Essence of France

A street in Aix en Provence, a stop on the Essence of France tour

*This tour has multiple departure dates

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Paris, Provence & the French Riviera: the Essence of France, explore it with Collette Travel

France’s wine, cuisine, art and landscapes ignite the senses on a journey to romantic Paris, chromatic Provence and the sparkling French Riviera. Relax during extended stays in Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Travel by high-speed train from Paris to Provence and visit a farm for a cheese tasting. Stroll the spectacular gardens of the Villa Rothschild with their stunning views of the Mediterranean. Cruise the river Seine, learn perfume making, hunt for truffles and explore charming villages and gorgeous coastlines – this is the essence of France.

Guided Tours to Must-See Places

  • Take in views of the Eiffel Tower during a scenic cruise along the River Seine.
  • Bask in the Mediterranean atmosphere during a visit to the colourful village of Cassis.
  • Visit the gardens of Villa Rothschild.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Hunt for truffles with a local chef and his truffle-sniffing dogs.
  • Taste locally made cheese during a visit to a goat farm in the Provencal countryside.
Activities & Highlights: wine, cuisine, art, French Riviera, Cruise the river Seine, learn perfume making, hunt for truffles, local chef, goat farm

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