Highlights of France Overview

Travel to France to discover the food, fashion and fun of the world's most romantic country. See the Eiffel Tower and Louvre in Paris before discovering the wonders of Dijon, Avignon and Nice. Magnifique!

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      USD $2,900
      CAD $2,995
      AUD $2,935
      EUR €2,185
      GBP £1,700
      NZD $3,265
      ZAR R29,355
      CHF FR2,640
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Fall head over heels for France - the world's most romantic nation

Sensuous cuisine, movie-set monuments and more art and history than you can shake a stick at - France is the number one tourist destination in the world for a reason. Well, it’s actually a multitude of reasons – and they are damn good ones! But let us whisk you away from the hungry jaws of the tourist traps and discover a France that is beyond the pages of most guidebooks. A France where the countryside unfolds before you like brushstrokes on an emerald green canvas, where medieval towns still bustle with an air of old-world charm, and where tastebuds are privy to recipes that have remained unchanged for centuries. Spend a night in a traditional chateaux, wander hallowed cathedrals and find a slice of heaven in the French Riveria. This Highlights of France tour will have you experiencing what the French call ‘coup de foudre’ – or as we might say ‘love at first sight’.

  • Be romanced by the suave city of Paris
  • Explore the French Riviera
  • Discover Roman ruins in Avignon
  • Stop by internationally acclaimed wineries
  • Taste authentic French cuisine in Dijon
  • Relax on a train journey through the French countryside

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Paris, France
  • Finish:

    Nice, France
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Chateau (1 nt), Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Palais des Papes, Wine tasting

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    157kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1) A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details. 2) This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,900
    CAD $2,995
    AUD $2,935
    EUR €2,185
    GBP £1,700
    NZD $3,265
    ZAR R29,355
    CHF FR2,640
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $322
    CAD $332
    AUD $326
    EUR €242
    GBP £188
    NZD $362
    ZAR R3,261
    CHF FR293
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Days 1-2 Paris

Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.

Days 3-4 Dijon/Beaune

The capital of France's culturally rich Burgundy Province, Dijon boasts a delightful city centre, numerous medieval and renaissance buildings, and labyrinthine streets filled with charming shops and restaurants. Beaune is located in the wine region of the Cote d'Or, an area that produces some of the best wines in France and is made up of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. The best Burgundy wines are grown here in the golden-red soil, hence the name Cote d'Or (land of gold).

Day 5 Sainte Sabine - Chateau Stay

Spend a night in a traditional French château and feel as though you’ve stepped back in time while exploring the grounds and soaking up views across the French countryside.

Days 6-7 Avignon

An elegant, walled city in Provence's most picturesque valley, Avignon is home to an impressive collection of art, a grand papal palace and the Pont St-Benezet.

Days 8-9 Nice

Nestled elegantly on the Riviera, Nice boasts stunning beaches, colourful markets, and impressive architecture - and is a wonderful base to further explore the famed Cote d'Azur.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,900
      CAD $2,995
      AUD $2,935
      EUR €2,185
      GBP £1,700
      NZD $3,265
      ZAR R29,355
      CHF FR2,640
      *
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