France boasts lively cities, idyllic sun-drenched beaches and the glamorous and gorgeous Cote d`Azur coastline. There are so many different possibilities from world-renowned Paris, one of the most famous cities in Europe, to a seaside holiday spent lounging on beaches, swimming in the sea, and dining at stylish waterfront restaurants.
The southeast coast of Provence is sprinkled with some of the world`s most popular beaches and destinations, including Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Saint Tropez and Menton. Known all over the world for its glamour and beauty, the Riviera is a playground for the rich and famous and a true paradise destination.
Provence is captivating by all it has to offer, littered with Roman remains, amazing food, remarkable wines, warm climate and long stretches of beautiful Mediterranean beaches.
Corsica is an island off the south eastern Mediterranean coast of France, known world-wide as the `Island of Beauty.` Discover the authentic lifestyle, traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, and the landmarks of an exceptional historical heritage.
The coastlines of southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa are shaped by the Mediterranean Sea. Not only does the Mediterranean have beautiful resorts and beaches on the mainland, there are literally thousands of islands to explore, each with their own beauty.
There is no better way to discover the ancient Aegean Civilization than taking a discovery trip around the Greek Islands.
The Italian Riviera is a spectacular coastline on the Ligurian Sea extending from the Italian-French border to Capo Corvo, near La Spezia and offering luxuriant mountains to the north and east, and the sapphire blue Mediterranean to the south and west with medieval hilltop hamlets, panoramic vistas, vibrant seaside villages and unspoiled beaches.
Spain and France! Europe offers a window into the world, and this vacation package does not disappoint! Begin with a stay in stunning Nice (magnificent sunshine and under-crowded beaches), continue by plane to Barcelona (ostentatious architecture by the brilliant Gaudi; churches, museums and bustling public squares - always on the biting edge of fashion, food, music and nightlife) and finally a quick flight to Madrid (a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It`s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum`s works by Goya, Velàzquez and other Spanish masters). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Paris- Aix en Provence: 7 hour 58 mins. approx.
Aix en Provence- Provencal Coast: 1 hr 18 min approx.
Provencal Coast - Marseille: 1 hr 43 mins. approx.
With over 2,000 years of history, France boasts more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and has the fourth largest number of historical sites in the world after Italy, China, and Spain. The UNESCO-listed sites take a variety of forms including historic towns, palaces, castles, religious buildings, forts, canals, and landscapes.
France has so many charming towns, villages, cities and hamlets that are totally unique from one another and worthy of any travel bucket list. These villages offer the best of French culture and heritage and beyond the most popular tourist sites. Many of these villages only have a population of a few hundred, offering visitors a more intimate and authentic experience of France.
France is famous for its wine regions, with over 3,000 different wines across two million hectares of vineyards, wine lovers from around the world flock to France for its sheer abundance of vineyards and vintages. Each wine region offers a different grape variety, unique environmental conditions, and their own special wines. There are seven primary wine-producing regions: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Provence, and the Rhone Valley.
French cuisine is renowned for its flavor and finesse. Once you have your first meal here, you’ll quickly realize that food in France is more than just fuel. The French regard gastronomy as essential to the art of living, and the culinary culture of the country runs deep. From wholesome desserts to delectable cheeses, wines, stews, soups, fresh fish….every region in France has its own specialty. In fact, French cuisine is so highly regarded around the world that it was added to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritages in 2010. The land of cheese, croissants, and crêpes is waiting for you.