7-Day France Tour for First-Timers: Paris, Avignon, and Nice

Author: Nidhi Sood on Mar 03,2023

Experience the best of France on this 7-day tour, perfect for first-time visitors. Discover the iconic landmarks and charming streets of Paris, take a day trip to the picturesque city of Avignon in the Provence region and spend some time on the French Riviera in Nice. With guided tours, activities, and delicious meals included, this tour is a hassle-free way to explore the beauty and culture of France.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris, the city of love! Upon arrival, get a private transfer and check into your hotel. Later, stroll along the Seine River and enjoy the stunning views of the city. Meander along the cobbled street lining and the beautifully decorated bridge by street artists. For dinner, indulge in some classic French cuisine at a cozy restaurant in the city center.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Paris

After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the Louvre Museum, home to thousands of pieces of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

After lunch, take a guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral, the worlds most famous Gothic cathedral. In the evening, visit the Arc de Triomphe and the historic Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a romantic dinner at a rooftop restaurant with views of the city.

Day 3: Fly to Avignon

Today, take an hour's flight from Paris to Avignon, a charming city in the Provence region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Palais des Papes, a medieval fortress that served as the papal residence in the 14th century. In the afternoon, wander through the city center's narrow streets and visit the famous Pont d'Avignon, a bridge that spans the Rhne River. Enjoy a scrumptious meal at a local restaurant in the evening and try some regional specialties like bouillabaisse and ratatouille.

Day 4: Exploring Avignon

Today, visit the Remparts Gardens, a beautiful park that offers panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, visit the Saint-Didier en Velay Cathedral, a stunning Romanesque cathedral with beautiful frescoes and sculptures. Explore museums such as Muse du Petit Palais, Muse Calvet, and Muse Lapidaire. In the evening, take a cooking class and learn how to prepare some traditional French dishes.

Day 5: Day trip to Nice

Today, your private guide will drive you from Avignon to Nice, a vibrant city on the French Riviera. It is a three-hour journey. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the city and visit the famous Promenade des Anglais, a beautiful seaside boulevard with palm trees. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride through the scenic canals of the Old Town and visit the flower market. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and try some local seafood dishes.

Day 6: Exploring Nice

Today, visit the Matisse Museum, which houses a collection of paintings and sculptures by the famous French artist Henri Matisse. Then head to the historic Castle Hill (300m above sea level). This classic hilltop park offers dramatic city & sea views, a man-made waterfall & a cafe. After lunch, take a walk through the Jardin Albert 1er, a beautiful botanical garden that offers stunning views of the city. In the evening, attend a performance at the Opra de Nice, a stunning opera house that hosts concerts and operas throughout the year.

Day 7: Departure from Nice

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and get a private transfer to the airport for your departure. Remember to take some souvenirs to remember your fantastic trip to France!

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