PARIS > RIVIERA
France, the country of fashion and history, culture and gastronomy, is certainly the most popular tourist destination of the world.
Our tour begins with a magical one-week stay in Paris, the 2000 years old city, capital of arts and fashion, and home to some of the world’s finest designers and artists. We’ll be housed in a luxury hotel near Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous monuments of the world. We will discover the French capital through an amazing program that will take us from the smile of La Joconde to Disneyland Paris, from the so chic Champs-Elysées to the bohemian artist village of Montmartre, from Versailles to an evening at the Opera, among many other visits.
We will spend the second week discovering the magnificence of the French Riviera, from the iconic Saint-Tropez to the flamboyant Monte-Carlo, passing through Nice, Antibes or Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Sports and fun, lunch in a fishing village and gourmet diner, strolls in authentic Provence market places and beach day in the Mediterranean sea: a refreshing melting-pot of glamour, culture and fun.
According to your choice, English or French, 2 hours of language classes Monday to Saturday
01/07/2018 > 15/07/2018
15/07/2018 > 29/07/2018
- WEEK 1 Paris Arrival at Paris Airport, welcome and private transfert to the hotel.
You will be staying at the Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower hotel, close to the most popular monument in Paris!
On your arrival on Sunday, we will be pleased to welcome you with a drink and the presentation of your program.
Then we will take you to diner at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a typical Parisian neighbourhood.
Monday In the morning, you will discover Paris on an open top bus to see the sights of the French capital, before stopping by the Trocadéro for a lunch in a typical Parisian brasserie.
In the afternoon, you will go up the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the best view over Paris, to have a look at all the Parisian monuments all in one go, which is a truly amazing experience.
You will then visit the great Aquarium of Paris.
In the evening, we will invite you to discover Paris on the water! You will dine on a “Bateau Mouche” and you will admire the magic monuments of Paris illuminated at night.View
Tuesday Tour of the Latin Quarter, the students’ district on the left bank of the Seine. You will discover the Sorbonne, one of the first universities in the world and the oldest university in France, which dates back to the 13th century.
For lunch, we will go on a picnic at the ”Luxembourg Gardens”, one of the most popular gardens in Paris that houses the French Senate.
After the lunch break, you will visit the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, a medieval cathedral, and the Sainte Chapelle which is a royal chapel. You can also choose to go for a stroll on the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine river, and we will enjoy the world-famous ice cream from Berthillon.
In the evening, you will play a bowling competition et we will reward the victorious team during the dinner. Or participate in an escape game where you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles using clues and strategy.View
Wednesday Visit of the Palace of Versailles, once the seat of power in the Kingdom of France and the castle of Louis XIV called the Roi Soleil.
You will go for a picnic in the Gardens of Versailles and then you will discover the estate of Trianon, closely associated with Queen Marie-Antoinette.
In the evening, you will admire the extraordinary water and music show in the palace gardens.
Then back to Paris for a late dinner.View
Thursday Visit of the Louvre, certainly the largest and most beautiful museum in the world, which is housed in the royal Louvre Palace. The museum exhibits Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa which is the most popular attraction.
Then you will walk along the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Place Vendôme, the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne, where the most luxurious and trendy fashion stores and world-renowned jewellers are located. A truly amazing shopping experience on the world’s most beautiful avenues to make the most of your trip to Paris.
On our way an unexpected experience awaits you. You will prepare your own lunch during a French cooking class at the ”Atelier des Chefs” with a great French chef.
Later on, in the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the backstage of the Paris Opera House at Palais Garnier.
In the evening, after your dinner at the hotel, we will all go dancing and listening to music in a popular nightclub attended by young Parisians.View
Friday After a late breakfast, you will certainly want to discover the famous Parisian ”grands magasins” (department stores), the Galeries Lafayette known as the largest in the world and the Printemps.
Lunch break on the hill of Montmartre, at the place du Tertre, a well-known public square where the most famous painters of the 19th century, such as Van Gogh and later Picasso worked and lived.
You will walk around Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica overlooking the city or explore the Dalí museum.
Dinner and evening spent at the Aquaboulevard water park.View
Saturday All day at Disneyland Paris, fireworks and return to the hotel around 10pm. What a day!View Sunday Breakfast/Brunch in an elegant Parisian tea room, then you will walk to the Place des Vosges in the middle of the oldest district of Paris and a very lively neighbourhood on Sundays!
Later in the afternoon, departure for your next destination, the French Riviera or London.View
- WEEK 2 Riviera During this week on the French Riviera, we will be happy to make you discover places rich in history, beautiful landscapes and flavours!
This tour on the Mediterranean coastline of the South of France will take you to Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez, among other magical places!
Sunday Arrival late afternoon at Nice airport and transfer to your hotel.
The Mercure Hotel is located in the heart of Nice, overlooking the seafront and the Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d’Azur.
