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Luxury Small Group Journeys

France: From Paris to Provence 2019


10 days from $9,495

Limited to 18 guests

Experience the cuisine and culture of Paris, exploring Montmartre and the Marais district, before journeying through Lyon to Provence and the sunny Riviera, sampling local wines and olive oil, visiting a lavender farm, and playing a game of pétanque with the residents of Saint-Paul de Vence.

A&K Advantages

Discover France at its finest, experiencing the fashion, art and cuisine of Paris; the flavors of Lyon’s culinary heritage; and the many splendors of sunny Provence

Enjoy an after-hours visit to the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral

On a day-long excursion along scenic rural wine routes, stop for private tours and tastings in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as well as for 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 Saint-Paul de Vence, 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 | In Revolutionary Paris
DAY 3
Paris | Home to Victor Hugo & High-Speed Rail
DAY 4
Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit
DAY 5
Lyon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley
DAY 6
Avignon & Pont du Gard | Lunch Below the Aqueduct
DAY 7
Avignon | Provençal Market & Santon Museum
DAY 8
Aix-en-Provence & Vence | In Cézanne’s Studio
DAY 9
Grasse | Private Perfume Factory Workshop
DAY 10
Depart Nice
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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: Dinner
DAY 2
Paris | In Revolutionary Paris

After a guided tour of the Basilica of St. Denis, explore the City of Light, starting at the Panthéon, where celebrated historical figures, such as Voltaire and Madame Curie, are entombed. Enjoy lunch at leisure and, later, privately visit the Conciergerie, followed by an after-hours tour of legendary Notre Dame Cathedral. You may opt to ascend, by way of more than 400 stairs, to the top of this French Gothic-design landmark to take in the incredible city views. Tonight, enjoy a Chef’s Table experience with dinner, learning to make Crêpes Suzette, at one of the oldest restaurants in Paris.

Hôtel Pont Royal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3
Paris | Home to Victor Hugo & High-Speed Rail

This morning, set out on a walking tour of the fascinating Marais district, and see the home of Victor Hugo. Enjoy lunch at the historic “Le Train Bleu” restaurant, housed in the Gare de Lyon, before boarding your high-speed TGV train. Arrive in Lyon and check in to your hotel.

Cour des Loges
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Lyon | Exclusive Silk Workshop Visit

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

Cour des Loges
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
Lyon | Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley

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

Hotel d'Europe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Avignon & Pont du Gard | Lunch Below the Aqueduct

On a walking tour of Avignon, view the austerely beautiful Palais des Papes, a 13th-century Gothic fortress built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Rhône River. Then, travel to Pont du Gard, to enjoy lunch in the shade of its gracefully arched Roman aqueduct, an engineering masterpiece dating to the first century AD. Later, stroll across the monument to visit the on-site museum and view displays that recount the construction of this ancient architectural wonder.

Hotel d'Europe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Avignon | Provençal Market & Santon Museum

Visit L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, home of Provence’s largest weekly market. Continue to Fontaine de Vaucluse for lunch in a typical Provençal restaurant. Tour a museum dedicated to Santons, traditional, handcrafted crèche figures of Provence. Later, enjoy a stop at a family-owned lavender farm.

Hotel d'Europe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Aix-en-Provence & Vence | In Cézanne’s Studio

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: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
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: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
Depart Nice

Today, transfer to the airport at Nice and depart.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa
Meals: Breakfast
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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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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 7:30 p.m. on Day 9.

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

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.


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