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French Vogue

Operated by: Luxury Gold

10 Days from $5,350 per person
Aix-en-Provence, France

Countries Visited

France, Monaco

Locations Visited

Paris, Avignon, Arles, Nice, Monte Carlo
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Paris

    Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, you’re welcomed by your personal chauffeur and transferred to your five-star hotel situated in the heart of Paris. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps indulging in a spa treatment or venturing out to explore the nearby Le Marais district with its aristocratic atmosphere and historic architecture. At 5:30 pm, meet your Traveling Concierge and fellow travelers for a spectacular Welcome Dinner hosted at the iconic Le Petit Prince de Paris, a local restaurant that dates back to 1450. Raise a glass of French wine and toast to your adventure, as you savor traditional French cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients.

    meals Dinner with Wine
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  2. Day 2 Gourmet Foodie Walk and the Eiffel Tower

    Enjoy a relaxed start to the day, before embarking on the most quintessential of French experiences: a small-group gourmet foodie walk through the streets of Paris. Join your Local Expert and food connoisseur and visit a variety of boutique shops, including pâtisseries, boulangeries, chocolatiers, baguette cafes and tiny cheese shops. Discover why Paris is so famous for its cuisine and meet passionate foodies along the way. In the afternoon, join your Local Expert for a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower. As a guest of Luxury Gold, enjoy special VIP entry, allowing you to skip the line. From the 377-foot-high second story, marvel at vistas of Paris in all its glory. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Your Traveling Concierge is on hand to assist you with booking tickets to museums and recommending the best local activities. Perhaps you’d like tickets arranged to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel
  3. Day 3 VIP Visit to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

    Step into the 17th century during an exclusive VIP visit to the largest privately-owned château in France, Vaux-Le-Vicomte, with its magnificent formal gardens. Designed in 1653 by the King’s Principle Architect, Louis Le Vau, the chateau is the embodiment of revolutionary design and set the tone for the classical era of French architecture. The estate’s gardens are equally impressive, comprising of 40 hectares of treasures, including decorated fountains, patterned flower beds and timeless statues. Experience Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte Your Way as you’re invited to join the estate’s lead gardener for a guided walk through the gardens, or alternatively, learn about the subtleties of high society during a dining etiquette class hosted by a professional butler. Return to Paris to enjoy a privately-hosted dinner at a local Parisian’s home and savor home-cooked French fare at its best. Your EatWith host will give you a real flavor of what local life is really like.

    Chairman's Collection

    If you are traveling on a Chairman's Collection departure, when you return to Paris you are invited to join Count Remy de Scitivaux for a dazzling dinner at Le Procope, the oldest Parisian restaurant in continuous operation. This will replace the dinner with an EatWith host.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel
  4. Day 4 The Heart of Provence - Avignon and Arles

    Travel first-class onboard the TGV train to Avignon, once the center of Catholicism. On arrival, join your Traveling Concierge for an orientation of the city, seeing its medieval fortified walls and immense Gothic Papal Palace. Enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the city’s lovely restaurants before joining your Local Expert and following in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh on a guided walk through Arles. Inspired by the wild beauty and sunbaked houses of Provence, Van Gogh painted over 200 masterpieces in and around the town. Stroll along the Rhône River, which cuts through the city, and visit the famous Arles Amphitheatre, dating back to A.D. 90. During Roman occupation, this prominent structure drew crowds of up to 20 000 spectators who came to revel in the excitement of chariot races and bloody battles. Today the amphitheater hosts plays, concerts and bullfights. By night, Arles is a Van Gogh painting come to life. In the evening, gather for dinner served in your hotel’s acclaimed Lou Marqués gourmet restaurant for a feast of seasonal dishes and fine wines.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Jules Cesar
  5. Day 5 Pont du Gard and Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Start the day by visiting one of the city’s famed food markets before traveling to Pont du Gard, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient Roman aqueducts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Journey to the medieval village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a renowned winegrowing region and the former summer residence of the Avignon popes. Take in 360-degree views of the Rhône Valley and enjoy a wine tasting at a renowned winery. Hosted by the estate’s vintner, sample a selection of delicious blends and learn why some of the world’s best-loved wines come from this region. Return to Arles to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. So captivating is the beauty of this historic city that you’ll feel as if you’re walking through a Van Gogh painting. Perhaps admire modern art inspired by Van Gogh’s legacy at the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation or dine at one of many lovely restaurants and maybe seal the evening with a wander along the river. Your Traveling Concierge is there to assist you with restaurant reservations.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Jules Cesar
  6. Day 6 Olive Oil Tasting in Provence and Michelin-star Lunch

