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French Fantasy: Paris & Côte d’Azur

France in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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Dive into the charming and romantic beauty of France as you enjoy Paris’ must-sees, from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to a boat excursion on the Seine, before setting off to the ultra-glitzy and picturesque French Riviera.

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    Cannes
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    French Riviera
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    Monaco
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    Nice
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    Paris

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  2. Accommodation

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  4. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 6 Nights

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Day 2 to 5

Ibis Paris Brancion

Location

Paris

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Hôtel des Ecrivains, Ibis Styles Paris Massena Olympiades, Jack's Hotel

Itinerary

Discover Paris, the endlessly romantic capital of France and the world’s most visited city, home to an abundance of art, culture, fashion and gastronomy. Later, embark on a High Speed Train to the south of the country for you to bask in the Mediterranean sun and take in the beauty of the pebbly shores of the French Riviera, from stunning Nice to high-glam Monaco.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of France? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Paris.* Night on board.

 

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Paris
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Touch down in the 'City of Light' and self-transfer to your hotel*. Paris is the capital of France and is well-known for its stylish streets, romantic architecture and captivating cultural sights.


Spend the remainder of the day exploring the atmospheric avenues and bucket-list sights of Paris at your leisure. 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
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar

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3rd Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover Paris' most treasured sights today with a panoramic bus tour and sightseeing cruise of the Seine! Head to the meeting point to begin an unforgettable city tour on board an open double-decker tour bus with audio guides included to catch a glimpse and learn more about the most emblematic sights of the city.

 

Hop-on and off at will at any of our 10 stops including the Louvre, the enchanting Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysée and the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral among other top sites.

 

Following this, you will take part in a sightseeing cruise of the immortal waters of the Seine, the perfect way to experience the most beautiful monuments and historic sites of Paris from a new perspective!

 

Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Perhaps go shopping for French couture or enjoy an evening of fine dining. Overnight stay in Paris.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar

616 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Paris by Bus

Moderate

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Seine River Cruise

Light

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4th Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in the eternal city of Paris. Why not visit the iconic Eiffel Tower, particularly beautiful when it is illuminated at nightfall, or catch a cabaret show at the legendary Moulin Rouge? Overnight stay in Paris

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar

616 Reviews

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5th Day: Paris - Nice
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Make your own way to Paris Gare de Lyon station. Embark on a High Speed Train to Nice, that sits beautifully on the pebbly shores of the French Riviera.

 

Self-transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to begin exploring this stunning city on the Cote d’Azur. Overnight stay in Nice. 

 

*Depending on the train schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Soco by HappyCulture or similar

507 Reviews

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6th Day: Nice - Èze - Monaco - Nice
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After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide in the lobby and depart on your half-day Èze to Monaco excursion. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

 

Enjoy the unique opportunity to visit the stunning medieval village of Èze, which sits atop the hill like an eagle's nest, and take-in the epic views of the French Riviera. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the emblematic Old Town perched on the rock.

 

Discover the Prince's Palace and Romanesque-Byzantine Cathedral. Admire the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques and Café de Paris. For a bit of adrenaline, ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit that sits between Monaco and Monte Carlo.

 

Upon your return, the rest of the day is free to explore Nice at your leisure, visiting museums or enjoying the beach. Overnight stay in Nice.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Soco by HappyCulture or similar

507 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Panoramic Tour of Nice, Èze & Monaco
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7th Day: Nice
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day discovering Nice at your own pace. We recommend making the most of your day by taking part in one of the following optional excursions (due to timings you are only able to do one of the two).

 

If you prefer touring the countryside of Côte d'Azur* you’ll love our optional half-day tour, if you prefer a coastal discovery you will enjoy our full-day trip to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud**. Overnight stay in Nice.

 

*Optional half-day tour to the countryside of Côte d'Azur: Head to the Old Town of Grasse, the historic center of French perfumery since the late eighteenth century, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit Fragonard Perfumery.

Next, head to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful villages in France where you’ll admire the panoramic view of the Côte d'Azur, from the Alps to the coast. Visit the 9th century castle and its opulent, Lenôtre designed gardens.

Continue to Gorges du Loup, to admire the 130 ft waterfall. Next, visit the medieval village of Tourette-sur-Loup, also known as the ‘City of Violets’ as it became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers and poets in the mid-1920s.The tour will end in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a real Provencal jewel that has become the favorite garden of many painters over time.



**Optional full-day excursion to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud: Kick-off your adventure on a boat ride from Port Grimaud, a picturesque lakeside town also known as "Little Venice", to the distinguished town of St. Tropez.

Discover this legendary coastal town on the French Riviera that has attracted many international stars from the world of fashion, cinema and literature since the 1920s.

Enjoy some free time in the picturesque old town for some shopping at the provincial market where you can have lunch on a sunny terrace. Enjoy the return journey to your hotel along the wonderful coastal road with some of the most beautiful views in all of France stopping along the way to soak up these fantastic views.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Soco by HappyCulture or similar

507 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Excursion to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

Light

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Half-Day Tour to the Countryside of the Côte d'Azur

Light

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8th Day: Nice - US
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Self-transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US.** Arrive in the US and end of your trip.***

 

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

 

** You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

 

*** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day.

Included activities

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You can get on and off at any of its stops.

City Tour of Paris by Bus

Included activity for day 3 in Paris

City tour of Paris aboard an open double-decker bus including audio guides. Discover the main tourist sites and monuments of Paris, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower and every other major site the City of Light has to offer.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Seine River Cruise

Included activity for day 3 in Paris

Set sail on the immortal waters of the River Seine for a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, the perfect way to experience the sights of Paris from a new perspective!

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Half-Day Panoramic Tour of Nice, Èze & Monaco

Included activity for day 6 in Nice

Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Visit the medieval village of Èze. Next, Monaco, where you’ll walk to the Old Town perched on the rock. Visit The Monaco Grand Prix.

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Departures in Winter on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Full-Day Excursion to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

Suggested activity for day 7 in Nice

Begin with a boat ride from Port Grimaud, a picturesque lakeside town also known as "Little Venice", to the distinguished town of St. Tropez. Enjoy free time in the picturesque old town.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Half-Day Tour to the Countryside of the Côte d'Azur

Suggested activity for day 7 in Nice

Discover the Old Town of Grasse and visit Fragonard Perfumery, Gourdon for a panoramic view of the Côte d'Azur, Gorges du Loup’s 130 ft waterfall, the medieval village of Tourette-sur-Loup and end in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Paris, Nice - US.*
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  • 2nd class High speed train ticket Paris – Nice.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. **
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers not included.
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Seine River Sightseeing Cruise in Paris.
  • Sightseeing tour of Paris and panoramic tour of Nice, Èze & Monaco.
  • Driver-guide during Nice, Èze & Monaco tour.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Airport and train station transfers, tax, meals, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

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.

Accommodation taxes must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 1,50€ per person per night and from 2-3 € per person per night in Nice). 

Transfers to the meeting points of the activities and tours are not included.

* Airport transfers in Paris and in Nice are not included. You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

** Important: accommodation taxes must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 1,50€ per person per night and from 2-3 € per person per night in Nice). 

Important: you could only choose one of the two optional excursions available per day.

** Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.

Meeting points: the included tours will depart from designated meeting points. The location of the meeting points will be included in your trip details. Transfers to the meeting points are not included.

  • France
  • Monaco
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required for tourist stays of up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      French.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations required.

    • 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.

    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 +1 888-488-0592 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.

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