One week in France is an excellent amount of time to uncover the luxurious side of one region. Lovers of the Mediterranean will find Nice and Saint-Tropez perfect destinations, while those fond of adventure focus on the Alpine landscapes of Annecy and Chamonix. Other options include a history-infused tour featuring Normandy and Brittany, a delightful escape amid the vineyards of Bordeaux, and a classic tour showcasing the hidden gems of Paris, Dijon, and Lyon.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Wine, Culture & Cuisine in France: Paris, Dijon & Lyon

With remarkable museums, enchanting vineyards, and vibrant Old Towns, France is the ultimate storybook destination—and this classic luxury tour introduces you to the finest of each. Perfect for travelers who crave touches of opulence, 5-star accommodations ensure you're well looked after every step of the way while guided tours and exclusive experiences give you an insider look into top sites. Visit a 17th-century cheese cellar in Paris, bike amid Dijon's fascinating Renaissance structures, pause in local villages tucked in the rolling hills of Beaujolais, and more.

Bring your appetite along for a week of tasting tours and cultural highlights in France's gastronomic hotspots
Bring your appetite along for a week of tasting tours and cultural highlights in France's gastronomic hotspots
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Explore Medieval Sainte-Chapelle, Notre-Dame & Conciergerie Paris
Day 2 Treasures of Musée du Louvre, Marais Cheese & Wine Tasting  Paris
Day 3 Transfer to Dijon, Discover the City of 100 Steeples via Bike  Dijon
Day 4 Vineyard Tours & Tastings in Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits Dijon
Day 5 Cooking Class in Beaune, Transfer to Lyon, Free Afternoon Lyon
Day 6 Golden Stones of Beaujolais Tour, Exclusive Bouchon Lyonnaise Dinner Lyon
Day 7 Depart Lyon  

Welcome to Paris, France! This thriving city is an excellent destination to treat yourself to fine cuisine and immersive cultural experiences, which is exactly what you'll do over a two-day stay. Using the superb Hôtel du Louvre as your base, discover Paris' finest cathedrals and palaces, head into Musée du Louvre for a VIP tour, and indulge in an afternoon of wine and cheese tasting. Afterward, transfer to the charming city of Dijon, located a 3.5-hour drive south, and check into the 5-star Grand Hôtel la Cloche. Pause to refresh, then spend the rest of the evening discovering the city's Renaissance buildings by bike.

Your second day based in Dijon promises to be equally as enjoyable, with a private wine-tasting tour on the agenda featuring Burgundy's finest. Yet, the food of this region shouldn't be overlooked, and the following morning, you'll see why as you cook up a traditional feast alongside a local chef. That afternoon, continue to Lyon, where you'll spend the final days of your adventure. Dedicate your first evening here to savoring the fine amenities of the Boscolo Lyon Hôtel & Spa, which will ensure you're well-refreshed for an excursion to the hilly Beaujolais region and a farewell dinner at the fine Bistrot de Lyon. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Getaway to the French Riviera: Nice & Saint-Tropez

Savor the good life on this dreamy French Riviera escape, which has been meticulously crafted for those looking to relax and unwind. Starting in Nice, you'll be treated to a lavish Champagne catamaran cruise, explore Monaco's finest streets, and venture along the coast to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence. Then, spend the second half of the trip in Saint-Tropez, sipping wine, lazing at your 5-star accommodation, and letting loose at a legendary beach club.

Get ready for a trip to Monaco on your whirlwind our of the French Riviera
Get ready for a trip to Monaco on your whirlwind tour of the French Riviera
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Nice, Champagne Sunset Cruise Around the Coast Nice
Day 2 Guided Tour of Monaco & the Riviera, Gardens & Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Nice
Day 3 Full-Day Adventure on the Coast: Cannes, Antibes, & Saint-Paul de Vence Nice
Day 4 Transfer to Saint-Tropez, Cape Dramont & Golden Island Cruise Saint-Tropez
Day 5 Gulf of Saint-Tropez Vintage Driving Tour & Wine Tasting Saint-Tropez
Day 6 Saint-Tropez Gourmet Market Tour, Afternoon Beach Club Experience Saint-Tropez
Day 7 Transfer to Nice, Depart  

Your luxury vacation kicks off in Nice, a gem of the French Riviera, with the 5-star Le Negresco as your base for three sumptuous days. Upon arrival, take a moment to refresh, then, after a self-guided meander around the lovely Vieille Ville (Old Town), spend the evening sipping Champagne on a catamaran. The following day, a private guide will collect you for a fascinating tour of Èze, a medieval hilltop village, and the tiny but impressive country of Monaco. Next, switch directions and discover the inspiring cities south of Nice, including Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence.

