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You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them at Omaha. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your turn to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux country. You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s you will get the opportunity to ride on it. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris with guided sightseeing, and has overnights also in Caen, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Aix-en-Provence, the French Riviera, Lyon, and Dijon. A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle complete with moat and towers. You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle which 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. In Grasse visit one of France’s most famous perfume factories and learn about the history of perfume making. In Brittany, visit the Neolithic dolmen La Roche-aux-Fées, which dates back to 3500-3000 BC. In Lyon, sit back and let a Local Guide explain the sights on a private river cruise. In Orange a visit to the well-preserved Roman Amphitheater. All of this—plus walking tours to explore Bordeaux, the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne, and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on the magnificent La France tour, the 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, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the impressive COURTYARD of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally built 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.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (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 elegant city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savor dinner at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B,D)
Day 7: BORDEAUX.
Today, an exclusive WINE TASTING has been arranged for you to learn all about the local wines for which the Bordeaux area is famous. Balance of the day is at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to the charming village of Saint Emilion. (B,D)
Day 8: BORDEAUX–ARCACHON–DUNE DU PILAT–BIARRITZ.
Stop in the seaside town of Arcachon, famous for oyster harvesting, and marvel at the Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe. Arrive in Biarritz, an ancient fishing village. Time to relax and enjoy the beach or browse through the little shops. Your Tour Director will have suggestions how to make the most of your stay.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B)
Day 9: BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE.
In Lourdes, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites, visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Next is the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (B,D)
Day 10: CARCASSONNE–AIX-EN-PROVENCE.
This morning, enjoy a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements before continuing to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities, and birthplace of painter Cézanne, that has always attracted artists from all over the world. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour through the center of the town and wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B)
Day 11: AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA.
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.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km (B)
Day 12: FRENCH RIVIERA.
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. Optional excursions are available to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence and to Monte Carlo to try your luck at the Casino! (B)
Day 13: FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON.
Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and arrive in Orange, Visit the ROMAN THEATER, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the best-preserved examples of Roman architecture in France. Next is Lyon, the third largest city of France.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi / 480 km (B,D)
Day 14: 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 to discover the Traboules, secret, hidden passageways winding their way through buildings and along staircases, with a history going back to the 4th century. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy and famous for mustard. During your orientation, hear about the dukes who ruled over the area, admire the architecture, and learn about toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs).
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B)
Day 15: 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.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B)
Day 16: PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, orientation drive, guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les Invalides
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace
Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach
MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey
[LF] Orientation by little train
[LF] Visit La Roche-aux-Fées
Visit Chenonceau Castle
Dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise; walking tour; wine tasting
Stop in the seaside resort
DUNE DU PILAT
Marvel at the tallest sand dune in Europe
Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto
Walk by the ancient battlements
Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume-making
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice
Visit the amphitheater
[LF] private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)
Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class TGV train.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Bordeaux
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
74, Rue Amelot
Paris , France
1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex , France
Chausse' Du Sillon
St.Malo , France
Blois , France
81,Cours Saint Louis
Bordeaux , France
1 Carrefour Hèlianthe
Biarritz , France
2 rue des Claquières
Carcassonne , France
24 Boulevard Du Roi Rene
Aix-En-Provence , France
Nice , France
12, Cours De Verdun
Lyon , France
14 Av. Maréchal Foch
Dijon , France
17 Rue Du Cotentin
Paris , France
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The tour was exactly as advertised, Our only complaint is that the itinerary included too many single night stops. In the future we will probably only take bus tours that have a minimum of two day stops with certain regions easily capable of supporting a three night stop, i.e. Bordeaux, Nimes, Nice, Loire Valley, and the Dijon wine area.
The tour by Globus was disappointing but had nothing to do with our agent Steve. We are more than pleased with his services and have enjoyed about 6 tours wit Globus but this one was NOT up tp par. The guide was very knowledgeable about history way back but talked nothing of today's cylture and politices in France. Whe touched on schools a tid bit. She did not answer questions and when she infrequently did it was with a didn't you listen? We plan to write to Globus to let them know we were dissatisfied with some of the hotels, guide and dinners at hotel.
many hours on the bus not enough time at some of the stops
Excellent, knowledgeable tour director. Really enhanced our experience. Great way to tour around France and get a feel for all the areas and cities. Was fun learning the food specialties of each area and industry they are known for.
This tour is for those who want to see a lot of France. Our tour guide, MarieClaire, was excellent and was an old hand at French tours. The tour was as described, the hotels were mostly good quality and conveniently located for you to go out on your own. The optional side tours that include dinner, such as Ese, were not great. For the price I expected better food. The one exception to this was the farmhouse dinner in the Loire valley. That is not to be missed. I would also skip the WW II Atlantic wall tour, as there is very little left to see of it. The Moulin Rouge show was good, food average, and you will be crammed into the theater like sardines. Monte Carlo night is worth going to only if you really want to see the Monte Carlo Casino. It is not that impressive from the outside, and they charge a cover charge of $10-20 Euros to go into the casino. This is not included in the tour charge. The Montmartre tour is excellent. You might want to avoid the Louvre tour as it happens on the last day of your tour and you will be exhausted by then. We spent an extra day in Paris after the tour and spent the entire day at the Louvre. You really can see much more if you are not rushed out of there in a few hours.
