What better way to discover iconic French cites, than by train?
Our three city tours can be done individually or combined to make your French travel dreams come true!

 

Paris – Bordeaux – Toulouse (8 days / 7 nights) – starting at $1415
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast; Arrival and departure transfer from / to the airport with English speaking driver assistance; 2nd class direct train from Paris to Bordeaux & from Bordeaux to Toulouse.

 

Lyon – Aix-en-Provence – Nice (7 days / 6 nights) – starting at $1299
Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast; arrival and departure transfer from / to the airport with English speaking driver assistance; 2nd class direct train from Lyon to Aix en Provence and from Aix-en-Provence to Nice.

 

Combine both itineraries by adding a train from Toulouse to Lyon
for only $145 CAD!

 

PARIS – BORDEAUX – TOULOUSE
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

ITINERARY

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN PARIS

Arrival at Paris airport. Meet with your English-speaking driver-assistant after the customs and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Paris. (B)
Accommodation: Paris for 3 nights

2

DAY 2 PARIS

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Take the opportunity to explore the city of lights at your own pace. French capital of gastronomy and love, Paris enjoys an incomparable historical and cultural heritage. Discover the most emblematic monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sacré-Cœur, Opéra Garnier, the Louvre Museum… Do not resist in the charm of its picturesque streets, its squares, its gardens. Taste the renowned French cuisine in one of the countless Parisian restaurants or enjoy a show at the Moulin Rouge, famous worldwide for its French Cancan, and immortalized by the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Overnight in Paris. (B)

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DAY 3 PARIS

Breakfast at your hotel. Make the most of your last day in this magic city: experience an ultimate activity or do some shopping! From chic and haute couture to bohemian and trendy, there is an equal variety of places to go shopping depending on what you’re looking for. Overnight in Paris. (B)

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DAY 4 PARIS TO BORDEAUX BY TRAIN

After breakfast, transfer on your own to Paris Montparnasse railway station and board your TGV train to Bordeaux. Steeped in history, and famed for its unique art de vivre, Bordeaux boasts a rich heritage and houses numerous historic and modern monuments. See the Opera House, the pride and joy of the city, the Pey-Berland Tower, the Saint-André Cathedral, the Porte Cailhau, and the Place de la Bourse. Facing the vast Atlantic horizon, the vibrant district of Bassins à Flot symbolises the Bordeaux of tomorrow. It stretches opposite the Chaban Delmas lift bridge, the city’s new iconic landmark. Transfer on your own to your hotel and overnight in Bordeaux. (B)
Accommodation: Bordeaux for 2 nights

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DAY 5 BORDEAUX

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. To explore the city and its heritage, you will be spoilt for choice. Discovering Bordeaux on foot is the best way to experience the city’s diversity. The city, drawn up with a compass by 18th century architects and town planners, is synonymous with harmony: whether you wish to wander through Bordeaux’s World Heritage area and its beautiful quarters, discover the hôtels particuliers, visit its museums, stroll in the beautiful squares and avenues…all are spread all along this route that takes you through picturesque areas like Saint Rémi and Saint Pierre quarters. Savour the sumptuous flavors of several Bordeaux delicacies, meet their passionate craftsmen, and taste the worldwide renowned Bordeaux wines in one of the numerous wine bars. Overnight in Bordeaux. (B)

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DAY 6 BORDEAUX TO TOULOUSE BY TRAIN

After breakfast, transfer on your own to the Bordeaux railway station and board your train to Toulouse.  Called “the Pink City” due to the use of warm bricks, spontaneous and passionate, Toulouse is the capital of Occitania. Transfer on your own to your hotel and overnight in Toulouse. (B)
Accommodation: Toulouse for 2 nights

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DAY 7 TOULOUSE

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Toulouse is as warm as its weather: conviviality and art de vivre are on the menu: immerse yourself in the history, culture and architecture of the French city of Toulouse, exploring its elegant streets and squares. Discover the emblematic Capitol, The Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, the Toulouse Cathedral, Toulouse’s Fine Arts Museum, and the Musée des Augustins. Wander along the banks of the Garonne River to take in the views of the famous Pont Neuf, or New Bridge. Also see the Jacobins Convent, a jewel of southern Gothic art and the largest Romanesque church in the world, the Saint Sernin Basilica. Not to be missed during your stay is the local gastronomy. Whether it’s the famous cassoulet, or rather contemporary and creative flavours, it’s worth noting that Toulouse boasts prestigious Michelin star chefs, unavoidable cellars, lively terraces, and neighbourhood cafés to delight those in search of original places for lunch or dinner. Overnight in Toulouse. (B)

