France has always been the center of culinary envy, known worldwide for its signature cuisine consisting of traditional techniques, ancestral secrets, and home-cooked comfort dictated by high-quality standards. From morning pastries to afternoon macrons, farm-fresh cheeses to wine, cider, and olive oil, and fresh food markets offering the freshest produce to unique dishes like snails and frog legs, you can truly enjoy it all in France.
Best of Aix-En-Provence
Gastronomy plays a pivotal role in Aix, which you can experience on gourmet city tours or small cooking classes where chefs share the secrets of provençal cuisine. Of course, you can’t come to the Provence without exploring the countryside, and Aix makes the perfect base for rewarding day trips to the hilltop villages of the Luberon, the fjord-like Calanques near Marseille, and the jaw-dropping Gorges de Verdon (sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Europe).
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Known as "mini Paris," Aix-en-Provence sits in the heart of the Provence region, known for its charm, lavender, wine, and unique signature cuisine. Spend time exploring these claims to fame with cooking classes, wine tastings, drives through lavender fields, and walking tours. Then head out into the countryside and discover more Provençal charm, such as in the city of Avignon, the scenic hilltop villages of Luberon, or the impressive Verdon Canyon.
Provence's claim to fame might be its rolling lavender fields, but there's a lot more to enjoy in this region of France. It's a gastronomically rich area filled with vineyards, olive groves, and agricultural land, so tasting or preparing its Provençal cuisine is a must. You can also enjoy wine tastings and exploring historic villages like Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and other hamlets dotting the hills.
Marseille unites two very different worlds: the vibrant coastal French Riviera and the charming rolling hills of Provence. In addition, it's France's oldest city, founded by the Greeks in 600 BCE. So in just Marseille alone, you can enjoy a diverse trip strolling through the historic districts while nibbling on traditional food, discovering the renowned world of Marseille soap, sipping rosé among the lavender fields, and cruising or kayaking along the famed Calanques inlets.
Experience the best of Provence in five days, with numerous guided cultural and gourmet experiences. You'll explore charming Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings via walking tours, a cooking class, and wine experience, all under the bright skies of southern France.
This six-day trip to France's famously beautiful Provence region allows you to experience its highlights. On top of touring the area's national parks and vineyards, you'll spend time in historic Marseille, plus travel around the Luberon massif, which is home to ancient hilltop villages. You'll also indulge in outdoor and gourmet excursions all while enjoying the amenities of the lavish hotels in which you'll be residing.
This quick five-day getaway reveals the culture and flavors of Aix-en-Provence, the historic capital of the Provence region of southeastern France. You'll discover the secrets of "Aix" with a guided stroll through its ancient thoroughfares, sample regional gastronomic specialties, plus take a local cooking class. You'll even enjoy a bonus cooking class in a nearby village in the Alpilles Mountains.
Kids will love France: everything from the pastries and palaces to the iconic landmarks they've only seen in storybooks will delight them and keep them interested. This week-long trip covering Paris and Aix-en-Provence utilizes the convenient TGV fast train, which minimizes overland travel time as you experience baking classes, biking excursions through the countryside, fairy-tale castles, and more.
Travelers to France typically plan a trip for 9 to 10 days when combining both Aix-en-Provence and Paris with Nice. If you're not interested in Nice, seven to eight days are enough for your Aix-en-Provence and Paris trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as six days. Check out kimkim's favorite Aix-en-Provence and Paris trips below.
Eat and drink your way through the South of France on this eight-day itinerary that blends culture and cuisine. Start in beautiful Aix-en-Provence, where you'll learn to cook Provençal fare and tour the hilltop villages of Luberon. Head to the coast to stroll the colorful neighborhoods of Marseille, sample the best rosés in Cassis and Bandol, and visit the famous vineyards of Château de Berne. After exploring the forests and waterfalls of the Provençal Alps, hop over to the glittering Riviera for a gastronomic journey through Nice's bustling open-air markets.
This scenic itinerary starts with a self-guided road trip through exceptional villages, cities, and wine regions in the heart of Provence. Over the course of 9 days, you’ll explore Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, and the Rhone Valley with visits to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as hidden gems. Finish the adventure in Paris with a mix of private tours and free time to explore on your own.
