Luxury 5-Day France Road Trip from Perpignan to Nimes

Photo of Castillet tower hosting a museum of history and culture in Perpignan, France.
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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
Car rental
5 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Escape for the holiday of a lifetime with this 5-day luxury road trip in France!

France offers the ultimate luxury holiday experience for anyone up for an unforgettable adventure, including couples, families, solo travelers, and friends.

Your exclusive luxury holiday package will bring you to the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in the best destinations in France. With this perfectly planned vacation itinerary, you will stay 2 nights in Perpignan and 2 nights in Nimes, experiencing the ultimate luxury vacation in France.

We will help you have the best 5-day luxury holiday in France imaginable, so you can leave feeling fulfilled and inspired.

Upon arriving in France, you will collect the luxury rental vehicle of your choice. We will provide you with the best car rental for the entirety of your 5-day luxury self-drive holiday, including CDW insurance. From there, you will drive off to discover some of the best travel destinations in France, including the stunning Jardin de La Fontaine and Palais des Papes.

Your 5 days in this one-of-a-kind destination in Europe will be filled with bucket-list experiences and bespoke activities. Expect sweeping views over the best attractions, heavenly meals at top-rated restaurants, and world-class service at 5-star luxury hotels.

Finding the perfect luxury lodging is going to make your vacation in France feel truly special. The home for your 5-day luxury holiday will be only the most exclusive 5-star hotels in France. You will choose from the best selection of luxury hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located along your carefully planned self-drive route.

Throughout your exclusive vacation in France, you will get to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the country. Highlights of your itinerary include visiting the famous Pont Saint-Benezet (Le Pont d'Avignon), experiencing the fantastic Carrières des Lumières up close, and discovering the unique features of the highly-recommended Château des Baux-de-Provence. These are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you will find on your luxury travel itinerary in France.

Between attractions and activities, you will have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in France. Here you can find unique souvenirs to preserve the memory of your luxury holiday in France.

As your luxury vacation in France comes to an end, you will return home with new experiences and unforgettable memories. Not to forget, a full camera album on your phone with amazing photos and videos from the most beautiful places in France to share with your friends and family.

This exclusive travel plan is designed to include everything you need to have the best vacation in France. By booking this luxury holiday package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 5-day road trip in France. Let the experts figure out the details, so you can focus on enjoying.

To deliver the best experience possible, we make it easy for you to customize each day of your luxury holiday in France before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you will be able to explore Perpignan and Nimes at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey. Enjoy a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, including all travel documents for your exclusive getaway to France.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in France fill up quickly, so book your luxury vacation package in advance. Select a date and start planning your luxury holiday in France today!

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Included

Hotel, 4 nights
Rental car, 5 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of Nimes Arena aerial panoramic view. Nimes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France.Nîmes / 2 nights
Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne
Arles - city in FranceArles
Photo of the Canal and Castle of Perpignan in springtime, Pyrenees-Orientales, France.Perpignan / 2 nights
Avignon - city in FranceAvignon

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Attractions

Photo of scenic view of Carcassone medieval city in France against summer sky.Cité de Carcassonne
photo of Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes), once fortress and palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, at morning, Avignon, France.Palais des Papes
Carrières des Lumières
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Pont d'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePont d'Avignon
Château des Baux-de-Provence
photo of the Roman Arles Amphitheatre in the Old Town of Arles in France.Arles Amphitheatre
Château Comtal, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau Comtal
Château Royal de CollioureChâteau Royal de Collioure
Palais des rois de MajorquePalais des rois de Majorque
Salses Fortress
Musée de la Romanité de NîmesMusée de la Romanité
Beach Paulilles
Fort St Elme
Sports Park
Place de Catalogne

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Small car

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small car
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People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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Premium car

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premium car
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Hotels

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Day 1

Day 1 – Perpignan - arrival day

  • Perpignan - Arrival day
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  • Sports Park
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Your luxury holiday in France begins as soon as you reach the city of Perpignan. There, you’ll pick up the luxury rental vehicle of your choice and hit the roads!

The first destination of your luxury vacation in France is Perpignan - a city with many fantastic attractions to explore. Catch an early flight to enjoy as much time as possible discovering Perpignan.

