French Escape (KFA)

7 days from Paris to Nice

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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 the 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 a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

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 farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvelous vacation offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PARIS Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

VERSAILLES Guided [LF] 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; [LF] Café au lait and calissons

NICE Walking tour of the Old Town

ÈZE Visit a perfume factory; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; Seine cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Meals Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners: a welcome dinner in Paris and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. 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.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

PARIS. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. To make the most of your stay, a selection of optional excursions is available.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

PARIS–DIJON. This morning visit [LF] 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON. 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 which became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE. 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 [LF] 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

NICE. EXCURISION TO ÈZE. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

NICE. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

AVIGNON

NOVOTEL AVIGNON CENTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

DIJON

MERCURE CLEMENCEAU

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NICE

ELLINGTON

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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