Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE.
Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the “City of Light.”
Day 2 PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnifi cent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more
Day 3 PARIS.
You’ll be amazed at all the options available today—perhaps a stroll through the charming Marais District with its stylish boutiques and ethnic eateries. Your Local Host will have many suggestions
Day 4 PARIS–AIX-EN-PROVENCE.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (fi rst class) to Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy a guided walking tour along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. Admire the Mazarin Quarter, City Hall, the Jewish Quarter, and visit the CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment
Day 5 AIX-EN-PROVENCE.
During your day at leisure in Cézanne’s hometown, your Local Host will have many suggestions, such as where to sample Côte-de-Provence wine and boeuf-en-daube, or the best places to shop for faience pottery and lavender products
Day 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (fi rst class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing features the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice. Walk through the OLD TOWN to admire fi ne examples of the Belle Époque. See Cours Saleya with the Kings of Sardinia Palace and fl ower market, and the lovely Palace Square with Palais de Justice and Palais Rusca
Day 7 NICE.
Your Local Host has many ideas for your day at leisure. Why not visit the Matisse Museum, or relax and sip a pastis with the locals on the Promenade at sunset
Day 8 NICE.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.