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Globus La France(ra)

15 days from Paris to Paris 
This is the ideal vacation to explore the highlight cities and sights of France. Enjoy 2-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 La Table d’Henry 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 with a visit to St. Bernadette’s grotto, and the memorable rosary and candlelight procession in the evening; 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, then turn north and drive along the famous Route Napoleon to Chambéry. Explore Lyon, France’s second-largest city, and stay in Dijon, one of Burgundy’s prettiest cities. Finally, travel on the high-speed first-class TGV train back to Paris.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower

Visit these seaside resorts

Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum

Take pictures of the landing beaches; visit the American Cemetery

Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant

[LF] A special dinner at La Table d’Henry restaurant

Visit Chenonceau Castle

Walking tour, a special dinner at a local restaurant

Wine tasting at Château Soutard

Visit the seaside resort

Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto; [LF] join the rosary and candlelight procession

Walk by the ancient battlements

Walking tour

Walk along the Promenade des Anglais

Stay two nights at the Côte d’Azur

Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making

Orientation including Fourvière Hill


By high-speed TGV train (first-class)

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2015)

Day 1Arrive in Paris, France.
 Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a 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 2Paris.
 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. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, as well as to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
Day 3Paris–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 4Bayeux–Normandy Beaches–Mont St. Michel–St. Malo.
 Drive along the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6th, 1944, stop at Omaha Beach and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Then continue to 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 La Table d’Henry restaurant, where you can try out regional specialties. (B,L,D)
Day 5St. Malo–Loire Valley.
 Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany to the Loire Valley for your overnight stay in Blois. This evening you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 6Loire 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 pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savor dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7Bordeaux. 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 an exclusive WINE TASTING at Château Soutard awaits you. (B,D)
Day 8Bordeaux–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, [LF] join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B,D)
Day 9Lourdes–Carcassonne–Nîmes.
 From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nîmes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B,D)
Day 10Nîmes–Aix-En-Provence–Nice–Monte Carlo, Monaco.
 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 11Monte 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 12Monte Carlo–Grasse, France–Chambéry.
 Arrive in Grasse, and [LF] visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about perfume-making. Next, drive along the spectacular Route Napoleon through the French Alps past medieval towns to Chambéry. (B,D)
Day 13Chambéry–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 14Dijon–Paris.
 Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
Day 15Paris.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with a drink; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and special dinners in St. Malo and in Bordeaux

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

No triple room reduction.

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

Globus Notes

  • In the rare event that the TGV train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.
  • May 9 Departure–will overnight in an alternative location in Monte Carlo.
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.

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Guaranteed Departure 09/12/2015 $4,079.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/26/2015 $4,079.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/03/2015 $4,029.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/10/2015 $3,999.00
04/09/2016 $3,599.00
04/16/2016 $3,626.00
04/23/2016 $3,626.00
04/30/2016 $3,671.00
05/07/2016 $3,671.00
05/14/2016 $3,671.00
05/21/2016 $3,671.00
05/28/2016 $3,671.00
06/04/2016 $3,671.00
06/11/2016 $3,626.00
06/18/2016 $3,626.00
06/25/2016 $3,626.00
07/02/2016 $3,626.00
07/09/2016 $3,581.00
07/16/2016 $3,581.00
07/23/2016 $3,581.00
07/30/2016 $3,581.00
08/06/2016 $3,626.00
08/13/2016 $3,626.00
08/20/2016 $3,626.00
08/27/2016 $3,626.00
09/03/2016 $3,671.00
09/10/2016 $3,671.00
09/17/2016 $3,671.00
09/24/2016 $3,671.00
10/01/2016 $3,626.00
10/08/2016 $3,599.00
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