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Taste of France

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Country
France
Travel Departs
Paris
Travel Ends
Lyon
Travel Periods
28 Mar 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Experience
Cultural, Rail
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
With the Taste of France, unveil the main towns of the French Riviera, marvel at the beautiful villages of Provence and wonder at the Vieux-Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Highlights

Stroll down the old town of Monaco

Discover Les Baux de Provence, located upon a rock 245 metres high

Visit Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France

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

Enjoy a drive to Marseille and the old port

Walk through the historical centre of Lyon

Explore France’s most beautiful regions for 12 days, starting with the gorgeous city of Nice in French Riviera, and then to Provence, Lyon. Explore the old town of Nice and stroll along the renowned "Promenade des Anglais", enjoy a visit to the "Palace of the Popes" in Avignon, behold breathtaking landscapes from the hilltop village of Gordes in Provence, and discover famous landmarks in Cassis and Marseillle, charming cities of Provence. Complete your journey with a visit of Lyon Old Town, a Renaissance district at the foot of the Fourvière Hill.

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Included

3 nights in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala - 4*
3 nights in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge - 4*
3 nights in Aix-en-Provence at Hotel Aquabella - 4*
2 nights in Lyon at Hotel Grand Hotel des Terreaux - 4*
Daily Breakfast
Arrival TGV train from Paris to Nice
TGV Train from Nice to Avignon
TGV Train from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence
TGV Train from Aix-en-Provence to Lyon
Return Private transfer to and from station in Nice
Return Private transfers to and from station in Avignon
Return Private transfer to and from station in Aix-en-Provence
Private transfer from Station to Hotel in Lyon
Full day tour to French Riviera
Half day Small Group Tour to Saint Remy, Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard
Half Day Small Group tour to Luberon Villages: Roussillon, Gordes and Fontaine de Vaucluse
Small group tour to Cassis and Marseille
Walking tour in Lyon with a local guide
Entrances' tickets included: the Palace of Popes
Optional Extras
Lyon River Cruise

Lyon River Cruise

Lyon 
Let yourself be guided on an in-depth sightseeing tour of Lyon and discover the city's symbolic monuments from another angle

* Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or contact us for details.
Day 1
Paris→ Nice

Welcome to Paris! Board your TGV train from Paris to Nice, where a representative will escort you to the hotel, right in the centre of Nice, in the Jean-Médecin district.

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala.

Paris→ Nice
Day 2
Nice → French Riviera → Nice

After breakfast, meet your guide at 9:00 am at your hotel and start your excursion to discover the stunning French Riviera. 

Eze is one of the most beautiful villages on the French Riviera with an extensive view of the entire French Riviera. Visit quaint porcelain and tapestry workshops. Enjoy a striking view over the coastline. You can visit the Fragonard factory and shop to learn everything about perfume making process, flagrance and flowers.

Proceed to the Principality of Monaco, nestled on the French Riviera, the Principality is one of the privileged resorts of the Jet-Set. Explore the museum of Oceanography, Prince’s palace and the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly are buried and enjoy a view on the entire country from to top of the “rock”. Free time to enjoy the lively old town of Monaco around the palace with restaurants and souvenirs shops. Then, experience the thrill of a full lap around the most famous Formula one circuit in Monte-Carlo. Free time to walk around the Casino square, Café de Paris.

Continue to Cannes to admire the “Palais of festival” famous for its movie festival which happens every year in May. Walk along the famous “Croisette” boulevard to see five stars hotels, prestigious cafe, luxury boutiques and sandy beaches. Visit Antibes, a charming small town that has a world famous marina called the Billionnaires quay where you will see some of the biggest and more expensive yacht of the world. Walk along the port to explore the fortified city and the Picasso museum.

Last stop in Saint-Paul de Vence, a medieval walls encircle narrow streets and capture the heritage of more than a thousand years. Picking out the marks of history, either alone or with a guide, is to enter into the soul of Saint-Paul de Vence. Return to Nice.

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala.

Breakfast
Nice → French Riviera → Nice
Monte-Carlo
Day 3
Nice

After Breakfast, enjoy some free time in Nice. We suggest to take a nice walk along the "Promenade des Anglais", the old city of Nice and Beaches. 

