Every second is another opportunity to experience the endless artistry of France. Bright colors decorate elaborate statues. Museums overflow with prehistoric pottery. Artists capture the spirit of Parisians and decorate the cityscape with their work. The turquoise Mediterranean meets the gold shores of Cote d’Azur. The gentle Seine River brushes against the banks of Paris. The pleasures of a simple flower market create a jovial atmosphere. Your custom tailored Paris and Nice Tour immerses you...
Paris - Parisian Atmosphere
Paris is in a class all of its own, endowed with quintessential cafes, chic and historic bookshops, and Bohemian charm. Students represent the latest styles, taking fashionable inspiration from the Luxembourg Gardens. The historic architecture rises above the tree-shaded walkways lining the wide boulevards. The labyrinthine cobblestone streets of the Latin Quarter eventually open up to a view of the Seine River. Your private transfer greets you at Charles de Gaulle International Airport upon your arrival and escorts you into the heart of the city.
Art and inspiration emanate from the Galerie Xippas in the Marais district to the pearl-white façade of the Sacre Coeur crowning the hill of Montmartre. The church has a mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine style. Its nickname, “Wedding Cake,” is fitting due to the structural layers and three distinctive domes. Over 300 steps lead from the base of the hillside to the foot of the church. The panoramic view of Paris’s rooftops from the Basilica terrace provides the perfect picture of the unforgettable city. Consider reading some of our travelers' France trip reviews to further refine and perfect your own France vacation.
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Nice - Colors of the Sea
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Nice - Splendor of Cote d’Azur
Nice - Art Is Everywhere
- Experience the opulence and exquisite beauty of the Cote d’Azur from the luxury of your hotel in Nice
- Follow in the footsteps of famous artists in the South of France to discover works by Matisse, Renoir, Picasso, and Chagall
- Explore the exuberant designs and extraordinary scale of the Palace of Versailles on a private guided tour of its halls, accommodations, and gardens
- Discover the exquisite artwork of the Louvre, ranging from ancient to contemporary with a specialist guide
- Relish the inspiring artwork of Paris, visiting the museums of your preferred style and artists with a specialist guide
- Embark on the finest tours in France and revel in the splendor and endless passion of Paris, witnessing the iconic sites and hidden gems
Landscape and lifestyle combine in France during your 9-day Paris and Nice Tour that is sure to inspire you at every turn. The southern coastline and the Parisian streets have captured the imagination of artists for centuries. The alluring atmosphere remains, sweeping across the valleys, mountains, vineyards, and historic neighborhoods of France. Your tour begins with your arrival in Paris. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you into the heart of the City of Lights. The following morning, your guide meets you after your breakfast and leads you on a magnificent tour of the city’s grandeur, highlighting iconic images and celebrated neighborhoods.
Your guide has a specialization in art. She leads you on a half-day tour of the Louvre Museum, pointing out the exceptional artwork and historical artifacts. Your guide meets you once again the next day and leads you on a fabulous tour of the museums of your choice, showcasing the artists and timeframe that interest you, from Rodin to Dali. Discover the enchanting wealth of the former French Monarch during a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and its marvelous gardens.
Travel by luxurious first-class rail the next day, making your way to Nice on the Cote d’Azur. The next couple days are yours to explore the charms of Nice and the Cote d’Azur. Visit the Chagall Museum and the Musee Matisse. Stroll along stunning walkways embellished with waterfalls. Venture to small villages with large histories, decorated with medieval walls and narrow walkways. The charming ambiance sweeps across the countryside, reaching the sea. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at your hotel in Nice and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
$3,217 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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