Best of France

Paris – Bayeux – Avignon – Nice

Best of France

Welcome to France

Highlights

Your Best of France is the perfect introductory tour of la belle of France. Explore the amazing sights that is France.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the Best of France Tour.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – France offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
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Best of France Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paris

Welcome to the French capital!  A driver will collect you from the Arrivals Hall and bring you to your accommodation.  Check in to your hotel and enjoy the city at your leisure.

Overnight in Paris

Day 2: Paris

Today is a full day to explore Paris.  Options are too numerous to list here, but your destination specialist can assist you in deciding how to spend your time. 

No matter what, we recommend strolling along the Seine this evening to witness the City of Light all lit up!

Overnight in Paris

Day 3: Paris

Today is another opportunity to enjoy all that Paris has to offer.  From cooking classes, architectural marvels, superb shops, and some of the best art museums in the world, you won’t be at a loss for options!

Overnight in Paris

Day 4: Normandy

After breakfast this morning you will be departing from Paris, and making your way to the Normandy town of Bayeux.  We recommend taking the train for a scenic, 2 1/4 hour ride. 

Leave your bags with your accommodation and explore this historic town.  With relics dating back to the year 1066, history buffs will delight in this special part of northern France.

Overnight in Bayeux

Day 5: Bayeux

Today will be a full day to learn all about the WWII victory that was found here.  A private guide will bring you on a full tour including Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, witness June and Gold beaches, and even a few German bunkers.

After an enlightening day, you will return to Bayeux for an evening at your leisure.

Overnight in Bayeux

Day 6: Bayeux to Avignon

After breakfast this morning you will board the train to Avignon.  Please be advised that the journey will be approximately 6 hours, and include 2 changes.

Once in Avignon, check-in to your accommodation and enjoy this charming town in Provence. 

Overnight in Avignon

Day 7: Avignon

Today is a full day to explore Provence with your private driver-guide.  He will collect you at your hotel, and bring you out to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Pont du Gard, ruins from ancient Roman occupation, the olive groves that Vincent Van Gogh used as inspiration for his famous paintings, and free time for lunch in a local market.

For summer tours, you may also visit a lavender farm or the beautiful Senanque Abbey.

Upon return to Avignon, you will be dropped off at your accommodation, and the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight in Avignon

Day 8: Avignon to Nice

After breakfast this morning you will take the train to Nice, the capital of the famous Côte d’Azur.  Check into your hotel and set out to explore this seaside paradise.

Overnight in Nice

Day 9: Nice

Today is a full day to explore Nice and the surrounding area.  Discuss with your destination specialist to decide whether you will want the full day at leisure, or to enjoy a day tour around the French Riviera.  Sightseeing nearby includes Cannes, Antibes, Monte Carlo, and Monaco. 

Overnight in Nice

Day 10: Nice

Today is another full day to explore Nice.  You may wish to take the whole day at leisure to soak in the sunshine and relax after an adventurous trip.  Or, you may wish to opt for more sightseeing.  Your destination specialist can help you choose!

Overnight in Nice

Day 11: Depart for Home

After breakfast, a private driver will collect you from your Nice accommodations and bring you to the airport Departures Hall for your return flight home

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Why We Love this Tour

Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle.  It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeured experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Ireland!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Ireland as a first-time visitor. Or you can relive the best of Ireland if you’ve been before.  By staying in Dublin, swinging down to Kilkenny, then continuing to the beloved County Kerry you’ll have many sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Dublin

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin blends modern amenities with charming historic neighborhoods. A flourishing food scene for everyone to enjoy. Explore the iconic sites such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Kilmainham Gaol.  Enjoy a pint and live music in a pub in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood. Join a walking tour about the Easter Rising or Ireland’s rich literature, or take a day trip up to Belfast for a bit of Northern Ireland.

Why We Love Kilkenny 

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, dating as far back as the 6th century.  On the way there take some time to hike the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Then visit Powerscourt Estate to see the impressive house and manicured gardens.

Why We Love Country Kerry

County Kerry is ideal for those partaking in a self-drive tour of Ireland.  The rambling roadways of County Kerry cut through patchwork fields. Drive alongside the dramatic and rocky coastline. It’s home to some of the most striking castle ruins and charming villages Ireland has to offer.
Make this independent adventure yours!  

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.  Having a rental car allows you to visit the pockets of Ireland that the train doesn’t reach. All of this without the expense of constraints of a private chauffeur.  Come and go as you please. You never know what you’ll discover when you’re exploring this special country at your own pace!

Your Destination Specialist knows Ireland and will take the time to learn what’s important to you.  Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in the Emerald Isle!

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