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’.

Start
Paris, France
Finish
Nice, France
Countries
France
Themes
Explorer
Code
AMKF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
157kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Bonjour! Welcome to France. Walk up the Champs-Elysees to see what’s hot in French fashion and be sure to check out bohemian Montmartre. Grab a baguette and cheese and lounge like a true Parisian in the Tuileries Garden.
Explore the Burgundy region, famous for its wine and culinary delights such as beef bourguignon and coq au vin. Visit Renaissance buildings in Dijon and vineyards aplenty in Beaune.
Take a step back in time and spend a night in a traditional French chateau. Relax with a garden walk, a good book or just gaze across the beautiful French countryside.
Picture perfect and ready to be explored, get along to the Palais des Papes, a 14th century Gothic palace, which was built for Pope Clement V. Cross the bridge and take a riverside walk through apple orchids or just relax with a café au lait and croissant.
Experience seaside bliss on the pebbled beaches of Nice. As the biggest city on the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect place to explore the rest of the Cote d’Azure and is full of impressive architecture, ancient ruins, cute cafés and happening nightspots. Perhaps take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, visit the breathtaking St Nicholas Orthodox Catherdral or wander through myriad picturesque squares before this adventure ends.
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Inclusions

Meals
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport
Minibus, Taxi, Train
Accommodation
Chateau (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)
Included activites
  • Palais des Papes
  • Wine tasting

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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.

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Highlights of France trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.

Highlights of France , June 2014

Highlights of France , June 2014