Upon your arrival at Paris airport your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel, the Napleon.
The Napoleon Paris hotel is located just a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs- Elysees. The hotel is located in the 8th arrondissement.
The property offers individually designed rooms with modern comforts. Rooms and suites overlook the quiet Avenue de Friedland or the hotel’s green interior courtyard. They come fully equipped with LCD flat screen TV, air conditioning, and tasteful furniture. The modern marble bathrooms have bathtubs, magnifying mirrors and bathrobes.
The Napoleon’s well-known restaurant, the Bivouac Café, offers gourmet cuisine and the bar has a sheltered terrace with a fountain.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Full day - Paris City Tour (8 hours)
9:30 AM Meet your driver and guide in the lobby of your hôtel for your full day Paris city tour.
Some of the highlights on the Right Bank you will see are the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Élysées, the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Garden, the garden of the Palais-Royal, the Opera Garnier, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Place de la Bastille with its modern Opera and stroll around Montmartre.
Why not have your portrait painted in Place du Tertre?
Some of the highlights on the Left Bank you will see are the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Saint- Germain-des-Pres, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Panthéon, the Sorbonne and stroll around the Île Saint-Louis.
Why not enjoy one of the ice creams at the famous ice cream parlour, Berthillon?
Half day - Private Pastry Class (2 hours) & Eiffel Tower tour (2 hours)
You will make your own way to the Cooking school for your morning baking class. If you and your children have a sweet tooth, you will love this hands-on experience. This is your one and only chance to learn the secrets of how to make typical french pastries such as choux, éclairs and other delicious treats.
The pastry class is held in a privatized cooking school right beside the Seine River, and just a stone’s throw away from Notre Dame Cathedral. There your chef will introduce you to the world of pastries !
During 2 hours, you will prepare your very own pastries in both a fun and educational way and with any luck, you will easily be able to do these recipes again when you get home.
After kneading the dough, adding fillings and toppings and waiting for them to bake, it’s time to eat your tasty creations.
This family-bonding activity is a must do when traveling to Paris with your children.
After lunch you will make your own way to the Eiffel Tower for your guided tour. You will climb the Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most iconic monument, with your private, certified guide and witness the amazing views from the top floor !
On a first visit to Paris, it is absolutely necessary to climb up the Eiffel Tower. After all, it is Paris’ most iconic monument, and also the tallest.
After meeting your private guide you will start to make your way up the tower. There are 3 floors, each one of them has great features that you will learn about.
The first floor is where you will find curiosities such as the swaying observatory and a fragment of the old staircase linking the second floor to the top floor back when there were no elevators. And for those of you who are not afraid of heights, will you be brave enough to stand on the glass floor?
The second floor offers the best views of Paris. It’s also the last stop before taking a smaller elevator to the top floor, the Summit. While waiting for the elevator your guide will tell you all about the fun facts and historical features that makes the Eiffel Tower so special. And once on the third and top floor, you’ll even get to see Mr. Gustave Eiffel’s small apartment.
Please Note : * Even though you will have a priority access ticket to avoid the long lines, there will still be security check lines which are unfortunately unavoidable. * Tickets are included.
Half day - Louvre Museum (2 hours) & Chocolate Walking tour (2 hours)
This morning you will head to the Louvre Museum to meet your guide at a designated place for your 2 hour tour of the main highlights of the Louvre Museum, including a fun-filled and educational treasure hunt for the children. Entry tickets are included.
This is one museum visit that your children will always remember. The Louvre Museum is the largest and most famous fine-arts museum in the world. Your guide will take you to all the most famous artworks of the Louvre’s collection, including the 3 women of the museum: the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace. The treasure hunt will also let you and your family discover masterpieces of the Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance and objects even dating as far back as Ancient Egypt. The sight of a real Egyptian sphinx is always a treat for children..
With clues, puzzles and riddles, your children will have a great time hunting the hidden treasure and navigating through the museum.
For lunch we recommend the Café Marly located next to the Louvre, a stone’s throw from the Carrousel and the Jardin des Tuileries. The restaurant’s Napoleon III-style interiors by the designer Olivier Gagnère provide a stylish setting, with both modern and classical decor features. There is a wonderful terrace seating area looking onto the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid.
After lunch you will make your own way to meet your guide at Metro Louvre-Rivoli for your chocolate walking tour, literally around the corner. Find our about the history of chocolate, and how Paris is the capital of dark chocolate. You will visit a variety of superb chocolatiers (master chocolate makers), on this enjoyable walk which mixes history and anecdotes with chocolate tastings. Learn to select, taste and appreciate quality chocolate.
