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  • Nice, St Tropez, Eze, Avignon, Provence7 days
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Take this whistle-stop tour of the French Riviera and then head in to beautiful Provence and the graceful town of Avignon that is bestowed with a treasury of magnificent art and architecture. The South of France is a heady mix of Roman remains and Modernist masterpieces, busy beaches and unspoilt coves, and Provence is full of scenic landscapes, azure seas, wondrous food and incredible historical heritage.

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As you travel through the region you will see fields of lavender, olive groves, rolling hills, cork-oak and pine forests, vineyards, mountains and dazzling blue sea. Provence and the French Riviera are full of scenic riches and the region is blessed with year-round sunshine and a brilliant light.

Culture, coasts and cuisines

Visit the immense Palais des Papes in Avignon – the world’s largest Gothic palace and a Unesco world heritage site.

Wander through a world-class collection of cacti and succulents at Monaco’s Jardin Exotique – the views from here are spectacular.

Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and contemplate the vastness of sea and sky, La Prom curves almost five miles around the Bay of Angels – a delightful stretch that is punctuated by palms and pergolas.

Places covered 7 Days
  • Day 1 Nice – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 2 Day trip to Monaco and Eze
  • Day 3 St. Tropez and Cannes – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 4 Cannes – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 5 Provence – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 6 Provence – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 7 Avignon – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 8 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1 Nice – sightseeing and attractions Everyone loves Nice with its year-round sunshine and universal appeal. Take a two-hour Vieux Nice Barque Tour or a themed tour such as art deco, neoclassical and belle-epoque Nice, and learn much more about the history and culture of this popular destination. Visit the Musee Matisse, about 2km north of the centre, and enjoy the fascinating assortment of works by Matisse. Hop on board the Train des Pignes that chugs between the mountains and the sea and is one of Provence’s most picturesque rides. It rises to 100km, with breathtaking views out to see. Head down to the Plage Publique des Ponchettes, Nice’s most popular beach, and swim in the warm clear blue Mediterranean sea. Try out one of Nice’s fabulous restaurant – La Table Alziari is run by the grandson of the famous Alziari olive oil family, and the day’s menu is always chalked on a blackboard.
  • 2 Day trip to Monaco and Eze Squeezed into just 200 hectares, this might be the world’s second-smallest country (the Vatican is smaller). Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher, points skywards on a tall rock and overlooks the sea. Built as a fortress in the 13thcentury, the palace is now the private residence of the Grimaldis – see the changing of the guard there, it takes place daily at 11am. For a glimpse into royal life, tour the state apartments at the Palais due Prince. Enjoy the aristocratic atmosphere, the lavish furnishings, and the expensive 18thand 19thcentury art. Visit the ‘jewel in the Riviera crown’ – the rocky little village of Eze. It’s the medieval village itself that is the main attractions, with small higgledy-piggledy stone houses and winding lanes (and plenty of galleries and shops), and the mesmerising views of the coast. Get spiky in the Jardiz d’Eze, a cactus garden at the top of the village. You will also find the old castle ruins here – sit back and relax here and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view.
  • 3 Cannes and St. Tropez – sightseeing and attractions Drive along the coast to the celebrity haven of Cannes. Walk among the couture shops and palaces of La Croisette and admire the liner-sized yachts in the harbour. Natural beauty abounds here and it’s easy to escape the glamour as you venture in to the bay, the clutch of islands off the coast, and the old quarter, Le Suquet. For local folklore, head to Marche Forville – it is one of the most important markets in the region and you can pick up amazing fruits, salads, and cheese for your beach-side picnic here. From June to September, the Trans Cote d’Azur runs day trips to St. Tropez. This is a great way to avoid the busy roads, and you can take in, at leisure, the dramatic contrasts of the Esterel’s red cliffs, green forests and the intense blue waters. St. Tropez became famous in the 1950s when Brigitte Bardot came to film here and the peaceful fishing village was turned overnight into a sizzling jet-set favourite. St. Tropez’s ‘Place des Lices’ is legendary – spend time here relaxing at a café watching the petanque players. Spend time at St. Tropez’s famous ‘Plage de Pampelonne’ with its legendary drinking and dining haunts. And ‘Plage des Salins’ is a long and wide sandy beach – a perfect spot for a picnic.
