Itinerary #1: Best of Paris, Lyon, Nice, & Provence
On this grand tour of France's top attractions, you'll see the City of Lights, relax on the French Riviera, sip wine in Provence, and explore Lyon's gourmet food traditions.
|Day 1||Arrive in Paris - Explore the City||Paris|
|Day 2||Ile de la Cité & Latin Quarter Walking Tour||Paris|
|Day 3||Le Louvre Museum Tour||Paris|
|Day 4||Le Marais Walking Tour||Paris|
|Day 5||Train from Paris to Lyon||Lyon|
|Day 6||Culinary Walking Tour in Lyon||Lyon|
|Day 7||Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting||Lyon|
|Day 8||Train from Lyon to Avignon||Avignon|
|Day 9||Châteauneuf du Pape Tour & Wine Tasting||Avignon|
|Day 10||Drive from Avignon to Aix en Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 11||Cooking Class in Aix en Provence||Aix en Provence|
|Day 12||Drive from Aix en Provence to Nice||Nice|
|Day 13||Perfume Tour in Grasse||Nice|
|Day 14||Depart Nice|
Spend the first few days in Paris, taking a walking tour around Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter, visiting the Louvre, and exploring the charming streets of Le Marais. Catch the train to Lyon for a food-focused walking tour followed by a Beaujolais tour and tasting on day seven.
Midway through the trip, you'll continue on to Avignon by train. See the onetime papal residence at Châteauneuf du Pape and taste locally produced wines, then drive to Aix-en-Provence, where you'll shop in the marketplace and take a cooking class. The trip wraps up in Grasse, where you'll learn about the process behind perfume-making on a special tour. You'll have one last evening to relax in Nice before catching a flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Discover Provence by Electric Bike
Pedal through Provence on this electric bike adventure through lavender fields, wineries, and traditional villages.
|Day 1||Arrive in Paris||Paris|
|Day 2||Paris to Montelimar, Bike Pick-Up, & Route to Grignan||Grignan|
|Day 3||Free Day in Grignan, the Gem of Drôme Provençale||Grignan|
|Day 4||E-Bike from Grignan to Vaucluse-la-Romaine||Vaison la Romaine|
|Day 5||Free Day in Vaison-la-Romaine||Vaison la Romaine|
|Day 6||E-Bike from Vaison to Sault & Mount Ventoux||Sault|
|Day 7||Free Day in Sault, the Land of Lavender||Sault|
|Day 8||E-Bike from Sault to Roussillon & the Luberon||Roussillon|
|Day 9||Free Day in Roussillon & Outstanding Ochre||Roussillon|
|Day 10||E-Bike from Roussillon to Fontaine de Vaucluse||Fontaine de Vaucluse|
|Day 11||Free Day in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the World of Waters||Fontaine de Vaucluse|
|Day 12||E-bike from Fontaine de Vaucluse to Avignon||Avignon|
|Day 13||Full Day in Avignon, City of the Popes||Avignon|
|Day 14||Au Revoir, France|
Begin with an afternoon and evening in Paris. Move onto Montelimar on day two, where you'll pick up an electric bike, also known as an e-bike. Feel the wind in your hair as you travel to Grignan, a hilltop village in the Rhône Valley, located at the so-called "Gate of Provence." Visit the Chateau de Grignan before continuing on to Vaucluse-la-Romaine to Mount Ventoux to Sault, where you'll take another break. Go for a walk on the Lavender Road, snack on candy at the Boyer Nougat Factory, pay a visit to a lavender distillery, and pick up souvenirs at Provence Soap Works.
Bike to the Luberon next. You'll pedal to Roussillon, located in the middle of one of Europe's biggest ochre deposits. You'll have a free day to explore the town and check out the Conservatory of Ochre and Applied Pigments, housed in an old ochre processing factory. Next, ride to Fontaine de Vaucluse, famous for its natural springs. Spend the last full day of the trip sightseeing in the old town of medieval Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence
Hit the road for this two-week road trip around one of France's most popular regions, stopping along the journey for cooking classes, a photography workshop, a private boat cruise, and much more.
|Day 1||Arrive in Marseille||Marseille|
|Day 2||Cooking Class & Soap Atelier Experience||Marseille|
|Day 3||Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop||Marseille|
|Day 4||Pick up Rental Car, Drive to Aix-en-Provence & City Tour||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 5||Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 6||Free Day in Aix-en-Provence||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 7||Drive to the Luberon Region & Explore Hilltop Villages||Bonnieux|
|Day 8||Drive to Les Baux de Provence & Saint Rémy de Provence||Saint Rémy de Provence|
|Day 9||Olive Oil Experience & Wine Estates||Saint Rémy de Provence|
|Day 10||Drive from Saint Rémy to Arles & Explore Roman History||Arles|
|Day 11||Drive from Arles to Avignon & Afternoon in the City||Avignon|
|Day 12||Roman History Road Trip in Nîmes & Uzès||Avignon|
|Day 13||Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas Wine Tour||Avignon|
|Day 14||Return to Marseille & Depart|
The trip starts in Marseille, France's oldest city. You'll take a cooking class and learn about soap-making on day two, then enjoy a private boat cruise and a photography workshop the following day. Pick up your rental car on day four and drive to Aix-en-Provence, where you'll stay for the next few days. Take a city tour followed by a Provençal cooking class; afterward, you'll have a free day to relax.
Drive to the Luberon region to kick off week two. Take your time exploring hilltop villages, then drive to Les Baux de Provence and onward to Saint Rémy de Provence, where you'll have an olive oil tasting. Move onto Arles, noted for its Roman antiquity, then continue to Avignon, where you'll base yourself for the last few days of the trip, side-tripping to the Roman ruins at Nîmes, the medieval village of Uzès, and Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas for a wine tour. Back-track to Marseille to finish the trip and catch a flight out. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Provençal Alps Adventure
Hike to the depths of Verdon Gorge, pedal through the countryside, and boat along the coastline on this active itinerary around Provence.
|Day 1||Arrive in Marseille||Marseille|
|Day 2||Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop||Marseille|
|Day 3||Soap Atelier & Marseille to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 4||Horseback Ride from Moustiers to Sainte-Croix Lake||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 5||Rafting on the Verdon River||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 6||Verdon Wildlife Photography Session||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 7||Valensole Plateau & Lake Sainte-Croix du Verdon||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 8||Via Cordata & Route des Crêtes||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 9||Sunset Summit Hike||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 10||Canyoneering in the Verdon Gorge||Moustiers-Sainte-Marie|
|Day 11||Drive from Moustiers to Aix-en-Provence & Cultural Tour||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 12||Sainte Victoire Mountain Hike||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 13||E-Bike Tour Along Cezanne's Route||Aix-en-Provence|
|Day 14||Return to Marseille & Depart|
This action-packed itinerary starts in Marseille. After a boat cruise and a photography workshop—where you'll pick up skills to use for the rest of the trip—you'll travel to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. From there, you'll travel on horseback to Sainte-Croix Lake. Gear up for a rafting trip down the Verdon River on day five, then spend some dedicated time photographing wildlife the next day.
Drive to Plateau de Valensole to see some of Provence's most picturesque lavender fields, then go for a sailing or kayaking trip on the emerald-hued waters of Lake Sainte-Croix du Verdon. You'll have a rock-climbing experience the following morning—a lesson for beginners is included—and take a scenic drive along the Route des Crêtes in the afternoon. Take in views of the lake during a sunset hike the next day, then go canyoneering in the depths of Verdon Gorge. The trip comes to a close with an e-bike tour along the Cézanne Route, which highlights the landscapes that inspired the great painter. Learn more
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