Enjoy an authentic taste of France with highlight tours, day trips, cooking classes, and more over 10 memorable days. First, get an insider's look at Paris with a local guide before absconding to Aix-en-Provence to stroll its cobbled streets and visit nearby national parks. From there, you're off to the sun-kissed French Riviera to "do lunch" in Saint-Tropez and follow your nose on a tour of Grasse, the perfume hub of France.
On this self-drive tour, you'll get behind the wheel and take off into the south of France, discovering the highlights of the famed Provence region in just over a week. The tour will take you from the nation's oldest city, Marseille, to the markets and cafés of charming Aix-en-Provence. It continues to the historic city of Avignon, on the Rhône River, as well as into the Alpilles Mountains and over the valleys of the Luberon region. At the end of each day, you'll hang your hat in some of the most charming hotels and B&Bs in all of France.
Experience the best of Provence and the French Riviera in 10 days. Visit Cannes, Nice, the hill-top villages of Luberon, Aix-en-Provence, and more regional highlights. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gourmet culinary tours, local culture, and charming boutique hotels.
Get behind the wheel in the South of France during this weeklong road trip through the Provence region. Starting in Marseille, you'll swim in the Mediterranean, tour cafés and vineyards in Aix en Provence, and explore a range of picturesque hilltop villages in the Luberon. At the end of each day, hang your hat on some of the most charming hotels in France while choosing between exquisite dining options.
Explore the iconic landscapes that inspired the French Impressionists on this scenic 10-day road trip through the South of France. Starting in Nice, you'll journey west past glittering coastlines, hilltop villages, and rolling countryside to reach Aix-en-Provence. Along the way, unforgettable Provençal experiences await: create your own perfume in Grasse, tour the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, see the lavender fields of Lavensole, and discover the villages of the Luberon by E-Bike.
This luxurious ten-day itinerary hits all of France's highlights: food, art, culture, and the French lifeblood—wine. From historic landmarks in Paris to the small-town charm of Provence's hilltop villages, there's no shortage of things to do. Learn to prepare a three-course meal at a countryside château, sail to the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and ease into a casual South France pace of life.
Provence was once the first Roman territory beyond the Alps, and while you won't be riding in as a conqueror, you'll see why they wanted it for their own after this eight-day self-drive trip. Craft your own soap, cruise around the coast of Marseille, cook with ingredients from local markets, and more as you explore the region.
Most travelers will find that seven to eight days are perfect for a well-paced France trip with stops in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Marseille. It's also possible to hit the highlights in six days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Saint Rémy de Provence, Paris, or Cassis. Get inspired with the below Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Marseille trip ideas.
Most people visiting Nice, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille spend about 11 to 14 days in France, which usually includes some time in Paris as well. For travelers wanting to visit Nice, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille exclusively, plan 8 to 11 days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as six or seven days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and beyond.
Travelers to France typically plan a trip for 11 to 14 days when combining Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris with Nice. If you're not interested in Nice, about 10 days is enough for your Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in 6 to 9 days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries including Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris and beyond.
Vibrant Marseille, charming Aix-en-Provence, and historic Avignon: pay a visit to every quintessential locale in Provence on this comprehensive tour. With a perfect balance of outdoor activities and cultural experiences, this itinerary will check every box on your list of things to see and do in this lovely region of Southern France.
This culinary tour winds its way from gastronomic Lyon (with a food scene rivaling that of Paris) through the colorful countryside of Provence. Taste famous wines, relax in olive country, and fall in love with the ancient cities and sweeping flower-filled fields that make this region famous.
Perhaps no other region encompasses France's exceptional beauty better than Provence. During this five-day self-drive itinerary, you'll experience the highlights with stops in emblematic cities such as Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, as well as traditional villages in the scenic countryside. Finish the adventure in medieval Avignon and a wine tasting in nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Twirl around to the catchy tune of Sur le Pont d'Avignon as you cross said bridge and more on this nine-day self-drive trip. In addition to crossing the celebrated bridge of Avignon, you'll stroll down the Mediterranean coast and through markets, vineyards, olive groves, and more to see all that Provence has to offer.
If fifteen luxurious days in Paris and Provence sound perfect to you, look no further. With bespoke daily activities ranging from cooking classes to private sailing trips, there's no shortage of unforgettable experiences. Sample wine in Provence, soak in art and history in Marseille, and tour romantic Avignon and the old-world Luberon valley.
Most travelers will find that 5 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced France trip with stops in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Marseille. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Paris or Bonnieux. Get inspired with the following Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Marseille trip ideas below.