The second leg of your journey brings you to Saint-Tropez, deemed one of the world's top luxury destinations, and you'll quickly see why as you cruise along its coast onboard a catamaran. Afterward, check into the 5-star La Bastide de Saint-Tropez and take the evening to unwind by the pool. The next day is another for the memory books, with a tour through the region's renowned wine estates on the agenda. Then, spend the following morning tasting your way through the town's premier Place des Lices market before rounding off your trip with a fun-filled afternoon at a beach club. Learn more

Itinerary #3: Luxury Tour Through Normandy & Brittany: Bayeux & Saint-Malo

Crafted with history enthusiasts in mind, this exploration of Normandy and Brittany features intriguing World War II sites and the fortified town of Saint-Malo. During a stay at the extravagant Château La Chenevière in Bayeux, you'll tour D-Day beaches, Caen, and the astonishing US Cemetery. Then, lighten things up with a scenic cruise along the Emerald Coast and an oyster-tasting experience while based in Saint-Malo's elegant Grand Hôtel des Thermes.

The enchanting Mont-Saint-Michel seems to rise out of its tidal estuary
The enchanting Mont-Saint-Michel seems to rise out of its tidal estuary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Transfer to Bayeux, Guided Walking Tour in Old Bayeux Bayeux
Day 2 D-Day Beaches & Cemeteries Tour  Bayeux
Day 3 Day Trip to Caen, Memorial Museum of World War II Bayeux
Day 4 Transfer to Saint-Malo, Cruise the Islets of the Emerald Coast  Saint-Malo
Day 5  Discover the Famed Mont-Saint-Michel, Oyster Tasting in Cancale Saint-Malo
Day 6 Visit the Villages of Dinan & Saint-Suliac, Free Afternoon in Saint-Malo Saint-Malo
Day 7 Depart Saint-Malo  

Upon landing in Paris, a private driver will whisk you away to Bayeux, a fairy-tale medieval town nestled in the Normandy region. Refresh at the grand Château La Chenevière before spending your first evening exploring alongside a private guide. The next day is all about delving deeper into Normandy's role in World War II, and thanks to another private tour, you'll effortlessly hop between Utah Beach, the Airborne Museum, and other key sites. The historical theme continues the following morning with a visit to William the Conquerer's hometown of Caen, where you'll explore the Mémorial de Caen.

Next, pack up your bags for a transfer west to the fortified town of Saint-Malo, which will be your base for the final three nights of your trip. After the history-focused first half, you'll be delighted to kick back during an Emerald Coast sailing tour. Then, spend the following day touring Mont-Saint-Michel and sampling fresh oysters at a farm in Cancale. Yet, there's still plenty more to see near Saint-Malo, and thanks to an expert guide, you'll effortlessly hop between the beautiful towns of Dinan and Saint-Suliac before wrapping up your adventure with a relaxing afternoon of beach hopping. Learn more

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Itinerary #4: Luxury & Outdoor Adventure in France: Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix

Split your time between thrilling outdoor adventures, indulgent food experiences, and leisure time at top-notch accommodations on this active journey through eastern France. Perfect for those eager to explore the magnificent French Alps, you'll e-bike along wildflower meadows in Bauges Natural Park, trek through glacier landscapes, and glide over Mont Blanc in a helicopter. Beforehand, spend two days in Lyon fueling up over gourmet dinners and a wine and chocolate tasting tour, and in between, relax at premium accommodations selected for their locations and superb amenities. 

It's all about the adventure on this luxury tour of France that begins in Lyon
It's all about the adventure on this luxury tour of France that begins in Lyon
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Lyon, Guided Foodie Tour, Dinner at Atelier des Augustins Lyon
Day 2 Discover the Rhone Valley: Wineries & Chocolate  Lyon
Day 3 Transfer to Annecy, Explore the Cuisine & Culture of the French Alps Annecy
Day 4 E-Bike Adventure in Bauges Natural Park Annecy
Day 5 Transfer to Chamonix, Historic Cemetery Tour, Alps via Helicopter, Fondue Fun Chamonix
Day 6 Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, Mer de Glace Hiking Excursion & Picnic Chamonix
Day 7 Depart Chamonix  

Your adventure begins in the gorgeous city of Lyon, and following a quick refresh at Villa Florentine, you'll spoil yourself with an indulgent dinner at ​​Atelier des Augustins. Then, shift your focus to wine, as the next day features visits to the award-winning Cave de Tain winery and a Rhône Valley family estate. An early evening back at your hotel ensures you're rejuvenated for a morning transfer to Annecy—a charming Alpine town tucked in the French Alps. Your home here is the luxurious Abbaye de Tallories, which you'll have plenty of time to relax in after checking out the town's artisanal shops. 

