French Escape (KFA)

7 Day Tour from Paris to Nice

2019 Tour Details

On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvelous vacation offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise
VERSAILLES
Guided Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit of the palace and gardens
DIJON
Orientation
PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
AVIGNON
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
AIX–EN–PROVENCE
Walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Café au lait and calissons
NICE
Walking tour of the Old Town
ÈZE
Visit a perfume factory; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge (See Only)
  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Meals Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Paris and a farewell dinner in Èze

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.

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Day 2 PARIS

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and more. During a SEINE CRUISE enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. You may wish to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and an exciting evening excursion to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PARIS–DIJON

This morning visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Then, continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Walk along the Rue des Forges and see the Ducal Palace, the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good, and look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl, at the Church of Notre Dame.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON

Stop at Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE

Drive to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau. You will also be treated to a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 NICE. EXCURISION TO ÈZE

Follow your Tour Director for a walk through the OLD TOWN of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, before celebrating the success of your French Escape with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 NICE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Paris
Dijon
Avignon
Nice

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
Nice

Paris

Excursion to Montmartre

Excursion to Montmartre

Experience Montmartre, one the of most artistic and picturesque districts in Paris.

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Price Range: $$

Nice

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Enjoy a delicious French dinner, with wine and a walking tour of the Old Town.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

Enjoy the lovely medieval Provencal village of St. Paul de Vence

Price Range: $

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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