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Luxury Small Group Journeys

France: From Paris to Provence 2017


12 Days from $10,995

Limited to 18 guests

Experience the cuisine and culture of Paris, privately exploring the Picasso Museum, before journeying through Burgundy to Provence and the sunny Riviera, sampling local wines and olive oil, visiting a lavender farm and savoring a truffle workshop.

A&K Advantages

Discover France at its finest, experiencing the fashion, art and cuisine of Paris, the bounty of Burgundy’s relaxing wine country and the many splendors of sunny Provence

Enjoy a walking tour of Paris’ fascinating Marais district and privately explore the Espace Dali Paris

On a day-long excursion along scenic rural wine routes, stop for private tours and tastings, as well as lunch at a winery

Tour Les Halles de Paul Bocuse markets in Lyon, and enjoy private access to a traditional silk workshop

Meet locals in Eze who offer you tips on how to play pétanque before you take part in the game yourself

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive Paris, France
DAY 2:
Paris | Private Tour of the Espace Dali Paris
DAY 3:
Paris/Dijon/Beaune | Bullet Train to Dijon
DAY 4:
Beaune | Hands-On Cooking School Experience
DAY 5:
Beaune/Lyon | Day Trip Through Wine Country
DAY 6:
Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit
DAY 7:
Lyon/Avignon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley
DAY 8:
Avignon | Lavender & Olive Oil
DAY 9:
Avignon/Pont du Gard | Lunch Beside the Aqueduct
DAY 10:
Avignon/Aix-en-Provence/Vence | Cézanne
DAY 11:
Eze | Private Perfume Factory Workshop
DAY 12:
Depart Nice
DAY 1:
Arrive Paris, France

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

Mandarin Oriental, Paris
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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2:
Paris | Private Tour of the Espace Dali Paris

Begin with a walking tour of Paris’ Marais district. Historically associated with the Jewish population of the city, this charming neighborhood is now a thriving center of up-and-coming fashion design workshops and artisan boutiques. Next, privately tour the Espace Dali Paris, located in the heart of the famous artists’ village of Montmartre. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3:
Paris/Dijon/Beaune | Bullet Train to Dijon

Today, Ride Like a Local on one of France’s renowned TGV high-speed trains, breezing through the countryside to Burgundy. Arrive in Dijon in time for lunch, followed by a walking tour of the historic center.

Hostellerie Le Cèdre
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:
Beaune | Hands-On Cooking School Experience

Stroll to the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, a former hospital known for its Gothic styling. Then, learn secrets from an expert on how to identify and prepare truffles, during a hands-on Chef’s Table experience that includes lunch.

Hostellerie Le Cèdre
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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 Chateau des Ravatyes, a winery operated by the Louis Pasteur Institute. Continue to Lyon.

Cour des Loges
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6:
Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit

Stroll Les Halles de Paul Bocuse markets, a renowned source of gourmet food ingredients, followed by a walking tour of the historic Old Town led by a local guide. Later, make an exclusive visit to one of Lyon’s famed silk workshops, the Atelier de Soierie.

Cour des Loges
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7:
Lyon/Avignon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley

Travel south along the valley of the Rhône River. Stop for lunch and a wine tasting in the Chàteauneuf-du-Pape region, before proceeding to historic Avignon.

La Mirande
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8:
Avignon | Lavender & Olive Oil

Visit Iles-sur-la-Sorgue, home of Provence’s largest weekly market, known for its antiques. 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.

La Mirande
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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 and enjoy lunch in the shadow of this ancient Roman aqueduct. Then, walk across it and visit the fascinating museum. Return to Avignon.

La Mirande
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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. Settle into your hotel, originally built by the Knights Templar, and enjoy a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Mediterranean.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11:
Eze | Private Perfume Factory Workshop

Travel to Eze for a true A&K treat — meet the locals, get some coaching in the quintessential French pastime of pétanque, and then try a friendly game. Attend a private workshop at the Fragonard perfume factory and create a personal scent to take home. After lunch, visit the Villa Santo Sospir. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12:
Depart Nice

Today, transfer to the airport at Nice and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Sep 24 - Oct 05
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Day 11.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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