French Escape

7 Days Tour from Paris to Nice

Tour Overview

On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with an elevator ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Just imagine the views from this vantage point! A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties.

Tour Highlights

  • PARIS – Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower
  • VERSAILLES – Guided visit of the palace and gardens dijon Orientation
  • PONT DU GARD – Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
  • AVIGNON – Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
  • AIX–EN–PROVENCE – Walking tour; Café au lait and calissons
  • NICE – Walking tour of the Old Town
  • ÈZE – Visit a perfume factory; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
Day 2: PARIS
Day 3: PARIS–DIJON
Day 4: DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON
Day 5: AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE
Day 6: NICE – EXCURSION TO ÈZE
Day 7: NICE – Final departure

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Meals (-, -, dinner)

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.

Day 2: PARIS

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Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and a visit to the second floor of Paris’ most iconic landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.

Day 3: PARIS–DIJON

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This morning visit the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Then, continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Walk along the Rue des Forges and see the Ducal Palace, the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good, and look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl, at the Church of Notre Dame.

Day 4: DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON

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Stop at Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy.

Day 5: AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE

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Drive to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau. You will also be treated to a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.

Day 6: NICE – EXCURSION TO ÈZE

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Follow your Tour Director for a walk through the OLD TOWN of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, before celebrating the success of your French Escape with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: NICE – Final departure

Meals (breakfast, -,-)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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