Discover The Best of France With a 12-Day Luxury Itinerary
Savor the very best of France with our 12-day itinerary. Experience the magic of Paris, Normandy's beauty, and the Loire Valley's charm. This trip has everything from historic landmarks and cultural attractions to world-renowned cuisine and scenic vistas. Immerse yourself in France's rich history and culture while staying at top-rated hotels and enjoying personalized tours. With private transfers and a curated itinerary, this trip will surely provide an unforgettable adventure.
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Welcome to the City of Lights, Paris! Upon arrival at the airport, your private guide will escort you to your comfy hotel. Later, stroll through the charming streets and enjoy your first taste of French cuisine. In the evening, head to the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city at night.
Day 2: Exploring Paris
After breakfast, spend the day exploring the best of Paris, starting with a visit to the world-famous Louvre Museum, home to some of the most incredible art in the world. Afterward, take a walk along the Seine River and soak in the atmosphere of Parisian cafes and patisseries. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and admire its stunning architecture. For dinner, try some classic French dishes at a local brasserie before returning to your hotel.
Day 3: Another Day In The City Of Love
Enjoy a relaxing day in Paris, starting with a visit to thebohemian district of Montmartre, which has inspired artists for centuries. Afterward, take a scenic boat cruise on the Seine River and enjoy stunning city views. In the evening, indulge in a gourmet dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Day 4: Paris has more to offer!
Explore more of Paris today, starting with a visit to the Champs-lyses, one of the most famous avenues in the world. Afterward, visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and take panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, visit the Palace of Versailles, the former residence of the French royal family, and explore its magnificent gardens. Try some delicious French wine and cheese at a night bar for dinner.
Day 5: Journey To Normandy
Take a one-hour train ride to Normandy, where you'll spend two days exploring the region's rich history and natural beauty. Visit the D-Day landing beaches and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, where you'll pay your respects to the brave soldiers who fought for freedom. Take a tour of the picturesque town of Bayeux, which features a stunning cathedral and a tapestry museum. For dinner, try local specialties such as moules, marinires, and calvados, and then check into your luxury hotel for rest.
Day 6: Normandy Exploration continues
Visit the charming town of Honfleur, which has inspired painters for centuries, and admire its colorful harbor and narrow streets. Afterward, visit the stunning cliffs of tretat and take in breathtaking views of the English Channel. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 7: Visit Loire Valley
Hop on a two-hour drive and head south to the Loire Valley, home to some of France's most beautiful chateaux and gardens. Visit the grandiose Chateau de Chambord, which features an impressive double helix staircase, and the intimate Chateau de Chenonceau, which spans the River Cher. For lunch, enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens of a local chateau. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 8: Visit Lyon
Take a scenic five-hour private drive through the picturesque French countryside, and take in the stunning views of rolling hills, quaint villages, and sprawling vineyards. Upon arrival in Lyon, check into your hotel and explore the city. Visit the Vieux Lyon, the historic district of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the famous Cathdrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, a stunning 12th-century cathedral that dominates the skyline. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 9: Exploring Lyon
After breakfast, visit the Muse des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, one of France's largest and most important art museums. Have a lavish lunch at an excellent restaurant. Then, head to the lively neighborhood of Croix-Rousse, to try some of the best local wines. For dinner, indulge in some more Lyonnaise cuisine, such as the decadent mchons or a selection of local cheeses. After dinner, stroll along the banks of the Rhne River and enjoy the city's sparkling lights at night. Return to your hotel for a peaceful night's sleep in this charming city.
Day 10: Lyon to Avignon
After breakfast, take a one-hour and thirty-minute drive to Avignon, a charming city in the south of France. Check into your hotel and spend the day exploring the Palais des Papes, a stunning Gothic palace once home to the papacy. Visit the famous Pont d'Avignon, a 12th-century bridge that spans the Rhne River. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 11: Avignon to Nice Day Trip
Take a day trip to Nice, a vibrant city on the French Riviera. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the colorful Cours Saleya market, where you can sample local cheeses, olives, and other delicacies. In the evening, return to Avignon for dinner and relaxation.
Day 12: Departure
After the final breakfast, your private guide will drive you to the Nice International Airport for your departure flight home. Take the memories of a beautiful France trip that will linger on your mind forever.