    Set atop a rocky outcrop in the Alpilles Mountains and crowed with a ruined castle, Les-Baux-de-Provence has a reputation as one of the most picturesque villages in France. Start the day with an exploration of the village’s winding streets and take in panoramic views, before continuing to Maison de Bournissac, a small family-owned olive mill situated on the plains below. Meet the owner, see the fruit and mechanized press, and learn about the production process, a fine tradition passed down through the generations. Gather in the shade of a nearby fig tree for a sample of the award-winning olive oil. Then onto the beautiful old Mas, a traditional farmhouse of Provence, and prepare yourself for a spectacular feast at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Maison de Bournissac. Enjoy the finest flavors of Provence, as each Michelin-starred restaurant around the world is meticulously selected based on outstanding food quality. There is time in the afternoon to shop or explore in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the wonderful old home-town of Nostradamus, before returning to Arles to spend the evening at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Hotel Jules César
  7. Day 7 Provencal Highlights and on to Monaco

    Journey to Aix-en-Provence, known as 'the most beautiful town in France after Paris,' and see the elegant mansions and bustling cafes of the Cours Mirabeau. Then continue to the hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence, where contemporary painters celebrate art as a living tradition. Walk through its winding streets and marvel at elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls, and views of mountains and sea. Today’s travels end in the Principality of Monaco, ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and famous for being the seaside playground of the rich and famous. Settle into your centrally located hotel and enjoy dinner at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo
  8. Day 8 The Glitz and Glamor of Monaco

    Join your Traveling Concierge for sightseeing of glamorous Monaco. See the Grand Prix circuit—famous for hosting the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix—explore the old town and admire the Royal Palace where the Grimaldi family lives. Wander along the yacht-filled harbor and visit the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring this fashionable resort town or perhaps venturing further afield to seaside Nice.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo
  9. Day 9 Corniche Roads and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

    Embark on a dazzling drive along the Corniche roads of the Riviera and take in breathtaking views along Europe's most beautiful coast. Travel the 'Moyenne Corniche,' clinging to rocks between sea and sky, for spectacular views. Stop en route to appreciate sweeping panoramas of the sparkling Mediterranean and lavish villas. Join a Local Expert for a visit to the luxurious Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, one of the finest listed buildings on the French Riviera. The Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild collected art works from all over the world, transforming the Villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat into an art lover’s paradise. Explore its nine wonderful gardens, complete with musical fountains, and enjoy stunning views over the Riviera. In the evening, raise a glass to new adventures and friendships at your Celebration Dinner with champagne, hosted at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo
  10. Day 10 Farewell Monaco

    After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and enjoy a private transfer to Nice airport for your onward journey. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.

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Included Dining

9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch with Wine, 4 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee. 

Signature Experiences

Paris

  • As a guest of Luxury Gold, skip the line and gain fast-tracked, VIP access to the Eiffel Tower, the classic icon of France. With your Local Expert, ascend to its second story and take in spectacular views of Paris.
  • Experience first-class comfort as you travel aboard the TGV train to Avignon, passing through the French countryside.

Avignon

  • Join your Traveling Concierge for an exploration of the City of Popes, Avignon. See the medieval fortified city walls and the immense Gothic Papal Palace.

Arles

  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh as your Local Expert walks you through the city that inspired many of the artist’s paintings.
  • Visit the famous Arles Amphitheatre and a collection of structures dating back to when the city was a capital during Roman rule.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • Experience Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte Your Way during your exclusive visit to France’s largest privately-owned chateau, and its magnificent formal gardens. Choose to walk through the gardens guided by the estate’s lead gardener or learn about the subtleties of high society during a dining etiquette class hosted by the owner’s professional butler.

Provence

  • Appreciate the engineering genius of the Ancient Romans, during a visit to Pont du Gard, the world’s best-preserved aqueduct and a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.

Les-Baux-de-Provence

  • Explore the village's winding streets and take in panoramic views from one of the most picturesque villages in France, set atop an outcrop in the Alpilles Mountains and crowed with a ruined castle.

St-Rémy-de-Provence

  • Join your Traveling Concierge for an exploration of the village of St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence

  • In Aix-en-Provence, stroll through elegant mansions and maybe relax at one of the bustling cafes of the Cours Mirabeau.

St-Paul-de-Vence

  • St-Paul-de-Vence is a hilltop village where contemporary painters celebrate art as a living tradition. Walk through winding streets and marvel at elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls, and views of mountains and sea.

Monaco

  • Join your Travelling Concierge for guided sightseeing of glamorous Monaco. See the Grand Prix circuit—famous for hosting the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix—explore the old town, and admire the Royal Palace where the Grimaldi family lives. Wander along the yacht-filled harbor and visit the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.

Corniche Roads

  • Admire the stunning views along Europe's most beautiful coast as you travel the 'Moyenne Corniche,' clinging to rocks between sea and sky.

French Riviera

  • Join a Local Expert for a visit to the luxurious Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild along the French Riviera and marvel at its extensive art collection, wonderful gardens and panoramic vistas.
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James Dulle
Travel date: Monday, October 1, 2018
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We were very pleased with the entire experience from booking to completed trip. We are very happy and will be booking our second trip in the near future.
Vacation
Excellent! Our Concierge was outstanding in her knowledge and attention to detail. We loved our trip!
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