Half day - Stade de France (1.5 hours) & FlyView (1 hour)
This morning meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for your transfer to Stade de France for your private tour. Enjoy an insider’s tour of the Stade de France, the legendary stadium where the French team won the Football World Cup in 1998!
You’ll begin your tour by visiting the stands which offer you a breath-taking panorama.
You’ll enjoy the special atmosphere of the locker room and will walk through the same tunnel which players use to access the pitch. Close your eyes and imagine the excitement of the 80,000 spectators cheering on their teams at the biggest games, as if you were there. You’ll be told all about the stadium’s history, its unique architecture and the stars who have appeared on its manicured pitch.
But there’s more to the stadium than just football. The largest sporting and cultural venue in France doesn’t just host high-level competitions, concerts and other major events are also held here. The Rolling Stones were the first group to perform at the stadium.
The experience continues as you’re left to enjoy the Stade de France’s museum: archives, models, autographed guitars and jerseys… an array of items which are testament to the stadium’s legendary history. It’s a unique visit, following in the footsteps of Zidane and Griezmann, and fans of soccer.
Please Note :
- Because of events held in the stadium, the tour is subject to change according to security requirements in force on the day of your visit.
- For security reasons, your bags will be searched before you enter the stadium.
- Please aim to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your visit.
After the tour your driver will then transfer you back into the city for your 45 minute tour of the latest Paris experience, Fly over Paris in Virtual Reality with real flight sensations !
Imagine being able to fly and experiencing Paris with a bird’s-eye view? FlyView is a unique experience in which visitors fly over Paris and its monuments in virtual reality, complete with real flight sensations. Fly high over the city’s rooftops to explore the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine and many other famous locations from a perspective you could only dream of… until now.
Take off with your jetpack and look down on the city’s most beautiful monuments with a 360° panoramic view. An immersive 15-minute movie experience, filmed with real-life images, guides you through the most beautiful locations in the City of Lights, whether it’s your first time in Paris or your twenty-first. Fly past the Eiffel Tower, soar over the Seine, and discover the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and many other world-famous monuments. With your virtual-reality headsets and dynamic platform, you’ll enjoy a thrillingly realistic feeling of actually flying through the air. Take in spectacular views of Paris at sunrise for an exciting and dramatic experience you won’t forget.
A new and unique fun-filled activity to enjoy with family and friends. Be one of the first to experience this in Paris.
Please Note : Children must be at least 1.20m (4 feet) tall.
At the end of the morning (or afternoon) your driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
Full day - Canal Cruise (2.5 hours) & Parc de la Vilette/Cité de Science
09.45 AM For something a little different, you’ll embark close to the Musée d’Orsay on the Seine
River for an incredible 2 ½ hours along the secret canals of Paris.
You will pass by the Tuileries’ Garden, the Musée du Louvre, the Arts’ footbridge, the Institute
of France, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ile St Louis. Here your adventure will begin with the first lock and the entrance to the canal Saint-Martin. The boat then enters the dark 1.24 miles of darkness inside a mysterious underneath vault perforated by light holes… A real hidden secret of Paris. Once you come out from the tunnel, you’ll discover the canal Saint-Martin filled with poetry, beauty and a surprising aquatic path surrounded by romantic
footbridges which are bordered by chestnut trees. Stopping and seeing the boat move along each lock, getting higher and higher is really amazing ! The boat then passes by the Bassin de la Villette, before reaching the Parc de la Villette, the final stop of your cruise.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at this fascinating place. In 1974, the Villette abattoirs shut down for the last time. In 1979, a public project was launched for the rehabilitation and development of 55 hectares of industrial wasteland with three goals:
- the construction of a major architectural complex devoted solely to music
- the establishment of a national museum of science and technology
- the creation of an urban park dedicated to culture and open to all
Today, this unique complex offers a blend of nature and architecture, of leisure activities and culture. The arts and the sciences rub shoulders in buildings whose architecture is nothing short of spectacular. The Villette Complex is distinctive in being the major venue for culture, art, science and music combined.
For children, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is not to be missed , one of Europe’s greatest science museums, plays host to numerous exhibitions and talks aimed at both professional scientists and the general public, especially to children.
