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You will arrive in Paris, the capital of France, which enjoys the reputation of “City of Lights”. After arrival, you will transfer to the hotel to check in. Then, the rest of the time is free on your own. You may choose to rest at the hotel or have a brief tour nearby.
As one of the greatest cities in Europe, Paris attracts visitors from all over the world. Going across the famous Champs-élysées in Paris, you will visit the Arc de Triomphe, one of the four representative buildings. Then, you are going to visit the Place de la Concorde, which is the most famous square in France and one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Later, you will proceed to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the symbol of ancient Paris. After that, you will visit the Les Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb under it. In the evening, you may choose to go to the hotel where provides singing and dancing shows to enjoy the Can-Can of France.
There is no scheduled activity arranged today and the whole day is free on your own. Besides the previous scenic spots, you can also visit some museums, such as Louvre Museum, which is one of the oldest, largest and most famous museums in the world. There are valuable collections in it like painting of Mono Lisa, stone carving of Nike and the statue of Venus. Moreover, you can also go to other museums to experience the fashion and art of Paris.
In the morning, you will take French TGV train to travel to Avignon by way of Burgundy. Upon arrival, you will go to the most famous scenic spot Papal Palace in Avignon. It is the largest and most important Gothic architecture of middle ages in Europe and fully shows the international Gothic style in every aspect. Whether on architecture or decoration, Papal Palace condenses the achievement of top designers at that time.
Today, you will transfer to visit the Pont du Gard, which is a high-level water division flume built during the ancient Rome Empire period. Then you will head southeast to pass through Provence, where you can see vast stretches of lavenders and sunflowers on the way. In the afternoon, you will get to Nice, the most attractive Gold Coast in Europe and the second largest tourist resort just behind Paris in France. Nice also enjoys the good reputation of Queen of the French Riviera. In the evening, you will go to visit the Principality of Monaco.
Early in the morning, you will head for the famous Cote d’Azur. You will spend the whole day here enjoying the sea, beach and sunshine for relaxing.
The morning tour will take you to Nimes to visit the Roman Arena and Maison Carrée, which is the one of the best preserved buildings of the Roman era in the world. After that, you will proceed to Carcassonne, which was a fortress city in the Middle Ages. The ancient castle in the city is known as the largest and the best preserved existing castle in Europe. After arrival, you will first look around the vineyard circling the city.
The whole day will spend in the ancient Carcassonne city, which is recorded in the world heritage list by UNESCO. First, you are going to visit the public facilities like castles, churches, squares, markets and streets of the city. Then, you can appreciate the double walls of the strongly fortified medieval castle. Its interior wall is a kind of Roman-style rampart and the outer enclosure is Gothic walls. And there are respectively 26 embrasured watchtowers in both the outer and interior cities.Next Page: Day 09 - Day 15