Paris is the home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, endless art galleries, and sidewalk cafes. It's the home of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, and the famed shopping destination of the Champs-Élysées. This city is in many ways the heart and soul of European culture, and it's all but impossible to travel here and not come home feeling just a little bit artistic.
The French Riviera is a paradise of upscale, glamorous beach resorts and a cultural hub. The famous Cannes film festival takes place here. This region is also the home of Monaco. You can explore a wide range of coastal towns and villages with quaint, traditional ways of life, enjoy seafood fresh off the boat, or get pampered in resorts. A trip here is a trip to join the jet set.
Nice is a French Riviera city that has since the 1700s attracted some of the most vibrant, artistic, and bohemian crowds around. It's the home of an impressive collection of paintings by Matisse and the religious art of Marc Chagall. It's lined with trendy cafes where you can enjoy a cup of dark coffee while watching the writers and artists at their craft or hit shining beaches.
Saint Tropez is a French Riviera town renowned for its active, vibrant, and wild nightlife. It tends to attract an artistic and bohemian set and is the place to party all night. It's also an upscale region, with ports that once housed fishing boats and now home to yachts. By day, you can walk cobblestone streets lined with upscale boutiques or lounge in the soft sand next to turquoise waters.
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Meander the romantic streets of Paris, sip on fine wine in Bordeaux and Champagne, hit the slopes in the Rhone-Alpes and laze by the sparkling water's edge in Côte d'Azur.
With 275588 hotels starting at $107 a night, Expedia makes it easy to find the perfect place to stay during your trip to France. But if you’re eager to save money, combine your hotel, flights, car rental and tours into a France Vacation Package. With the extra dollars in your pocket, why not book some tours like a dinner cruise on the Seine River or a show at the famous Moulin Rouge?
Day 1-3: Join a walking tour through Paris to see the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and Champs-Élysées. Taste the gastronomic delights of arty Montmartre and witness the magical "City of Lights" at night on a cruise along the Seine.
Day 4-6: Fly or take a train to Nice and relax on the pebbly shores of the French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in the nearby towns of Saint-Tropez, Antibes and Cannes.
Day 7-9: Soak up the atmosphere in cosmopolitan Marseille, then hike through one of France's most spectacular natural settings, Calanques National Park. Wrap up your trip by exploring the quaint streets and harbor of Cassis.
The French enthusiastically celebrate their national holiday, Bastille Day, every July 14. Large-scale public events including military street parades, fireworks and concerts are held in cities around the country.
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