Most travelers will find that about 10 days is perfect for a well-paced France trip with stops in Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, and Paris. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Marseille. Get inspired with kimkim's Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, and Paris trip ideas below.
For most travelers, 11 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a France trip, with stops in Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as eight to 10 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Saint-Tropez, Cannes, or Amboise. Keep reading for more inspiring Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris itineraries.
Embrace "la belle vie" on this relaxed, two-week French itinerary. After five dreamy days in Paris—pastry tasting in the Marais, touring the Louvre, and boating down the Seine—you'll strike out towards Provence and the sun-soaked Riviera. Stroll the colorful streets of Aix-en-Provence, sail to hidden coves and beaches in Marseille, and taste your way through Nice on a foodie's tour of the city's bustling markets.
There's plenty of reasons to visit the Mediterranean Coast and Provence, but here are ten great ones. Start in Barcelona, where authentic tapas and Art Nouveau architecture captivate the heart and taste buds. Trace Salvador Dali's life along the coast, then head to France for Roman ruins, French wine, and a visit to Lyon—the country's food capital.
The southern French region of Provence is an ideal destination for an active-yet-relaxed family trip. All ages will enjoy the combination of good food (including cooking classes), ancient and medieval history and culture, and fun outdoor activities like biking and boating. Starting in the millennia-old city of Marseilles and ending in gorgeous Aix-en-Provence, you'll visit many picturesque villages and natural areas en route for a taster (quite literally) of the south of France.
Experience the highlights of France's Provence region, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gorges du Verdon, with this 10-day road trip that perfectly combines outdoor activities with cultural tours. In between memorable experiences like hot-air balloon rides, sailing trips, and cooking classes, you'll have plenty of free time to explore lavender fields, charming villages, famous vineyards, and UNESCO-listed monuments at your own pace.
France is known the world over for its romance, but there might be no other region that encompasses its quintessential beauty—the cities, villages, hills, and beaches—quite like Provence. This is where the countryside meets the coast, where the Alps meet lavender fields, and where the French Riveria runs from Marseilles to the Italian border. Experience it all on this luxurious 12-day driving tour.
Discover the best of the culture and art in the French Riviera and Provence in 10 days on this incredible self-drive tour. Visit vibrant Nice and Monaco, stroll through hill-top villages of Luberon, and discover the peaceful countryside of Aix-en-Provence. Follow the footsteps of some of the world's greatest artists (Van Gogh, Picasso & others) and explore the landscapes that inspired them.
French cuisine and countryside are the star attractions on this three-week, self-drive itinerary. Setting out from Paris, you'll embark on a gastronomic odyssey as you wind your way south towards the Riviera. Take a culinary walking tour of Lyon, stroll the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Beaujolais, cycle to the hilltop villages of the Luberon, and learn to cook Provençal favorites in Aix-en-Provence. After some downtime on the beaches of Saint-Tropez, your journey ends in Nice, where you'll explore its bustling markets and take a day trip to nearby Monaco.
Get to know the Mediterranean Coast and Provence region on this eleven-day trip. Stroll around Barcelona’s Magic Fountain of Montjuic at night, trace Salvador Dali’s path in Catalan, and tour one of Europe's most formidable defensive fortresses in Carcassone. Top it off with drives down peaceful country roads and contemplating beauty & history in quiet medieval churches.
There's no need to choose between cultural sightseeing and gourmet tours on a trip to France—this 11-day tour offers both! Starting in Paris and ending up on the French Riviera, this exciting itinerary leads you through top museums, historic landmarks, colorful markets, and gourmet food shops in destinations like Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Cannes, and Nice. Admire paintings at the Louvre, take a Provençal cooking class, boat around the coves of Calanques National Park, and wander around the oldest quarters of medieval villages. This enticing trip plan has it all!
Spend twelve days immersing yourself in culture, food, and sunny Mediterranean weather. Visit Sagrada Familia and taste tapas in Barcelona, visit ancient religious sites in Girona, and drive peaceful country roads in the South of France. Take a road trip along the Napoleon Route to see the Palais des Papes in Avignon and check out the Cathar Castles.
Tackle 12 days of excitement with this adventure trip. After exploring France's oldest city, Marseille, you'll head out to the Verdon Gorge region. Hike along its edges to discover the wild animals and plants, then descend into the Gorge via climbs and canyoneering to experience it from all angles. You'll end your trip in Aix-en-Provence, home to some of Cézanne's favorite landscapes.
