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PARIS, PROVENCE & FRENCH RIVIERA

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Enjoy a as it comes alive during this nine day rail program of sophisticated Paris, pastoral Provence, and the luxurious French Riviera. With three nights in Paris, three nights in Avignon, and three nights in Nice – plus plenty of exciting sites to see, included hotels and first class rail between cities – all of the key arrangements are made for you, but you set the pace to delve into each city on your own. Begin in Paris, "The City of Light", where the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral reveal Paris exquisite artistry. Your features three days in Paris where you can take your time to fully absorb French culture; if you want opt to venture beyond the city limits with an optional day excursion to the Palace of Versailles. A scenic journey by rail to Avignon brings you to the heart of Provence. Avignon is home to the largest gothic palace in the world where in the winter months, visitors sample wine from famous Rhone Valley vineyards. In warmer months, a one-hour cruise along the Rhone River guides travelers past scenic farmhouses and lush lavender fields. A train trip to the southern coast introduces visitors to France's mild climate-here lies Nice in the Cote d'Azur, a land of romantic hillside towns, grand chateaux, and white beaches. This will leave you mesmerized!
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Itinerary

  1. Paris

    Arrival in Paris. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Paris, the magnificent capital of France. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris remains - in spite of all the cliches - one of the most inspiring cities in the world.

  2. Paris

    Your included morning city tour features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. There is so much to see and do in Paris, a city so aptly called the City of Lights, where exciting evening outings are a must. Tonight, while cruising along the Seine River, enjoy spectacular views of its monuments illuminated with millions of lights. (B)

  3. Paris

    Full day at leisure to enjoy the warmth and charm of a traditional French bistro or to take an optional excursion to Versailles. (B)

  4. Paris/Avignon

    Today travel by rail from Paris to Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is at leisure. Wander the narrow streets to discover this interesting town full of history, life and art. (B)

  5. Avignon

    After breakfast, enjoy a visit of the Popes' Palace, the largest Gothic palace in the world. In the afternoon enjoy a one hour cruise on the Rhone River, before ending the day with a nice dinner in a popular restaurant. (B,D)

  6. Avignon/Nice

    This morning, board your train to Nice. Located in the heart of one of the world's most highly prized regions, it offers a rich history and a wonderfully mild sunny climate. Check-in at your hotel. (B)

  7. Nice

    Today enjoy a full day excursion along the Cote d'Azur. A world of romantic hill towns with cobblestone streets leading to modest hamlets and ancient chateaux waiting for you. (B)

  8. Nice

    Full day at leisure to visit, on your own, the many outdoor markets, parks and beautiful museums this lovely city has to offer. (B)

  9. Day 9 Nice to USA (or extend your stay)

    Say ''au revoir'' to France or extend your stay. (B)

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