Château de Chenonceau in Loire Valley, France

A Perfect France Tour for First Timers: Paris, Avignon & Nice

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Countries Visited

France, Monaco

Places Visited

Paris, Giverny, Auvers sur Oise, The Loire Valley...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Romance often feels like a dream, accompanied by castles and knights, enchanting boat rides down a river strung with light, surrounded by fields of flowers and secluded garden kisses. Savor a panoramic view of the French Riviera and hold your partner close in the opulent halls of a grand palace. On your custom tailored France tour to Paris, Avignon and Nice, romance will become reality on your honeymoon-styled vacation. You and your loved one will enjoy the timeless wonders of Paris and the captivating...

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Trip Highlights

  • Stroll through the gardens of Giverny that inspired the work of famous master painter Monet
  • Walk hand in hand along the quintessential Parisian streets to experience the celebrated lifestyle of the City of Lights
  • Savor the lovable company on a romantic evening river cruise along the Seine River
  • Witness the extravagance of the décor, architecture, and gardens at the Palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau
  • Discover the enchanting atmosphere of medieval villages and storybook castles in the Loire Valley
  • Relish in the lavish boutiques and coastal beauty of the French Riviera, from Monaco to Cannes
  • Enjoy the classic architecture of old Nice, set against the backdrop of elegant sea, and bordering cobblestone pathways
  • Indulge in the impassioned cuisine of Provence and the countryside known for its vibrant lavender aroma

Detailed Description

France plays to the heart with sun soaked beaches on the French Riviera and the meandering streets of Paris. Villages speckle the countryside, and the landscape has inspired artists for centuries. Your 12-day France tour to Paris, Avignon and Nice will have you embracing the romance of the entire country, from cityscape to scenic views, each day bringing you a brand new experience that will bring you and your loved one closer.

The romance begins with your arrival in Paris. In the afternoon, you can acquaint yourself with the lavish facades of past urban mansions or indulge in the rich flavors of world famous pastries. The following day, your guide meets you at your luxurious hotel where you embark on a half-day tour of the city’s most iconic images, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre-Dame. The remainder of the day you can spend strolling around the fabulous pathways of Montmartre.

Next, venture to Giverny where the elegant gardens that inspired Monet continue to decorate the town. In Auvers sur Oise, you can see the village where Van Gogh painted away the latter days of his life. Explore the Loire Valley on a guided day tour. The fairytale villages of the stunning landscape take you and your partner into a real life fantasy.

Spend an entire day at your leisure in Paris to enjoy the city at you and your partner’s whim. At the Palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau, you will witness first hand the extravagances of the French monarchs. A high-speed train takes you from Paris to Avignon where you can spend the remainder of the day strolling through the medieval city. Your guide will escort you around the countryside of Provence, visiting Roman ruins, medieval villages, and the floral aroma of lavender fields.

Continue onward to the French Riviera to experience the inspiring colors and images on a half-day art tour along the coastal mountains. Another day, a private guide will take you around the French Riviera, from Monaco to Cannes, for unparalleled access to the stunning views. The next day, your guide is at your whim and pleasure, taking you through Nice, from Old Town to the Promenade des Anglais. Your private transfer meets you after breakfast on your final day in Nice and escorts you to the Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport for your flight home.

For more itinerary options, see the tours of France section on Zicasso.

Starting Price

$4,291 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

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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