La France 2023
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This rollicking tour of France gets the festivities started in Paris and keeps the entertainment coming for 16 fun-filled days. Good food, great wine, and memorable activities are all part of the package on our most in-depth vacation to France. After painting the town rouge in Paris, at a renowned Cabaret venue, head toward the northern coastline for a touching visit of the Normandy Beaches as well as a visit to the fairy-tale setting of the Abbey of Mont St. Michel. Delight in the moat-surrounded Chenonceau Castle, the reds and whites of Bordeaux, and the sparkling blue waters from the west coast to the French Riviera. Stroll through perfect medieval towns, the pilgrimage site of Lourdes and along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Top this off with the lavender-hued countryside of Provence and a private cruise on the Rhone. Will you have an absolute ball on this encompassing tour of France? The answer is oui!
Angers , Biarritz , Bordeaux , Brittany , Burgundy , Caen , Carcassonne , Dijon , French Riviera , Grasse , Loire Valley , Lourdes , Lyon , Omaha Beach , Orange , Paris
ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCEWelcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
PARISLife is a Cabaret! PARIS Enjoy free time this morning followed by guided sightseeing that features the Arc de Triomphe, les Champs-Elysées, and a visit to the Courtyard of Les Invalides. This evening, enjoy [LF] dinner and cabaret one of Paris lively venues. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITEGLITTERING CHAMPAGNEDelectable food, champagne lights, and thousands of glittering costumes. The cabaret in Paris is like a treasure trove: be enchanted! A true tribute to the city of lights but also a great show. Be carried away by the beauty of the dancers expressed on stage. Your eyes will twinkle like stars in the sky!
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHESHeroes & Hope for Peace CAEN Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace.NORMANDY BEACHES See the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches, then visit Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery and Memorial with the Monument to the Brave. (B,D) 236 mi / 380 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of heroes on the beaches of Normandy, where Allied Forces stormed the beach with courage and heroism in World War II. Visit the final resting place of American soldiers who gave their lives for liberty.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CAEN–MONT ST. MICHEL–SAINT-MALOCastle in the Sand MONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit at the abbey.SAINT-MALO Take an orientation ride on the Little Train. Free time late afternoon and evening. (B) 124 mi / 200 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & ARCHITECTURE A real-life castle in the sand, magical Mont St. Michel Abbey sits on top of a tidal island on the coast of Normandy. Learn how this strategic position has protected it from being invaded but also has made it the ideal location for a place of confinement. Napoleon closed the abbey and converted it into a prison for his opponents.
SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEYMysterious Stones ESSÉ [LF] Visit the ruins of La Roche-aux-Fées.ANGERS Take an orientation tour. Enjoy free time to browse before continuing to the Loire Valley. (B) 267 mi / 430 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LEGENDS & LORE La Maison de La Roche-aux-Fées is a marvel of mystery. This dolmen tomb, or covered alley, is the largest in the world, constructed with 30 upright stones designed to catch the sun at winter solstice. Believed to be built as a funerary nearly 5,000 years ago, these Neolithic megaliths weigh up to 40 metric tons each and likely been transported from a quarry over 5 km away! Theories of La Mason de La Roche’s purpose range from a temple, to a burial site of a Roman general, to a house built by fairies!
LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUXA Woman’s Touch CHENONCEAU Visit the castle of Catherine de Medici.BORDEAUX Take a walking tour. Enjoy dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B,D) 280 mi / 450 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM A stunning jewel of French history, Château de Chenonceau owes its pristine preservation to succession of historic women, including Catherine de Médici, who played critical roles in building, restoring, and preserving its beauty. This earned the castle its second name: The ladies Castle. Walk the regal halls, featuring bedrooms and lounges, and a magnificent museum preserving the history of this Renaissance masterpiece.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
BORDEAUXVines & Vintages BORDEAUX [LF] Enjoy a wine tasting in the countryside, followed by free time this afternoon. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES Experience the beauty of the Bordeaux region to taste the wonderful wines found only in this bountiful land of vineyards and wine cellars.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
BORDEAUX–ARCACHON–DUNE DU PILAT–BIARRITZScenic Sea & Sand ARCACHON Free time to explore the lovely seaside town.DUNE DU PILAT See the tallest sand dune in Europe.BIARRITZ Enjoy free time this afternoon. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDER Explore the highest dune in Europe at Dune Du Pilat and discover a sweeping landscape overlooking the ocean, forest, and Arcachon Bay. This living ecosystem is protected for its rare beauty and natural wonder.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNEHistory & Mystery LOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto en route to Carcassonne. (B,D)267 mi / 430 km TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LIVES Since the winter night in 1858 when a young Marie Bernada Soubirous reported a vision of the Virgin Mary, Lourdes has been a global pilgrimage site for its promise of healing waters. Hear how the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette 18 times and the underground spring revealed to her, was declared to have miraculous qualities.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CARCASSONNE–AIX-EN-PROVENCEBattle Sites & Boulevard Sights CARCASSONNE Take a walking tour by the ancient battlements.AIX-EN-PROVENCE Join an orientation walk along Cours Mirabeau, one of Europe's great boulevards. Enjoy free time to explore. (B) 186 mi / 300 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT Visit the ancient city of Carcassonne and see its pre-Roman settlement complete with medieval castle and dramatic defensive walls, called the finest remains of medieval fortifications in Europe by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Stunning!
AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERAFragrances & A Feast for the Eyes GRASSE [LF] Visit the perfume factory at Fragonard Usine Historique. Take a scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast.NICE Take in the sights with a drive along the Promenade des Anglais. (B) 130 mi / 210 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITIONS French perfume is as famous as the country’s food and wine. The historic factory at Fragonard Parfumeur still crafts parfum and soaps as they have since 1926 where lavender fields span the Grasse area. Visit the museum to discover the tradition of perfumeries from Antiquity to the present day, with artifacts like Egyptian cosmetics spoons, medieval pomanders, paintings, and antique Provencal furniture.
FRENCH RIVIERAThe Good Life on the Côte d'Azur FRENCH RIVIERA Relax with a free day on the beautiful Côte d'Azur. (B)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Enjoy a leisurely day in the glamorous French Riviera with a free day at the seashore or a stroll through Nice’s vibrant Vieille Ville. Wander the maze of narrow lanes in the Old Town and linger in the cafes, galleries, shops, and museums.
FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYONHistoric Performances ORANGE Visit the Roman Theatre en route to Lyon. (B) 298 mi / 480 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTMUSIC & MASTERPIECES Admire the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Orange, built in the era of Emperor Augustus, in the 1st century AD. Explore this giant outdoor auditorium – one of the best preserved in the western world. Its massive stage and circular seating still deliver superior sound and sensational performances to this day.
LYON–DIJONReverie on the Rhône and Sâone LYON Board a [LF] private cruise on the Rhône and Sâone Rivers with a Local Guide. Enjoy free time to walk through the Old Town.DIJON Take an orientation walk with free time to explore. (B) 124 mi / 200 kmLOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Join us for a cruise on the Rhône and Sâone Rivers in the culinary capital of France – Lyon. See the city from a new perspective and enjoy a leisurely tour on the water, before enjoying free time to browse the city’s bakeries and shops.
DIJON–PARISParis Part Deux DIJON Board a high-speed TGV train ride to Paris.PARIS Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 199 mi / 320 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY SIGHTS As the song goes, we love Paris in the springtime; we love Paris in the fall - but no matter the season, we fall in love anytime we visit the most romantic city in the world. Board the high-speed train to the City of Light and enjoy a free evening to experience your idea of the perfect Parisian pastime.
PARISSafe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners
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And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Globus travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.A SAFE & WARM WELCOME
Globus will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests.BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE
There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH
To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and Globus is also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining the trips. Additionally, regular guest checks are conducted, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS
Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH
Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.
81 Bd Gouvion St Cyr
Paris Cedex 17 , France
1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex , France
Chausse' Du Sillon
St.Malo , France
Blois , France
81,Cours Saint Louis
Bordeaux , France
68 Avenue D'Espagne
Biarritz , France
2 rue des Claquières
Carcassonne , France
24 Boulevard Du Roi Rene
Aix-En-Provence , France
Nice , France
20, Quai Gailleton
Lyon , France
14 Av. Maréchal Foch
Dijon , France
52 Rue D'oradour S.Glane
Paris 15 , France
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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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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.