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Paris, Nîmes & Nice

 
If you're visiting France don't skip Paris! You'll miss the iconic Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Louvre, the Bateaux-Mouches, and Napoleon’s Tomb.
But there's much more to France than Paris, so we have a selection of itineraries that go further afield. This one explores Paris then heads south towards the Mediterranean where we explore Provence & The Côte d'Azur.
It's perfect for a Winter or Spring trip.

Itinerary

The sweeping view of Monaco and Monte Carlo from La Turbie, the scarcely inhabited wetlands of the Camargue with it’s lonely walled city, the overwhelming scale of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the ancient Roman Amphiteatre in Nîmes, bouillabaisse on the quays in Marseille, the village of Èze perched on a cliff 1500’ over the water, the studios of Picasso, Renoir and Matisse, the brilliant sunshine, and the scent of lavender, olive and citrus everywhere will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.
Day City Overview
1 Airborne Meet your Group Director at the airport for an overnight flight to France!
2 Paris Arrive in Paris and navigate to the hotel. Explore Cathédrale de Notre Dame, descending into the Crypt and climbing the South Tower. Head to Montmartre for a view of Paris from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and dinner. Ascend the Eiffel Tower!
3 Paris Explore Musée du Louvre and enjoy lunch at one of its cafés. See the Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe and then visit Musée d’Orsay. Dinner in Latin Quarter. Night cruise on the Bateaux-Mouches.
4 Avignon
Nîmes
Train to Avignon. Explore Palais du Papes and Cathèdrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms and enjoy lunch at Place de l’Horloge. Train to Nîmes and navigate to hotel. Visit Les Arenes and Cathedrale Notre-Dame et St-Castor. Find the Castellum and Porte d’Auguste. Relax over dinner at Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.
5 Nîmes
Aigues-Mortes
Train to Aigues-Mortes. Walk the ramparts, enjoying the views of the Camargue while visiting the towers and gates. Find the chapels and churches and enjoy lunch at Place St-Louis before returning to Nîmes. Find Maison Carrée, explore Carré d’Art, relax in Les Jardins de la Fontaine and dinner at Square Antonin.
6 Narseilles
Nice
Train to Marseilles. Enjoy the view from Basilique de Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, find Palais Longchamps, and follow La Canebière down to the Vieux Port. Enjoy lunch on the quays, then visit Cathedrale de la Major and La Vieille Charité. Train to Nice and navigate to hotel. Stroll around Vieux Nice and relax over dinner.
7 Nice Visit Musée Picasso in Antibes, then Musée Renoir and Château-Musée Grimaldi in Cagnes sur Mer. Enjoy the late afternoon view of Monaco and Monte Carlo from La Turbie before heading down to enjoy dinner along La Condamine.
8 Nice Visit Musée Matisse in Nice and then explore Musée Ephrussi de Rothschild in St-Jean-Cap Ferrat. Grab lunch and a spectacular view from the village perché of Èze. Enjoy afternoon beach and shopping time, then farewell dinner.
9 Airborne Flight home. Au revoir France!