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A wonderful French holiday visiting Paris and Avignon

Discover the delights of Paris and Avignon on this suggested itinerary from GRJ Independent, hit the streets of Paris and visit the country's famous landmarks, then revel in the historic city of Avignon where you can enjoy views spanning the Rhône and Mont Ventoux.

Things to do
  • Paris
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Musee d'Orsay
  • Avignon
  • Picnic at Rocher des Doms
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Day 1 Eurostar
Eurostar

To Paris on the Eurostar

Your journey begins at London St Pancras as you board the Eurostar train to Paris. On arrival in Paris you'll be keen to hit the streets of this evocative and captivating city. The famous landmarks need little introduction but you cannot fail to be impressed by the magnificent views, rich history and impressive architecture of attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacré-Coeur.

Day 2 Avignon
Avignon

Paris to Avignon

In the morning, leave Paris behind and head for Avignon. For a gentle introduction to the city, head to Rue des Teinturiers or 'Street of the Dyers'. This picturesque street is home to the city's last remaining Gothic residence, the Maison du IV de Chiffre, the Chapel of the Pénitents-Gris and the bell tower of the Cordeliers Convent.

Day 3 Pont Du Gard
Pont Du gard

Exploring Avignon

With its rich history, Avignon is home to many UNESCO heritage sites including the Pont St-Bénézet and the impressive Palais des Papes, the world's largest medieval Gothic palace. Alternatively visit the Rocher des Doms, a lush hilltop garden set on rocky bluff overlooking the city. From here you get a glorious panorama of the old town's terracotta roofs.

Day 4 Papal Palace
Papal Palace

Delightful Avignon

On your final day in Avignon, head to Les Halles, the city's vibrant market to savour the sights, smells and tastes of fresh Provençal produce. From there, art-lovers can happily while away a few hours in the wonderful Angladon Museum, home to Van Gogh's Railway Carriages and pieces by Picasso, Manet and Cézanne.

Day 5 Eurostar to London
Eurostar to London

To London

After breakfast you will depart Avignon for your return trip to Paris Gare de Lyon. Here, you will transfer and connect to Gare du Nord for your final rail journey to London St Pancras.

Please note

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

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