimentary WiFi to plan your next day of adventure.

Le Patio Bastille

PARIS, FRANCE 3 out of 5 stars

Close to the famous shopping district Le Marais, Le Patio Bastille is ideally located in the heart of the historical Paris center. Surrounded by the Place des Vosges, Opera Bastille, and Bercy Omnisport, Le Patio Bastille offers you a haven in the City of Light.

Day 2
Paris

Rise and shine in the city of lights. Today you hop aboard the Paris Seinorama Tour to see famous landmarks and amazing monuments.

Paris Seinorama: City Tour + Seine Cruise + Eiffel Tower (12:00pm)

Discover Paris' most iconic sights on one unique, comprehensive tour. Start the day with a panoramic city tour by air-conditioned coach, with full audio commentary on individual headsets. Marvel at Place Vendôme Square, Opera House, Pantheon, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Invalides.

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, board the Bateaux Parisiens boat for a an hour-long musical cruise along the River Seine, admiring main monuments of Paris such as the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower.

Upon disembarking, you will then skip the line and take an elevator up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to marvel at the spectacular sight of the Parisian skyline. You can also purchase a ticket to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Day 3
Paris

Make the most of your last day in Paris by visiting the museums and sights. Wander through the Louvre, stand in awe before Notre-Dame, discover the winding gardens of Versailles, and make sure you take a selfie under the Arc de Triomphe

Shop through the Marais, the absolute best shopping neighborhood in Paris nearby, and stop in at one of the several exquisite cafes decorating the shopping area.

Day 4
Paris - Aix-en-Provence

Check into your next hotel after a ride on the rail from Paris to Aix-en-Provence. You may want to take the time to visit a famous brasserie, Le Deux Garcons, which has served coffee to everyone from Paul Cezanne to Emile Zola. A place for artists and intellectuals, let the atmosphere of the city's oldest cafe inspire you.

Train to Aix-en-Provence!

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Grand Hotel Roi Rene

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy the rich and unique climate and culture of Aix-en-Province while staying at the Grand Hotel Roi Rene. Just a short walk away from the Cours Mirabeau, this hotel sits in the Aix-en-Province city center and is just over 1,000 feet from the train station.

Hotel le Pigonnet

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE 5 out of 5 stars

Just a short walk from the bustling city center of Aix, with its historic buildings, cafés, outdoor markets, high-end shops and prestigious cultural events is an oasis of luxury and peace: Hotel le Pigonnet. Catch the raw beauty bulls and wild horses of the Camargue region, wander among the stunning creeks Calanques of Cassis, and capture the vibrant metropolis of Marseille through a lens.

Le Pigonnet combines tradition and modernity by blending charming 18th century Provencal style while offering guests relaxing moments in a luxurious and timeless atmosphere. The hotel exudes extreme elegance in all 44 rooms, illustrated by their furniture, fine fabrics and subtle lighting. The new bistronomic restaurant, La Table du Pigonnet, is sleek, chic and refined. The restaurant opens out onto a terrace and spreads out to the edges of the garden, offering open air while dining and shade under magnificent chestnut trees.

Find refuge in the hotel's serene and modern spa, complete with experienced staff for the ultimate sensory experience. Guests can also enjoy a well-equipped fitness center, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, four acres of winding gardens, cozy up with a drink at the indoor bar, or enjoy the beautiful grounds at the unique outdoor bar.

Day 5
Aix-en-Provence

Enjoy the splendors of Aix-en-Provence! Do some people watching in the town hall square with its 16th-century clock tower, explore the opulence and Renaissance wealth of the Archbishop's place, or fall in love with the cloisters at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

You may want to explore the Atelier de Cézanne, the artist's last studio, which has been perfectly preserved to feel as though he just stepped out. You can also visit the Musee Granet, where you'll find an overabundance of masterpieces ranging from paintings to sculptures and even archaeological finds.

