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Best of France

15 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Paris
Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.

Days 2-3 Bayeux
Oozing with French charm and historical significance, Bayeux is a beautifully preserved medieval town, located on the banks of the Aure River.

Day 4 Mont St-Michel
With a stunning abbey and significant role in history, Mont Saint-Michel is a tidal island rising out of the English Channel, only 1km from France's Normandy coast.

Days 5-6 La Rochelle
La Rochelle is known as the white city and has a superb Old Harbour lined with great restaurants and a beautiful Old Town showcasing a rich seafaring past.

Days 7-8 Tours
Aptly named 'Le Jardin de la France', Tours boasts verdant parks, peaceful river settings and a famed Old City with wonderfully preserved half-timbered buildings and picturesque open-air cafes.

Days 9-10 Lyon
As a World Heritage site, Lyon has a wealth of beautiful architecture, Roman ruins, delicious local food and fascinating passageways that run under the city.

Days 11-13 Avignon
An elegant, walled city in Provence's most picturesque valley, Avignon is home to an impressive collection of art, a grand papal palace and the Pont St-Benezet.

Days 14-15 Marseille
Still one of Europe's most important ports, Marseille is a cultural melting pot rich in history, arts, museums, galleries and great food.
All This Included
This tour of France is perfectly honed for lovers of all things French, who have dreamed of discovering the romance, history and culture of this intoxicating country. Travel from Paris to Normandy and the Loire Valley to Marseille, mingling with locals and sampling some of the best produce Europe has to offer. Take in ancient sights, cycle through lavender fields and, ultimately, fall completely in love with France.
  • 3 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Transport: Bicycle, Bus, Metro, Private minibus, Train
  • Chateaux Villandry & Gardens, Cycling tour, Palais des Papes
  • Travel by train through rolling fields of lavender
  • Uncover historic and quirky Marseille
  • Meet friendly locals in village bistros
  • Visit the dramatic D-Day beaches in Normandy
  • Discover joie de vivre in flirty Paris
  • Get active on a Loire Valley cycling adventure
  • Be spellbound by ancient Mont St-Michel
Hotel (14 nts)
  • Ages: Min 15.
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 12.
  • A single supplement is available on this trip.
  • At times local life here will be familiar to that of back home, and at times very different. Services are available most of the time, English may not be the native language, and there may be some cultural differences.
  • Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.