Enjoy a France vacation as it comes alive during this nine day rail program of sophisticated Paris, pastoral Provence, and the luxurious French Riviera. Begin in Paris, "The City of Lights", where the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral reveal Paris exquisite artistry. Start your tour of France with three days in Paris allow visitors to fully absorb French culture; if they want more sightseeing, visitors can choose to venture beyond the city limits with an optional day excursion to the Palace of Versailles. A scenic journey by rail to Avignon brings travelers to the heart of Provence. Avignon is home to the largest gothic palace in the world where in the winter months, visitors sample wine from famous Rhone Valley vineyards. In warmer months, a one-hour cruise along the Rhone River guides travelers past scenic farmhouses and lush lavender fields. A train trip to the southern coast introduces visitors to France's mild climate-here lies Nice in the Cote d'Azur, a land of romantic hillside towns, grand chateaux, and white beaches. This France travel package will leave you mesmerized!!!