As one of France's first wine regions, Provence has been making wine for more than 2,000 years. Taste the fruits of all that historic expertise and more on this 15-day road trip. You'll stay in six different cities in the region, exploring everything from soapmaking to Sauternes, and modern museums to Roman ruins, as you take in all that Provence has to offer.
Provence gets roughly 2,900 hours of sunshine per year, so you'll have plenty of time to bask in this 13-day road trip through the South of France. You'll make your way from coastal Marseilles inland to experience French farm cooking, hilltop villages, established wine estates and olive oil groves, and even ancient Roman ruins under the southern French sun.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 13 Days
From tapas in Barcelona to wine in the Luberon, this thirteen-day cultural and cuisine tour of the Mediterranean Coast and Provence dives deep into local life. Visit Sagrada Familia and explore Dali's life in Catalan, then head to France to explore Cathar Castles and drive quiet backcountry roads through medieval villages. End in Lyon, the food capital of France.
Ideal for food, wine, and culture enthusiasts, this trip travels at a relaxed pace from Paris to Nice over the span of two weeks. Start off with several days in the 'City of Lights' and the French culinary mecca of Lyon. Then pick up a car in Avignon to experience Provence's vineyards and lavender fields at your own speed. Finish the adventure indulging on Mediterranean views and fresh seafood in the French Riviera.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 14 Days
Leave all your worries behind on a two-week trip to the Mediterranean Coast and Provence. Start in Barcelona, where tapas and art nouveau capture the mind and taste buds. Head to Carcassone for medieval castles and wine tasting, then road trip north to explore the Verdon Gorge, Europe’s highest canyon, and taste the best of Lyon’s cuisine.
This 14-day family tour of France starts in Paris, where you'll walk the city's historic streets, enjoy a tasting of delectable pastries and chocolates, and visit the delightful Monmarte neighborhood. Then, it's off to Amboise for castles, canoeing, and a visit to a working cheese farm! Explore the hidden coves of Calanques National Park, rent a bike at Château de Berne, and walk the promenade in Nice. End with a visit to the vibrant city of Marseille, with its open-air markets and historical sights.
Take your family on a fun-filled and educational tour of France with this 14-day adventure. Start in Paris, the City of Lights, where you'll climb the Eiffel Tower and explore the history of the French Revolution. Then, it's off to Aix-en-Provence for walks through markets and a private boat tour into Calanques National Park. Learn about ancient Roman times in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, play on the beaches of Saint-Tropez, and rent roller skates on the lively avenue of Nice's Promenade des Anglais.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 15 Days
If fifteen days exploring the Mediterranean Coast and back roads of Provence sounds perfect to you, keep reading. This itinerary starts in Barcelona, where you'll find the best tapas in the world—bar none. From here, follow Salvador Dali's footsteps in Catalan, then cross the border to France where medieval castles, farmers markets, and Europe's biggest canyon await your discovery.
See it all on this three-week trip to the Mediterranean Coast and the South of France. From tapas in Barcelona and Roman ruins in Tarragona to Cathar Castles and Luberon wine in Carcassone, there's no shortage of history and culinary delights. Drive peaceful country roads, browse markets in Aix-en-Provence, and explore the cuisine of Lyon—France's gastronomic epicenter.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 16 Days
Spend sixteen days soaking in the culture and sunshine in Barcelona and southern France. From massive art nouveau churches in Barcelona to Dali's artwork in Catalan, the Mediterranean coast fills the soul. In France, Luberon wine, farmer's markets in Aix-en-Provence, and some of the world's best gastronomy in Lyon keep you coming back.
This family-friendly itinerary features heart-pumping fun and adventure in Southern France's Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe and your playground for the next 9 days. You will raft the Verdon River, hike the edge of the canyon, paddle Lac de Sainte-Croix, and climb Via Cordata for an exceptional experience, ending your stay in Aix-en-Provence.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 17 Days
Barcelona, the Mediterranean Coast, and the South of France—what could be sweeter? From art nouveau, Roman ruins, and tapas in Catalan, to fortified medieval ruins in Carcassone and Cathar Castles in the countryside, there's no shortage of things to see and eat. The remainder of the trip brings more of the same: hiking in Europe's highest gorge and a culinary tour of Lyon.
