9 or 12 days
France, extension to Avignon & Nice

Venture beyond the City of Light to capture a more complete picture of French culture, history, and cuisine.

Once you take in the breathtaking Parisian sights, journey east toward the German border to Strasbourg—a city known for perfectly blending both French and German influences. Before immersing yourself in ancient Roman ruins in Lyon, France’s second-largest city and gastronomic capital, you’ll tour an independent, family-run mustard mill in Dijon. Then, take your tour to new heights as you explore the picturesque medieval town of Annecy, located in the foothills of the French Alps.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Île de la Cité
    • Conciergerie
    • Sainte-Chapelle

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Parisian Cooking Class

    Parisian Cooking Class

    Where better to learn how to prepare a traditional French meal than in Paris? Enjoy this unique opportunity to take a cooking class at one of the city’s world-acclaimed cooking schools. A professional chef will lead you in this participatory session featuring a sampling of traditional French specialties. 

    Enjoy a Seine River cruise

  • Day 4: Paris • Strasbourg

    Visit the Louvre

    See Paris from a new perspective in a virtual reality experience

    Travel by train to Strasbourg

  • Day 5: Strasbourg

    Take a walking tour of Strasbourg

    Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral

    Take a day cruise on the Rhine River

    Enjoy an authentic flammekeuche dinner, or "flamed bread" in Alsatian

  • Day 6: Strasbourg • Dijon • Lyon

    Travel via Dijon to Lyon

    Take a walking tour of Dijon with your Tour Director

    Visit the Fallot Mustard Mill 

  • Day 7: Lyon

    Take a culinary-themed guided tour of Lyon

    Visit the Lugdunum Museum and Roman theatres to see traces of ancient Rome in France

    Explore the open-air Les Halles market

    Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Day 8: Lyon

    Travel to Annecy for the day

    Take a guided tour of Annecy

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Chateau d'Annecy
    • Le Palais de l'Île 

    Enjoy a coastal cruise on Lake Annecy

    Enjoy dinner at a Bouchon Lyonnais

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Lyon • Avignon

    Travel to Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Visit the Pont du Gard

  • Day 10: Avignon • French Riviera

    Travel to Nice via Provence

    Cruise through the Calanques

  • Day 11: French Riviera

    Take a walking tour of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Town
    • Espéron Tower
    • Place de la Grande-Fontaine

    Take a walking tour of Cours Saleya Market

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Île de la Cité
    • Conciergerie
    • Sainte-Chapelle

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Parisian Cooking Class

    Parisian Cooking Class

    Where better to learn how to prepare a traditional French meal than in Paris? Enjoy this unique opportunity to take a cooking class at one of the city’s world-acclaimed cooking schools. A professional chef will lead you in this participatory session featuring a sampling of traditional French specialties. 

    Enjoy a Seine River cruise

  • Day 4: Paris • Strasbourg

    Visit the Louvre

    See Paris from a new perspective in a virtual reality experience

    Travel by train to Strasbourg

  • Day 5: Strasbourg

    Take a walking tour of Strasbourg

    Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral

    Take a day cruise on the Rhine River

    Enjoy an authentic flammekeuche dinner, or "flamed bread" in Alsatian

  • Day 6: Strasbourg • Dijon • Lyon

    Travel via Dijon to Lyon

    Take a walking tour of Dijon with your Tour Director

    Visit the Fallot Mustard Mill 

  • Day 7: Lyon

    Take a culinary-themed guided tour of Lyon

    Visit the Lugdunum Museum and Roman theatres to see traces of ancient Rome in France

    Explore the open-air Les Halles market

    Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Day 8: Lyon

    Travel to Annecy for the day

    Take a guided tour of Annecy

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Chateau d'Annecy
    • Le Palais de l'Île 

    Enjoy a coastal cruise on Lake Annecy

    Enjoy dinner at a Bouchon Lyonnais

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Lyon • Avignon

    Travel to Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Visit the Pont du Gard

  • Day 10: Avignon • French Riviera

    Travel to Nice via Provence

    Cruise through the Calanques

  • Day 11: French Riviera

    Take a walking tour of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Town
    • Espéron Tower
    • Place de la Grande-Fontaine

    Take a walking tour of Cours Saleya Market

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Eurostar high-speed train

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 3 walking tours led by your Tour Director (5 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Seine River cruise; Louvre; FlyView; Strasbourg Cathedral; Strasbourg boat tour; La Moutarderie Fallot; Lugdunum Museum and Roman theatres; Chateau d’Annecy; Palais de I’lle; Annecy lake cruise (with extension: Papal Palace; Pont du Gard; Calanques cruise)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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