Wonderful France

Start: Paris Finish: Paris

Visiting: Paris, Lyon, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Avignon, Sainte Maxime, Arles, Vers Pont du Gard


Duration: 8 Nights

Tour code: FWOFFA17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


Prices From: $2645 $2328

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Tour Overview

Combine the glamorous French capital with centuries of history and glorious sunsets on the French Riviera. This favourite French tour package delivers it all in just nine days, from strolling the Pont du Gard to soaking up the sun-kissed charm of St. Tropez and Monaco in France's glorious south.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Paris and Arles with a Local Specialist
  • iconVisit Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris and Pont du Gard
  • iconConnect with Locals Delicious Provencal home cooking is the perfect accompaniment to a fascinating Be My Guest dinner enjoyed on the banks of the Sorgue with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous husband. (Day 7)
  • iconDiscover Beaune, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Avignon
  • iconScenic Train Ride from Avignon to Paris
  • iconView the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Place Bellecour and the Basilica of Notre Dame in Lyon, the Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon
  • iconScenic Cruise to St. Tropez

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Bonjour France

Location: Paris

Accommodation: Renaissance La Défense

Meals: Welcome Reception

Discover romance, sophistication and French joie de vivre in Paris - the launch pad to a memorable journey through the French countryside. Explore the grand boulevards and winding lanes of the 'City of Lights', before meeting your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. We take to the streets this evening to see some of the city's most iconic sights, including the Champs ��lysées and Arc de Triomphe, standing in all its glorious splendour for you to admire.

icon Day 2: Discover the Delights of Paris

Location: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

Join a Local Specialist to explore the Latin Quarter, a vibrant student hotspot and home to the Sorbonne University. Visit the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then soak up the authentic atmosphere and local day-to-day life of the Parisians as you stroll through historic neighbourhoods. Spend your evening embracing the pageantry of Paris and perhaps experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret.

icon Day 3: Journey through Burgundy to Lyon

Location: Lyon

Accommodation: Charlemagne

Meals: Breakfast

Travel through the picture-perfect Burgundy wine region and stop in its walled regional capital, Beaune - most famous for the colourful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue to the gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we spend the night. Discover the historic treasures of its well-preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavours in a local bouchon - the choice is yours.

icon Day 4: Continue to Monaco and the French Riviera

Location: Monte Carlo, Cannes

Accommodation: Montaigne & Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Follow the Rhône Valley south, enjoying some free time in Aix-en-Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavours of Calissons, then stop in the glamorous Principality of Monaco bound for the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera. View the Palace, which has been the home of the Grimaldis since the 13th century, and the cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Dinner together in Monaco before arriving at our hotel, where we'll spend the next two nights.

icon Day 5: The French Riviera Your Way

Meals: Breakfast

The sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera are yours to explore today. Consider relaxing on the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers or an Optional Experience could see you visit the hilltop town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a popular haunt for actors seeking a relaxing retreat. In your free time, you have the opportunity to soak up the fresh sea air and perhaps indulge in a delicious Salade Niçoise.

icon Day 6: On to Sunny St. Tropez and Avignon

Location: Avignon, Sainte Maxime

Accommodation: Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Meals: Breakfast

We arrive by boat in glitzy St. Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our fashionable surrounds. Continue on to the ancient city of Avignon, once the seat of the Papacy, where we will spend the next two nights. Our orientation of this extraordinary historic city includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the famous ruined bridge straddling the Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, Sur le Pont d'Avignon.

icon Day 7: Explore Ancient History in Pont du Gard and Arles

Location: Arles, Vers Pont du Gard, Avignon

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

We visit the impressive Pont du Gard aqueduct before continuing to Arles, to admire the Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheatre, once the site of bloody battles and exhilarating chariot races. Tread in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh with your Local Specialist, exploring the heritage of a city that was once an important Phoenician trading port. Tonight, we enjoy delicious Provençal flavours as we Connect With Locals and join the widow of Pierre Salinger for dinner at a memorable Be My Guest experience in a converted historic mill on the banks of the Sorgue.

icon Day 8: Travel By High-Speed Train to Paris

Location: Avignon, Paris

Accommodation: Evergreen Laurel

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

The picture-perfect French countryside is our constant companion as we take the high-speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy, back to Paris where you have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city on your own terms. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable sojourn through France at a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

icon Day 9: Au Revoir Paris

Meals: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, it's time to bid Paris a fond au revoir as our fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    TGV Express train between Avignon and Paris.

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    8 breakfasts

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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