Provence and the French Riviera.

Discover France from Provence to Cotes du Rhone. Explore the sun-drenched region of Provence as well as Nice and Lyon. Highlights include visits to Le Palais des Papes, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Remy, Saint-Paul-de-Vance, The Luberon Valley, and wine and chocolate tasting in the Rhone Valley.

 

from AVIGNON to NICE

 

From the CITY OF THE POPES TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Discover the south of France from Provence to Nice. Highlights include visits to Le Palais des Papes, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Remy, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Luberon, plus wines and convivial meals.

MAY 14 - 20, 2019 |  CODE: PCA0519 | COST $2,595

SOLD OUT

 
 
Eze Village, France

DAY 1- AVIGNON

Plan to land in Marseille France the next day either late morning or early afternoon depending on your flight.

Before we begin our Provence Tour, you will have some time to refresh at your hotel located in Avignon. After a quick nap or a walking discovery of your surroundings we will follow a guide inside the Palace of the Popes. The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1376 during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon rather than in Rome following the conflict between the papacy and the French King Philippe IV Le Bel and the death of Pope Boniface VIII after his arrest.

Convivial group dinner in Avignon.

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Nice, France

DAY 2 | UZÈS AND THE PONT DU GARD.

Morning at the wonderful weekly market in Uzès. Lunch in this charming and well preserved old town. Afternoon guided visit of the spectacular Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct originally bringing water to the city of Nîmes.

Group dinner and second night in Avignon.

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Aix-en-Provence Fountain

DAY 3 | the luberon.

A full day in the Lubéron region for it’s special landscape and Provencal medieval villages of Gordes, Lacoste (for the Marquis de Sade castle), Oppede-le-Vieux, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, the Senanque abbey etc.

Lunch in a village.

Dinner on your own in Avignon and third night in town.

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Lavender in Provence, France

DAY 4 | Arles and les baux-de-PROVENCE

Lunch in the city of Arles before an afternoon guided visit, a Roman town with many monuments and to follow Van Gogh steps.

Artsy afternoon at the Carrières de Lumières for an always amazing show.

Group dinner and last night in Avignon.

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Gigondas, France

DAY 5 | aix en provence to nice

Guided visit of Aix-en-Provence, the city of “1000 fountains” and the second after Paris for the number of historical sites, 140.

Afternoon on the road to Nice via Antibes et Cannes.

Dinner in the old town district.

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Pont du Gard | Roman Aqueduct in France

DAY 6 | Nice, monaco and saint paul

On the road to Monaco we will stop by the medieval village of Éze which clings to the rock 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean, before driving back along the coast.

End of day at the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence which was home for many painters, Vasarely, Soutines etc.

Diner on you own.

Second night in Nice.

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DAY 7 | FLIGHT HOME FROM NICE (OR NOT…)

 
 

FRANCE: FROM PROVENCE TO COTES DU RHONE tour

Rates + Dates + Registration

MAY 14 - 20, 2019 |  CODE: PCA0519 | COST $2,595

SOLD OUT

Double occupancy, all breakfasts, transfers, 8 lunches, 5 dinners, (all meals with wines and beverages), sites visits and wine tasting fees, all taxes and service charges. Land only.