Suggested activities include
A unique attraction in the heart of Paris, accessible to everyone from 5 years old, iFLY gives you the opportunity to fly in the biggest indoor skydiving tube in the world (14 meters high!). Enjoyed in complete safety and whatever the weather, the wind tunnel reproduces the same skydiving conditions as a jump from an aircraft, with an airflow ranging from 100 to 270 km/h (depending on whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete, child or adult). It creates an “air cushion” for sky free-falling without a parachute and without risk. Everything happens between you and the air, and it’s the most incredible sensation. Initiations are available with a wind speed suited to each person’s size (130 km/h to 170km/h on average). The initiation session includes 2 flights, comparable to 3 parachute jumps from an
altitude of 4,000 meters, without adverse weather or a fear of heights. The instructor stays by your side in the air stream and helps you discover skydiving 1m above the ground. To improve this unique experience, each flight session is concluded by an air-acrobatics demonstration by the instructor. The iFLY experience lasts 90 minutes from the moment you take flight, and is packed with adrenaline, fun and unparalleled sensations.
* The Art of the Brick : DC Super Heroes Temporary Exhibition
After an international tour, The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes has come to Paris. Discover the gigantic sculptures inspired by the DC Comics universe: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker… Get ready to wake up the Superhero inside you. Created by the famous artist Nathan Sawaya, this LEGO® Superhero exhibition, intended for fans and the whole family, uses more than 2 million bricks for its gigantic sculptures inspired by the DC Comics universe. Let yourself be carried away by all these Superheroes and Villains through a series of immersive settings and animations for young and old.
Please Note : Tickets to these 2 activities will need to be pre-purchased. At the end of the day you will make your own way back to your hotel.
Half day - Vaux le Vicomte Castle (4 hours)
09.30 AM Your driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel for your transfer and half day tour to the Chateau de Vault le Vicomte. Entry tickets are included.
Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French chateau located in Maincy, near Melun. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle-Isle (Belle-Ile-en-Mer), Viscount of Melun and Vaux, and the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV.
Vaux-le-Vicomte was in many ways the most influential work built in Europe in the mid-17th century, the finest house in France built after the Château de Maisons. Here, the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of a new order: the magnificent manner that is associated with the “Louis XIV style” involving a system of collective work, which could be applied to the structure, its interiors and works of art and the creation of an entire landscape. Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of Europe’s finest constructions of its kind.
Upon arrival you will be met by your expert guide for a private 1 ½ hour visit of the castle and for the children a special surprise, the children will be in costume! Your guide will show you the different rooms of the castle, and explain how the children lived in the 17th century. The boys will also learn to do the “reverence”, some basic fencing lessons.
Please Note : As the tour will be more geared for the children, audio guides will be available for the parents to follow.
Departure transfer to Nice
After breakfast and checking out, your driver will meet you and transfer you to Gare de Lyon for your 1st class train to Nice. Upon arrival your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel, La Pérouse. https://www.hotel-la-perouse.com/en/
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This luxury, 4-star boutique hotel is located high above the Promenade des Anglais nestled into the Colline du Château. It is 250 m from both Cours Saleya and the harbour, and offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with sea views.
A minibar, free Wi-Fi access and wired internet are provided in each air-conditioned room. Some rooms feature a private balcony where guests can enjoy views of the sea and have breakfast. All of the rooms have an Italian marble bathroom and an elegant Mediterranean décor.
Enjoy Provencal cuisine on the terrace, in the shade of the lemon trees. A buffet breakfast, including hot and cold dishes, local and organic products is prepared every morning at Hôtel La Pérouse.
The 24-hour reception offers concierge services. Exercise in the on-site fitness centre before enjoying a session in the sauna, hot tub or solarium.
Nice Opera House is just an 8-minute walk from the hotel and Nice-Ville Train Station is 2.3 km away. The famous Flower Market and Old Town are a few steps away.
Full day - Eastern Riviera Tour (8 hours)
09:30 AM Meet your driver-guide in the lobby of your hotel for your full day tour. Today you
will tour the ‘Eastern Riviera’, the Riviera east of Nice.
Depending on how long you wish to spend in each place, here are the villages you will visit today.
Villefranche – Stop for a luncheon and photo opportunity of the view over the Riviera port where many cruise ships dock.
St Jean de Cap Ferrat – This is a favorite holiday destination amongst European aristocracy and international millionaires. It is one of the loveliest places on the Mediterranean coast. Visit the Villa Rothschild, a French seaside palazzo constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. She was inspired by her travels to create 7 impeccably laid out gardens designed around several themes… Spanish, Florentine or Japanese… garden of the Muses, garden of the Lapidary, the rose garden… impeccable walkways, palm-trees and rare fragrances surround this paradise.
