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Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.(D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.
This morning visit LF the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Then, continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Walk along the Rue des Forges and see the Ducal Palace and the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good. Look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl at the Church of Notre Dame.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km
Stop at Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River which became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy.
Today’s Distance: 292 mi / 470 km
Drive to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau. You will also be treated to a LF café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi / 270 km(B)
Follow your Tour Director for a walk through the OLD TOWN of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, before celebrating the success of your French Escape with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today’s Distance: 37 mi / 60 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Located on the Left Bank near to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The warmly decorated air-conditioned rooms have a minifridge, tea and coffee maker, and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant, bar / lounge the serves traditional French cuisine, coffee and cocktails. Other amenities include a gym.
Located in the heart of Dijon with a peaceful rear garden. This hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and a selection of Burgandy beers and wines can be enjoyed in the intimate setting of the hotel bar.
Overlooking the 14th century city walls of the medieval city, close to the famous Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes, this modern property has 106 rooms with a stunning views. Its restaurant overlooking a courtyard surrounded by historic buildings and beautiful plane trees offers French and international cuisine. A swimming pool on the roof terrace and a bar are also available. Free WiFi internet access throughout the hotel.
This 7-story hotel features 150 guestrooms and a rooftop terrace with seasonal swimming pool and amazing views over Nice. The chic L'Horloge Restaurant serves tasty local specialties prepared by Chef Julien Perrier; while the 7th-floor 7 Blue Bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.
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