Classic France

From the bustling romantic capital of Paris, the ancient architecture of Caen, the Verez Valley and gorgeous medieval architecture of Sarlat la Caneda, the gorgeous port of St Malo, and the pristine beaches of Nice, explore the variety that France has to offer on this exciting grand tour.

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  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Paris, France

  • 2

    Caen, France

  • 3

    St. Malo, France

  • 4

    Tours, France

  • 5

    Sarlat la Caneda, France

  • 6

    Avignon, France

  • 7

    Carcassonne, France

  • 8

    Nice, France

  • 9

    Annecy, France

  • 10

    Orleans, France

  • 11

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Untitled
  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • Fontaines
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Rodin Museum building
  • day trip to chartres
  • Château de Chantilly - 24-12-2007 - 15h44
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • The Catacombs
  • Île St. Louis
  • Quaie Belu ( la Somme) Amiens
  • The view from the terrace of Art Study Giverny
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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Things to do in and around Caen

  • Old and New Buildings in Caen
  • Place Saint-Martin
  • 370. Impressionnisme
  • Saint Trophime Church - Place de la Republique, Arles - triumphal arch - - The Last Judgement
  • Caen in Bermuda (1) (Bermuda Cathedral)
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • Yachts in Trouville
  • Étretat Cliffs 2
  • Omaha Beach
  • France-000611 - Marina
   
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Caen

France, Normandy region

HistoricCultureFood2 nights

This proud city steeped in history and culture is an excellent base from which to discover Normandy.

Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is located 15 km inland from the English Channel. Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen, heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
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Things to do in and around St. Malo

  • St Malo
  • St Malo
  • Saint Malo 2012-05-31-13
  • St. Malo View
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  • Low Tide
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  • grand aquarium at enosui
  • Castle
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • Sentier de La Bastide - Solages
  • dinard
  • Ile Aux Moines in the gulf of #morbihan #brittany #france/ 15 September 2013
   
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St. Malo

France, Brittany region

Small townsBeachesHistoricCultureFood2 nights

This once well-fortified city is now a popular seaside resort, offering all the relaxation and excellent cuisine you could want.

Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. Today it is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive building. Now inseparably attached to the mainland, Saint-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. Sites of interest include: The walled city (La Ville Intra-Muros); The chateau of Saint-Malo, part of which is now the town museum; The Solidor Tower in Saint-Servan is a 14th-century building that holds a collection tracing the history of voyages around Cape Horn; And more.
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Things to do in and around Tours

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  • Tours (Indre-et-Loire)
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • Art in Bloom 2013
  • Back of St-Gatien Cathedral in Tours, France
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Loira_2013_Tours_010
  • Amboise
  • Château de chaumont sur Loire
   
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Tours

France, Centre region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

This pedestrian-friendly city known as "the Garden of France", has numerous parks, impressive museums, and an excellent historic district.

Tours is a city in central France. It stands on the lower reaches of the river Loire. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection of its local spoken French, and the Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris–Tours road bicycle race. Tours is famous for its original medieval district, called le Vieux Tours. Unique to the Old City are its preserved half-timbered buildings and la Place Plumereau, a square with busy pubs and restaurants, whose open-air tables fill the center of the square. The Boulevard Beranger crosses the Rue Nationale at the Place Jean-Jaures and is the location of weekly markets and fairs.
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Things to do in and around Sarlat la Caneda

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  • Montignac accross the River Vézère
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  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
  • Rocamadour
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  • Le château médiéval de Castelnaud
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  • Cahors
   
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Sarlat la Caneda

France, Aquitaine region

HistoricSmall townsFoodCulture3 nights

This Medieval town is known for its great restaurants, where you can find the best truffles and foie gras in the region.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune in southwestern France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The center of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
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Things to do in and around Avignon

  • Avignon
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 792 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Saint-Bénezet
  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
  • Sugiton 1
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Avignone - 10 - 26.04.06
  • Clock Tower Nimes France
  • Arles
  • Marseille 2
  • Pont du Gard bei Nimes
  • 6246-Orange
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

HistoricCultureFoodSmall townsNight life3 nights

Full of energy and architectural treasures, Avignon is an excellent base from which to explore Western Provence.

Avignon is a French commune in southeastern France, bordered by the left bank of the Rhֳ´ne river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city, about 12,000 live in the ancient town center surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and anti popes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. In addition, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon are well-preserved.
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Things to do in and around Carcassonne

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  • France-002187 - Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
  • Toulouse 2015 - Beffroi du donjon du Capitole 01
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  • Carcassonne
  • minerve
  • Beziers
   
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Carcassonne

France, Languedoc-Roussillon region

Small townsFoodHistoricNight life1 night

This town is not to be missed with its impressive and extremely well-preserved citadel, as well as its abundance of history.

Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department. It is divided into the fortified Cite de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse. Carcassone's fortress, which was thoroughly restored in 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • le plateau du vercors
  • St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral 1
  • The Promenade
  • Yves Klein
  • Cannes
  • St. Tropez Marina
  • Villa des Arènes
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  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Make My Living
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • Antibes
  • Nice
  • Gorges du Daluis
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • Sugiton 1
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

Night lifeFoodCultureBeachesHistoric3 nights

Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Annecy

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  • Musée-château d'Annecy
  • Albigny Beach @ Lake Annecy
  • Le Lavaux seen from Chexbres, Switzerland
  • les 5è et 4è Dômes de Miage (resp. 3672m et 3673m)
  • KL5_6311c Etagne
  • Aiguille du Midi
   
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Annecy

France, Rhone-Alpes region

Small townsCultureFoodActiveHistoric1 night

Known as the "Venice of Savoie", this town is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Haute Savoie region.

Annecy is a commune in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy. Sometimes called "Venice of the Alps", this idyllic and touristic representation comes from its two canals and the Thiou river lying through the old city and whose initial role was to protect the city and to empower its handicrafts.

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Things to do in and around Orleans

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  • Parc Floral de la Source
  • Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans 2
  • Campagne Européenne 2009
  • Paris-Petit Palais (4)
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de chaumont sur Loire
  • 1a_11_1102VenteMaisonEtEsclaveMâle
  • Maison à Colombages, Orleans-- Maison de Jeanne d'Arc!
  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Amboise
  • Blois
   
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Orleans

France, Centre region

CultureFoodNight life2 nights

Considered the capital of the Centre region, this city is excellent for lovers of history and quality dining.

Orleans is a city in north-central France. Orleans is located in the northern bend of the Loire, which crosses from east to west. Orleans belongs to the vallee de la Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, which was in 2000 inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city offers many sights, including the Gallo-Roman town-wall on the north side of the cathedral (4th century AD) and along the rue de la Tour-Neuve; The Hotel Groslot, built between 1550 and 1555; Many historical houses and mansions can still be admired in the city center which is one of the largest in France due to the great importance of the city until the 20th century.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Untitled
  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
  • 0MB_5705
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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