Nice to Paris through the French Alps

Romantic
Romantic
11 - 15
days

Start your trip in the seaside Nice, making your way north to Paris through a countrysides dotted with volcanoes around Clermont Ferrand, hiking in the Alps in Annecy, and exploring French legend in Orleans on this diverse exploration.

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  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Nice, France

  • 2

    Avignon, France

  • 3

    Annecy, France

  • 4

    Clermont Ferrand, France

  • 5

    Orleans, France

  • 6

    Paris, France

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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

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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 Avignon

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  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
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  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
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  • 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
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  • Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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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 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

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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 Clermont Ferrand

  • Clermont-Ferrand sunrise
  • Montferrand-du-Périgord - Château
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  • Basilique Notre-Dame du Port de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Vulcania caldera
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  • Lyon 1
  • De quel cote la nuit tombe - Denis Falgoux
  • french drive (38)
  • maison Mantin (MOULINS,FR84)
  • Arriving to Le Puy
   
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Clermont Ferrand

France, Auvergne region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 night

Youthful and modern, this city still boasts its old houses, cathedrals, and museums, with the ever-present Puys Mountains.

Clermont-Ferrand is a city and commune of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of 140,700. The city is famous for the chain of volcanoes, the Chaine des Puys surrounding it. The famous dormant volcano Puy-de-Dome is one of the highest of these and well known for the telecommunication antennas that sit on its top and are visible from far away. Clermont-Ferrand has two famous churches. One is Notre-Dame du Port, a Romanesque church which was built during the 11th and 12th centuries. It was nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The other is Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, built in Gothic style between the 13th and the 19th centuries.
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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
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  • Maison à Colombages, Orleans-- Maison de Jeanne d'Arc!
  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Amboise
  • 2012-09-05 La Loire à Vélo 392
   
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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
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  • 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
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • Louvre the Grand
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Water feature and ferris wheel at Tuileries Garden
  • Le centre-ville de Compiègne et son hôtel de ville du XVIe siècle, de style gothique flamboyant, Oise, Picardie
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 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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