On your first night, you will dine under the shade of the flower market trees.View
Monday In the morning, you will discover the Mediterranean Sea and its beaches.
Lunch on the beach to make the most of your tour in the South of France.
In the afternoon, departure for Saint Paul de Vence, known as the town of Picasso and many great artists and actors. You will walk around the side streets of this charming town and you will visit the Maeght Foundation, which exhibits one of the biggest 20th century art collections in Europe.
This museum nestled in nature brings together a collection of paintings and sculptures of modern and contemporary art.
Return to Nice for an amazing dinner at Les Pêcheurs restaurant in the harbour, to taste the famous ”bouillabaisse” which is a local fish speciality.View
Tuesday Visit of Monaco.
A day spent by the sea with many activities: swimming, discovery of the coast, visit of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Villefranche Bay.
Lunch by the sea.
At the end of the afternoon, you will visit the Principality of Monaco, a city-state located on the Mediterranean coastline and surrounded by France.
Dinner in a trendy restaurant by the harbour and evening spent at Monaco.View
Wednesday Visit of Antibes, from the old town to the ramparts.
Visit of the Marineland of Antibes, the biggest marine zoological park in the French Riviera. With orcas, dolphins and otters shows. Besides the various shows, you will discover the secret life of sharks and penguins.
You will have lunch in the theme park.
After the visit, you will take a dip in the pools of the Aquasplash water park!
Dinner in Cannes and disco night at the Siesta of Antibes, a popular place by the beach with 3 dancefloors.
Back to Nice.View
Thursday On the road towards Saint Tropez, a world-famous city thanks to Brigitte Bardot and its harbour that welcomes the most luxurious yachts.
Loose yourself in the old streets.
Lunch on one of the exclusive beaches of Pampelonne. Beach activities in the afternoon.
At the end of the day, we will drive to the Gorges Du Verdon, a spectacular river canyon that is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful.
Dinner and evening spent at the gorgeous “Hôtel et Spa” in the Gorges Du Verdon, the deepest canyon in Europe.View
Friday Rafting, kayaking… in the Gorges Du Verdon to explore the region, we will also go for a picnic and take a swim in the river canyon.
At the end of the day, we will take the road to Aix-en-Provence where you will eat a gastronomic dinner cooked by chef Pierre Reboul, a star rewarded chef. Accommodation at the “Château de la Pioline” hotel in Aix-en-Provence.View
Saturday Built more than 2000 years ago, you will need a whole day to discover this amazing town of Provence.
The city has a remarkable architectural heritage within its historical centre especially from the 17th and 18th centuries. With 140 listed historical monuments, Aix-en-Provence is the richest city in heritage after Paris in France. In the morning, we will discover the Provençal market and its local and Mediterranean products.
Dinner at one of the best Mediterranean restaurants of Aix-en-Provence.
Musical evening with the lyric art festival of Aix in July (the program is not yet defined).View
Sunday Departure for Paris on the TGV, the high-speed train, Barcelona or Rome by plane for the 3-weeks visitors.View
Just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the Mercure Paris Center Tour Eiffel is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris. Ideal starting point for your leisure, you will appreciate the proximity of the public transport and our advice to visit the City of Light. Need a framework combining pleasure and work on a business trip? Discover our meeting rooms and relax in our fitness room with a view of the Eiffel Tower or the terrace of our restaurant.
The heart of Nice
The Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs hotel enjoys an exceptional location facing the sea, directly overlooking the Promenade des Anglais. This 4-star hotel with 49 rooms, without lift, is just a few meters from the tramway and 8.5 km from Nice International Airport. Staying at the Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs hotel allows you to be in the center of the city, in the old town of Nice, a stone’s throw away from the Cours Saleya and its famous flower market. Located on the French Riviera, the Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs offers a privileged location on the Promenade des Anglais, facing the sea, with direct access to the beach. In the center of Nice, in the old town, the hotel Mercure Nice is located next to the Opera of Nice. Come and discover the French Riviera while being just a few steps from the Flower Market and Cours Saleya. Enjoy its exceptional location in the vibrant Old Nice area, ideal for sightseeing and outings. Most of the hotel In front of the sea In the heart of old Nice Charming hotel with Provencal inspired decoration 15 minutes from Nice airport and 10 minutes from the central station Breakfast room and bar completely renovated in 2015.
Gorges Du Verdon
At 938 m altitude, in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon, our hotel is the most comfortable observatories. From the terraces, the swimming pool or even the Spa, nature offers itself permanently to 360 °. In this magnificent setting, taste the sweetness of life, enjoy gourmet moments and enjoy a well-being bracket!
Enter the atmosphere of a hotel, restaurant and spa where you feel at home: 4 star pleasure, local gastronomy, quiet corners with exceptional views of the Verdon Regional Nature Park and unlimited leisure at the heart of the most Grand Canyon of Europe, labeled ”Grand Site de France”.