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DAY 8 DEPARTURE FROM TOULOUSE

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Meet your private car driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport or extend your stay in France. (B)


INCLUSIONS

  • 7 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfer from and to the airport with English speaking driver assistance
  • 2nd class direct train from Paris to Bordeaux & from Bordeaux to Toulouse

NOT INCLUDED: Flights – Tips- Porterage – hotel city tax to be paid locally at destination – Night supplement for transfers (before 8am-After 8pm) – any item not mentioned in above Inclusions.


HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
Paris Opéra d’Antin 3*
Bordeaux Quality Centre 3*
Toulouse Kyriad Toulouse Centre 3*

PRICE IN $CAD, PER PERSON – LAND PACKAGE 2022

Departure Dates Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
April 1415 +825
June, September, October 1725 +1040
July, August 1490 +805

*Prices advertised on our site are valid if you purchase services in one single session. If you disconnect from our site, prices could be different in your next session. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

BLACK-OUT DATES – may be unavailable or require a supplement
Paris: May 17/20 – May 22/June 06 – June 21/26 – July 03/07 – September 26/October 04
Bordeaux: April 02/06 – April 08/09 – May 21/29
Vinexpo: June 2022 (Dates TBA) September 15/17 – September 28/30
Toulouse: April 09/19 – May 30/June 01 – September 20/23 – September 29/October 02

LYON – AIX-EN-PROVENCE – NICE
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

ITINERARY

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LYON

Arrival at Lyon airport or train station. Meet with your English-speaking driver-assistant after the customs and transfer to your hotel.
Lyon has been growing and evolving for 2,000 years! From the ancient theatres and abundant ruins that date back to Gallo-Roman times, winding through the Middle Ages and Renaissance influences in Vieux-Lyon, from the classical buildings on the Presqu’île, to the canuts and silk manufacturing workshops in the Croix-Rousse… Over time, the city stretched itself along the banks of the river Saône, later encompassing the Rhône and beyond, and today has reached the Confluence area, all while managing to preserve its precious heritage. Lyon is also renowned for its art of living and gastronomy: Visit a ‘bouchon’, an authentic local eatery, where you can sample Lyon’s delicious specialties. Overnight in Lyon.
Accommodation: Lyon for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 LYON

After breakfast, you have the day to discover the city at your own pace. Stroll and wander in the 3 neighbourhoods of Lyon dating back from the Renaissance: in the south, Saint George with the craftsmen; in the centre, Saint John, the area of the upper clergy and aristocracy; in the north, Saint Paul district of the “bourgeoisie”. Large families of Italian bankers and merchants had established themselves by building sumptuous residences. Go up the hill of Fourvière and visit the famous Basilica: this mysterious building is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the interior is richly decorated. Enjoy a cruise on the River Saone: Sail along the banks of districts inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, from Renaissance Vieux-Lyon to the Presqu’île. The cruise continues down the river Saône all the way to the Confluence district, to show the more contemporary aspects of Lyon. Overnight in Lyon. (B)

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DAY 3 LYON TO AIX-EN-PROVINCE BY TRAIN

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on your own to Lyon railway station and board your TGV train to Aix-en-Provence.
Bathed in the light of its special climate, Aix-en-Provence is a city of refined elegance on show in its constantly bustling streets and squares. Aix-en-Provence on its own draws together an exceptional array of heritage. Transfer on your own from Aix TGV station to your hotel Overnight in Aix-en-Provence. (B)
Accommodation: Aix-en-Provence for 2 nights

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DAY 4 AIX-EN-PROVENCE

After breakfast, head out and discover the city. Leafy boulevards, elegant public squares lined in 17th & 18th century mansions – Aix is a tourist paradise. You can’t fail to fall in love. Walk to the Place Général de Gaulle, moving through the historic centre, Fontaine des Tanneurs, Chapelle des Bourras, Cathédrale St Sauveur, Hôtel de Ville, rue Espariat, Passage Agard and Cours Mirabeau, la place des Quatre Dauphin and rue Cardinale. Along the way you’ll take in the ambiance of this beautiful town and compose some truly great photo images of Aix. Overnight in Aix-en-Provence. (B)

