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Paris, Champagne & The French Countryside 2020

Paris, Champagne & The French Countryside 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From its beautiful architecture and historical sights to its stunning countryside and famous cuisine, France is a country sure to delight even the most discerning traveler. This tour through France highlights all of this and more in the Champagne region and the French countryside with overnights in Paris, Metz, Colmar, Lyon, Avignon, and Marseilles. France's Champagne region is famous throughout the world and is even recognized by UNESCO. On this French tour, visit Reims in this celebrated region and enjoy a Champagne tasting. Visit the impressive Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 800 years and where the Kings of France used to be crowned. Also visit the magnificent gothic cathedral in Metz and the neo-byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica in Marseilles, located on the foundations of an ancient fort.Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm. Here, enjoy a boat cruise and see its “Little France” district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Other highlights of this France tour include a ride on the little train through Colmar’s famous “Little Venice” district, and an excursion to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne. Here, walk along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. You will also enjoy an olive oil tasting in Les Baux-de-Provence—just another behind the scene experience offered by Globus! All of this and much more is included on this wonderful tour through France. It’s a dream vacation!

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 one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by an orientation drive. (D)

Day 2: PARIS–REIMS–METZ.
Drive to Reims, city of champagne, and enjoy a special CHAMPAGNE TASTING. Also recognized by UNESCO, France’s Champagne region is celebrated for its specialized artisan activity that has become an agro-industrial enterprise. Next, visit the impressive NOTRE DAME DE REIMS CATHEDRAL, where the Kings of France were crowned. Considered one of the most beautiful examples of gothic art, the 800-year-old cathedral was one of the first monuments registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, arrive in Metz, located at the confluence of the Moselle and Seine Rivers. Enjoy an orientation of this 3,000-year-old city and visit the magnificent gothic CATHEDRAL, famous for its glass-stained windows.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km (B)

Day 3: METZ–SAINT-AVOLD–STRASBOURG–COLMAR
. Stop in Saint-Avold for a visit of the largest American Military WWII Cemetery in Europe, the LORRAINE AMERICAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. Next, enter the Alsace region and arrive in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament has its plenary sessions four days each month. A [LF] BOAT CRUISE is the best way to see Strasbourg with its LITTLE FRANCE DISTRICT and the impressive European Union institutions. Continue to Colmar.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi / 270 km (B)

Day 4: COLMAR
. Explore Colmar and the famous LITTLE VENICE district with its half-timbered houses by LITTLE TRAIN. Balance of the day is at leisure. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions. (B)

Day 5: COLMAR–BEAUNE–LYON.
Enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, wine capital of the region, for an orientation of this beautiful town. Admire Notre Dame Basilica and visit the impressive HÔTEL DIEU, originally founded as a hospital for the poor. Then, continue to Lyon “Capital of the Gauls,” beautifully situated between two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, and enjoy a walking tour of the OLD TOWN to discover the Traboules, secret, hidden passageways winding their way through buildings and along staircases, with a history going back to the 4th century.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B)

Day 6: LYON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON.
This morning enter Provence. At Pont du Gard, marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. During your walking tour through the OLD TOWN, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B)

Day 7: AVIGNON–ST. RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE–LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE–MARSEILLES
. In St. Rémy-de-Provence, visit the ST. PAUL DE MAUSOLE MONASTERY, used as a hospital when Vincent van Gogh stayed there for a year in 1889. Continue to Les Baux-de-Provence, famous for its breathtaking views. Then, a special treat awaits: [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING. Arrive in the busy seaport of Marseilles, and visit the neo-byzantine NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE BASILICA, spectacularly located on a limestone outcrop near the Old Port on the foundations of an ancient fort.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km (B)

Day 8: MARSEILLES. EXCURSION TO AIX-EN-PROVENCE
. This morning takes you on an included excursion to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center during your walking tour, and wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. An optional excursion is available to Arles with its Roman arena. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Marseilles’ excellent local restaurants as a proper au revoir to France.
Today’s Distance: 62 mi / 100 km (B,D)

Day 9: MARSEILLES.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; orientation drive

REIMS
Champagne tasting; visit the cathedral

METZ
Orientation, visit the cathedral

SAINT-AVOLD
Visit the Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial

STRASBOURG
[LF] Boat cruise and “Little France” district

COLMAR
Enjoy an orientation on the little train including “Little Venice”

BEAUNE
Orientation, visit Hôtel Dieu

LYON
Walking tour of Old Lyon

PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

AVIGNON
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes

ST. RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE
Visit the St. Paul de Mausole Monastery

LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE
Enjoy the panoramic view; [LF] olive oil tasting

MARSEILLES
Orientation, visit the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica; excursion to Aix-en-Provence; farewell dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners: including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Marseilles


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$580

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Paris: Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur
Located at the foot of Sacré Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This 305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opéra district's department stores, bistros and bustling cafés. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace.
Address:
1/3, Rue Caulaincourt
Paris 18 , France
Metz: Mercure Metz Centre
In the heart of Metz, 300 m, from the train station, close to access to different highways, the 4-star Mercure Metz Centre offers comfortable accommodation for business or leisure trips. To satisfy your cultural cravings in the Lorraine capital, you will appreciate the proximity of our hotel to the Centre Pompidou, the Musée De La Cour D'Or and the St-Etienne Cathedral. A combination of elegance and modern comfort, discover the Mercure for your seminars and banquets.
Address:
29 Place St. Thiebault
Metz , France
Colmar: Mercure Colmar Centre Unterlinden
Located on the famous Alsace wine route, in the heart of the Colmar historic city center this 76 room property has a restaurant and bar and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. For relaxation there is a Well Being area with fitness room and Sauna.
Address:
15 Rue Golbery
Colmar , 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
Avignon: Avignon Grand Hotel
Overlooking the 14th century city walls of the medieval city, close to the famous Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes, this modern property has 106 rooms with a stunning views. Its restaurant overlooking a courtyard surrounded by historic buildings and beautiful plane trees offers French and international cuisine. A swimming pool on the roof terrace and a bar are also available. Free WiFi internet access throughout the hotel.
Address:
34 Boulevard Saint Roch
Avignon , France
Marseille: Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port
A 200 room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. A rich breakfast buffet is served in the welcoming restaurant and drinks and snacks are served in the hotel's café/bar.
Address:
1,Rue Neuve Saint-Martin
Marseille , France

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.3
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 8 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

With one exception, the hotels were a bit disappointing. The towels were thin and tired, no toiletries, etc. one bottle of water per room, etc...more cheap than conservative, breakfasts the same...more in line with a low budget hotel than a luxury hotel as billed.

The best vacation is a guided vacation. We saw all the main vacation cities as well as of-the-beaten-path surprises we never would have found ourselves. We intend to book future vacations with Affordable Tours again

Because we were in one of the towns on a Sunday, many restaurants were closed, and was difficult to find one opened near the hotel. Globus should have group dinners for Sundays in the future.


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