All was good. I especially liked our tour director, Philip. He was pleasant and professional and his history lessons, etc while on board the bus were informative and interesting. I do have a safety suggestion for all hotels. Getting out of a bathtub was extreamly slippery and I even slipped and fell the fist day at the Marriott in Paris. There should be safety handles installed on every wall of each bathtub and shower. I ultimately placed a towel on the floor of the tub/shower so it would be less slippery. I asked a few traveling companions and those with bathtubs agreed it was slippery when exiting.
All were as expected except a couple of hotel meals. In France we expect the food to be outstanding every time.
Christine did a great job! She is always professional, courteous, and friendly. Thanks Christine!
very professional, caring and knowledgeable in all aspects of our trip. Thumbs up!!
Globus did an exceptional job of providing everything that was described in my travel documents. Tour Director, was excellent!
This tour was interesting, informative and rewarding. It gave a wonderful overview of French history and the stops at so many different cities exposed us to the regions/cities we'd most enjoy spending more time in on future trips.
Great trip! The tour director and bus driver from Globus are the best. They made our experience in France so much more enjoyable and special.
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.
Good value for the money. Hotels locations were good and meals provided were very nice. The bus driver and tour guide were very good.
Good value for the money. Enjoyed the trip with globus
This is the third trip I've taken with Globus and the food on the "included" meals is getting worse with every trip. I was looking forward to sampling that wonderful French cuisine I hear so much about. Except for the optional excursions (which are quite expensive) the food was very disappointing.
Over all, it was a great trip. Tour Director and Driver did a splendid and excellent job!
Lourdes Candlelight Procession and Rosary was very moving. French Riviera was beautiful. Normandy Beaches were impressive history. Local Cuisine was delicious.
I enjoyed every day of it. The Tour Director, the Chauffeur and the Coach were exceptional, including all the stops for Toilettes, everything was very well managed. My only upset was the rotation situation, I would have much preferred to be assigned a seat and be done with it. The same few people seem to end up-front continually. It is not in my nature nor my upbringing to be pushy and remind people that they are not being fair to others. Not enough of a major problem to complain to the Tour Director who was continually doing things to accommodate and respect everyone of us...Final impression, I had a most wonderful tour.
Tour Director was excellent.
This trip offers so much more than the similar one with Trafalger. Highly recommend this one
Our 8th Globus Trip. The tour director was one of the best. Her knowledge of the culture and history of France was amazing. She was a walking encyclopedia...excellent. Hotels, attractions, itinerary was excellent. It wasn't a perfect trip however. The included dinner at the hotel in Nimes was terrible. The meat was cold, fatty, and poorly presented. Coffee and tea were not served by the wait staff. We were told to get our beverages in the bar if we wanted them. Had we been in the US, we would have walked out and refused to pay for the meal. The worst meal experience among our 8 Globus trips. We didn't allow it to ruin our trip however. Yes, we will travel with Globus again. Hopefully soon.
Globus tours seem to attract a 'too-large' group and this particular tour had too many one night stops, also. In the future, I will look for smaller groups or maybe do some private touring.
Globus did not communicate properly with their staff when our plane was changed. We reported that plane had been changed to the number given, they did not advise staff in Paris, therefore, staff at airport was very concerned as to our whereabouts when we finally found each other. We, also, were concerned if we would be picked up after hours looking for our Globus ride from Paris airport. We lost the day in Paris due to plane changed and delay in being picked up from airport. I called hotel looking for Globus staff and hotel didn't know of Globus staff there. cost of $3.00 a minute rather expensive call which accomplished nothing. Travelers need a phone number to call if not picked up at airport as planned. Trip was good... once we arrived in Paris. It was rather large group, but all got along fine and on time. I would prefer a little smaller group. Our tour guide did a fantastic job handling such a large group. We enjoyed all of the extra excursions we took and thought they were important part of the trip. Of course we wished we had more time at some of the areas. It was a fast pace trip as we thought it would be. Enjoyed the train and river cruise at night. It was fun to compare the sand dunes to our Sleeping Bear dunes in MI. It was expensive for us to purchase food and items, but Australians thought it was a bargain. All in your perspective from home. Glad to be home to our $1.00 drinks!
We enjoyed the Globus LaFrance tour..it was a busy pace for 15 days and we saw so much of France.
We were very pleased with our experience with Affordable and Globus.
The hotel accomodations were decent, however in 5 out of the 10 hotels we stayed in the breakfasts were truly unsatisfactory accompanied by rude servers!! Basically had to purchase my own breakfasts elsewhere.
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