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Best of France

14 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
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Day 1 DEPART USA
Overnight flight to Paris.

Day 2 ARRIVE PARIS
Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! France is a diverse and fascinating country with so much to offer. From architecture to cuisine, your trip reveals a host of regional delights and specialities. Relax after your journey or take a wander through the streets of this beautiful city. Tonight, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and then enjoy an orientation drive through the city to take in some of the breath-taking sights. (Welcome Reception)

Day 3 PARIS - BEAUNE - LYON
Drive south into Burgundy wine country, past the Côte d'Or vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits St. Georges. Arrive in the medieval town of Beaune and sample the delicious Local Speciality wines of this region. Tonight in Lyon, why not try out some gourmet specialities for which the city is justifiably famous. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4 LYON - AVIGNON - MONACO - FRENCH RIVIERA (2 NIGHTS)
Stop in Avignon to see the Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song, 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Traverse Provence, a picturesque area favoured by artists such as Van Gogh and Cézanne, to the Principality of Monaco. This small city state is both a constitutional monarchy and home to many rich and famous people! Explore the cathedral, where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married. Later, enjoy a Regional Meal in Monaco before arriving at your hotel. (Buffet Breakfast / Regional Meal)

Day 5 FRENCH RIVIERA FREE TIME
Spend today as you wish. The Côte d'Azur is a sparkling and pristine stretch of famous coastline. You might like to lounge on the beach, shop in elegant boutiques or perhaps visit the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. This evening, why not dine in one of the many pleasant local restaurants. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 6 FRENCH RIVIERA – ARLES – CARCASSONNE
Visit the town of Arles, with free time to explore the city. Pass Alaric's Mountain to Carcassonne, a walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site which was extensively restored in the 19th century. See the double ring of ramparts featuring 53 towers during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' was filmed on location in and around Carcassonne. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

Day 7 CARCASSONNE - LOURDES - BIARRITZ
Wind your way through the Corbières Hills and 'Cathar' landscapes toward the Pyrenées. See the Basilica on top of St. Bernadette's grotto at Lourdes, a holy site of pilgrimage. In Biarritz, walk along the renowned surfing beach where the Atlantic waves come crashing in. Dine tonight at your hotel. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

Day 8 BIARRITZ - BORDEAUX (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the west coast north through Les Landes to the classical town of Bordeaux. Built on the River Garonne, this is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century and the annual wine fair held in the city attracts buyers from all over the world. See the sights including the magnificent Esplanade des Quinconces during your orientation. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 9 DORDOGNE EXCURSION
Enjoy a scenic half-day included excursion through beautiful countryside and picturesque scenery in the Dordogne region, best known for the enchanting medieval 'Bastide' villages. Drive to the renowned wine village of St. Emilion, possible one of the most famous towns with ties to wine production. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10 BORDEAUX - LOIRE VALLEY
Continue north through the Poitou Charentes region to the Loire Valley, and stop to visit the beautiful fairytale Château Chenonceau, which straddles the River Cher. One of the most remarkable castles ever built, Chenonceau features stunning landscaped gardens and priceless collections of Renaissance furniture, tapestries and art. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a special Be My Guest dining experience in a 17th century traditional farmhouse. (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest dining)

Day 11 LOIRE VALLEY – MONT ST. MICHEL – OMAHA BEACH
In Brittany, visit the island-town of Mont St. Michel, featuring the Abbey and picturesque streets. Follow the Liberty Highway to St. Lô and on to Omaha Beach, where your Travel Director provides an excellent account of the momentous events that took place here. Pause and reflect on the courage of those who gave their lives. Visit the D-Day museum and learn in detail about how the operation was planned and executed. Arrive later at your hotel where you dine tonight. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

Day 12 OMAHA BEACH - GIVERNY - PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
Head south-east towards the valley of the River Seine. Stop at Giverny and visit the house and gardens where Claude Monet lived for most of his life. One of the founders of French Impressionism, some of his most famous paintings were inspired by this spectacular garden. This evening in the glittering capital, Paris, consider a trip to one of the city's renowned cabaret venues. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 13 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Élysées – see all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert! See the unique skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where you enjoy panoramic views across the city. Spend the rest of the day seeing more sights and shopping for souvenirs. Or simply relax and watch the world go by! This evening, celebrate with your Travel Director and new-found friends at a Farewell Dinner. (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 14 PARIS – USA
Say ‘au revoir’ to your fellow travelers at the end of a magical and memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Châteaux, chic beach resorts, cheese and wine – all you want to see and taste in France. But this in-depth experience also peels back the layers to reveal the soul of this great country. It's Insider moments like… standing in the musty cellars beneath the Hospices de Beaune as you taste classic Burgundy wines – perhaps the subtle depths of Pinot Noir or the signature richness of Chardonnay. It's imagining the wealthy wine merchants who come here every year to sample the harvest before the world-famous charity auction at this 570 year old building. And when you're standing on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, it's about taking the time to remember the soldiers who gave up their lives on June 6, 1944.

Dining

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, Regional Meal, 3 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.
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Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Paris and Carcassonne.
  • Orientations of Beaune, Lyon, Monaco, Nice, Arles, Lourdes, Biarritz, Bordeaux, the Dordogne Valley and the Loire Valley.
  • Visit the D Day Museum, Chateau Chenonceau, the Eiffel Tower, and Claude Monet's home at Giverny.
  • View the Papal Palace in Avignon, The Royal Palace, Cathedral and Grand Casino while in Monaco, Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena in Nice, St Bernadette's Grotto in Lourdes, Esplanade des Quinconces in Bordeaux, the D-Day Beach of Omaha while in Normandy and the Abbey of Mont St. Michel.
  • See the Roman Ampitheatre and its Cathedral in Arles.

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Speciality dinner in the atmosphere of a 17th century traditional farmhouse.
  • Local Expert in Paris and Carcassonne.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Sample delicious regional wines in Beaune.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Paris:  Novotel Tour Eiffel/Radisson Boulogne
Lyon: Novotel Lyon Gerland
French Riviera: Boscolo Plaza/Marriot La Pore de Monaco/Mercure Rouen Champs de Mars
Carcassonne:  Mercure Porte De La Cite/Best Western Le Donjon
Biarritz: Novotel Biarritz Anglet Aeroport
Bordeaux: Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartron
Loire Valley: Mercure Tours Nord/Alliance Tours Centre
Omaha Beach: Mercure Omaha Beach/Novotel Bayeux/Mercure Pont L'Eveque Deauville/Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre
Paris: Novotel Tour Eiffel



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