Day 6
Aix-en-Provence

Use your last full day in Aix-en-Provence wisely! Visit beautiful and unique places, such as the Pavilion de Vendôme or the famous Provence Lavender Fields.

Considered an oasis within the city's limits, the Pavilion is a charming villa surrounded by lush gardens. The baroque building is an ornately decorated facade and said to be inspired by the beauty of the duke's mistress, La Belle du Canet. Refurbished in the 18th century, antique furniture and portraits of the period decorate the building.

Or for spa junkies, step into the Thermes Sexitus. Built on top of the thermal baths of Aquae Sextiae, the natural spring waters have long been an Aix staple where even figures such as Pablo Picasso and Winston Churchill have enjoyed a soak in the baths.

Day 7
Aix-en-Provence - Nice

Take one more ride on the railway and check in at your hotel in Nice. Kick off the last leg of your trip with a party! With tons of clubs along the beach and a thriving nightlife, music and drinks may be the way to go.

Train to Nice!

You'll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel West End Nice

NICE, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Built in 1842, the Hotel West End Nice is a jewel of the Belle Epoque and is ideally located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, 5 minutes from the old town and 10 minutes from the Palais des Congres and the airport. The 4-star hotel provides guests with ... read more

Hotel Aston La Scala Nice

NICE, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Located in the heart of Nice only 5 minutes from the beach, the 4-star Hotel Aston La Scala Nice overlooks the Promenade du Paillon, Old Town and Fountain.

Hotel Suisse Nice

NICE, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy looking out over the sea and taking leisurely strolls down the Promenade des Anglais from the stylish Hotel Suisse Nice.

Hotel La Perouse

NICE, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Indulge your senses at the oasis that is the Hotel la Perouse. Built on a promontory next to the sea and overlooking the city, the elegant Perouse offers refined accommodations while enjoying the warmth and vibrance that France has to offer. Enjoy a blend of contemporary and Mediterranean style in the comfort of high quality amenities.

You can lounge by the heated outdoor pool, sunbathe on the terrace, dine in the shade of lemon trees, and beguile your senses in the fully stocked spa. With the restaurant serving up local cuisine, you can enjoy the best of Nice when you're out exploring just as much as when you're indulging in some down time.

Day 8
Nice

Today enjoy a full-day tour of glamorous Monte Carlo and more!

Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Tour

You'll be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a full-day tour, experiencing the glamorous principality of Monaco and the picturesque medieval village of Eze for yourself! Go through the village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco Terrace" because of the panoaramic view of the Principality of Monaco.

Visit a French perfumery in Eze, a charming, authentic medieval village perched above the sea, boasting breathtaking views. Then, travel to the Old Town of Monaco, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Palace (open June through October), the famous Cathedral, the Cousteau Oceanographic Museum, and the Changing of the Palace Guards. (Admissions not included.)

Finally, you move on to Monte Carlo as you travel the road used for the Grand Prix circuit. Treat yourself to luxurious shopping, stroll through stunning gardens, and view mega-yachts and chic casinos in Casino Square. Returning to your hotel in Nice at the end of the day.

Day 9
Nice

Today is your last full day in Nice. You could lounge on its stunning beaches, or spend time wandering through museums or visiting landmarks like Castle Hill.

Day 10
Depart France

Pack up your souvenirs, check out, and take your transfer to the Nice Airport. Return home with memories fresh in your mind and photos to show all.

Transfer to Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport (NCE)!

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Paris (CDG), out of Nice (NCE)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Paris at Le Patio Bastille or similar
  • Paris Seinorama Tour
  • Paris City Tour
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Eiffel Tower admission
  • Rail from Paris to Aix-en-Provence (standard class)
  • 3 nights in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Le Pigonnet or Grand Hotel Roi Rene Aix-en-Provence
  • Rail from Aix-en-Provence to Nice (standard class)
  • 3 nights in Nice at Hotel La Perouse or similar
  • Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Tour
  • Breakfast daily

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