Best of France: 12-Day Tour

From Paris in the north to the dazzling sun-kissed coast of the Côte d'Azur, discover the very best of France on a 12-day tour. Soak up the romance of the City of Lights, go wine-tasting in Rhone vineyards and Chateauneuf du Pape, see the Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy, visit Claude Monet’s house in Giverny with its famous gardens, visit a Grasse perfumery and soak up the sights of the French Riviera in glamorous Cannes. Includes premium accommodation, daily breakfasts, a selection of dinners with wine, a high-speed train transfer and more.

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12 Days
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 11 nights of premium hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Five additional dinners with wine
  • High-speed TGV train from Paris to Avignon
12 Days
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 11 nights of premium hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Five additional dinners with wine
  • High-speed TGV train from Paris to Avignon

The elegant cities, countryside vineyards, medieval towns and glittering Mediterranean resort towns of France await on this classic 12-day tour, taking you to Paris, Tours, Normandy, Avignon and Nice on the Côte d'Azur.

What You’ll Love...

The Tour – Centuries of history, sun-kissed vineyards and Côte d'Azur glamour

Your French initiation begins in the world capital of romance: Paris. Explore this magnificent city and take in the sights including the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

France is a country rich in history and you’ll be taken back in time with visits to Chartres – home to the finest Gothic cathedral in the whole of France – the fairytale Chateau de Chenonceau, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval Papal Palace in Avignon and the Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy, which depicts the Norman conquest of England.

French wine is world-revered and you’ll have the chance to sample the nectar of the Rhone vineyards and Chateauneuf du Pape. Feast your senses further with a visit to a French perfumery in Grasse, where you can learn the secrets behind how this much sought-after export is produced.

Walk in the footsteps of the legendary artist Claude Monet at his former home in Giverny, whose garden served as inspiration for many of his paintings.

Finish your tour in style on the French Riviera, the sun-kissed Mediterranean coast where the world’s glitterati flock to the glamorous beach resorts. See where the famous film festival takes place in Cannes, swim in the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean sea, stroll the promenades and explore the Old Town in Nice.

Your Package Includes:

  • Premium nightly accommodation in hotels such as the Hotel Nice Riviera – located in the heart of the French Riviera, a short walk from the beach – and the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel in downtown Paris close to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Daily breakfasts and five additional meals with wine, including dinner in a traditional French bistro
  • High-speed TGV train transfer from Paris to Avignon
  • Sightseeing on an air-conditioned coach with wireless headphones for an enhanced touring experience
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in Paris and Ambroise
  • Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage, tipping and gratuities

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:


21 April 2019

5 May 2019

4 August 2019

18 August 2019

22 September 2019

6 October 2019


19 May 2019

30 June 2019

8 September 2019

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged eight years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking. A surcharge of AU$1520 applies to departures on 19 May 2019 and 30 June 2019, a surcharge of AU$1610 applies to departures on 8 September 2019, and a surcharge of AU$1340 applies to all other departure dates.

Maximum tour group size is 42 people.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child aged from 8 to 17 years on a rollaway bed, subject to availability. Triple share rooms are on request and in some hotels guests may be accommodated in a twin and single room. Surcharges may apply.

Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Oceania L’Univers Tours

Novotel Bayeux

Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes or Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon Centre

AC Hotel Nice or Hotel Nice Riviera

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

*The following optional tours are available for a surcharge *(please contact tour provider for further information):

Versailles apartments

Van Gogh’s Arles and St. Remy de Provence

Monte Carlo by night

St. Paul de Vence

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

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