Day 1:Arrive in Nice, France. Nice? Nice!
Hello, French Riviera! Settle into your Nice hotel and, if you have time, take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais. Meet your Tour Director in the early evening, who will introduce you to your upcoming adventure and give you recommendations on how to enjoy Nice and France like a local.Day 2:Explore Nice. Beach or Bouillabaisse?
There are many things to see and do in this lively seaside city. Explore with the assistance of your CosmosGO app, maybe spend some time on the beach, or try the traditional bouillabaisse fish soup in one of the many bistros. If you wish, join the afternoon optional excursion to St Paul de Vence, famous for having been home to artists, such as Picasso and Chagall, as well as actors Roger Moore and Yves Montand. If you 'd like to visit the Principality of Monaco this evening, just book the optional excursion on MyCOSMOS. (B)Day 3:Nice-Cannes-Aix-en-Provence. Red Carpet glamour and Old Town elegance
Cannes is the image of red carpet and cameras flashing during the May film festival, but it also has a more down-to earth side which comes alive at the street market, where you can find anything from fruit and vegetables to soaps, pottery and table cloths. Aix-en-Provence, on the other hand, has an aura of elegance mixed with the lively character of a university town.
Today 's Distance: 115 mi/ 185 km (B)Day 4:Explore Aix-en-Provence. Provence at its Finest
Aix is a mosaic of pictures, bright with the colors of festivals, festivities and traditions, Provençal markets, sun-ripened foods, country walks, and countless leisure activities. See the colors of C?©zanne and learn about the father of modern painting. Stroll through the places and landscapes which influenced his outlook on life and art. Experience and discover this lovely and lively town your way. (B)Day 5:Aix-en-Provence-Avignon-Orange. Sur le Famous Pont and Roman History
Avignon 's historical center is surrounded by Medieval walls, protecting the famous Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many more, narrow alleys and friendly squares. Look for the famous bridge of the song or sit in a caf?© and people-watch. Orange goes back to Roman times, and many of those ancient treasures still stand. Taste some C?'tes du Rh?'ne wines for some true local flavor.
Today 's Distance: 75 mi/ 120 km (B)Day 6:Orange-Montelimar-Lyon. Wine, Nougat, and Coq au Vin
Each one of today 's destinations has its gourmet specialties. Wine? You 'll be spoiled for choice as this is one of the most celebrated wine-producing areas. Nougat? Montelimar is the quintessential French town sweetened by a tradition of nougat making. Coq au Vin (rooster in wine sauce) is one of the most traditional recipes of the Lyon area. Lyon is a city worth exploring, with its museums, Roman sites, silk weaver workshops, markets, squares and romantic river banks and bridges. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions and use your CosmosGO app to show the way.
Today 's Distance: 127 mi/ 205 km (B)Day 7:Explore Lyon. Savoir Vivre
Plan your favorite activity for the day, whether it is taking the funicular to Fourviere hill for a panoramic sweeping view of the city, a visit to the Basilica and to the ancient ruins of Lugdunum, or a stroll through the hidden traboules (passages) of Vieux (old)Lyon. Brush up on your school French as you explore independently, or follow a local expert guide through the highlights on the optional sightseeing tour. (B)Day 8:Lyon.
Your personally tailored vacation ends in Lyon this morning. (B)
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