La France 2014

La France 2014


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Itinerary

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This is the ideal vacation to explore the highlight cities and sights of France. Enjoy two-night stays in Paris, Bordeaux, and Monte Carlo. Start with a special welcome dinner at a Parisian restaurant, followed by an orientation drive through the “City of Light.” Also visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Next, continue to Normandy and stop in the seaside resorts of picturesque Honfleur and elegant Deauville, before arriving in Bayeux to admire Queen Matilda’s tapestry. Continue via the landing beaches to Mont St. Michel, to visit the Abbey, and to St. Malo, where a special dinner at a local restaurant awaits you. A scenic drive through Brittany brings you to the Loire Valley, to visit Catherine de Medici’s Castle, lovely Chenonceau. Enter the Bordeaux area, savor dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy an exclusive wine tasting at Château Soutard in St. Emilion. Other highlights are the ancient fishing village of Biarritz; Lourdes, where you will visit St. Bernadette’s Grotto and have a chance to join the memorable evening rosary and candlelight procession; medieval Carcassonne; Nîmes; Aix-en-Provence; and Nice. Stay two nights in Monte Carlo. Hear about perfume making from a local expert at the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Grasse and receive a small souvenir gift, before turning north, along the famous Route Napoleon to Grenoble. Explore Lyon, France’s second-largest city, and stay in Dijon, one of Burgundy’s prettiest cities, then, travel on the high-speed TGV train back to Paris, with the chance to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum to admire the Mona Lisa.

Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France
. Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a [LF] welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the “City of Light.” (D)

Day 2: Paris.
Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Choose from exciting optional excursions, like to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles and evening excursions. (B)

Day 3: Paris–Honfleur–Deauville–Bayeux.
A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to the picturesque town of Honfleur with its enclosed harbor, and the elegant resort of Deauville on the coast. Time to explore both towns before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA’S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. (B)

Day 4: Bayeux–Normandy Beaches–Mont St. Michel–St. Malo
. Along the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, arrive at the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo, and enjoy an included lunch. This evening, enjoy [LF] a special dinner with wine at restaurant La Table d’Henry, where you can try out specialties of the region. (B,L,D)

Day 5: St. Malo–Loire Valley.
Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany to the Loire Valley for your overnight stay in Blois. (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, drawbridge, 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 with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7: Bordeaux. Excursion to St. Emilion
. In the morning you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where [LF] an exclusive WINE TASTING at Château Soutard awaits you. (B,D)

Day 8: Bordeaux–Biarritz–Lourdes.
A wonderful stop at the coast to visit 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 this evening, you can join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B,D)

Day 9: Lourdes–Carcassonne–Nîmes.
From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk on the ancient BATTLEMENTS and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to pretty Nîmes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)

Day 10: Nîmes–Aix-En-Provence–Nice–Monte Carlo.
This morning, drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Later, head for Nice. Join your Tour Director for a walk along the Promenade des Anglais. Spend the next two nights in Monte Carlo. (B)

Day 11: Monte Carlo.
Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Côte d’Azur at your own pace. Browse through the elegant shops or you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)

Day 12: Monte Carlo–Grasse–Grenoble.
Arrive in Grasse, where an expert will give [LF] a lecture about perfume making in the famous Fragonard PERFUME FACTORY. You will get a special little gift to take home with you. Next, drive along the spectacular Route Napoleon through the French Alps past medieval towns to Grenoble. (B,D)

Day 13: Grenoble–Lyon–Dijon.
Leave the Alps and arrive in Lyon. Orientation features a panoramic view from FOURVIÈRE HILL with its basilica to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city and its Roman ruins. Then, drive north into Burgundy, where road signs read like the wine list of an expensive restaurant. On to Dijon, which was the capital of Burgundy from the 11th to the 15th centuries. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then have the rest of the afternoon to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B,D)

Day 14: Dijon–Paris.
Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum is available to admire the Mona Lisa, and to the Moulin Rouge dinner show, the best way to say, “Au Revoir, Paris.” (B)

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

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Inclusions

NOTE:

  • In the rare event that the TGV train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
PARIS
[LF] Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower

HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE
Visit these seaside resorts

BAYEUX
Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum

NORMANDY BEACHES
Take pictures of the landing beaches

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant

ST. MALO
[LF] A special dinner with wine at a local restaurant

LOIRE VALLEY
Visit Chenonceau Castle

BORDEAUX
Walking tour, dinner at local restaurant

ST. EMILION
[LF] Wine tasting at Château Soutard

BIARRITZ
Visit the seaside resort

LOURDES
Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto

CARCASSONNE
Walk on the ancient battlements

AIX–EN–PROVENCE
Walking tour

NICE
Walk along the Promenade des Anglais

MONTE CARLO
Stay two nights at the Côte d’Azur

GRASSE
Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making and receive a special gift

LYON
Orientation including Fourvière Hill

DIJON
Orientation

DIJON–PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)

Headsets throughout the tour


MEALS
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L); 8 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and special dinners in St. Malo and in Bordeaux


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; high-speed first-class TGV train

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Accommodations

PARIS Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF)
BAYEUX Novotel (F)
ST. MALO Océania (F)
LOIRE VALLEY Mercure Centre (F) at Blois
BORDEAUX Mercure Château Chartrons (F)
LOURDES Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (F)
NÎMES Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre (F)
MONTE CARLO Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco (SF) at Cap d’Ail
GRENOBLE Mercure Président (F)
DIJON Mercure Clémenceau (F)

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1163

Triple room reduction per person:
$7

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $385, in twin $202, in triple $202

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By Dennis S on Jun 18, 2016

La France Tour is the best Tour of France to see all the different Regions in the Country. Our Tour Guide was the best Guide I have ever experienced on the many Tours I have taken.

By Maynard Q on Oct 03, 2015

Over all, it was a great trip. Tour Director and Driver did a splendid and excellent job!

By Diane K on Sep 12, 2015

Lourdes Candlelight Procession and Rosary was very moving. French Riviera was beautiful. Normandy Beaches were impressive history. Local Cuisine was delicious.

By Syed H on May 09, 2015

Tour Director was excellent.

By Janet D on May 01, 2015

This trip offers so much more than the similar one with Trafalger. Highly recommend this one

By John S on Jun 01, 2013

We enjoyed the Globus LaFrance tour..it was a busy pace for 15 days and we saw so much of France. 

By Kevin C on Sep 13, 2010

We were very pleased with our experience with Affordable and Globus.


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