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A taste of France from North to South

France in 9 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Make your way through France’s great cities and charming small towns on a tour that crosses the country from Paris, to Lyon, to Provence, to the Côte d'Azur.

Trip Highlights

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    Avignon
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    Cannes
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    Lyon
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    Nice
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    Paris

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your journey in Paris, a dreamer’s paradise, seeing all that the City of Light has to offer. Drive to Dijon before stopping in Burgundy, a mecca of French winemaking. Continue towards Lyon before heading to Avignon for a dose of Provençal charm. Visit a perfume factory in Grasse. Finally, discover Cannes and Nice before ending your French adventure.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Paris
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Land at the Paris airport and self-transfer* to your hotel. Paris is the cultural and political capital of France, replete with grand boulevards, historic museums, and luxe shopping. Take some time to discover the city’s most famous tourist sites, the local culture, and of course the typical French cuisine. Overnight stay in Paris.

*Airport transfer in Paris is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Paris Ivry Quai d... or similar
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311 Reviews

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2nd Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day a half-day sightseeing tour by bus with a professional English-speaking guide to see some of the main monuments of the city. This experience will include: Place Vendôme Square, Place de l’Opera, the Panthéon, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.

The rest of the day is free* to explore Paris at your leisure. Why not grab a bite to eat in one of the many outdoor cafés or do a spot of shopping in this retail heaven? Overnight stay in Paris.

*You will have the option to be transferred back to the hotel if you prefer to rest.

Important note: Access to certain monuments may be limited during the Olympic Games.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Paris Ivry Quai d... or similar
tripadvisor rating

311 Reviews

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Activities

included
Paris Seightseeing Tour

Moderate

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3rd Day: Paris - Dijon - Beaune
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the City of Light behind and head towards Dijon. This charming city was once the home of the Dukes of Burgundy, which left behind a distinctly elegant architectural and culinary tradition. Start with free time to explore the center, admiring the Ducal Palace and the many local shops. Continue on towards Burgundy Region and break for a wine tasting in this gorgeous rural setting.

Beaune is the region’s wine capital, a walled city surrounded by some of France’s most important vineyards. Check in at the hotel before we head into town for a guided tour, stopping by sites like the Hospices de Beaune, a well-preserved building from the 15th century that originally served as a hospital for the poor. Overnight in Beaune.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Greet Hôtel Beaune or similar
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239 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour in Beaune

Moderate

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Wine tasting in Burgundy

Light

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4th Day: Beaune - Lyon
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Lyon, a foodie’s paradise and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many classic French dishes like coq au vin originate from this region, and with more than a thousand eateries, the city of Lyon has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per capita in France.

Start your guided tour off with a stop at the Fourviere Hill, a scenic viewpoint overlooking the entire city with a beautiful basilica. Pass through Lyon’s idyllic old town and observe the largest fresco painting in Europe before checking into the hotel. Enjoy passing the afternoon as you please with more free time in the city. This afternoon would be the perfect moment to dine in a traditional “bouchon,” a casual bistro specializing in local dishes. Overnight in Lyon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Campanile Lyon Ouest Tass... or similar
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42 Reviews

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Activities

included
Lyon Seightseeing Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Lyon- Avignon
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Breakfast at the hotel. Head south along the “autoroute du soleil” (sun highway) towards Provence, a French region famous for its natural scenery and quaint villages. Stop in Avignon, known as the “City of Popes” due to a period in the 14th century when seven successive popes resided here. Go on a walking tour of the center, still surrounded by medieval walls, to see the Palace du Pape and the Benezet Bridge. Take the afternoon to relax in this tranquil setting, perhaps stopping for an aperitif at one of Avignon’s charming bars. Overnight in Avignon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Avignon Sud or similar
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946 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour in Avignon

Moderate

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6th Day: Avignon
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day touring the most scenic villages and popular villages in Provence. Just one hour away from Avignon, stop at Ménerbes, a hilltop village with views over the Luberon mountains. This village became a popular destination as the setting of the bestselling book “A Year in Provence.” Next, see how the distinctive ochre soil of Rousillon lends the local buildings vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. Make the next stop of the day in Gordes, voted the most beautiful village in the world in 2023. Return to Avignon.

