From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler guided tour of France, you'll get a sample of what the country has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.Highlights of this French escorted tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, and a visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are walking tours through Avignon, to see the Palace of the Popes and through the maze of small streets to the Market Square of Aix-en-Provence, and a drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. On this French tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region; a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, where you will taste the local pastis; and in Eze, create your own fragrance at a famous perfume factory. These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous guided tour of France and ending in Monte Carlo. It's a marvelous vacation experience!
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Paris||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. (D)|
|Day 2||Paris||Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and a visit to magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)|
|Day 3||Beaune||Enjoy a special visit to the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, where a [LF] WINE TASTING awaits at the renowned Marche aux Vins wine cellar. Time to stroll around and admire the famous Hotel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica. (B)|
|Day 4||Aix-en-Provence||Stop at Pont du Gard and admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhone River that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, 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. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence, where you will stay for two nights. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Aix-en-Provence||Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most elegant cities; it was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over. Follow your Tour Director to the market square. Wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 6||Monte Carlo||Enjoy a [LF] highlight visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops, and try out a glass of the local pastis. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in Nice, 'Queen of the Riviera.' Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais and continue along the scenic Basse Corniche to the tiny country of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, have dinner, and try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino. (B)|
|Day 7||Monte Carlo||Morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views to Eze, where a unique highlight awaits you: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and [LF] CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE. Tonight, join a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Monte Carlo||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice). (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $720No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in Paris:in single room $187-$396, in twin $95-$200, in triple $126-$265Extra nights per person in Monte Carlo:in single room $246-$299, in twin $132-$159, in triple $94-$112
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