Essential France

Sep 27–Oct 11, 2025

Explore regional gems and cosmopolitan cities in this alluring discovery of France. This tour travels from Provence to Lyon, Burgundy to Paris, basking in the history and art, culture and cuisine that marks these cherished spots. The journey begins in Aix-en-Provence, “City of Fountains,” where we admire the city’s rich architectural heritage. Then continue on to Arles and Roman-influenced Nimes, home to Maison Carree – Jefferson’s model for the state capitol of Virginia. Then on to Avignon for a Provençal cooking class. Next visit Les Beaux to see Carrieres de Lumiere – a multimedia art exhibit. In Lyon, explore ruins of the Gallo-Roman theater and view jaw-dropping street art. Embark on a cruise over pristine Lake Annecy, before making your way to the Burgundy wine region; then travel to historic Dijon, known for its rich history and culture. Here, we tour the Burgundian capital and have time to explore on our own. Lastly, spend two wonderful nights exploring Paris.

15 days for $6,997 total price from Washington, D.C. ($6,395 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline taxes and departure fees)
Single Supplement: $1,895
Land Only: $5,895

For more information, or to register for this trip, please see the trip brochure or contact Odysseys Unlimited at 888-370-6765.