Start your sightseeing in the city with a visit to the fantastic Sports Park. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Perpignan, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,992 visitors.

Tonight you will be treated to a stay at one of best luxury hotels in Perpignan. We have picked out three of the most exclusive luxury lodging and hotel options for you to choose from.

Exploring new places can make you hungry. When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend trying one of the finest restaurants in Perpignan.

For a culinary experience you will remember, have a look at the menu at Le 17. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 570 customers, it’s truly one of the best restaurants in the whole of Perpignan.

If you feel like having something slightly different, check out Le Clos des Lys - Traiteur et Restaurant à Perpignan. This is one of the most recommended restaurants in the city. Considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,461 customers, it’s one that most guests enjoy.

Le Restaurant Jean is another restaurant you could book a table at tonight. This fantastic restaurant is often recommended by both travelers and locals in Perpignan, and has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,399 customers.

As your day in Perpignan is coming to an end retreat to a bar where you can celebrate the start of your exciting luxury holiday in France.

Make your way to O'Flaherty's. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,082 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Au Fût et à mesure Perpignan Centre, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars among 654 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is Buffalo Grill Perpignan. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,836 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 5-day luxury vacation in France and look forward to more fantastic days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – el Forat, Port-Vendres, and Nimes

  • Perpignan
  • Nîmes
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Drive 280 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Palais des rois de Majorque
  • Beach Paulilles
  • Fort St Elme
  • Château Royal de Collioure
  • Salses Fortress
  • More

On day 2 of your luxury road trip holiday in France you will have the opportunity to experience two destinations in one day, the city of Perpignan and the city of Nimes. You’ll stay in Nimes for 2 nights.

Your day starts in Perpignan. Give yourself time to see some of the city’s very best attractions before it's time to hit the road.

Make the amazing Palace of the Kings of Majorca your first stop of the day. The average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 6,906 visitors gives you an idea of what to expect from this best-rated sightseeing destination and attraction before you head there.

Make the most of your day in Perpignan by joining exclusive tours and activities that take your luxury holiday in France to the next level. This is only one of many experiences you can include in your luxury travel package in France. So make sure to check out the other options too, to find the best way to spend your time in Perpignan today.

By the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Nimes, where you will choose among some of the best luxury hotels.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try The Bird, one of the best restaurants in Nimes. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 659 customers.

If you feel like having something else, locals also recommend Restaurant Skab as one of their top choices in the city. Restaurant Skab is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 591 customers.

Another restaurant you could try in Nimes is Le Dé-K-Lé Bistrot Gourmand. This lovely restaurant has a fantastic menu and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,576 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, we recommend you check out the nightlife of the city.

O’Flaherty’s is one of the best bars you can visit in Nimes tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,377 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Restaurant Au Flan Coco Nimes. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 993 customers.

Alternatively, try Le Questel. Le Questel is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 575 customers.

Raise a glass in celebration of your fantastic luxury holiday in France! Head back to your hotel for some much-needed rest in preparation for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Avignon, Les Baux-de-Provence, Arles, and Nimes

  • Avignon
  • Nîmes
  • Arles
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Drive 131 km, 2 hours 57 min

  • Palais des Papes
  • Pont d'Avignon
  • Carrières des Lumières
  • Château des Baux-de-Provence
  • Arles Amphitheatre
  • More

On day 3 of your luxurious vacation in France, you’ll start and end your day in Nimes, but spend most of the day exploring attractions outside of the city. On this day of your road trip you’ll get the chance to visit exciting attractions in the city of Les Baux-de-Provence and the city of Arles. After a long day of sightseeing, you'll drive back to Nimes, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Start your day with a drive to Carrières des Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence. Carrières des Lumières is a stunning top-tier point of interest and travel destination most visitors appreciate. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 22,791 reviews.

Next, make your way to the extraordinary Château des Baux-de-Provence. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,346 visitors.

From there, you’ll hit the roads again, and head in the direction of Arles.

Make your first top at the memorable Arles Amphitheatre. This roman amphitheatre is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,060 visitors.

