French Rail Summer Holiday
French rail summer holiday – 3 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Avignon and 2 nights in Nice. Enjoy the European summer and take in the best sights by rail on this 8 day/7 night journey
French Rail Summer holiday
French Rail Summer holiday with a difference; spend 7 nights / 8 days exploring France via rail.
- Day 1-3: Paris
3 nights spent in Paris, France’s capital; Overnight at Hotel Alize Montmartre;
Paris, a major European city; is a global center for art; fashion; wining; dining as well as culture. Paris’ 19th-century cityscape is also crisscrossed by wide boulevards as well as the River Seine. Visit landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and also the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral. The city’s cafe culture is popular; as well as designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
- Day 4: Rail – from Paris Gare Lyon to Avignon;
- Day 4 – 6: Avignon
2 nights spent in Avignon, a city in southeastern France; Provence region. Overnight at Hotel Adagio Access Avignon;
Avignon city is on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377; it was the seat of the Catholic popes. Until it became part of France in 1791; Avignon remained under papal rule. This legacy is in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace) in the city center; also surrounded by medieval stone architecture.
- Day 6: Rail – Avignon to Nice Ville;
- Day 6-8: Nice
2 nights spent in Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera; Overnight at Hotel Relais Acropolis;
Nice, on the French Riviera; sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Nice was founded by the Greeks. Later on Nice also become a retreat for 19th-century European elite; Throughout time artists influence the city culture. Former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse. Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake major religious works.