Grand Tour of France with extended Stay in London
You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.</BR></BR>History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history when we stop at Pont Du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st century; visit the amphitheater in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome, Then, moving on to the Middle Ages, visit Rocamadour, a town perched high on a cliff; walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne; and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years’ War left many of the town’s population destitute.. On the “route Napoleon”, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, when he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944. </BR></BR>Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. </BR></BR>In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. You’ll also travel through some of France’s most beautiful areas. Spend time in the Châteaux Country, home to spectacular castles since the 11th century. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, with its charming villages and attractive castles. Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.</BR></BR>At the end of your France tour, travel via Eurostar train from Paris to London for three nights and guided sightseeing, including iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. All services in London, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. </BR> </BR>This value-minded France tour—with London—is truly a vacation of a lifetime!
Individual headsetsSightseeing:Visits to Rouen, Honfleur, Caen, Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, Angers cathedral, La Rochelle, Cognac Museum, Bordeaux, Rocamadour, Carcassonne, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles Roman Amphitheater, Aix-en-Provence, Grasse perfume workshop, Beaune Hôtel-Dieu. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
PARIS Novotel Porte d’Orleans (F) or Kyriad Bercy (ST)CAEN Mercure Cote de Nacre (ST) at Herouville St. ClairMONT ST. MICHELHotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST)CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY Novotel Amboise (F)BORDEAUX Mercure Centre Meriadeck (ST)TOULOUSE Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport (F)AVIGNON Ibis Pont de l’Europe (ST) or Ibis Styles Sud (ST)FRENCH RIVIERA Park Inn Nice (ST) or Ibis Styles Vieux Port (ST)LYON AREA Lyon Ouest (ST) or Parkest (ST)PARIS Novotel La Defense (F) or Timhotel Berthier (ST)LONDON Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (F)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
NOTES:April 9 Departure – Easter December 20 Departure – New Year in Paris including Reveillon dinner
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; highspeed Eurostar train
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