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Provence & the French Riviera Holiday

Provence & the French Riviera

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Explore Provence’s finest market

Arles, Avignon, Aix en Provence, Cannes, Nice

Includes return Economy airfares

10 days adult price from £1,189pp including flights and hotels

From the Roman treasures of Arles to the glitz and glamour of Cannes and all of the breathtaking architecture, coastal driving and incredible food and wine in between, this Journey is a must for getting a real taste of that timeless French culture. more »
If you’re looking for a self-drive itinerary that captures the highlights of iconic France, then this is for you. We love this Journey because it gives you plenty of time to really explore the beautiful French countryside and get a taster of this region’s unrivalled food and wine at your own pace. But if there’s anything you would like to change, just let us know.

What's included

  • International flights
  • 9 nights in 4-5* hotels
  • 10 days' car hire
  • Monaco and Eze Village Tour
10 days from £1,189pp
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What to expect

  • Discover the Roman treasures of Arles
  • Explore Provence’s finest market
  • Set off on a boat tour of the incredible Lerins Islands
  • Taste fine food and wine in glamorous Monaco

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Need to know

  • Arrives: Marseille Airport
  • Time difference: GMT+1
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit France, but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
  • Language: French
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Flying time from UK: around 2 hours
  • Plug type: 2 round pins
  • Voltage: 230 volts

Your Example Itinerary

Day 0

Fly from the UK to Marseille

Day 1

Arles

Start your Journey amid the Roman treasures, shady squares and colourful houses of Arles. The town’s cathedral is one of the greatest of the medieval Provence; explore the incredible architecture, before enjoying a coffee overlooking this spectacle. Take in the museums, and discover the sites painted by Van Gogh, who came to this town in 1888.

Included in this price:
Hotel Jules Cesar Arles M Gallery Collection

Days 2-3

Avignon

Drive onto Avignon, set on the leafy banks of the Rhone. In the heart of the old town is the Palais des Papes, where you’ll get a sense of what life in a 700-year-old palace was like. Wander along the remains of the St Benezet medieval bridge, and explore the Jardin du Richer des Roms, a public garden which has its own Cotes du Rhone vineyard and bar where you can sip wines.

Included in this price:
Hotel De L’Horloge

Days 4-5

Aix en Provence

Continue to Aix-en-Provence, among the most elegant destinations in France. Stroll the Cours Morabeau and explore the old centre, where you’ll find Provence’s finest market, held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Wander on past the incredible 17th and 18th century mansions, take in the museums and enjoy a picnic in one of the many beautiful gardens.

Included in this price:
Grand Hotel Roi Rene

Days 6-7

Cannes

Hop back in the car and drive to Cannes, your home for the next two nights. Perhaps take a stroll along the Boulevard de la Croisette and marvel at the Belle Epoque buildings, or sip a coffee along the beachfront promenade while celebrity-spotting. Explore the old town of Le Suquet, or hop aboard a boat to the picturesque Lerins Islands.

Included in this price:
Hotel Barriere Le Gray D’Albion

Days 8-9

Nice

Finish your trip in the capital of the French Riviera, Nice. Peruse the Promenade du Paillon, wander around the city’s world-class art galleries and museums, visit the famous Cours Saleva market in Vieux Nice, and embark on a tour of glamorous Monaco.

Included Excursion:
Monaco and Eze Village Tour
Included in this price:
Le Grimaldi

Day 10

Fly home to the UK.

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