Besides fabulous cuisine, Annecy is also famous for its dramatic landscapes, and thanks to an e-bike tour, you'll leisurely glide between craggy mountains and Alpine meadows. However, equally as impressive is Chamonix, especially considering your base here is the stylish Hôtel L'Heliopic. After checking in, tour the town's historic cemeteries, then embark on a scenic helicopter ride over Mont Blanc. Your final full day is also filled with delightful experiences, including an Aiguille du Midi cable car ride and a trek to Montenvers, which ensures you'll bid farewell fully refreshed by the crisp mountain air. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Luxury Highlights of Provence: Aix, Gordes & Les Baux

Escape to the south of France on this sun-soaked Provençal getaway, where you can indulge in exquisite wine, farm-fresh cuisine, and the timeless charm of medieval villages. Ideal for travelers seeking a slower-paced trip, you'll have ample time to relax at premium accommodations, dine at top-rated restaurants, and hop between vineyards. Additionally, a full-day catamaran cruise, a Côtes du Rhône e-bike tour, and a Jeep safari in search of the Camargue's semi-wild horses ensures you get to spend unhurried time discovering the region's idyllic coastlines and countryside.

Hop between 5-star Provence retreats on this luxury getaway (photo courtesy of Airelles Gordes, La Bastide)
Hop between 5-star Provence retreats on this luxury getaway (photo courtesy of Airelles Gordes, La Bastide)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marseille, Transfer to Aix-en-Provence, Guided City Tour Aix-en-Provence
Day 2 Calanques de Cassis Full-Day Private Cruise Aix-en-Provence
Day 3 Parc du Luberon Tour, Transfer to Gordes, Dinner at L'Orangerie Gordes
Day 4 Côtes du Rhône E-Bike Tour, Michelin-Starred Gastronomy Experience Gordes
Day 5 Transfer to Les Baux via the Alpilles, Wine Tasting in the Rhône Valley Les Baux-de-Provence
Day 6 Parc de Camargue Jeep Safari, Relax at Domaine de Baumanière Les Baux-de-Provence
Day 7 Transfer to Marseille, Depart   

While your adventure officially begins in Marseille, you'll be collected straight after landing by a private driver for a transfer north to Aix-en-Provence. Spend your first afternoon soaking up its charm during a walking tour before settling in for a rejuvenating night at the 5-star Château de Fonscolombe. Then, dedicate the next day to a memorable cruise along the fjord-like Calanques de Cassis, complete with a gourmet lunch onboard and stops at notable viewpoints. Next on your itinerary is a private tour of picturesque Parc du Luberon, followed by a transfer to the hilltop town of Gordes.

Upon arrival at your accommodation in Gordes, the stately Airelles Gordes, La Bastide, you'll have time to refresh in preparation for the evening's dinner at L'Orangerie. Kickstart the following day with an e-bike tour through the region's rugged hills and reward your efforts with lunch and dinner at top restaurants. Hit the road the next morning to the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence and spend the day tucking into lovely wineries. Then, on your final full day, embark on a Jeep safari through Parc de Camargue before enjoying a leisurely evening at the lavish Domaine de Baumanière hotel. Learn more

Itinerary #6: Luxury France for Wine Lovers: Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion & Sarlat

If fine wine and postcard-perfect villages pique your interest, this luxury-infused western France itinerary will undoubtedly quench your thirst. In just one week, sip your way across the finest wineries of Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion and discover why Sarlat has a reputation for superb gastronomy. Between indulgences, refresh your appetite through scenic drives, a sunrise hot-air balloon flight, and a unique truffle hunting experience.

Discover the elegant wines of Saint-Émilion during your weeklong tour of Bordeaux
Discover the wines of Saint-Émilion during your weeklong tour of Bordeaux
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bordeaux, France's "City of Wine" Bordeaux
Day 2 Truffle Hunt & Tasting, Dinner at Cité du Vin Restaurant Bordeaux
Day 3 All-Day Tour of the Médoc Wine Region Bordeaux
Day 4 Transfer to Saint-Émilion, Full-Day Wine & History Tour Saint-Émilion
Day 5 Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Flight, Tour of the Lascaux Caves, Transfer to Sarlat Sarlat
Day 6 Tour the Dordogne's Medieval Villages & Castles Sarlat
Day 7 Transfer to Bordeaux, Depart  

Considering it's the gateway to over 6,000 vineyards, there's no better place to begin a luxury wine tour than Bordeaux, and with three days here, you'll have plenty of time to taste your way through them. There's no need to even leave your accommodation, the opulent Les Sources de Caudalie, the first night, as it sits amid vineyards and is home to an outstanding restaurant and world-class spa. Even so, the region is well worth exploring, and over the following two days, you'll join a private truffle hunt, dine at the acclaimed Le 7 Restaurant, and hop between three classic family-run wine estates. 

More wine adventures are on your agenda for Day 4, but this time in the UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Émilion. With a guide leading the way, head to a Grand Cru Château to sip your way through varietals, then round off the day taking in expansive views from the 5-star Hôtel de Pavie. A sunrise hot-air balloon flight is next on your agenda, followed by a transfer to the medieval town of Sarlat and a tour of an impressive Lascaux Caves reproduction. Lastly, dedicate a full day to admiring the picturesque castles and historic villages along the Dordogne River before returning to Bordeaux. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in France - 6 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in France - 6 Luxury Itinerary Ideas