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Journey to the capital of the Provençal region, Aix-en-Provence to discover the "town of water and art." Famous for its fountains and architectural flair, Aix-en-Provence is a beautiful city with wonderful terrace cafés, perfect for people watching. From here, travel to Avignon, celebrated for its Palace of Popes and prestigious past as Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages. Avignon offers majestic architecture, ranked among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and traditional Provençal gastronomy.

Highlights

  • Journey through the glorious French countryside to the stunning Provençal region
  • Admire an array of striking fountains in Aix-en-Provence and the charming Old Town
  • Savor local delicacies and delicious wines of the Côtes du Rhône

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Aix-en-Provence
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Avignon
  • Skip the line ticket for the Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Board your TGV train in Paris and on arrival in Aix-en-Provence check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Set out to enjoy exploring the city of Aix-en-Provence at your own leisure, taking time to visit the sights of this ancient Celtic city dating back to the 3rd century AD. Stroll down the tree-lined avenue of Cours Mirabeau, taking time for a coffee at Les Deux Garcons café or a visit to one of the many bookshops lining the streets. (Overnight in Aix-en-Provence) B

DAY 2 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Spend the day exploring Aix-en-Provence. Visit the old town of Aix or the Mazarin district packed with shops, markets, museums, architectural masterpieces and plenty of the fountains for which the city is famous. Remember to stop at one of the numerous markets in the city for fresh flowers and tasty local produce. (Overnight in Aix-en-Provence) B

DAY 3 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Spend a final day in Aix-en-Provence. A Post-Impressionist’s playground, Paul Cezanne was born in the city, and it is possible to take a walking trail between his childhood home, Jas de Bouffan and his former studio, Atelier Cezanne. (Overnight in Aix-en-Provence) B

DAY 4 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE TO AVIGNON
Travel on the TGV train from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon. Passing olive and lemon groves on your way, enjoy a taste of the Côtes du Rhône landscape before arriving in Avignon TGV station. Upon arrival, make the short transfer to the center of town and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Avignon) B

DAY 5 - AVIGNON
Enjoy discovering the fascinating and atmospheric city of Avignon, and make use of your included tickets to the Palais des Papes and Avignon's ancient bridge. The city, established behind medieval walls at the side of the sparkling Rhone River, boasts immense natural beauty and fascinating UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments. The city is proud of its papal legacy, centered on the incredible Palais des Papes, where the Pope lived in the 14th Century. Wander the lovely streets of the old center which are full of artists' galleries, visit the colorful outdoor market on the Place Pie, or come during July when the city hums with thousands of visitors to its annual theatre festival. (Overnight in Avignon) B

DAY 6 - AVIGNON
Spend an additional day uncovering the many beautiful sights of Avignon. Explore the nearby Petit Palais and Palais du Roure museums, and experience the city's thriving street scene. Spend time wandering through the ancient streets and courtyards of private mansions before relaxing with a glass of local wine in one of the fantastic restaurants Avignon has to offer. (Overnight in Avignon) B

DAY 7 – DEPART AVIGNON
Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before continuing your travels then hop onto a highspeed TGV to Paris. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps with an additional day in either city, or with another destination in Europe, one of our Rail Holiday Specialists would be happy to assist you. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Best Western La Galice

Ideally located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the Hotel Le Galice vibrates with the rhythms of the city to make you live your stay with intensity. Listening to urban and artistic trends, Hotel Le Galice offers a modern stop for well-deserved rest in our bright, spacious and very comfortable rooms.

De L'Horloge Avignon

The Hotel de l'Horloge is a modern hotel with a 19th century façade. The 66 bedrooms are modern and comfortable with individually controlled air-conditioning. The hotel has a bright breakfast room and a peaceful library. It is located in the heart of historical Avignon, a short walk from the Palais de Papes, and close to the restaurants and bars in the centre of Avignon.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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