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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Marseille
In the south of France, Marseille is a vibrant waterfront city and a prominent gateway to the alluring region of Provence. A multicultural crossroads, Marseille is France’s oldest (and second-largest) city, founded some 2600 years ago by the ancient Greeks (who named the settlement Massalia). You can delve into the past on visits to the fascinating Marseille History Museum, wander through the city’s landmark churches and cathedrals, and take boat trips along the photogenic coast. Be sure to set aside at least one afternoon for unstructured exploring in the picturesque lanes of the Panier district above the old port.      

East of Marseille, a series of spectacular calanques (fjord-like coves along the coast) make a great setting for a day of hiking through rugged terrain overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean. You can leave the driving to us on a scenic trip along the winding roads leading to the top of Cape Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in Europe, and a great spot for panoramic views over the cliffs along the coast and the seaside. Other tours include day trips to the artsy town of Arles, the pristine wetlands of the Camargue, and the green boulevards of Aix-en-Provence.
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Marseille's romantic port draws boaters in summer months
How Many Days to Spend in Marseille

Historic, multicultural, and even a bit scruffy—a trip to Marseille in the South of France is a memorable feast for the senses. For a solid itinerary, we recommend at least two to three days so you can explore the city's famous port, its diverse neighborhoods, and the delicious food scene. Tack on more time for Marseille's ancient sites and modern museums, with possible day trips to the Provençal countryside or Mediterranean coast. Check out some possible itineraries, ranging from 24 hours to a week or more.

The French Alps
Top Active Experiences in France

France is an active traveler's dream, with sandy beaches in the north, the towering Alps in the southeast, several river valleys across its heartland, and a rocky southern coastline dotted with inlets, caves, and coves. You can easily spend your time cycling through vineyards and from one chateau to another, riding horses in the surf, kayaking the famous Calanques, and hiking in the mountains. Or, if you're more of a city person, add a bike tour or vineyard stroll to your exploration of hubs like Paris.

Aerial view of Marseille
Best Things to Do in Marseille

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.

Marseille Itineraries

Hilltop perched village of Gordes
Map of Culture, Food & History of Provence - 6 Days
Culture, Food & History of Provence - 6 Days

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. 

The spectacular Verdon Gorge
Escape to Provence: Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Marseille & Paris - 6 Days

This 6-day getaway immerses you in the rhythms of Provençal life, starting among the stunning landscapes of the Verdon Gorge. Settle into the fairytale village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, then venture into the wild river canyon by canoe. Switch gears and head to the coast to discover the flavors of Marseille with a gourmet walking tour, then bid Provence farewell as you hop a train to Paris and toast your final night with a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine.

Hilltop perched village of Gordes
Map of Self-Drive Culture, Wine, and Food Tour of Southern France - 8 Days
Self-Drive Culture, Wine, and Food Tour of Southern France - 8 Days

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.

An ancient alley in the village of Lourmarin
Map of Provence Road Trip:  Food, Wine & Culture - 7 Days
Provence Road Trip: Food, Wine & Culture - 7 Days

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.

Notre-Dame de la Garde
Map of Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 10 Days
Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris & Provence - 10 Days

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. 

Church of the Holy Ghost, Aix-en-Provence
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 8 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 8 Days

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.

Avignon's Saint-Benezet Bridge with Popes Palace
Map of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon & Marseille: Best Itinerary Ideas
Aix-en-Provence, Avignon & Marseille: Best Itinerary Ideas

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.

 Aerial view of Marseille, southern France
Map of Nice, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas
Nice, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to France typically plan a trip for 11 to 14 days when combining Nice, Marseille, and Paris with Aix-en-Provence. If you're not interested in Aix-en-Provence, 8 to 10 days is enough for your Nice, Marseille, and Paris trip. A fast-paced highlights adventure is possible in six or seven days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Nice, Marseille, Paris, and beyond.

The Sainte-Victoire mountain is a limestone massif in the south of France to the east of Aix-en-Provence
Map of Nice, Aix-en-Provence & Marseille: Best Itinerary Ideas
Nice, Aix-en-Provence & Marseille: Best Itinerary 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.

Calanques de Port Pin near Marseille
Map of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas
Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas

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.

Rooftops of Aix-en-Provence
Gourmet South of France: Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Nice - 8 Days

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.

Old port at dusk in Marseille
Map of "Like a Local" Tour in Provence and the French Riviera: 7 Days
"Like a Local" Tour in Provence and the French Riviera: 7 Days

Love getting off the beaten track and traveling like a local? This tour was tailor-made for you. Experience the best of the French Riviera, including the hilltop villages of Luberon, multicultural Marseille, charming Aix-en-Provence, and vibrant Cannes.

The hilltop-perched village of Gordes in Provence
Map of Highlights of Provence - 11 Days
Highlights of Provence - 11 Days

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.

Spend a day strolling through Aix-en-Provence
Map of Ultimate Provençal Road Trip - 5 Days
Ultimate Provençal Road Trip - 5 Days

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.

