La France 2019

La France 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux country. You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s your chance to ride on it. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Caen, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nîmes, the French Riviera, Lyon, and Dijon. A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, you’ll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and in the evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession—a memorable and special experience offered by Globus. Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France’s most famous perfume factories. In Brittany, you will visit the Neolithic dolmen La Roche-aux-Fées, which dates back to 3500-3000 BC. In Lyon, you’ll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. All of this—plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on this marvelous tour through France. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)

Day 2: PARIS.
In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the impressive Palace and Garden of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Guided sightseeing features the Opéra, Madeleine, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and a visit to the impressive COURTYARD of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally meant as a home and hospital for war veterans, which houses various museums as well as the Dome Church, burial place of Napoleon. This evening, why not join an optional cabaret show? (B)

Day 3: PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES.
Arrive in Caen and visit the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy. Continue to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop in Arromanches and see the Mulberry Harbor. Then, drive to OMAHA BEACH for a picture stop and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY and memorial. (B,D)

Day 4: CAEN–MONT ST. MICHEL–SAINT-MALO.
Visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, with a history going back to the 8th-century and spectacularly perched on a rocky isle. Look forward to another highlight: [LF] in the corsair city of Saint-Malo ride the LITTLE TRAIN, the best way to fully discover the historic walled town with Saint Vincent’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s Gate. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Gulf of Saint-Malo. (B)

Day 5: ST. MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY.
Drive through Brittany and stop in Essé to visit [LF] LA ROCHE-AUX-FEES, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC. On your way to the Loire Valley, enjoy an orientation of the beautiful town of Angers. This evening, you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 6: LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX.
Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savor dinner at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7: BORDEAUX. EXCURSION TO ST. EMILION.
A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to join an exciting optional excursion. Later, enjoy a highlight visit to St. Emilion for an exclusive WINE TASTING at Château Soutard. (B,D)

Day 8: BORDEAUX–BIARRITZ–LOURDES.
Stop in Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and join the memorable Rosary and candlelight procession this evening. (B,D)

Day 9: LOURDES–CARCASSONNE–NÎMES.
Travel from Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nîmes and find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)

Day 10: NÎMES–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA.
This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where [LF] an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, enjoy spectacular views as you drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. (B)

Day 11: FRENCH RIVIERA AT LEISURE.
A full day at leisure on the enchanting Côte d’Azur gives you a chance to visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence and to Monte Carlo. (B)

Day 12: FRENCH RIVIERA–AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE–LYON.
Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities, was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour through the center of the town. Next is Lyon, the second largest city of France. Drive to FOURVIÈRE HILL, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins before arriving at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 13: LYON–DIJON.
Sit back and relax during [LF] a PRIVATE CRUISE on the Rhône and Sâone Rivers with a Local Guide, who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l’oeil, started by a group of students in the ‘70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy and famous for mustard. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, admire the architecture, and learn about toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs). (B)

Day 14: DIJON–PARIS.
Ride the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris, where an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a relaxing cruise on the Seine River, is available. (B)

Day 15: PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
  • 1944-2019 75th Anniversary Year of D-Day Landing in Normandy

Sightseeing & Activities:

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les Invalides

CAEN
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace

NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey

SAINT-MALO
[LF] Orientation by little train
ESSÉ
[LF] Visit La Roche-aux-Fees

ANGERS
Orientation

LOIRE VALLEY
Visit Chenonceau Castle

BORDEAUX
Walking tour, dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise

ST. EMILION
Wine tasting at Château Soutard

BIARRITZ
Visit the seaside resort

LOURDES
Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto; join the rosary and candlelight procession
CARCASSONNE
Walk by the ancient battlements

GRASSE
Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume-making

FRENCH RIVIERA
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice

AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Walking tour

LYON
Panoramic view from Fourvière Hill; [LF] private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon
DIJON
Orientation

DIJON–PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)
Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class TGV train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Bordeaux


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1,036-$1,450

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Paris:
Pre tour: in single room $270-$618, in twin $146-$320, in triple $165-$419
Post tour: in single room $192-$313, in twin $100-$160, in triple $85-$126

Paris: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche
Located on the Left Bank near the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Rooms feature contemporary decor.
Address:
17, Blvd St.Jacques
Paris , France
Caen: Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance
Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle.
Address:
1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex , France
St. Malo: Oceania Hotel St. Malo
Modern hotel with multilingual staff; sits near the beach facing the ocean, 5 minutes from port.
Address:
Chausse' Du Sillon
St.Malo , France
Loire Valley: Mercure Blois Centre
Three story hotel with restaurant and facilities for children is located in the city; 1 km from the railway station.
Address:
28,Quai Saint-Jean
Blois , France
Bordeaux: Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons
Impressive 3-story Turn-of-Century Victorian Hotel with natural stone exterior featuring stone lions & Parisian-style windows.
Address:
81,Cours Saint Louis
Bordeaux , France
Lourdes: Grand Gallia & Londres
Its rich past gives it the authentic character that has made its reputation. Its majestic architecture houses air-conditioned rooms beautifully decorated in Louis XVI style.
Address:
26 Av. B.Ette Soubirous
Lourdes , France
Nimes: Novotel Atria Nimes Centre
The Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre is located in the center of Nimes, a stone's throw from the train station. The hotel has 119 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a patio, a car park and a conference center comprising a 410-seat auditorium and11 meeting rooms. This hotel is ideal for both business travel and stays as a couple or family due to its exceptional location close to the Arena of Nimes, mecca of artistic and cultural events.
Address:
5,Boulevard De Prague
Nimes , France
Nice: Ellington
This charming 110 room boutique property has an air of casual refinement with architecture from the 1920's. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace of the outdoor inner garden and evenings can be spent relaxing in the jazzy atmosphere of the lounge bar.
Address:
25 Blvd.Dubouchage
Nice , France
Lyon: Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache
Five-story Art Nouveau Hotel located in the city center of Lyons, near the train station and the Place Bellecourt.
Address:
12, Cours De Verdun
Lyon , France
Dijon: Oceania Le Jura
Located in the heart of Dijon with a peaceful rear garden. This hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and a selection of Burgandy beers and wines can be enjoyed in the intimate setting of the hotel bar.
Address:
14 Av. Maréchal Foch
Dijon , France

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will we see the famous prehistoric cave paintings in Chauvet Cave and the WWII battlefields?

You will visit the Normandy Beaches on Day 3. Unfortunately Chauvet Cave has been closed to the public since 1994.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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