Paris, Caen, Bayeux, Dinan, Saint-Malo, Le Mont St. Michael, Chinon, Loire Valley, Amboise, Lyon, Avignon, Antibes, Grasse, Nice, Monte Carlo
From the enchanting streets of Paris to the seaside paradise of Nice, grab a baguette and rendezvous with the best of France. Delight in a 2-night stay in a stunning, renovated château in the UNESCO World Heritage Loire Valley. Enjoy a tour of the famous Château de Chenonceau. Sip wine during a tour of a winery and its impressive underground caves. Visit the city of Lyon, known as the international city of gastronomy. Come to know the enchanting medieval walled city of Avignon. Experience the breathtaking Riviera in Nice and visit the famous local flower market. Witness the splendor of Monaco. Bask in the rich history, culture and romance of these celebrated cities and charming towns.
Our prices start from3,599 LAND ONLY
15 Days • GUIDED • 19 MealsOperated Tour
- 13 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Embark on your journey through France. Bask in the rich history, art, culture and romance of its celebrated cities and charming towns.
Day 2 - Paris, France - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in beautiful Paris. Celebrate the beginning of your French voyage with a sunset river cruise past famous glittering landmarks along the River Seine, which divides the north from the south of Paris into what is known as the Right Bank and the Left Bank. Head to one of Paris' local restaurants for a savory French dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Paris
Start your day by taking in the most iconic sights of Paris on a panoramic coach tour. With your local guide, see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, and the bustling Place Vendome. Take advantage of a free afternoon to write your own story. Perhaps you'll take an optional guided tour at the famous Louvre. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Paris - Caen
Set off for the Normandy coast, where the largest invasion in history took place during World War II. Visit the Memorial Peace Museum, built to commemorate those who died in the epic Battle of Normandy in 1944. Later, see the remains of the artificial Mulberry port built near Arromanche-les-Bain, where the allies resupplied their lines during the liberation of France, before making your way to the hotel. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5 - Caen - D-Day Landing Sites - Caen
This morning visit the Omaha Beach Cemetery and stop by the Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center. See the stars and stripes raised over the graves of the valiant soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Normandy. Then, walk through Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial and see where the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled 100-foot cliffs on D-Day to seize the fortified enemy position. Next, make your way to Sainte Mère Eglise, the heart of the American Airborne operations on D-Day, and visit its parachute-shaped Airborne Museum. You will also visit the landing beaches of Utah and Juno. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6 - Caen - Bayeux - Dinan - Saint-Malo
Start your morning at the Bayeux Cathedral, a towering Romanesque church that was consecrated in the 11th century. Enjoy some free time to explore the historic town on your own. Then it's off to Saint-Malo, Brittany's famous coastal village. Immerse yourself in the beautiful beaches, striking blue water, and views of the fortified Old Town. Tonight, enjoy a wonderfully prepared local dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - Saint-Malo - Le Mont St. Michel - Saint-Malo
Travel to Le Mont St. Michel (UNESCO), the "Wonder of the West." Resting on the border between Normandy and Brittany, this world-famous pilgrimage site sits on the edge of the sea and becomes an island at high tide. Take in the breathtaking views as you stroll through the old city at the base of the village before exploring one of the most beautiful abbeys in France, dating back to the 11th century. Return to Saint-Malo and enjoy time to relax or explore independently. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 8 - Saint-Malo - Chinon - Loire Valley
Journey south to the Loire Valley, a UNESCO site brimming with châteaux and parks, once the setting for the French court. Arrive in the medieval village of Chinon. Joan of Arc first met young Charles VII here and shared her vision that he would defeat the English during the Hundred Years' War. Visit the market,* abundant with fresh produce, flowers and local products, and take time to enjoy lunch along the banks of the Vienne River. Next, tour a local winery and discover some of the Loire Valley's best wines. This afternoon, feel like royalty when you arrive at your 15th-century castle accommodations at the Château de Beauvois. Delve into the history of this site frequented by King Louis XIII as you enjoy some leisure time to explore the grounds or relax on the château's charming terrace. This evening, delight in gourmet French cuisine in the opulent dining room of your château. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
*Outdoor markets may not be available.
Day 9 - Loire Valley - Amboise - Loire Valley
Embark on a tour of the spectacular Château de Chenonceau. Perched along the banks of the Cher River, it is a jewel of Renaissance architecture. Head to the picturesque center of Amboise. Enjoy free time for exploring and getting to know the local culture. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 10 - Loire Valley - Lyon
Travel the French countryside to the gastronomical capital of France, Lyon (UNESCO). The city was once an important area for silk production. Today it is famous for its world-renowned cuisine. This evening, personalize your culinary experience with Diner's Choice! Choose from a selection of included restaurants for your meal. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 11 - Lyon
Choose how you spend the day because it's your choice! Get to know Lyon with a local expert, visiting the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvier and the historic Old Quarter -OR- enjoy a tasting experience at the Cite International de la Gastronomie, learning about cooking techniques from chefs in the museum's on-site kitchen. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 12 - Lyon - Avignon
Get acquainted with the walled city of Avignon on a morning orientation tour. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. With your free time, perhaps you will choose to explore the 14th-century Palais des Papes, the world's largest Gothic palace, or take a relaxing stroll along the river and see Pont Saint-Bénézet, one of the city's most iconic sites. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 13 - Avignon - Antibes - Grasse - Nice
Travel to Antibes and rub shoulders with Europe's elite in this Riviera getaway. After some free time to explore, continue to Grasse, the center of the world's perfume industry. Learn the secrets of perfume making, from extraction to distillation, while visiting a famous parfumerie. Then journey to Nice, the renowned playground of the rich and famous. The evening is yours to explore this seaside destination. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 14 - Nice - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Nice
This morning you'll feel like a local as you stroll through the colorful and fragrant flower market* in Nice. Then it's off to discover Place Massena and the lively seafront Promenade des Anglais. Your journey takes you to Monaco, the dazzling gem of the Riviera. A panoramic tour highlights the famous and extravagant Casino of Monte Carlo and the spectacular 13th-century Prince's Palace. Pause to see the Cathedral of Monaco, the final burial site of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. Decide how to experience Monaco's culture because it's your choice! Explore the Oceanographic Museum, perusing the collection of fossils, skeletons, and more -OR- glimpse into the automobile past at the Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco, where you'll take in more than 100 vintage cars. Gather for a farewell dinner tonight to celebrate the end of a magnificent trip to France! Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 15 - Nice - Tour Ends
Set out for home with many magnificent memories.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on October 29, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,000. International airfare is additional.
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