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A Week In... Paris and Provence

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8
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$5,590 CAD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Paris, Arles, Avignon, Cannes, Nice
Week in Paris Provence Southern France Escorted Tour
Cannes, France

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Traveling along the back roads of Provence is a vivid contrast of lush forests, olive groves, deep valleys & ancient villages splashed with sepia tones

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Exclusive after-hours visit to the Louvre Museum on select departures!

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles

 

Wine tasting at a château near St-Rémy-de-Provence

 

A guided adventure walk on the Pont du Gard

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

2
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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Discover your artistic inspiration on our south of France tours, introducing you to all things Français!

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Some of them first came to the south of France at the invitation of innkeepers, wise men all, who asked artists like Matisse, Chagall and Picasso to spend the weekend as their guest and leave behind a painting or sculpture in exchange for a good meal and bed. Many, like Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, stayed on, leaving a legacy of painted memories that forever illuminate places like Nice, Aix, Mont Ste-Victoire and Arles...

Thankfully for us, much of their work is available to us in museums from Provence to Paris to destinations the world over, where moments in time are immortalized, landscapes are honored for eternity and a week filled with culturally rich discoveries and artful treasures lingers long after you return home... For one week, savor the bounty of Provençal life at tastings in wineries and olive orchards alive with local flavor... in architectural icons inspired by Romans, poets and popes... and in joie de vivre of Paris, aglow with glamour, past and present. Visit trendy Cannes and Nice; explore historic Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and see firsthand what inspired van Gogh in St-Rémy and Cézanne at Mont Ste-Victoire. Enjoy a tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles; a guided adventure walk on the Pont du Gard; a locally guided visit inside Palais des Papes; and a high-speed rail journey to Paris for a three-night stay highlighted by a guided tour of Musée du Louvre and dinner at a popular restaurant. Read Less

After-hours visit to the Louvre

On select departures – See the treasures of the Louvre on a private after-hours visit

The world’s most visited museum, the Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, dating from prehistoric days to contemporary times. Eight million people flock here each year excited to see masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, a resident since 1797; the Winged Victory, dating to 190 BC; the Greek goddess Venus de Milo; and other priceless paintings and sculptures too numerous to list. Now, imagine viewing those treasures without the usually huge crowds that visit this place... which is what you'll do on our exclusive private after-hours evening visit to the Louvre – available on select departures of "A Week In... Paris & Provence."

Tour and tasting at an olive orchard

Day 4

A look at olive oil production with a tour, tasting and dinner at a Provençal orchard

Olive oil production in France goes back to Roman times, when the Empire introduced the olive tree to the southern parts of what was then called Gaul. Today, about 5,000 tons of olive oil is processed annually by some 30,000 growers across France, and Provence is among the country’s top olive-oil producing regions. Many of these growers use traditional methods to harvest, crush and press the olives to extract water and oil. See how it’s done on your visit to Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles, as you tour their orchards, taste their product, and enjoy a traditional Provençal dinner featuring folklore and fun.

The food was out of this world, the events were wonderful, the lodging couldn't have been better. Loved it all. It was a dream vacation!

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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