Vintage car in Paris
Map of Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days
Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days

If two weeks in France is a dream come true, this luxury itinerary awaits you. From the lights of Paris to the rocky coast of the French Riviera, every moment of this itinerary is packed with unforgettable moments. Spend an afternoon at the Louvre, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and sample Provence wine in postcard-worthy villages. 

Vineyards near Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 9 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 9 Days

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.

Calanques National Park between Marseille and Cassis
Map of Parks of Provence: Calanques National Park, Alpilles, & the Luberon Valley - 5 Days
Parks of Provence: Calanques National Park, Alpilles, & the Luberon Valley - 5 Days

On this quick itinerary, you'll spend five days seeing the highlights of Provence, including the charming village of Aix-en-Provence, the natural parks of Calanques, Alpilles, and Luberon, and a number of other historic and cultural sites. Take a cooking class, cruise around scenic coves on a boat tour, stroll down the streets of France's oldest city, and more: this trip plan takes you there.

Louvre in Paris
Map of Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 12 Days
Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 12 Days

From the big city lights of Paris to quiet châteaux in Provence, get a taste of luxury in France with this twelve-day itinerary. Explore Paris on a vintage car tour, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and soak in history and culture in Aix-en-Provence. End the trip on the French Riviera coast, where white-sand beaches and small-town wineries await. 

Pont Neuf across the Seine in Paris
Highlights of France: Paris, Bayeux, Marseille & Nice - 9 Days

This diverse 9-day itinerary introduces you to four distinct and enchanting regions of France. Begin in iconic Paris to stroll elegant avenues and cruise down the Seine—then catch a train west to Normandy to explore the medieval history and D-Day beaches of Bayeux. Continue to Provence, where you'll discover the ancient port of Marseille and the colorful market town of Aix-en-Provence, then hop over to the sun-soaked Riviera to end your adventure on a gastronomic tour of Nice.

The French way to start the day
Map of Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence, & the French Riviera - 15 Days
Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence, & the French Riviera - 15 Days

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. 

Malmousque on the coast
Map of Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 11 Days
Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 11 Days

If you have eleven free days and France on your mind, this luxury getaway is for you. Spend an afternoon at the Louvre, discover art & history in Marseille, and learn to make a three-course meal at a scenic Provence château. End the trip on the sunny French Riviera coast, where farmer's markets and family-owned wineries are a throwback to a laid-back lifestyle. 

Fountain of Nostradamus on a charming picturesque street of shops and cafés in the historic medieval village town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Map of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence & Marseille: Best Itinerary Ideas
Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence & Marseille: Best Itinerary Ideas

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.

Vineyard in Provence
Map of Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 13 Days
Luxury, Art & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 13 Days

Spend thirteen perfect days in Paris and Provence on this luxury itinerary. Explore art at the Louvre, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and sample Provence wine in postcard-worthy villages. Wrap things up on the French Riviera coast, where sparkling blue water and old-world towns beckon.

Lavender fields along the Moustiers road
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 9 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 9 Days

Take a dive into nine days of adventure with this expedition. Start off by exploring Marseille and the French Mediterranean coast, then head inland to the Provençal Alps and Verdon Gorge. You'll ride horses, raft down rivers, climb along the canyonside, and more before you return to Marseille.

 Aerial view of Place Massena in Nice, France
Map of Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas
Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille & Paris: Best Itinerary Ideas

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.

Views over Paris
Map of French Panorama: Paris, Marseille & Nice - 10 Days
French Panorama: Paris, Marseille & Nice - 10 Days

Spend 10 days taking in some of the top treasures in France from north to south. You'll start exploring Paris with local guides to see its star attractions and secret spots, then head to the historic city of Marseille. Continue to the famed French Riviera and the seaside city of Nice to end your trip in the sun.

The Verdon Gorge
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille & Verdon - 10 Days

Take every manner of transport on this 10-day adventure trip. You'll cruise along the coast of Marseille, ride horses up to Sainte-Croix Lake, visit lavender fields, and tackle the Verdon Gorge by foot, river raft, and via cordata climb to take in the wild face of Europe's largest gorge.

Enjoying the lavender fields of Provence
Map of Family-Friendly Tour of Provence - 10 Days
Family-Friendly Tour of Provence - 10 Days

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.

Enjoy great food and wine throughout France
Map of Olympic Summer Gourmet Journey Through France - 10 Days
Olympic Summer Gourmet Journey Through France - 10 Days

Sports and culture lovers rejoice—the Olympics are coming to Paris! This memorable 10-day journey combines the spectacle of the 2024 Olympic Games with the food culture that has made France a legend in the world of gastronomy. After immersing yourself in the sporting spirit of Paris, you're off to Lyon, Burgundy, and Marseille for foodie tours, truffle hunts, wine tastings, Champagne boat cruises, and more.

Drive through the lavender fields of Provence
Map of Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Les Baux, Forcalquier, 	Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon & Aix - 10 Days
Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Les Baux, Forcalquier, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon & Aix - 10 Days

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.

