Eight-Day, Self-Guided Tour of Paris and Nice with Round-Trip Airfare
La plus belle avenue du monde translates to “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” It’s a term of endearment Parisians reserve for the Champs-Élysées, a resplendent avenue in the French capital known for its clipped horse-chestnut trees, luxury boutiques, cafés, and monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe. On this eight-day, self-guided tour of Paris and Nice with round-trip airfare from Key Tours International, you can stroll the Champs-Élysées as often as you’d like; it’s located less than a minute’s walk from your hotel.
Depending on which option you purchase, trips depart from airports in New York (JFK), Washington DC (IAD), Philadelphia (PHL), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), or Toronto (YYZ).
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Days 1–4: Paris
An overnight flight into Paris makes for a memorable introduction to the City of Light. Upon arrival, you’ll make your way to the Hotel la Regence Etoile, located in the heart of Paris’ 17th arrondissement. The hotel sits on the right bank of the Seine, one minute away from the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées and within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.
The next three days are yours to explore this world-class city; just a block away, the Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro station provides access to Paris from four subway lines. The city is rife with famous landmarks and verdant parks — visit the 12th-century Notre Dame de Paris cathedral or stroll through the Tuileries Garden, created in the 16th century and tended to by royalty over the years. Be sure to take advantage of the included 1-hour Seine River cruise before you’re whisked away to Nice on a bullet train on Day 5.
Days 5–8: Nice
For the next four days, you’re can explore the Mediterranean city of Nice at your leisure. France’s fourth-largest city, Nice is best known for its panoramic vistas, fabulous beaches, and a history rich in the arts. Whole museums are dedicated to painters such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.
The Musée Marc Chagall is just a 10-minute drive from the 4-star Hôtel la Perouse, where you’ll stay for the duration of the trip. Located on a promontory, the hotel overlooks the scenic Bay of Angels. You can ride an elevator to the top of building for sweeping views of the French Riviera, or head downstairs to one of Nice’s prettiest private beaches. On Day 8, you’ll make your way to the airport for your return flight home.