In the afternoon, admire the Pont du Gard, a well-preserved Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century AD. Built from limestone, it is the tallest Roman aqueduct left standing today. Overnight in Avignon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Avignon Sud or similar
tripadvisor rating

946 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Pont Du Gard

Moderate

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Visit Provençal Villages: Ménerbes, Rousillon, Gordes.
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7th Day: Avignon - Cannes - Nice
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Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to Avignon and continue your route south towards the sea. Make a brief stop in Aix-en-Provence, known as the home of Paul Cézanne and an artistic hub in the region. Take a free hour to wander the charming town center independently. Continue the trip with a stop in Grasse. Considered the world capital of perfume-making, Grasse is home to the Galimard Perfume Factory. Tour the factory to learn more about the process of creating luxury scents, exploring the 10 main eaux de cologne and combining 2-3 to create your own custom perfume.

After finishing at the factory, reach the Côte d’Azur at Cannes. Famous for its glamorous film festival attended by Hollywood stars, luxurious hotels, and beautiful waterfront promenade. Spend an hour getting to know the area around the Palais des Festivals. Make the short drive to Nice and check into the hotel. Overnight in Nice.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel du Pin Nice or similar
tripadvisor rating

50 Reviews

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Activities

included
Perfume Factory in Grasse

Light

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8th Day: Nice
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Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Nice with a guided walking tour. Pass through the Old Town, noting the strong Italian influence on the city, and see two of Nice’s main squares: the Place Masséna and the Cours Saleya. Both feature elegant architecture and the lively street life that the Mediterranean is known for.

Enjoy your final afternoon and evening in France with free time to rest or explore. We suggest the Chagall Museum or the seaside Promenade des Anglais as excellent pastimes at this point in the trip. Overnight in Nice.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel du Pin Nice or similar
tripadvisor rating

50 Reviews

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Activities

included
Nice Walking Tour

Moderate

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9th Day: Nice - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport** for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your journey.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on your last day.

**Airport transfer in Nice is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

 

Included activities

Included

Paris Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 2 in Paris

Marvel at Paris's best-known sights: Place Vendôme Square, Place de l’opera, the Pantheon, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. End your tour in the city center.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour in Beaune

Included activity for day 3

Discover the charming village of Beaune, known for winemaking and its Burgundian Renaissance architecture. See the Hospices de Beaune, built in the 15th century.

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Wine tasting in Burgundy

Included activity for day 3

Find out why Beaune is known as the winemaking capital of Burgundy with a tasting that features the best local varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Lyon Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 4

Take a tour of France’s second-largest city, starting from above at the Fourviere Hill and descending into the city centre. Learn more about this city's this rich culinary tradition.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Paris; Nice - UK/Ireland.
  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.*
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  • 8 Breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Wine Tasting in Burgundy.
  • Seightseeing Tour in Paris and Lyon. Walking Tour in Beaune, Avignon and Nice. Visit to Pont Du Gard and Perfume Factory in Grasse.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide from day 3 to 9.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax, meals, drinks, tips*, and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Suggested tip amount: EUR 7 per person per day.

Airport transfers are not included in the program. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

**For groups under 10 pax you will not have a tour leader. Instead, your English speaking driver, who is very knowledgeable, will be assisting you with local information. 

*Hotels may not be located in the city center.

Important: accommodation tax in France must be paid directly to the hotel (this amount can range from 5€ to 11€ approximately per person per night and it depends on the selected category).

Due to high occupancy for the Paris Olympics, the order of the activities might be affected. During the Olympics, some monuments may be inaccessible and we cannot gurantee which ones will be included in the tour.

 

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    French.

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 01:00.

  • Other useful information

    Taxis do not have a particular colour, however you can spot them at the station or in the street by their luminous lettering on the roof of the car.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://ee.france.fr/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Babies and Children: 0-12 years with extra bed.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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