Womens Travel Network presents our signature small group tour of France for women

Paris, Provence & the French Riviera

Join us on an unforgettable journey, as we delve into the heart of France, immersing ourselves in its rich culture, breathtaking landscapes and delectable cuisine.

From the bustling streets of Paris to the serene countryside of Provence and the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera, our well planned itinerary ensures that you experience the very best that France has to offer. Picture yourself strolling through the charming Bastille area of Paris, marvelling at iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, plus indulging in the artistic wonders of the Musee d’Orsay.

But our journey doesn’t stop there. Venture with us to Avignon, where we’ll explore the historic Palais des Papes and wander through the picturesque Provencal countryside, dotted with lavender fields and quaint villages. Along the way, savour the flavours of France with cheese tastings at local farms, cooking classes to master fine French cuisine and visits to vibrant markets.

As we make our way to the French Riviera, prepare to be enchanted by the charming streets of Nice, the artistic allure of St. Paul de Vence and the fragrant gardens of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. From immersive art exhibits to guided walking tours, each day promises new adventures and unforgettable experiences.

Join us on this journey of discovery, where every moment is an opportunity to embrace the beauty of France and forge lasting friendships with like-minded women travellers. Whether you’re a solo explorer or planning with a friend or family member our tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation and cultural immersion. Come, let’s explore the joie de vivre of France together.

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Trip Details

Single Supplement Fee: $CAD 1930
Price Note:  Includes Taxes and Gratuities

Signature Moments

  • Enjoying a Left Bank morning stroll
  • Exploring breathtaking hilltop villages
  • Browsing the tempting stalls of colourful markets
  • Photographing spectacular fields of lavender
  • Walking in Van Gogh’s scenery

Trip Hightlights

  • Walking tour in Paris Bastille area
  • Paris coach tour to see the Tour Eiffel, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Visit the Musee d’Orsay
  • Enjoy a guided stroll along the Left Bank
  • Ride the TGV fast train to Avignon
  • Walking tour of Avignon including visiting the Palais Papes, an architectural “tour de force”
  • Explore the Provence countryside including the Lavendar Museum, Abbey of Senanque
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting  at a local cheese farm
  • Take a guided stroll through Roussillon, a village adored by artists  for its striking palette of colours
  • Shop for treasures at the St Remy market
  • Visit the medieval village of Les Baux
  • Enjoy Carrieres des Lumieres, an immersive art exhibit displayed in an ancient rock quarry
  • Take part in a cooking class and prepare some fine French cuisine
  • Enjoy a guided walk in the delightful town Aix-en-Provence
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vieux Nice
    Explore the Cote d’Azur: St Paul de Vence and Grasse
  • Visit a fragrance studio and learn about the techniques to create signature perfumes
  • Stop at an Oil Mill to enjoy a special tasting
  • Visit the Nice’s Flower Market, one of France’s most decorated markets
  • Visit the Chagall Museum to see the artists whimsical masterpieces
  • Explore the village of Eze with a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at the picturesque views in Monaco and explore the unspoiled streets of the old town
  • One group arrival transfer on tour start date and one group departure transfer on tour end date
  • Accommodation in double occupancy, 3 nights Hotel Beaumarchais Paris, 3 nights Hotel Mercure Avignon, 5 nights Hotel Apollinaire Nice (or similar)
  • TGV train Paris to Avignon (second class)
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners
  • Coffee, tea and bottled water at breakfasts
  • Wine, coffee/tea and mineral water at dinners
  • Ground transportation by air-conditioned private coach
  • Bottled water in the vehicle during excursions
  • All activities as described in the detailed itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sites visited in itinerary
  • Porterage of one standard piece of luggage per person
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals
  • All Taxes
  • Fully escorted by your Womens Travel Network tour host
  • International airfare from your home to Paris and return from Nice to your home
  • Airport transfers, if not travelling with the group
  • Visa fee (not currently required of Canadian or US passport holders)
  • Alcoholic beverages and bar expenses
  • Meals apart from those listed
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional arrangements required due to any emergency or other situation
  • Any item not mentioned in “What’s included”

Moderate
A good level of fitness is important for this trip. You must be comfortable walking on uneven terrain and irregular paving and climbing stairs. You should be comfortable walking for about 2-3 hours at a stretch.

Villa Beaumarchais is situated in the stylish Marais district of Paris. With soundproof walls and a quiet surrounding neighbourhood, you can enjoy a peaceful stay. Rooms exude classic charm with their refined décor, while modern amenities like WIFI enhance comfort. A delicious American breakfast is on offer in the elegant dining room.

Hotel Mercure Pont D’Avignon Centre is, as the name suggests, right in the centre of Avignon with ready access to prominent sites like the central train station. The modern rooms are designed for comfort and include amenities like WIFI and a mini fridge. The on-site restaurant Racine specializes in local dishes.

Apollinaire Nice has been fully refurbished to offer modern comfort a stone’s throw from downtown Nice. Each room features contemporary décor as well as complimentary WIFI and walk-in showers. Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning in the dining room or its adjacent terrace.

During this tour 
We will be travelling in an air-conditioned modern coach driven by a professional driver.

Joining Instructions
May 09, 2025 this tour begins with one included group arrival transfer from the Paris Airport to the hotel. May 20, 2025 this tour concludes with one included group departure transfer to the Nice Airport from the hotel.
Please contact us to verify the timing of the transfers before making any flight arrangements.

International Flights
*Roundtrip international flights are not included in the cost of your tour and must be arranged separately. Our team are happy to assist you in booking your flights, this way we can do our best to keep the group together. If you’d prefer to book your own flights, please check with us first to ensure the trip has been confirmed before booking and to verify the timing of these group transfers to ensure your flight schedule fits our program. When you book a pre or post trip night with Worldwide Quest, your airport transfer will be included. If you are making your own pre or post trip arrangements, these transfers can be provided at an additional cost.

We expect a mixture of sun and cloud with average daytime temperatures between 15 and 23°C.

 

You will require a passport for this trip. Please ensure it is valid for at least 3 months beyond your scheduled return home. At the time of writing, visas are not required for Canadian or American citizens.

If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate. We do our best to ask each woman some questions to help our matchmaking process 🙂

If we are unable to find you the right match, the single cost applies. (This rarely happens)

We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

For Reservations, to Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details use the “Get More Information About This Tour” contact form on this page

 

Or contact our reservations team directly:

Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com

Phone: (416) 633-5666 or toll free at 1-800-387-1483

 

Or contact Womens Travel Network directly:
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

TICO REG. # 2667946

 

 

 

If our Tour Ready criteria are not met, your tour will not operate and we will transfer your payments to your choice of tour within 2 years of your initial travel date.

Our tours will proceed when all the following Four-point Tour Ready criteria are met:

  • The Canadian government does not have an ‘avoid all travel’ to the country or region within a country for any part of the tour.
  • No region of the tour has any significant Health or COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • There is reliable airline access for arrival and departure.
  • Worldwide Quest and our in-country partners are confident that your trip can operate safely and enjoyably.

 

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of US$750 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. A second non-refundable deposit of US$2000 is required six months prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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Tour Host:  Kari Richardson
Womens Travel Network Tour Host Kari Richardson
An avid traveller with a love for discovering new and far off places.