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!
Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles.
VIP Access - Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
Perfect Hotels - We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
Tour Directors - Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
Transportation - Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
|September 23, 2023||from $7,879 CDN (Compared to $8,029 CDN)||Per Person|
|1||Sat Sep 23||ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE|
|2||Sun Sep 24||PARIS, FRANCE|
|3||Mon Sep 25||PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES|
|4||Tue Sep 26||CAEN–MONT ST. MICHEL–SAINT-MALO|
|5||Wed Sep 27||SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY|
|6||Thu Sep 28||LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX|
|7||Fri Sep 29||BORDEAUX|
|8||Sat Sep 30||BORDEAUX–ARCACHON–DUNE DU PILAT–BIARRITZ|
|9||Sun Oct 1||BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE|
|10||Mon Oct 2||CARCASSONNE–AIX-EN-PROVENCE|
|11||Tue Oct 3||AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA|
|12||Wed Oct 4||FRENCH RIVIERA|
|13||Thu Oct 5||FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON|
|14||Fri Oct 6||LYON–DIJON|
|15||Sat Oct 7||DIJON–PARIS|
|16||Sun Oct 8||PARIS|
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
WELCOME TO PARIS!
At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 – PARIS
LIFE 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 Globus Local Favorite dinner and cabaret one of Paris lively venues.
Day 3 – PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES
HEROES & 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.
Day 4 – CAEN–MONT ST. MICHEL–SAINT-MALO
CASTLE 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.
Day 5 – SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY
ESSÉ Globus Local Favorite Visit the ruins of La Roche-aux-Fées.
ANGERS Take an orientation tour. Enjoy free time to browse before continuing to the Loire Valley.
Day 6 – LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX
A WOMAN’S TOUCH
CHENONCEAU Visit the castle of Catherine de Medici.
BORDEAUX Take a walking tour. Enjoy dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant.
Day 7 – BORDEAUX
VINES & VINTAGES
BORDEAUX Globus Local Favorite Enjoy a wine tasting in the countryside, followed by free time this afternoon.
Day 8 – BORDEAUX–ARCACHON–DUNE DU PILAT–BIARRITZ
SCENIC 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.
Day 9 – BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE
HISTORY & MYSTERY
LOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto en route to Carcassonne.
Day 10 – CARCASSONNE–AIX-EN-PROVENCE
BATTLE 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.
Day 11 – AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA
FRAGRANCES & A FEAST FOR THE EYES
GRASSE Globus Local Favorite 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.
Day 12 – FRENCH RIVIERA
THE GOOD LIFE ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
FRENCH RIVIERA Relax with a free day on the beautiful Côte d’Azur.
Day 13 – FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON
ORANGE Visit the Roman Theatre en route to Lyon.
Day 14 – LYON–DIJON
REVERIE ON THE RHÔNE AND SÂONE
LYON Board a Globus Local Favorite 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.
Day 15 – DIJON–PARIS
PARIS PART DEUX
DIJON Board a high-speed TGV train ride to Paris.
PARIS Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.
Day 16 – PARIS
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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