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France: From Paris to Provence (2018)

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Limited to 18 guests
Days: 12  |  From: $9,995


France: From Paris to Provence

Day 1: Arrive Paris, France

Arrive in Paris, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Hôtel Pont Royal   |   Meals: D

Day 2: Paris | Private Tour of the Espace Dalí

Today, take the Metro to Montmartre and ride a funicular to the Espace Dalí, which you privately tour, viewing the great surrealist’s works. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the district, followed by lunch — and the remainder of your day — at leisure.

Hôtel Pont Royal   |   Meals: B

Day 3: Dijon/Beaune | Bullet Train to Dijon

Ride Like a Local on one of France’s TGV high-speed trains, breezing through the countryside to Burgundy. Arrive in Dijon for lunch and a walking tour of its historic center. Proceed to Beaune, where you stay tonight.

Hostellerie Le Cèdre   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Beaune | Hands-On Cooking School Experience

Stroll to the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu. Then, learn secrets from an expert on how to prepare truffles, during a hands-on Chef’s Table experience with lunch.

Hostellerie Le Cèdre   |   Meals: B L

Day 5: Beaune/Lyon | Day Trip Through Wine Country

On a day-long drive along the wine routes between Beaune and Lyon, enjoy an exclusive tour of a private winery in Julienas in the Beaujolais region, including a tasting followed by lunch. Then, visit Château des Ravatyes, a winery operated by the Louis Pasteur Institute. Continue to Lyon.

Cour des Loges   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit

Stroll Les Halles de Paul Bocuse markets, noted for gourmet food ingredients, followed by a walking tour of the historic Old Town led by a local guide. Later, make an exclusive visit to a famed silk workshop, Atelier de Soierie.

Cour des Loges   |   Meals: B

Day 7: Lyon/Avignon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley

Follow the Rhône River valley, stopping for lunch and a wine tasting in the Chàteauneuf-du-Pape region, before proceeding to historic Avignon.

Hotel d'Europe   |   Meals: B L D

Day 8: Avignon | Lavender & Olive Oil

Visit Iles-sur-la-Sorgue, home of Provence’s largest weekly market. Later, visit a family-owned lavender farm, and taste olive oil at a local producer. Lunch in Gordes, with magnificent views of the Luberon National Park.

Hotel d'Europe   |   Meals: B L

Day 9: Avignon/Pont du Gard | Lunch Beside the Aqueduct

On a walking tour of Avignon, view the Palais des Papes. Travel to Pont du Gard, enjoy lunch beside the Roman aqueduct and then walk across it to visit the museum.

Hotel d'Europe   |   Meals: B L

Day 10: Avignon/Aix-en-Provence/Vence | Cézanne

Depart for sunny Aix-en-Provence to explore the workshop of Paul Cézanne, guided by a local expert. Continue to Vence and your hotel. Then, meet the locals and get some coaching in the quintessential French pastime of pétanque. Try a friendly game and share a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the stunning Mediterranean.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa   |   Meals: B D

Day 11: Grasse | Private Perfume Factory Workshop

Travel to Grasse to visit the International Perfume Museum and attend a private workshop at the Fragonard Villa-Museum, creating a personal scent to take home. This afternoon, stop by the beach for a cocktail by the sea, and then return to the hotel for your farewell dinner.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa   |   Meals: B D

Day 12: Depart Nice

Today, transfer to the airport at Nice and depart.

Meals: B

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