The medieval castle, Cité de Carcassonne located in the Occitanie region of France.

Decidedly Different Vision of France: The Path Less Traveled Tour

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Countries Visited

France

Places Visited

Toulouse, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Les Baux-de-Provence...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

On this exquisite 11-day road trip through the luxuriant landscape, from the pink city of Toulouse to the sprawling vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, you will indulge your senses during this enchanting escape among the bucolic evergreen pastures of the French countryside. The French countryside is breathtaking, and its communes are captivating. They each showcase the distinct cultural qualities of traditional French heritage, and you will experience it all as well as France's renowned cuisine...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore French medieval history during a tour of the fairytale streets and appreciate the mesmerizing castles that dominate the Cite de Carcassonne
  • Witness one of the few French towns untouched by ancient Roman influence when exploring the stunning town squares and hidden alleys of Montpellier
  • Rise above the sprawling landscapes of Les Baux-de-Provence as you stand on the rocky outcrops of the spectacular Alpilles Mountain
  • Whisk yourself away to the quiet commune of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and indulge your senses during a tasting tour of the prestigious wines grown from the local vineyards
  • Hop in kayaks and glide across the peaceful Sorgue River, taking in the breathtaking wilderness scenes that clank the crystal-clear water
  • Enlighten your taste buds to the true taste of regional French cuisine at the buzzing local markets that sweep Aix-en-Provence
  • Stand beneath the soaring summit of Montagne Sainte-Victoire, gleaming at an idyllic backdrop that inspired the great artwork of Paul Cézanne
  • Step inside and capture images of the mind-blowing architectural masterwork of Matisse inside the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence

Starting Price

$3,999 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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