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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Combine Barcelona, Girona, Perpignan, Aix en Provence, Nice and Paris with the Talgo, TGV and TGV Med Trains.

This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Barcelona and out of Paris
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Barcelona
  • Train Barcelona - Girona
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Girona
  • Train Girona - Perpignan
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Perpignan
  • Train Perpignan - Aix en Provence
  • Hotel for 2 nights Aix en Provence
  • Train Aix en Provence - Nice
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Nice
  • Train en Nice - Paris
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Paris

Related Cities:
Paris (421)   Barcelona (371)   Nice (French Riviera) (85)   Aix en Provence (13)   Girona (3)   Perpignan (2)  
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1. Barcelona
   (263 hotels)
2. Girona
   (17 hotels)
3. Perpignan
   (14 hotels)
4. Aix en Provence
   (24 hotels)
5. Nice (French Riviera)
   (87 hotels)
6. Paris
   (621 hotels)
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2 nights in Barcelona

Barcelona, the old Roman Barcino, is Spain`s second city, always on the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times. Walk its narrow streets and wonderful plazas, or along the Ramblas, stretching from Plaza de Cataluña to the Harbor, encompassing the magic of the city: stalls full of books, birds and flowers. The city`s most powerful monuments open a window onto its history: the intricately carved edifices that comprise the medieval Gothic Quarter; the curvilinear modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau) that inspired Gaudí's Sagrada Familia; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miró, found in museums that peg Barcelona as a crucial incubator for 20th-century art. The recent restoration of the port area began with the development of a harbor for the Olympic Games of 1992. New modern squares, designed by leading artists such as Miró and Barceló have created a new style alongside Gaudi's modernist buildings. Now the city is ready to show every visitor how it has been transformed into one of the most moderns and active cities in Europe.



Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, La Rambla, Barri Gotic, Park Guell, modernist buildings, Montjuic Hill, Barceloneta and so much more!
.



2 nights in Girona

Girona, an ancient Roman town with a strong Jewish heritage, is home to a splendid Gothic cathedral, whose immense central nave defies the laws of gravity. Also remarkable are the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, San Nicolas Church, the Araba baths, and, the Jewish Quarter. Many other hidden places, residential and other outstanding buildings can be discovered while walking through this hidden gem.



2 nights in Perpignan

Perpignan, the capital city of the Pyrenees-Orientales, is conveniently situated near the border of Spain and just miles from the Mediterranean coast. With charming regional influences in architecture, cuisine, and stunning local weather, it`s a hidden corner of France deserving of more attention. At the foot of the Pyrenees, the River Basse runs through the medieval city centre and the River Tet flows to the north, affording the visitor spectacular views across an agricultural plain and a city rich in Catalan culture. Just about 30 minutes from the city you are on glorious Mediterranean beaches in Canet-Plage and by heading west, you`re in the beautiful Pyrenees mountains full of medieval villages and castles. Perpignan offers an enjoyable ambiance and a great deal of diversity and attractions for visitors to discover.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Musee Des Beaux Arts Hyacinthe Rigaud (Museum of Fine Arts), Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Cathedral of Saint Jean, Casa Xanox, Canet Plage, Castillet, Place de la Loge, Campo Santo, and so much more!



2 nights in Aix en Provence

The most charming center in all Provence, this university town was once a seat of aristocracy, its streets walked by counts and kings. The countryside of Aix-en-Provence nearby attracts every year, many tourists. The gentle way of life, the incomparable light fascinated the artists and its beautiful countryside inspired the painter Paul Cézanne for a lifetime. Summer brings frequent cultural events, ranging from opera to jazz, June through August.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, Caumont Centre d`Art, Mont Saint-Victoire, Cathedral St. Sauveu, Camp des Milles, Atelier Cezanne, Terrain des Peintres, Fondation Vasarely, Thermes Sextius, Pavilion de Vendome, and so much more!



2 nights in Nice (French Riviera)

Nice is the capital of the Riviera, yet far less glamorous and expensive than Cannes. It's also one of the most ancient, having been founded by the Greeks, who called it "Nike," or Victory. Because of its brilliant sunshine and relaxed living, it has attracted in the past famous artists and writers. The best trip center on the Riviera, you can choose to explore region or hang out in its famous cafes. But the most obvious hangout spot here is the beach. The Nice beach is rocks, just rocks so wear a pair of good sandals.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Promenade des Anglais, Musee Matissee, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Cours Saleya, Castle Hill, Old Town, Place Massena and so much more!



2 nights in Paris

Paris is regarded as one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, and for good reason: the city assaults the senses; demanding to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelled. Gaze at impressive monuments and savor its gourmet cheeses, chocolates, wines, and seafood. Paris is relatively small as capitals go, with many of its major sights and museums within walking distance of each other. A world of discovery awaits in every hidden corner and at all the famous sties, there is so much to explore.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin des Tuileries, Latin Quater, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Musée d`Orsay, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and so much more!




