French Rendez-vous

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Meet us for a rendez-vous to revel in the rues of Paris, the riverside where Jules Verne dreamed of deeper waters, and the royal chateau where cognac flows. Make a French connection from the City of Light to the dappled vineyards of Bordeaux. Break away from the ordinary with dreamy days in Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, and the French Riviera in Nice. Try your...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy


    • Paris : Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
    • Troyes: Walking tour
    • Burgundy: Stay two nights in Château de Chailly in Pouilly-en-Auxois
    • Dijon: Walking tour
    • Beaune: Visit the inner court of Hôtel-Dieu; wine tasting at the Marché aux Vins wine cellar
    • Chamonix: Fondue Savoyarde dinner at Brasserie de l’M
    • Grasse: Visit a perfume factory
    • Aix-en-provence: Walking tour
    • Avignon : Visit the Palace of the Popes
    • Pont du gard: Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

What's this trip about?

    Meet us for a rendez-vous to revel in the rues of Paris, the riverside where Jules Verne dreamed of deeper waters, and the royal chateau where cognac flows. Make a French connection from the City of Light to the dappled vineyards of Bordeaux. Break away from the ordinary with dreamy days in Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, and the French Riviera in Nice. Try your luck at the tables in Monte Carlo and get the royal treatment in Monaco with 11 fantastic days in France. From cathedral halls to fortress walls; from Medieval treasures to Mediterranean pleasures, this vacation in France is a rendez-vous you won’t want to miss.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
End CityNICE

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • France


  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • Dijon
  • Marseille
  • Nice
  • Paris


  • Culture


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Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2: PARIS

J’adore Paris PARIS Free time this morning followed by guided sightseeing that features the Arc de Triomphe, les Champs-Elysées and a visit to the Courtyard of Les Invalides. This evening, enjoy [LF] a dinner cruise on the Seine with incredible sights of the city. (B...


Voyages Extraordinaires NANTES Guided walking tour includes sights of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Ile Feydeau, Place Royale and Passage Pommeraye. (Breakfast) 239 mi / 385 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES Situated on the Loire river, the once busy port o...


Local Spirit COGNAC [LF] Guided visit of the Chateau Royale du Cognac and cognac tasting. BORDEAUX Free-time this evening. (Breakfast) 242 mi / 390 km

LOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES The Dutch started to distill French wines into brandy in the 16th century as a mea...


Beyond the vineyards BORDEAUX Guided walking tour to discover historic neighbourhoods such as Quinconces and Saint Pierre. Stop at a local patisserie to try a traditional canele pastry. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEM The name Bordeaux means “water’s ed...


Medieval Battle Sites CARCASSONNE Take an orientation walk by the ancient battlements and enjoy free time to explore this delightful medieval town. (Breakfast,Dinner) 211 mi / 340 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Visit the ancient city of Carcassonne and see it...


Roman Influences NIMES Enjoy an orientation walk to admire the Roman Amphitheater and the Maison Carrée, an ancient Roman Temple. LE BAUX DE PROVENCE Olive Oil mill visit with olive oil tasting. MARSEILLES Free time this evening. (Breakfast) 217 mi / 350 km



Musical Marches MARSEILLE Guided sightseeing features a walk in the city’s oldest district – Le Panier, with a visit to the Cathedral La Major, the old port and a scenic drive along the panoramic waterfront road. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the old port ar...


Beautiful Boulevards AIX-EN-PROVENCE Orientation walk of the city features the elegant Cours Mirabeau and free time to explore further. NICE Evening at leisure. (Breakfast) 149 mi / 240 km

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE Take advantage of an optional excursion ...

Day 10: NICE

La belle NICE Follow your local guide for a walking tour through the old town, characterised by narrow cobbled streets, charming squares, and Baroque churches. Free time in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)...

Day 11: NICE

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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