This eighteen-day itinerary to the Mediterranean Coast and south of France covers it all: food, wine, history, and so much more. Feast on tapas in Barcelona and explore Dali's legacy in Catalan, then hop the border to visit hilltop castles and go wine tasting. Hiking in Europe's biggest gorge and a road trip along Napoleon's route to Grenoble round out this trip.
If you've ever wanted to explore art in Barcelona, stroll through Avignon's quiet streets, or go wine tasting in the south of France, this 19-day itinerary is perfect for you. From Salvador Dali's legacy in sunny Catalan to Cathar Castles in Carcassone, you'll see the region's highlights and dig deep into the local culture. End the trip with a road trip north to Lyon along Napoleon's route for a sampling of France's best cuisine.
From the sunny, white-washed homes of Catalan to the snow-capped Alps of Grenoble, this 20-day trip showcases highlights and immerses you into the local culture. Stroll around Barcelona’s Magic Fountain of Montjuic at night, explore Roman ruins in Tarragona, and trace Salvador Dali’s path in Catalan. Drive peaceful country roads in the South of France as you check out the Cathar Castles and road trip along the Napoleon Route.
This self-drive 12-day itinerary highlights the best of the Rhône Valley, from north to south. Perfect for the whole family, you'll start in food forward Lyon, then work your way through the colorful countryside of Provence and down to Marseille on the Mediterranean coast. Along the way, you'll taste full-bodied wines, marvel at ancient Roman ingenuity, and enjoy the majestic beauty that is southern France.
Take a break from real life and immerse yourself in the city of love on this 12-day France honeymoon itinerary. You'll start in Paris—the perfect place for art museums, pastries, and a day trip to the resplendent Versailles. From here you'll head south to romantic Avignon and historic Lyon, ending in sunny Nice for plenty of beach time.
With twenty full days to experience everything France has to offer, you're bound to come away with a bit more romance in your heart. On this honeymoon itinerary, you'll do everything from exploring Paris through pastries to bargaining with vendors for regional specialties at farmer’s markets. Stroll through historic Lyon, France’s third-most populous city, visit the hilltop villages of the Luberon, and stop by Aix en Provence for coffee and people watching on the plaza.
Thirteen days may be unlucky, but there's nothing unlucky about this thirteen-day honeymoon itinerary to France's main regions. Spend some time in Paris, where a day trip to the fairytale Chambord & Chenonceau chateaus whisks you away to a story. Stop in Lyon for some wine and Avignon for small villages, then end in Nice, where white-sand beaches and breathtaking sunsets await.
Fifteen days is enough time to dive deep into several of France's most popular regions (and understand why they're a favorite!) Start in Paris, where mornings of fresh-baked pastries and hot espressos meld seamlessly into evenings of red wine and charcuteries. See the Chateau Chambord, immerse yourself in Avignon's history, and end your trip on a sunny note—along the warm beaches of the French Riviera.
With eighteen full days in the country, you'll get to experience the full variety of French cultures on this honeymoon trip. Learn about Parisian history in the heart of the city, search through the Louvre for hidden treasures, and explore the storybook towns of the Loire Valley. Stroll through historic Lyon, France’s third-most populous city, before stopping by Aix en Provence for coffee and people watching on the plaza.
Get in touch with your romantic side on this sweet sixteen-day honeymoon itinerary in France. Check out the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks in Paris, see storybook villages and chateaus in the Loire Valley and explore Roman ruins in Avignon. Don't forget to make time for farmer's markets, pastries, and wine-tasting: after all, what is France without food?
Leave it all behind and enjoy eleven magical days in France for your honeymoon (or any other special occasion!) Start in Paris, where romantic dinners at streetside cafes blend perfectly with relaxed strolls through the Louvre and a night at the Eiffel Tower. Wrap up your trip in Avignon and Nice, where history, nature, and wine await you and your sweetie.
Leave your worries behind on this romantic 19-day honeymoon getaway to France. Experience the magic of Paris at night, bargain with vendors for regional specialties at farmer’s markets, and tour the fairytale Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau. Explore Roman ruins in Avignon and see the hilltop villages of the Luberon, before ending the trip in Cannes and Monaco.
This seventeen-day honeymoon itinerary has something for every couple (or non-couples!) Stop by Aix en Provence for coffee and people watching on the plaza, experience the magic of Paris at night, and wonder at the splendor of the Versailles estate. Explore the storybook towns of the Loire Valley and go wine tasting in the Beaujolais wine region before spending time in Cannes and Monaco.
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