visiting the legendary cities of Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Nice, Saint Tropez, Menton and more. Tour the regions that inspired Roman emperors, Popes, kings, painters and sculptors, as we see the most beautiful museums, grand chateaux, sparkling harbors and lavish villas.
Highlights of the day-to-day itinerary...
Day 1: Welcome to France!
Day 2: Lyon & The Saone River
Day 3: Vienne & Avignon
Day 4: Avignon & The Pope's Palace
Day 5: Arles & Van Gogh Foundation
Day 6: Baux-de-Provence, Maussane, Fontvielle
Day 7: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Day 8: Visit to Hotel de Caumont - Art Center, Aix-en-Provence
Day 9: Nice with stop over in Saint-Tropez
Day 10: Nice & Palace Lascaris
Day 11: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat & Menton
Day 12: Antibes & Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Day 13: Chagall & Matisse Museums
Day 14: Adieu!
Especially prepared by Thurston Rivera Luxury Travel in partnership with French Side Travel for John Paul Thornton's group to France.
13 Nights in France
October 19 - November 1, 2024
€ 12,290.00 per person (for double occupancy in a room)
*Please note, you will need to provide your roommate for this tour, we are not able to pair single travelers as roommates.
*€ 2,750.00 single supplement per person (additional cost for single occupancy room)
Award-winning historian John Paul Thornton has led art and travel tours throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, Jordan and Israel.
He was recently honored by the United States Congress praising his accomplishments as an American artist, educator and speaker. John Paul has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Nations Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Having enjoyed decades of global adventures, John Paul is convinced travel, with an emphasis on art, architecture, and culture can be life changing. He believes travel promotes understanding, sparks inspiration, and enriches our lives like nothing else.