Discover the Allure of France: Paris & Provence Travel Itinerary

Discover the Allure of France: Paris & Provence Travel Itinerary

3 nights in Paris, 3 nights in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Embark on a captivating journey to two of France’s most enchanting regions: Paris and Provence. Delight in the romantic ambiance of Paris, the “City of Love” and the “City of Lights,” as you explore iconic landmarks, indulge in exquisite cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage. Then, venture to the picturesque landscapes of Provence, where lavender fields and charming villages beckon. Experience the essence of French art de vivre, savoring fine wines, culinary delights, and the warm hospitality of this idyllic region. Uncover the timeless allure of these destinations as you create cherished memories on this unforgettable travel odyssey through France.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival & River Cruise

Independent arrival in Paris.
This afternoon, reach on your own the landing stage near the Tour Eiffel and board your private boat to enjoy a memorable cruise on the River Seine, surrounded by iconic Parisian landmarks. Relax in luxury, savoring breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the city’s romantic ambiance. A truly unforgettable experience.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 2 – The heart of Paris tour & Afternoon Versailles

This tour centers around Ile de la Cité, the tiny island on the Seine River that’s considered the birthplace of modern-day Paris. It’s here that a small Celtic settlement created over 2000 years ago grew to become one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’ll start the tour with a delightful stroll along the Seine, seeing lovely sights and learning about Paris’ history. Along the way, you’ll see the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, and the enchanting Place Dauphine. You’ll also explore the atmospheric streets of the Latin Quarter before reaching the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. It’s still being restored after the fire that hit it but can be admired from close enough to appreciate its beauty. Among the highlights of this tour is Sainte Chappelle, the sacred building erected by Louis IX to house his relic collection and widely regarded as Paris’ most stunning church. Your skip-the-line ticket will quickly get you inside, where grand vaulted ceilings and mesmerising stained glass windows depicting biblical stories await you. After the visit, the tour ends with a scenic river cruise to admire Paris from a unique angle. In the afternoon, reach a designated meeting point. During this half-day tour you will see the best that Versailles has to offer without having to wait in line ! We will take you back to the Golden Age of France with an afternoon at the Palace of Versailles. The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery which boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers. Overnight in Paris.

Champagne Region

Day 3 – Discover the Champagne Region

Unveiling the Sparkling Secrets: A Driver-Guided Tour to the Champagne Region from Paris.
Embark on a captivating driver-guided tour from Paris to the Champagne Region, a journey that encapsulates elegance and indulgence. Departing from the City of Lights, traverse picturesque French countryside, passing vineyards and charming villages. Arriving in the Champagne Region, immerse yourself in the art of champagne-making with exclusive visits to renowned champagne houses. Savor exquisite tastings, where every sip tells a story of craftsmanship. Discover the secrets of the underground cellars and learn about the intricate process that creates this renowned sparkling wine. With a knowledgeable driver as your guide, this immersive experience promises a delightful blend of history, culture, and exquisite flavors. Overnight in Paris.

Day 4 – Train to Avignon. Stay in a little amazing village

Independent transfer to Paris Station to board your high-speed train to Avignon.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.
This is a charming and historic town located in the southern region of France, just across the Rhône River from the city of Avignon. This picturesque town is known for its rich heritage, beautiful landscapes, and intriguing historical sites ans it’s a perfect location to stay near Avignon but far from the crowds of the city.
Overnight in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.


Day 5 – Avignon with Pope’s Palace, garden and the bridge 

Embark on a captivating guided tour through the historic city of Avignon, nestled in the heart of Provence, France. Our expert guide will lead you on a amazing journey, starting with the iconic Pope’s Palace (Palais des Papes), an architectural marvel that once served as the seat of papal power during the 14th century.
As you step into the grand halls of the Pope’s Palace, you’ll be transported back in time to an era of religious splendor and intrigue. Discover the opulent chambers, frescoed ceilings, and impressive Gothic architecture that showcase the might and prestige of the papacy during its residence in Avignon. Learn about the significant events that unfolded within these walls and the profound impact on European history.
Next, we’ll stroll through the enchanting Rocher des Doms Garden, a verdant oasis perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the Rhône River and the city below. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside as you meander through lush greenery and vibrant flower beds. Our guide will regale you with tales of the garden’s rich history and its role in Avignon’s cultural heritage.
The tour continues to the world-famous Pont Saint-Bénézet, commonly known as the Avignon Bridge (Pont d’Avignon). This iconic medieval bridge, immortalized in the beloved French nursery rhyme, spans majestically across the river. Your guide will recount the bridge’s intriguing history, its partial destruction, and the fascinating legends that surround it.
Overnight in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

Day 6 – Unknow Villages of Provence 

Spend the day to visit the most beautiful spots in Provence.
Start off your adventure in the picturesque Provence with a trip to Roussillon. Get ready for the unique landscape, including its red and yellow ochre cliffs! Don’t miss out on roaming through the open-air provençal market (on Thursdays only). Your passionate tour guide will take you to Gordes as well – one of «the most beautiful villages in France». For lunchtime (not included) you will get a break in Fontaine de Vaucluse, where you can explore its impressive spring resurgence of the Sorgue river – a truly remarkable natural site. Continue to Pont du Gard – the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period – which has earned recognition from UNESCO. Later, be amazed by Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rock at 245 meters high with a historical pedestrian center. There you can explore their 16th-century houses and St Vincent Church at your leisure. On the journey back to Avignon, make sure to take some snaps at Saint Rémy de Provence with its Triumphal Arch and mausoleum situated amidst an olive-tree field.
Overnight in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

Day 7 – Departure

Overnight in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.