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Barcelona
Day 1
Arrive to Barcelona
Overnight in Barcelona   263 hotels offered
Optional  539 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Barcelona   263 hotels offered
Optional  539 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Barcelona
Transportation to next city by: Talgo - Barcelona to Girona -
Girona
Day 3
Arrive to Girona
Overnight in Girona   17 hotels offered
Optional  7 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Girona   17 hotels offered
Optional  7 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Girona
Transportation to next city by: Train - Girona to Perpignan (r)
Perpignan
Day 5
Arrive to Perpignan
Overnight in Perpignan   14 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Perpignan   14 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Perpignan
Transportation to next city by: TGV - Perpignan to Aix en Provence (r)
Aix en Provence
Day 7
Arrive to Aix en Provence
Overnight in Aix en Provence   24 hotels offered
Optional  30 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Aix en Provence   24 hotels offered
Optional  30 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Aix en Provence
Transportation to next city by: TGV - Aix en Provence to Nice (r)
Nice (French Riviera)
Day 9
Arrive to Nice (French Riviera)
Overnight in Nice (French Riviera)   87 hotels offered
Optional  101 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Nice (French Riviera)   87 hotels offered
Optional  101 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Nice (French Riviera)
Transportation to next city by: TGV Med - Nice to Paris (r)
Paris
Day 11
Arrive to Paris
Overnight in Paris   621 hotels offered
Optional  673 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Paris   621 hotels offered
Optional  673 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Paris

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Barcelona Hotels (263 total)
 
Girona Hotels (17 total)
 
Perpignan Hotels (14 total)
Aix en Provence Hotels (24 total)
 
Nice (French Riviera) Hotels (87 total)
 
Paris Hotels (621 total)


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Tours in Barcelona (539 total)
 
Tours in Girona (7 total)
 
Tours in Aix en Provence (30 total)
Tours in Nice (French Riviera) (101 total)
 
Tours in Paris (673 total)
 


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Spain

Spain is a country of passion, excitement and enthusiasm unlike any other in Western Europe. Madrid, the magnificent capital, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville are effervescent cosmopolitan cities with some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Costa-style resorts take much of the coast up although cities such as Alicante, Marbella, Malaga and Mallorca's Palma retain their charm. And everywhere you can find secret hideaways with empty beaches. The best way to explore rural Spain is to visit Galicia and Asturias, the arid villages of Andalucia and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees.

France

France remains one of the worlds most talked-about and written-about destinations. Whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to last a lifetime. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux. And there is more to explore.

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Barcelona

Barcelona, the old Roman Barcino, is Spain`s second city, always on the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times. Walk its narrow streets and wonderful plazas, or along the Ramblas, stretching from Plaza de Cataluña to the Harbor, encompassing the magic of the city: stalls full of books, birds and flowers. The city`s most powerful monuments open a window onto its history: the intricately carved edifices that comprise the medieval Gothic Quarter; the curvilinear modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau) that inspired Gaudí's Sagrada Familia; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miró, found in museums that peg Barcelona as a crucial incubator for 20th-century art. The recent restoration of the port area began with the development of a harbor for the Olympic Games of 1992. New modern squares, designed by leading artists such as Miró and Barceló have created a new style alongside Gaudi's modernist buildings. Now the city is ready to show every visitor how it has been transformed into one of the most moderns and active cities in Europe.



Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, La Rambla, Barri Gotic, Park Guell, modernist buildings, Montjuic Hill, Barceloneta and so much more!
.
Girona
Girona, an ancient Roman town with a strong Jewish heritage, is home to a splendid Gothic cathedral, whose immense central nave defies the laws of gravity. Also remarkable are the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, San Nicolas Church, the Araba baths, and, the Jewish Quarter. Many other hidden places, residential and other outstanding buildings can be discovered while walking through this hidden gem.
Perpignan
Perpignan, the capital city of the Pyrenees-Orientales, is conveniently situated near the border of Spain and just miles from the Mediterranean coast. With charming regional influences in architecture, cuisine, and stunning local weather, it`s a hidden corner of France deserving of more attention. At the foot of the Pyrenees, the River Basse runs through the medieval city centre and the River Tet flows to the north, affording the visitor spectacular views across an agricultural plain and a city rich in Catalan culture. Just about 30 minutes from the city you are on glorious Mediterranean beaches in Canet-Plage and by heading west, you`re in the beautiful Pyrenees mountains full of medieval villages and castles. Perpignan offers an enjoyable ambiance and a great deal of diversity and attractions for visitors to discover.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s: Musee Des Beaux Arts Hyacinthe Rigaud (Museum of Fine Arts), Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Cathedral of Saint Jean, Casa Xanox, Canet Plage, Castillet, Place de la Loge, Campo Santo, and so much more!
Aix en Provence
The most charming center in all Provence, this university town was once a seat of aristocracy, its streets walked by counts and kings. The countryside of Aix-en-Provence nearby attracts every year, many tourists. The gentle way of life, the incomparable light fascinated the artists and its beautiful countryside inspired the painter Paul Cézanne for a lifetime. Summer brings frequent cultural events, ranging from opera to jazz, June through August.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, Caumont Centre d`Art, Mont Saint-Victoire, Cathedral St. Sauveu, Camp des Milles, Atelier Cezanne, Terrain des Peintres, Fondation Vasarely, Thermes Sextius, Pavilion de Vendome, and so much more!
Nice (French Riviera)
Nice is the capital of the Riviera, yet far less glamorous and expensive than Cannes. It's also one of the most ancient, having been founded by the Greeks, who called it "Nike," or Victory. Because of its brilliant sunshine and relaxed living, it has attracted in the past famous artists and writers. The best trip center on the Riviera, you can choose to explore region or hang out in its famous cafes. But the most obvious hangout spot here is the beach. The Nice beach is rocks, just rocks so wear a pair of good sandals.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Promenade des Anglais, Musee Matissee, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Cours Saleya, Castle Hill, Old Town, Place Massena and so much more!
Paris
Paris is regarded as one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, and for good reason: the city assaults the senses; demanding to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelled. Gaze at impressive monuments and savor its gourmet cheeses, chocolates, wines, and seafood. Paris is relatively small as capitals go, with many of its major sights and museums within walking distance of each other. A world of discovery awaits in every hidden corner and at all the famous sties, there is so much to explore.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin des Tuileries, Latin Quater, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Musée d`Orsay, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and so much more!

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