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Avignon
Aix en Provence
Avignon
Palais des Popes | Avignon
Gordes
Pont du Gard
Roussillon
France

Paris and Provence Explorer (Tour code: 12864)

Starts and Ends
Paris to
Aix-en-Provence
Travel Periods
01 Mar 24 - 31 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Embark on an unforgettable journey through France, from the vibrant charms of Paris to the picturesque countryside of Provence.

Highlights

Explore the famous site of the Pont du Gard 

Fall in love with Fontaine de Vaucluse

Discover Roussillon, the “Provencal Colorado” for its warm colour and landscapes

Visit one of the most charming French villages: Les Baux-de-Provence

Walk around the most ancient village of Marseille, the “Panier”

Explore the little port of Cassis, a UNESCO World Heritage for its white cliffs and turquoise water

6 days
From
AUD 4,014
per person, twin share
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Overview

Embark on a 6-day tour starting in Paris and journeying to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

Explore charming villages, ancient monuments, and stunning landscapes in Provence, and immerse yourself in the cultural delights of Aix-en-Provence before concluding the tour.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

3 nights in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge - 4*
3 nights in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella - 4*
TGV train from Paris to Avignon
TGV Train from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence
Return Private transfers from Station to Hotel in Avignon
Private transfer from Train Station to Aix-en-Provence Hotel
Daily Breakfast
Half day Small Group Tour to Saint Remy, Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard
Half Day Small Group tour to Luberon Villages
Small group tour to Cassis and Marseille
Entrances' tickets included: the Palace of Popes

Day 1 Paris Avignon

Welcome to Paris! Board your TGV train from Paris to Avignon, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel in the centre of Avignon. 

In the afternoon, you will be provided with tickets for visiting The Palace of the Popes, the biggest Gothic palace in the world! It was built in less than 70 years by the Popes, and today there are 25 rooms open to your visit. It also served as a military barracks, and is used as a theatrical stage, a cultural setting for prestigious exhibitions. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de L'Horloge.

Paris→ Avignon
Avignon Bridge

Day 2 Paris Avignon

After breakfast,transfer to the tran statinon to board your TGV train from Paris to Avignon, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel in the centre of Avignon. 

Overnight stay in Avignon at Grand Hotel ​or similar.

Breakfast
Paris→ Avignon
Avignon

Day 3 Avignon Luberon Avignon

After breakfast, walk to the Avignon Tourist Office (6 min away from your hotel) to start your your small group tour. Discover Roussillon, the famous perched village, located on a rocky promontory, dominating the ochre quarries. Nicknamed the “Provencal Colorado”, there is a surprising amount of rich warm color in these unusual cliffs! Enjoy an open-air provençal market on Thursdays, a must-do in Provence! Next step is Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for the white stone architecture. You will enjoy an incredible panoramic viewpoint for a photo stop. Fall in love with Fontaine de Vaucluse and discover the resurgence of the Sorgue River. Return to Avignon and the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Breakfast
Avignon → Luberon → Avignon
Pont du Gard

Day 4 Avignon Aix-en-Provence

Check out after breakfast and take a private transfer to the train station.

Board your TGV train to Aix en Provence, where a representative will escort you to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Aix-en-Provence at Best Western Le Galice or similar.

Breakfast
Avignon → Aix-en-Provence
Lavender fields

Day 5 Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure in the beautiful village of Aix-en-Provence.

Overnight stay in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella.

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence

Day 6 Aix-en-Provence Cassis & Marseille Aix-en-Provence

Morning at leisure, then meet at 11:30am for your day excursion. Discover the little port of Cassis and its Calanques listed by UNESCO World Heritage area for its white cliffs and turquoise water. Then you will reach the highest sea cliff in Europe named Cape Canaille located 400 metres above sea level to enjoy an exceptional view over the bay. Free time at leisure for lunch in the village, relax on the beach or on board a motor boat for a 45mn mini-cruise in the main creeks.

Later, you will enjoy a drive to Marseille and the old port. Then visit Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and discover a panoramic view on the Phocean City. See the Abbey Saint Victor and the crypt which houses 4th century marble sarcophagus. Enjoy free time to walk around the most ancient district of Marseille, the “Le Panier”. Explore the new museum of Marseille, the Mucem, the Villa Mediterrannée and reach the Fort Saint John and the Cathedral La Major. Your driver will drop you at Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office.

Overnight stay in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella.

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence → Cassis & Marseille → Aix-en-Provence
Cassis

Day 7 Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast, check out of your hotel. End of the service.

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence

Accommodation

Hotel Aquabella

Aix-en-Provence
A true haven of peace, our 4-hotel in Aix-en-Provence is surrounded by a magnificent Mediterranean garden which invites tranquility. It has been designed to create a soothing atmosphere that marvelously combines the sweetness of Provence with the historical richness of the city of Aix. 
Modern and spacious, the Aquabella Hotel & Spa has 112 renovated rooms, including 4 Belvédère suites offering the choice of a view of the "Tourreluque" tower, the cathedral or the roofs of the Old Town.

Hotel De l'Horloge

Avignon
Located in the city centre of Avignon, close to the Square de l'Horloge and near the Pont d'Avignon, the Hotel de l'Horloge is a 4-star hotel, full of charm, with an ideal location for visiting Avignon centre, discover its culture and the art of Avignon. The rooms offer a decor in warm tones, where different materials come together to offer refinement, authenticity and softness. 
Wood, wrought iron, seagrass or wicker harmonize and guide us in this framework of plenitude. 
Some rooms are also equipped with a terrace. 

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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Who are Entire Travel Group?

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Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

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In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

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Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
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We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

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What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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