  • 4 Cannes and in to Provence – sightseeing and attractions Head off into the splendid countryside of Provence and be transported to quaint towns and charming villages. Visit the second most visited village in France, Saint Paul de Vence. With its cobblestone lanes and trendy art galleries, it is easy to see why the town is so popular and was a favourite of the impressionist painters. Drink up through the charming Loup Gorges. The views of the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the perched medieval village of Gourdon are amazing from here. Taste the traditional floral-scented sweets at the Florian confectionery factory here. Venture in to the perfumery area of Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry. It’s the abundance of water in the hills that helped turn Grasse in to a perfume centre. Wander through the spectacular jasmine, rose, mimosa, orange blossom and violet fields that are abundant in this region.
  • 5 Provence – sightseeing and attractions Head off in to the Luberon region with its stone-built villas, forested crags, and beautiful nature. This region is dotted with countless picturesque Provencal villages just waiting to be discovered. Visit Oppede le Vieux and Menerbes, and visit a street market in Roussilon. Learn how lavender – the symbol of Provence – is transformed into luxurious essential oils and beauty products, and, in the summer, make a photo stop at Senanque Abbey to capture Provence’s beautiful lavender fields in full bloom. Drive through lush green hills, thick forests, stone villages, and castles perched on cliffs that cascade down to the idyllic lavender fields – this is Provence at its best. Continue to Gordes, an old town perched on the high Plateau de Vaucluse, overlooking the Luberon. And head to Coustellet for a stop at the Lavender Museum.
  • 6 Provence – sightseeing and attractions Explore Aix-en-Provence with its leafy boulevards and public squares lined with 17th and 18th century mansions. Follow the Circuit de Cezanne (Cezanne Trail) to see where he ate, drank an studied and painted the trail is marked by footpath-embedded bronze plaques inscribed with the letter C. Stroll along the Cours Mirabeau a fountain-studded elegant avenue, sprinkled with elegant Renaissance hotels and lined with leafy plane treas. Housed in a 17th century priory of the Knights of Malta, the Musee Granet is named after the Provencal painter, Francois Maraius Granet, who donated a large number of works.
  • 7 Avignon – sightseeing and attractions Get to know the delights of Avignon with a guided walking tour around the photogenic old city. Within its 14th century ramparts you will see crooked streets and leafy squares, medieval churches, and handsome houses with ornate doorways. There are four different trails to choose from, including the Quartier des Teinturiers, the former dyers’ district, where four waterwheels still turn. Pick up a free Avignon Passion pass to get reduced prices on museum admission and tourism transport. Avignon is famous for its Palais des Papes (Palace of Popes). It is often called the ‘City of Popes’ as, in the 14thcentury, popes resided in Avignon. It is now Unesco World Heritage Site. Head off on a wine tour and trail through the villages of the Cote du Rhone and its wineries. Every Tuesday to Sunday, Les Halles – the biggest covered market in the region – bustles with activity. Taste provincial food from cheese to meat to fish to jarred sauces and tapenades.
  • 8 Depart
€ 2,200 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable

-All arrival and departure transfers

-Entrance and excursion costs as indicated

Travel is based on private coaches with Local guides . You do have the option of Independent travel .Get in Touch to discuss on how we could tailor the trip to suit you .

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Summer is the high travel season in the Mediterranean. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm, and millions of people flock to the coast to soak up the sun and take a break from routine.. During the spring months, the flowers are blooming and the landscape is verdant, while autumn days are mild and clear before the winter rains.

Those wanting to travel earlier in the season can visit some of the more southern destinations as well as the larger Mediterranean islands. Cyprus and Malta are lovely in April, with warm days and pleasant nights. Late March through April is also an ideal time to visit Morocco, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, and Turkey.

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