This activity allows travelers to have a unique adventure in France. Add this or another top-rated tour of your choice to your itinerary to make it a truly special day in France.

After a full day of exploring, drive back to Nimes and have a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. We’ve collected some of the most recommended restaurants so you can make a reservation in advance at your own convenience.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic La Locanda Comptoir italien. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,356 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at Pinocchio. Considered one of the best restaurants in Avignon, it has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,253 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Nimes, Amorino Gelato - Nîmes is one to check out. Amorino Gelato - Nîmes is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 681 customers.

If you’re not yet ready to head back to your hotel, check out some of the bars in the area.

Many locals go to La bonne mousse to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 428 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Barjoe Nîmes. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,311 customers.

Bar Le Victor Hugo is another great option in Nimes. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,137 customers.

Relax and enjoy an amazing evening in Nimes, and get ready for more fantastic days to come on your luxury vacation in France!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Nimes and Perpignan

  • Nîmes
  • Perpignan
  • Carcassonne
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Drive 313 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Musée de la Romanité
  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Cité de Carcassonne
  • Château Comtal
  • More

On day 4 of your luxury holiday in France, wonderful attractions await. Today you have the opportunity to discover two places in one day, the city of Nimes and the city of Carcassonne. You’ll stay in Perpignan for 1 night.

Begin your adventures of the day with a visit to the outstanding Musée de la Romanité. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,534 visitors. As one of the top sights in the area, it’s estimated that up to 25,271 people visit Musée de la Romanité every year.

Next up, make a stop at the incredible Jardin de La Fontaine. This park and travel destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 15,878 reviews.

Joining a top-rated tour in Nimes is another excellent way to spend your luxury holiday in France. The best tours in this destination will take you on a discovery of some of France’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

It’s now time to hit the road again and travel to your next destination, the city of Carcassonne.

Make your way to the incredible Cité de Carcassonne in Carcassonne for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a fortress and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 76,968 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination you’ll want to pay a visit in Carcassonne is the outstanding Château Comtal. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,823 visitors, this remarkable castle and attraction definitely deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists in France.

For the night, you’ll have the choice of the best luxury hotels and places to stay in the city of Perpignan.

After a long day of experiencing some of the most fantastic attractions and sights in France, we recommend you try Le Figuier, one of the best restaurants in Perpignan. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,171 customers.

If you’re keen on trying something else, locals also recommend Le Petit Mogador as one of the top restaurants in the city. Le Petit Mogador is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 273 customers.

Another of the most recommended restaurants in Perpignan is VIGATANE. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,839 customers.

After dinner, you can enjoy some downtime at your hotel or head out to a bar for a couple of drinks.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into the top-rated Le Grand Café de la Paix. This bar is considered one of the best in Perpignan and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,088 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Arena Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 361 customers.

Alternatively, go to Dry States. This is one of the most frequently recommended bars by locals in Perpignan and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 288 reviews.

Go over your photos from the day, raise a toast, and rest your tired legs. A new adventurous day of your luxury road trip in France awaits!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Perpignan - departure day

  • Perpignan - Departure day
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  • Place de Catalogne
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Today is the last day of your 5-day luxury holiday in France and it’s soon time to start your journey home. This is your chance to get one last glimpse of Perpignan before saying goodbye.

Catch a later flight to enjoy some extra time for exploring. If you have a late departure, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of what’s left of your luxury vacation in France by heading out to the stunning Place de Catalogne. This extraordinary must-see tourist destination and attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 161 reviews, and is an excellent choice for your last sightseeing in Perpignan.

Don’t end your vacation hungry. For one last meal in the city of Perpignan, check out the menu at L Entrepotes. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,142 customers.

Alternatively, another recommendation is D'Aqui D'AILLEURS. This restaurant is a popular choice among travelers as well as locals and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 524 customers.

If you prefer something slightly different, try Brioche Dorée. This restaurant will not let you walk out hungry. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 649 customers, it is truly one of the best in the city.

You will then say farewell to Perpignan and begin your journey home. We wish you safe travels and a warm welcome home, with unforgettable memories and incredible photos from your luxury holiday in France in your luggage!

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