Soak up the ambiance of southern France as you explore the colorful landscapes, celebrated art, and cultural traditions from Carcassonne and Albi to the Pyrénées border and Provence.

Starting at: $5,597 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Sunflowers, a common flower of southern France  The medieval city and castle of Carcassonne  The medieval fortifications of Carcassonne  The delightful seaside village of Collioure  The Pyrénées Mountains near Catalonia  The Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres  The museum devoted to the work of Salvador Dalí  Pont du Gard, France  Palais des Papes, Avignon  The Roman amphitheater of Arles  Landscape of sunflowers in Provence  Town Hall Square, Aix-en-Provence  Typical flower market in Aix-en-Provence. Credit: Sundrenched Gardens / Alamy  Fountain in central Aix-en-Provence  The hilltown of Gordes  The quintessential Provencal village of Roussillon

Southern France

Featuring Languedoc, the Pyrénées, and Provence

13 days from $5,597 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Soak up the ambiance of southern France as you explore the colorful landscapes, celebrated art, and cultural traditions from Carcassonne and Albi to the Pyrénées border and Provence.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Hotel Saint Antoine

Albi, France

The fifth-generation family-owned Hotel Saint Antoine sits in the heart of downtown Albi, with shopping and restaurants just outside the front door. The hotel boasts manicured courtyard gardens perfect for relaxing or taking a stroll, as well as a bar, laundry and dry cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Each air-conditioned guest room is individually decorated using antique furniture and floral-patterned fabrics, and includes private bath with hair dryer and phone. 

Number of nights: 2

Avignon Grand Hotel

Avignon, France

The Avignon Grand Hotel stands directly across the street from Avignon’s famed medieval city walls. In contrast to these centuries-old ramparts, the hotel offers a host of modern amenities to complement its contemporary layout and décor, including a bar and breakfast room, outdoor rooftop pool, dry cleaning service (for a fee), library, patio and landscaped courtyard, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.  Each spacious guest room includes a terrace or balcony and has private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

La Villa Duflot

Perpignan , France

Designed to resemble an Italian villa, La Villa Duflot sits amidst a three-acre park with cypress, olive, and palm trees a short drive from Languedoc’s city center and nearby beaches.  Amenities of the 24-room lodging include a restaurant, piano bar and lounges, wine cellar, terrace, contemporary art gallery, outdoor swimming pool, gym, and laundry and dry cleaning services.  Art Deco-themed guest rooms are air conditioned and offer private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Grand Hôtel Roi René

Aix-en-Provence, France

Situated on the edge of Aix-en-Provence’s historic old town, the Grand Hôtel Roi René conceals an idyllic courtyard and pool area behind its pale sandstone walls.  The 134-room property offers a restaurant and bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, safe deposit box, and dry-cleaning service (for a fee).  Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms has a private bath with hairdryer, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and phone. 

Number of nights: 3