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 chateau in the UNESCO World Heritage Loire Valley. Enjoy a tour of the famous Chateau de Chenonceau. Sip wine during a tour of a winery and its impressive underground caves. Visit the city of Lyon and dine at a traditional bouchon. 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.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
14 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisOvernight Flight: Embark on your journey through France. Bask in the rich history, art, culture and romance of its celebrated cities and charming towns.
Day 2ParisParis, 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.
Day 3ParisParis: 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.
Day 4ParisParis - 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.
Day 5CaenCaen - 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 Mere 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.
Day 6CaenCaen - Bayeux - Saint-Malo: Travel back in history when you stand before the impressive Bayeux Tapestry (UNESCO), a 230-foot embroidered cloth depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. 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.
Day 7Saint-MaloSaint-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.
Day 8Saint-MaloSaint-Malo - Chinon - Loire Valley: Journey south to the Loire Valley, a UNESCO site brimming with chateaux 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 Chateau 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 chateau's charming terrace. This evening, delight in gourmet French cuisine in the opulent dining room of your chateau.
Day 9Loire ValleyLoire Valley - Amboise - Loire Valley: Embark on a tour of the spectacular Chateau 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.
Day 10Loire ValleyLoire 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, experience this cuisine firsthand when you dine at a bouchon, a local restaurant that serves traditional Lyonnaise fare.
Day 11LyonLyon: 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- embark on an appetizing adventure in Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse food market, where you'll peruse its many culinary delights and sample some local goods before exploring the area independently. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish.
Day 12LyonLyon - 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-Benezet, one of the city's most iconic sites.
Day 13AvignonAvignon - 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.
Day 14NiceNice - Monaco - Monte Carlo - 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. Gather for a farewell dinner tonight to celebrate the end of a magnificent trip to France!
Day 15NiceNice - Tour Ends: Set out for home with many magnificent memories.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/04/2020$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/16/2020$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/12/2021$3,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/16/2021$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile Paris, France
Le Meridien Etoile Paris, France
Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice, France
Hotel Oceania Saint-Malo, France
Mercure Caen City Center-Port de Plaisance Caen, France
Mercure Hotel Cite Des Papes Avignon, France
Mercure Pont d' Avignon Avignon, France
Chateau de Beauvois Loire Valley, France
Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette Lyon, France
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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