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Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera

10 Days / 9 Nights

Paris, Avignon, Nice

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This 10-day itinerary of Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera introduces you to the many charms and wonders of a truly diverse country, France. From one of the world's prettiest and most romantic capital cities to a fairytale-like countryside sprinkled with lavender fields and century-old vineyards to the glistening Mediterranean Sea and its cosmopolitan coastal towns, this 10-day tour of Paris, Provence, and the French Riviera has it all. Delve into the country's rich history, try its mouthwatering tastes, and take in the beauty of its stunning scenery during a trip that will make you vow to return to France before too long.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Paris, Avignon, Nice tour

3 Nights in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Highlights of Paris Private Day Tour

The Magic of Paris in a Day

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will be seeing the best of Paris in the company of an expert local guide. From visiting iconic landmarks, such as the Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, to wandering around the quaintest neighborhoods in Paris, like the Latin Quarter and Le Marais, this 7-hour private tour is the perfect introduction to the City of Light and the most pleasant way to get acquainted with the French capital's charms.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

The Original Flavors of Paris Private Tour

A Taste of Paris

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The best way to get to know a destination is through its distinct tastes. When in Paris, we recommend taking a private tour of the French capital's original flavors. During this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the quaint Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, while eating your way through the iconic streets of Paris. The tour includes various tastings, from croissants, cheese, and baguettes to wine, chocolates, and jams.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Avignon by Train

Filled with precious memories, you're leaving Paris behind today and heading to Avignon. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class tickets. If you prefer, you can upgrade to first class for an additional fee. There are several departures from Paris to Avignon daily, and you can choose your preferred departure time. Once on the train, sit back and relax the train ride. The journey lasts about two hours and 45 minutes.

Avignon by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Light11 hours
Introduction to Paris Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Jewish History Private Tour
Moderate2.5 hours
Paris During the Occupation and Liberation Private Tour
Light2 hours

3 Nights in Avignon

3 Nights in Avignon

4 days in Avignon
4 days in Avignon

3 Nights in Avignon

Small in size but full of history, the capital of the French department of Vaucluse is an unmissable city in the Provence region. Once the capital of the Christian world, Avignon is a city that enchants visitors with the splendor of its architecture. Sprinkled with buildings and monuments ranging from the new to the old to the very old and the ageless, or wandering in the medieval streets and around the ramparts that dominate the banks of the Rhône River is a constant journey through time. Every July, Avignon blends the past with the present and the future as it turns its architectural wonders into performance venues during the much-loved Festival d'Avignon.

Small in size but full of history, the capital of the French department of Vaucluse is an unmissable city in the Provence region. Once the capital of the Christian world, Avignon is a city that enchants visitors with the splendor of its architecture. Sprinkled with buildings and monuments ranging from the new to the old to the very old and the ageless, or wandering in the medieval streets and around the ramparts that dominate the banks of the Rhône River is a constant journey through time. Every July, Avignon blends the past with the present and the future as it turns its architectural wonders into performance venues during the much-loved Festival d'Avignon.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Avignon

When you arrive at the train station in Avignon, a driver will be there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Avignon

Taste of Avignon Small Group Morning Experience

A Taste of Avignon

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you are going to experience Avignon like a local. You will mingle with locals at the market, and visit the oldest bakery in the city, and the best artisanal shops. During the tour, you will gain a wealth of information about Avignon's history and traditions, while nibbling on ten local delicacies and trying the finest regional wine.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Avignon

Secrets of Provence Revealed

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

On your second day in Avignon, we recommend taking a day trip to the gorgeous countryside of Provence, probably the most scenic region in France. While the unfathomable beauty of the countryside itself would be worth a trip in its own right, we would highly recommend choosing among two day tours that focus on two different aspects of the region. Our first recommendation is a journey into the region's Roman past. Provence was inhabited by the Romans as early as the first century BC. During this tour, you will be shown around several impressive buildings of the time, such as an ancient theater with remarkable acoustics, an amphitheater, and Pont du Gard, the tallest aqueduct ever built by the Ancient Romans. Our second suggestion is a tour that follows in the footsteps of one of the world's greatest artists: Vincent Van Gogh. The famous artist was so enchanted by Provence that he moved to Arles, a quaint town that you will have the pleasure of seeing on a lovely walking tour. You will then visit the Saint-Remy-de-Provence psychiatric clinic where Van Gogh voluntarily admitted himself before ending your tour at the picture-perfect stone village of Les Baux de Provence.

Roman Heritage Private Day Trip

Roman Heritage Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Retrace the steps of the Romans who settled in the region of Provence as early as the first century BC. Visit architectural and engineering wonders of the time, such as an ancient theater, an amphitheater, and the tallest aqueduct ever built by the Romans.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Van Gogh & Les Baux de Provence Private Tour

Van Gogh & Les Baux de Provence Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest painters of all time during an 8-hour tour that provides valuable insight into the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Impressed by the irresistible charms of Provence, Van Gogh moved to Arles where he spent one of the most prolific periods in his life, before voluntarily admitting himself to the Saint-Remy-de-Provence psychiatric clinic.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Nice by Train

You're leaving Avignon behind today and heading to Nice. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you wish to travel first-class instead, you can do so for an additional fee. There are several train departures to Nice daily. Therefore, you can choose your preferred departure time. The train ride lasts about three hours and 45 minutes.

Nice by Train

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Nice by Private Transfer with stops in Aix-en-Provence and St. Tropez
Nice by Private Transfer with stops in Aix-en-Provence and St. Tropez

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Avignon

Avignon Afternoon Gourmet Private Experience
Light3 hours
Avignon Private Walking Tour
Light2.5 hours
Food & Wine Private Day Tour
Light9 hours
Lavender Road Private Day Trip
Light8 hours

3 Nights in Nice

3 Nights in Nice

4 days in Nice
4 days in Nice

3 Nights in Nice

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Nice

When you arrive at the train station in Nice, a driver will be there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Nice

Old Town Nice Private Walking Tour

Experiencing The Charms of Nice

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will delve into the unique charm of Nice, during a 3-hour private tour across the maze of quaint alleys that compose its Old Town. You will try local specialties while marveling at the city's splendid Italianate squares, visit the colorful flower market, and end the tour atop the dramatic Castle Hill for the most breathtaking views of Nice and beyond.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Nice

Highlights of The French Riviera Private Tour

Discovering The French Riviera

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

For your second day in Nice, we recommend taking a private tour of some of the prettiest towns along the French Riviera. You can choose your favorite three destinations among Monaco, Cannes, Nice, Eze, Antibes, and Saint Paul de Vence and your local driver will take you to each in the most comfortable way. Your sun-drenched adventure along the French Riviera will be a trip to remember for life.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7-8 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Departure Day

It's time to bid a fond adieu to France. On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodations and bring you to the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Nice

Beaulieu From the Sea Two Hour Private Boat Tour
Light2 hours
Food and Wine Group Tour
Light4 hours
Nissa La Bella Private Tour in a Vintage Car
Light1 hour
Old Town Nice Group Walking Tour
Light2 hours
What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Highlights of Paris Private Day Tour
Paris Train Station Transfer
Paris - Avignon Train

Avignon

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Avignon Centre Train Station Transfer
Taste of Avignon Small Group Morning Experience
Avignon Centre Train Station Transfer
Avignon - Nice Train

Nice

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Nice Train Station Transfer
Old Town Nice Private Walking Tour
Nice Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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