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DAY 5 AIX-EN-PROVENCE TO NICE BY TRAIN

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on your own to Aix-en-Provence TGV railway station and board your train to Nice.
On the Mediterranean coast, only a few kilometers from Italy, Nice has all the charm of a southern city. Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect embodiment of the art of living. Transfer on your own from the train station to the hotel. Overnight in Nice. (B)
Accommodation: Nice for 2 nights

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DAY 6 NICE

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. The blue of the Mediterranean, the marvelous light that can only be found here, breakfast on a sunny terrace, a quiet stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, lunch on a hotel terrace, an afternoon of shopping in the city’s prestigious boutiques, a dip in the sea, a classical music concert at the Opera, a gala evening at the Casino, a candlelit dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant… Nice is all of these things and more! Old Nice is, in itself, a festival of sensations! Narrow streets, yellow and ochre facades, craftsmen’s shops and small boutiques, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old quarter, which is alive day and night, not forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified as one of the exceptional markets in France! You could also take the opportunity to visit the neighbouring Principality of Monaco as well as the picturesque village of Eze. Overnight in Nice. (B)

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DAY 7 DEPARTURE FROM NICE

Enjoy a tasteful breakfast at your hotel. Meet your private car driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport or extend your stay in France. (B)


INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfer from and to the airport with English speaking driver assistance
  • 2nd class direct train from Lyon to Aix en Provence and from Aix en Provence to Nice

NOT INCLUDED: Flights – Tips- Porterage – hotel city tax to be paid locally at destination – Night supplement for transfers (before 8am-After 8pm) – any item not mentioned in above Inclusions


HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
Lyon Hotel Ibis La Part-Dieu les Halles 3*
Aix-en-Provence Hotel La Rotonde Nice 3*
Nice Hotel du Pin Nice Port 3*

PRICE IN $CAD, PER PERSON – LAND PACKAGE 2022

Departure Dates Double Occupancy Single Supplement
April 1299 +720
June, September, October 1415 +880
July, August 1440 +900

*Prices advertised on our site are valid if you purchase services in one single session. If you disconnect from our site, prices could be different in your next session. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

BLACK-OUT DATES – may be unavailable or require a supplement
LYON: September 17/19, 28/29; November 02/05, 15/18 – December 08/11
AIX EN PROVENCE: July 04/23 – October 03/09
NICE: April 1st/02 – April 24/26 – May 26/29 – June 02/03, 24/26

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

PARIS – BORDEAUX – TOULOUSE ITINERARY:

The Paris ‘Passlib’ City with the choice of 5 activities:
This pass gives access to 5 out of 46 activities in the city of Lights. One can simply choose the attractions or activities of their interest and build their own sightseeing program – $175 CAD per person

A 3hr Paris Private City Tour by Car with a Licensed Local Guide – $295 CAD per person (not valid on May 1st)

A 2hr Walking Tour of the Bordeaux Historical Center $225 CAD per person (not valid on May 1st)

A 2hr walking tour of Toulouse historical center – $250 CAD per person (not valid on May 1st)

LYON – AIX-EN-PROVENCE – NICE ITINERARY:

2nd class TGV train from Toulouse to Lyon (Day 1) – $145 CAD per person

A 2h private walking tour of the Old Lyon – $220 CAD per person (not valid on May 1st- September 18 and 19)

A 3h private tour of the Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse Tasting of 1 glass of wine + Lyon gourmet specialties – $385 CAD per person (not available on Sunday PM – Monday – May 1st)

A 2h00 walking tour of Aix en Provence – $240 CAD per person
Sunday supplement: 50% surcharge; Bank holidays supplement: 100% surcharge (April 18-May 1st, 8, 26-June 6-July 14-August 15)

A 2h walking tour of Nice – $235 CAD per person
Sunday& Bank holidays supplement: 15% surcharge for April 18-May 8, 26-June 6-July 14-August 15; 100% surcharge on May 1st