Charming street in Aix en Provence
Map of Pure Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Avignon, Verdon Gorge & More  - 12 Days
Pure Provence Road Trip: Marseille, Avignon, Verdon Gorge & More - 12 Days

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. 

Avignon's Pont Saint-Bénézet in the Southern Rhône valley, gateway to Provence
Map of Rhône Valley Family Tour: Lyon to Marseille - 12 Days
Rhône Valley Family Tour: Lyon to Marseille - 12 Days

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.

Sunset in the Verdon Regional Nature Park
Map of Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille, Verdon, &  Aix-en-Provence - 12 Days
Provençal Alps Adventure: Marseille, Verdon, & Aix-en-Provence - 12 Days

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.

Hilltop village of Gordes
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 15 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 15 Days

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.

Roman amphitheater in Arles Old Town
Map of France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 13 Days
France Road Trip: Ultimate Self-Drive Tour of Provence - 13 Days

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.

Views across the Seine to the Eiffel Tower
Paris, Aix, Marseille & Nice - 14 Days

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.

Lavender fields in Provence
Map of France Family Vacation: Paris, Loire Valley, Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days
France Family Vacation: Paris, Loire Valley, Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days

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.

Hop between 5-star hotels and intimate boutique properties on this two-week escape to the south of France (photo courtesy of Hotel Le Pigonnet)
Map of Luxury Getaway to Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days
Luxury Getaway to Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days

With a private driver at your disposal and gorgeous stays at 5-star and boutique hotels, you'll be able to unwind and see all the sights with this jam-packed luxury tour of two of France's most iconic regions: the Riviera and Provence. Work your way along the coast from Nice to Saint-Tropez for guided tours of Monaco and Antibes, Picasso's stomping ground. Then, it's off to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille for lavender fields, a private cruise, and Michelin fine dining. Who says you have to go home?

See the enchanting Provence lavender fields on your grand French getaway
Map of Luxury Getaway to Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days
Luxury Getaway to Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days

Combine the glamour of the French Riviera and the serene beauty of Provence on this 10-day vacation that begins with a private Champagne cruise on the Côte d'Azur before visits to the coast's most idyllic medieval towns and elegant gardens. You'll squeeze in another private cruise to the eucalyptus-scented Lérins Islands, then hop over to Provence, where Michelin fine dining, lavender fields, and whimsical hilltop towns await.

Shopping at the food market in Aix-en-Provence
Cultural & Culinary Trip from Paris to Provence - 11 Days

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!

Lavender fields near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path France: History & Gastronomy  - 21 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path France: History & Gastronomy - 21 Days

Hit all the essential sites and explore some lesser-known gems on this epic, three-week loop tour around France. Start in Paris for art, cuisine, and shopping. Eat your way through Lyon before wine tasting in Beaujolais and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Discover mountains and history among the olive groves of Provence, enjoy the sun-soaked coastal cities of Marseille and Nice, then return inland for more wine and gastronomy in Bordeaux.

Your grand tour ends in style with a private boat cruise along the Marseille coast and around the Frioul archipelago
Map of Luxury Highlights of France: Wine, Culture & Cuisine - 14 Days
Luxury Highlights of France: Wine, Culture & Cuisine - 14 Days

Journey south from Paris to Provence on this two-week luxury tour and experience the best of French culture and gastronomy. Get an insider's look at the Louvre's treasures and wander the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. Then, it's off to Dijon and Lyon for wine tastings, food tours, and day trips into the countryside. Continue south to sun-soaked Aix-en-Provence and end in style in Marseille with a private boat charter around the Frioul archipelago and seaside dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

End your trip on the promenades of Nice
Map of Ultimate French Road Trip: Paris to the French Riviera - 21 Days
Ultimate French Road Trip: Paris to the French Riviera - 21 Days

Eat and drink your way from Paris to the Mediterranean coast on this three-week, self-drive adventure. Start in Paris with wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting, move on to Annecy for lakeside cycling and fondue, then continue to the Alps to summit glacial peaks and soak in hot tubs. After touring the gastronomic capital of Lyon, Provence's "easy life" beckons before winding down with sailing and beach time along the stunning coastlines of Marseille, Le Lavandou, and Nice.

Nice- French Riviera at sunset
Map of Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days
Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days

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.

Beautiful fields of lavender in Monaco
Map of Self-Drive Tour in Provence & French Riviera - 11 Days
Self-Drive Tour in Provence & French Riviera - 11 Days

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.

Stroll through an Aix-en-Provence food market
Map of Gourmet Tour of Provence - 5 Days
Gourmet Tour of Provence - 5 Days

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.

Bonnieux, a village in the Luberon
Food & Wine Tour of Provence: Avignon & Bonnieux - 5 Days

On this outdoorsy tour of Provence, you'll mix gourmet experiences with active pursuits. Start the trip in medieval Avignon, then take a tour of the Luberon on an electric bike before learning how to cook (and eat) like a local at a Provençal cooking class. You'll finish with a full-day tour of local wineries. Cheers!