Beaulieu sur Mer
Your next stop will be this very chic seaside town from the Belle Epoque period. It is where Eiffel had his summer residence. Worth visiting is the lovely reconstituted 5th Century BC Greek Villa Kerylos.
Marvel at the simplicity and classical beauty of its design, lighting, furnishings and decorative pieces. Located on a small peninsula surrounded by the sea on three sides, the villa was built by Theodore Reinach in 1908 as a tribute to life in ancient Greece.
After a beautiful drive along the Grande Corniche – famous from the film with Cary Grant “To Catch a Thief” – you’ll arrive in the Principality. In Monaco, visit the Casino square, the palace and the cathedral where Grace Kelly was married.
Where Bono (U2) lives, you can admire the 2000 year-old ruins (La Trophée). Eze is an exceptional medieval village perched high in the hills behind Monaco.
Enjoy a VIP guided tour of the Perfume factory and shop in the boutiques village boutiques. If you’re up to it, you can also visit the cactus garden at the top of the village (where no cars are allowed) for unfettered views of the coast.
For lunch we suggest the Chateau Eza which commands the most amazing views over the Riviera. Really and truly NOT to be missed.
Full day - Western Riviera tour (8 hours)
09.30AM Meet your driver-guide in the lobby of your hotel for your full day tour. Today you will tour the ‘Western Riviera’, the Riviera west of Nice.
Depending on how long you wish to spend in each place, here are the villages you will visit today.
Antibes – Look out over the sea and admire the panoramic view of the bay of Nice and the renowned Cap d’Antibes while enjoying the gastronomic champion of the ramparts of old Antibes. The natural beauty remains in the old town, with the ramparts along the sea and the long, arched protective wall along the port. Stroll through the ancient gate from the international, multi-million dollar marina and you are immediately taken back in time. The Old Town of Antibes is a truly authentic unspoiled cobble stoned village far removed from the high tech in the port.
The Cap d’Antibes, marked by the lighthouse at the highest point, is a lush setting of some very large and very expensive estates, even by “French Riviera” standards. It also has the hotel of choice for some famous people, such as Madonna, who prefer to avoid the bright lights and bustle of the Croisette in Cannes during their short stays on the Côte d’Azur.
Cannes – Near the waterfront, there are shops catering to the rich and famous, like a Ferrari gift shop and Gucci. Along side streets, there are also wonderful hip clothing shops and boutiques selling Provencal wares. Walking around the city of Cannes brings you to numerous entertainment portals. Strolling along the Boulevard de la Croisette, while enjoying the street performers, you will delight in first-rate cafes and shops.
St Paul de Vence – A charming hilltop fortified village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stonewalls and statues tucked into nooks in the walls. There are breathtaking
views of mountains and the sea. Even the ground below is attractive, as the cobblestones are laid into the shapes of flowers.
For something a little different, whilst in St Paul de Vence, enjoy a 1 hour lesson on how to play petanque! An expert guide will join you and teach you how to play the game of “boules”, aka “pétanque” . On the world’s most famous hard sand square, dappled in shade, you”ll pick up all the terminology: “pieds tanqués”, “faire Fanny”, “pointer”, “tirer”… Follow in the footsteps of Yves Montand and Lino Ventura. Including hire of «boules».
A great day out for the family is a day spent at Marineland. Easy to take the bus or train or the concierge can organize a taxi for you. https://www.marineland.fr/en/
Marineland sits on 26 hectares and includes a marine park with a dolphinarium, a water park
(Aquasplash), a children’s play park (Kid’s Island), and a mini golf (Adventure Golf).
Full day - Countryside tour including wine tasting (8 hours)
09.30AM Meet your driver-guide in the lobby of your hotel for your full day tour.
Explore the old town of Grasse and discover the famous perfume factory of Fragonnard. Also you will visit an olive oil farm, the Huillerie Sainte Anne, where they still use the traditional mill, being the last place where this mill is still active.
For lunch we suggest the Chateau Saint Martin which commands the most amazing views over the Riviera. Another place NOT to be missed. You will so fall in love with the French Riviera that you will not want to leave !
After lunch on the way back you will visit a winery located in the heart of the vineyard of Bellet just above Nice at Domaine de Toasc. A tasting of 4 local wines will be offered plus a visit of the cellars.
After breakfast and checking out, your driver will meet you in the lobby to transfer you to Nice airport.