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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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • 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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Details

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

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France

Attractions

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

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

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...

Day 3: PARIS–NANTES

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...

Day 4: NANTES–COGNAC–BORDEAUX

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...

Day 5: BORDEAUX

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...

Day 6: BORDEAUX–CARCASSONNE

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...

Day 7: CARCASSONNE–NIMES–LE BAUX DE PROVENCE–MARSEILLE

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

TOU...

Day 8: MARSEILLES

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...

Day 9: MARSEILLE–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE

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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AC Hotel Paris Porte MaillotThis modern property places guests in the epicenter of the style and energy of the 17th arrondissement, just steps away from the Porte Maillot metro offering easy access to the city's famous attractions. Spacious air-conditioned guestrooms feature pillow top beds with premium duvets, LED TVs, and bathrooms with walk-in showers or baths. The main restaurant serves bistro-style dishes and the vibrant bar offers a happy hour and snacks. There is a fitness center and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. ParisFrance6 rue Gustave Charpentier Oceania Hotel de FranceThis contemporary styled hotel is housed in a grand 18th-century townhouse and is ideally situated in the center of Nantes, on the Place Graslin, just a 2 minute walk away from the Graslin Theatre, the Pommeraye Passage and Place Royale. Facilities include a Fitness area, a trendy bar/lounge serving drinks as well as Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property. All 72 guestrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a desk, a flat screen TV, and a bathroom with a spacious Italian-style shower, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. NantesFrance24 Rue CrébillonMercure Bordeaux Chateau ChartronsImpressive 3-story Turn-of-Century Victorian Hotel with natural stone exterior featuring stone lions & Parisian-style windows.BordeauxFrance81,Cours Saint LouisHotel du Roi & SpaThis cleverly designed boutique hotel mixes the modern with the medieval. It is located on the banks of the river Aude within walking distance of the 650-year-old Pont Vieux pedestrian bridge and the medieval city center with its historic landmarks. Each room is air conditioned and includes satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, safe, minibar, espresso coffee machine and ironing equipment. This property boasts an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour gym and a pleasant bar offering outdoor seating with views of the Citadel. CarcassonneFrance2 rue des ClaquièresNH Collection MarseilleThe NH Collection Marseille has 176 bright, spacious guestrooms all equipped with a flat-screen TV, Free Wi-Fi internet access, a coffee machine, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. This property is ideally located with the city¿s vibrant, picturesque old town, trendy boutiques and Le Vieux Port all just a short walk away. The restaurant provides fine wines and gourmet dishes with local and international recipes, the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and there is also a sixth floor fitness center. MarseilleFrance37 Boulevard Des DamesNH NiceNH Nice hotel offers 152 spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, all with chic contemporary décor, including sleek wooden floors and are furnished with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as Free Wi-Fi internet access. The elegant restaurant serves both local and international dishes with al fresco dining during the spring and summer months on the rooftop terrace which also features an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and bar, ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. The property is located in the eastern part of the city with The old town just a 15-minute walk away. NiceFrance2-4 Parvis De L'europeApollinaireThis charming 110 room boutique property has an air of casual refinement with architecture from the 1920's. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace of the outdoor inner garden and evenings can be spent relaxing in the jazzy atmosphere of the lounge bar.NiceFrance25 Blvd.Dubouchage,
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