Take a trip back to the time of wispy brushstrokes

Spend one week visiting the most picturesque and important places of the French impressionist movement. This week long tour is tailored for the art and culture lover. Walk in the footsteps of the most famous masters, including Van Gogh, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. All this, while exploring the rich culture of southern provincial France.

Day one Nice

Meet with your native English speaking guide who will accompany you to your hotel in the center of Nice. Spend the day touring Nice with your private guide. You will visit the famous traditional city center, as well as enjoy a beachside stroll along the Promenade des Anglais. Finish the day with a visit to the must-see Musee Matisse to begin your journey into the lives of the renowned impressionist artists.

Day two Marseille

After breakfast, meet your guide to make the trip from Nice to Marseille which lasts about 2 hours by private car. Upon arrival in Marseille check into your hotel and enjoy a lunch in the city center. After lunch, embark on a guided tour of France’s most dynamic city. Highlights include the old port and the Castle of If. Enjoy a traditional seafood dinner amongst a romantic backdrop facing the stunning Mediterranean sea.

Day three Aix-En-Provence

In the morning enjoy breakfast then meet with your guide. You will make the one hour trip from Marseille to Aix-En-Provence by private car. During this time, enjoy beautiful scenery of provincial France. After checking into your hotel, begin your tour of this picturesque village. Aix-En-Provence was the inspirational backdrop to many paintings done by Cézanne. Explore Cézanne’s former studio, and enjoy a guided visit of the Museum Granet. After a day of exploration, indulge in a traditional provencial dinner in the city center.

Day four Arles

Eat a traditional breakfast before you meet your guide to begin your 1 hour trip from Aix-En-Provence to Arles. Arles is most well known for its connection with impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Enjoy a visit to the hotel where he lived, and his “Yellow House” studio. Finish your visit with a guided tour of the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles. Dinner will be enjoyed in the city center followed by a night in a centrally located hotel.

Day five Albi

After breakfast drive 3 hours and 30 minutes from Arles to Albi. Albi is famous for being the birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Your day of touring includes a visit to the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, a dinner in the city center, and a relaxing night in a central hotel.

Day six Toulouse

Transport from Nimes to Arles will take 1 hour with your private guide. Upon arrival you will visit many of the most famous sites including a guided tour of the city center, a visit to the basilica, and an afternoon of free exploration in this famous “Pink City”. Dinner and your hotel are both centrally located.

Day seven depart from Toulouse

Your driver will accompany you in Toulouse and facilitate any transport to the airport or to another connecting tour. All prices include accomadations, transport and tours. Meals are not included.