Romantic France Tour

TFR04: 10 Days Private Tour of Paris - Aix-en-Provence - Cannes - Nice
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide or driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Airport pick-up
Bienvenue! Your 10 days France tour will start from Paris. It is also renowned as the Ville Lumière (City of Lights). This lively and elegant capital is full of atmosphere of art, fashion and romance. After arrival, you will be escorted from airport to the hotel by our driver.

Accommodation: InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Day 2 Classic walking trip of Paris
After breakfast, prepare to explore the city with our private guide. The whole day's hiking will cover the most spectacular scenic spots, including the Royal Palace, the Sainte Chapelle, and Notre Dame which are all located on the Ile de la Cite. Afterwards, we will take a walk in the fashionable Le Marais district to visit the tourist attractions you are interested like Place des Vosges, etc.

In the afternoon, we will go sightseeing the largest museum in Europe - Le Louvre where you will have a chance to see the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa. After the cultural tour, we will relax in Tuileries Gardens and breathe the fresh air. Then continue to Champs Elysees and the grand Arc de Triomphe. Finally, pay a visit to the architectural wonder Eiffel Tower and enjoy a cruise on the Seine River.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Paris Versailles guided full day trip
Today, the licensed driver guide will lead you to Versailles and spend a whole day to tour Versailles Palace and the Trianons. We will start with the State Apartments of Palace of Versailles. And followed by are Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Bedroom and the Reception Halls. Also, you will learn about the stories of the Sun King and the palace. Afterwards, wander leisurely in the picturesque French garden. The next stop is the Grand and Petit Trianon. In these two relatively small castles, the royal do not need to obey the complicated courtly etiquette. Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan used to live in the Grand Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette in the Petite Trinon and the Queen's Hamlet to enjoy her carefree time.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Train to Aix-en-Provence, enjoy an afternoon walking
The driver guide will transfer you to the direct TGV (high-speed train) to Provence. The travel time is about 3 hours. After arrival, the local driver will pick you up and guide you to check in the hotel in Aix-en-Provence. Aix-en-Provence and its nearby villages are in special location. The charming scenery there is praised by the painters like Cezanne, Picasso, and Kandinsky.

In the afternoon, with the companion of the private guide, you will take a walk in the maze of narrow streets and fountains to feel the beauty of the city. Besides, the Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, Cours Mirabeau will be visited.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Negrecoste Hôtel & Spa
Day 5 Explore Calanques National Park and Marseille
In the early morning, you can proceed to Provençal markets of Aix by yourself where various local specialties can be found like macaron, calissons, goat cheese, olive oil, honey and the fragrant local wine. You can also visit the fashionable boutiques to see if there are your favorite clothes and accessories.

The driver guide will pick you up at the appointed time and lead you to small port of Cassis (nicknamed the small Provençal Saint-Tropez) and the world heritage Calanques National Park. You can explore the Cassis Town freely, relax on the beach or wander on the scenic roads in the park. Do remember to appreciate the unique scenery of the bay at Cape Canaille, the highest cliff in Europe with a height of 400 meters (1,312 feet).

In the afternoon, continue the 10 days France tour to Marseille and its Vieux Port. We will go sightseeing to Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, Saint Victor Abbey and a cellar with a marble sarcophagus of the 4th century. Afterwards, you will be led to the most ancient Panier community in Marseille and take a walk in the Vieille Charity Museum of 17th century and Cathedral La Major. Finally, we will return to Aix-en-Provence.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Drive to Cannes via Saint-Tropez
Today, we will leave for Cannes. During the way, we will drive pass through Mediterranean Coast and several narrow scenic roads, and see the streams and desolate beaches. We will also stop over at Saint-Trope. It is a must-see place for celebrities, beach lovers, history enthusiasts, art collectors and boat enthusiasts. Later, move forward along the coastline to cross Port-Grimaud and Theoule sur Mer, and reach the hotel in the end.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sun Riviera Hotel
Day 7 Perfume tour of Grasse
On the 7th day of our France 10 days itinerary, follow the driver-guide to the capital of perfume in the world - Grasse, a charming village located in the north of Cannes. You can explore the historical downtown area where the local dishes are sold like Provencal stew, aioli, anchoïade, herbes de Provence, olive oil, truffle, figs, honey, and of course the wine. But the true art of Grasse is the perfume industry. We will visit a supreme perfume shop - Galimard. During the visit, you can make an exclusive perfume suitable to your own taste under the instruction of the perfumer and get a certificate signed by the master. After the tour, return to Cannes.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 Cannes city sightseeing
After breakfast, a 3-hour hiking tour will be enjoyed in the city. Our guide will show you le Suquet, the Boulevard de la Croisette holding the Cannes Film Festival each year, and Palais des Festivals et des Congrè. Then we will go back to the hotel and you can have a good rest.

If interested, you can also take a boat to explore Saint Marguerite Island by yourself, which is only 15 minutes away from the Old Port. It is famous because of the movie Man in Iron Mask. Walking to the fort, you can visit the museum and watch the spectacular scenery around.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Day trip to Antibes and Nice
Today we will drive you to Antibes and Nice. Firstly, we will drive along the coast to the resort town of Antibes, stroll through the old town, and visit the Picasso Museum with a collection of everything he created in the five months from September 1946 to January 1947.

Next, head to the last stop of our France 10 days itinerary - Nice. After arrival, start to explore the most breathtaking scenic spots from the most ancient ruins of Greek and Roman to the palaces of last century. There are souvenir stalls, cafes and shops along the narrow marble street. Here, we will travel to the Castle Hill, the ruins of the former Chateau de Nice, walk along Promenade Des Anglais, and cross the coastline to La baie des Anges to appreciate the scenery of the beach and the magnificent hotel Negresco.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Nice departure, Airport see-off
It's time to say goodbye to France! In the morning, you'll be transferred to Cote D'Azur Airport for your flight home. Au revoir!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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