Overnight stay in Nice at Hotel Aston La Scala.

Breakfast
Nice
Nice
Day 4
Nice → Avignon

After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Nice and meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the train station. Board your TGV train to Avignon, where a representative will escort you to your hotel.

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.

Breakfast
Nice → Avignon
Avignon Bridge
Day 5
Avignon → Saint Remy→ Avignon

After breakfast, reach the Avignon Tourist Office which is 6 minute's walk from the hotel to start your excursion. Leave with your small group to Saint Remy de Provence for an incredible photo stop at the Antiques Triumphal Arch and mausoleum located in a field of olive trees, landscape painted several times by Van Gogh. After you will continue to Les Baux de Provence. This village is located upon a rock 245 metres high, with its historical pedestrian centre: the museum of Santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets, beautiful house of the 16th century, the St Vincent Church, pretty romanesque building. Then, explore the famous site of the Pont du Gard dated from the first century and classified by UNESCO. It is the most amazing and well preserved part of the Roman acqueduct which supplied water to Nîmes. Return to Avignon and the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Breakfast
Avignon → Saint Remy→ Avignon
Les Baux de Provence
Day 6
Avignon → Luberon → Avignon

After breakfast, walk to the Avignon Tourist Office, 6 minutes from the hotel, to start your excursion.

Discover Roussillon, the famous perched village, located on a rocky promontory, dominating the ochre quarries. Nicknamed the “Provencal Colorado”, there is a surprising amoung of rich warm colour 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 architecture with dry stones and its "bories". 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 : it hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well.

Return to Avignon and the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Avignon at Hotel de l'Horloge.

Breakfast
Avignon → Luberon → Avignon
Gordes
Day 7
Avignon → Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Avignon and meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the train station. Board your TGV train to Aix en Provence, whre a representative will escort you to your hotel.

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

Breakfast
Avignon → Aix-en-Provence
Day 8
Aix-en-Provence

Take advantage of a free day in Aix en Provence.

Alternatively, hire a car for the day and visit areas such as Arles, once a metropolis of Roman Gaul; the city of Nîmes, built in a remarkable way around and with its Roman monuments; Baux de Provence labelled among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

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

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence
Arles
Day 9
Aix-en-Provence → Cassis & Marseille → Aix-en-Provence

At around 11:30am pick-up in front of Aix en Provence tourist office to start your day excursion. Discover the little port of Cassis and its calanques listed by Unesco as park world heritage 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 board on a motor boat for a 45min 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. Also the Abbey Saint Victor and the crypt which houses 4th century marble sarcophagus. Enjoy free time to walk around the most ancient village of Marseille, the “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 off at Aix-en-Provence tourist Office.

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

Aix-en-Provence → Cassis & Marseille → Aix-en-Provence
Cassis
Day 10
Aix-en-Provence → Lyon

After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Aix-en-Provence and meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the train station.

Board your TGV train to Lyon, where a representative will escort you to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Lyon at Grand Hotel des Terreaux.

Breakfast
Aix-en-Provence → Lyon
Lyon
Day 11
Lyon

After enjoyed a nice breakfast, time for a walking tour with a local guide of Lyon to discover the narrow streets of the old town, quartier de la Croix-Rousse and Notre Dame de Fourvière and many more monuments.

Overnight stay in Lyon at Grand Hotel des Terreaux.

Breakfast
Lyon
Day 12
Lyon

After Breakfast, check-out and end of services.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR

Hotel options

Hotel Aston La Scala
Hotel Aston La Scala

Nice
Located in the centre of Nice, in the Jean-Médecin district, this upscale hotel stands out for more than one reason: imposing Art Deco style building, variety of accommodation, unique and personalised decoration of the rooms, panoramic swimming pool on the roof, complete catering services and seminar space. The service is remarkable, in unison with the elegance that prevails in all places.

Hotel Aquabella
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
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. 

Grand Hotel des Terreaux
Grand Hotel des Terreaux

Lyon
The Grand Hotel des Terreaux is one of the oldest hotels in Lyon. It combines the spirit of an old 19th century residence with the audacity illuminated by an innovative aesthetic. Each detail affirms the personality of this place inhabited by the passion of its hosts and the soul of its guests.

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