La France


  • 16 days

  • Europe

tour : RA

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£3,039pp

Now from

£2,735pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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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 fairytale 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!

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Day
1

Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

PARIS

Day
2

PARIS 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 LF dinner and cabaret at the famous Lido.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES

Day
3

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. 236 mi / 380 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAEN–MONT ST. MICHEL–SAINT-MALO

Day
4

MONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit of the abbey.
SAINT-MALO Orientation ride on the Little Train. Free time late afternoon and evening. 124 mi / 200 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY

Day
5

ESSÉ LF Visit La Roche-aux-Fees.
ANGERS Orientation tour. Free time to browse before continuing to the Loire Valley. 267 mi / 430 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX

Day
6

CHENONCEAU Visit the castle of Catherine de Medici.
BORDEAUX Walking tour. Dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. 280 mi / 450 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BORDEAUX

Day
7

BORDEAUX LF Wine tasting in the countryside. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BORDEAUX–ARCACHON–DUNE DU PILAT–BIARRITZ

Day
8

ARCACHON Free time to browse.
DUNE DU PILAT See the tallest sand dune in Europe.BIARRITZ Free time this afternoon and evening.
174 mi / 280 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE

Day
9

LOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto en route to Carcassonne.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CARCASSONNE–AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Day
10

CARCASSONNE Walking tour by the ancient battlements.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE Orientation walk along Cours Mirabeau and free time to explore. 186 mi / 300 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA

Day
11

GRASSE LF Visit the Fragonard Usine Historique. Scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast.
NICE Drive along the Promenade des Anglais. 130 mi / 210 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FRENCH RIVIERA

Day
12

FRENCH RIVIERA Free day.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on the French Riviera with an excursion to Saint-Paul de Vence. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON

Day
13

ORANGE Visit the Roman Theater en route to Lyon.
298 mi / 480 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LYON–DIJON

Day
14

LYON LF Private cruise on the Rhône and Sâone Rivers with a Local Guide. Free time to walk through the Old Town.
DIJON Orientation walk and free time. 124 mi / 200 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DIJON–PARIS

Day
15

DIJON High-speed TGV train ride to Paris.
PARIS Free time this afternoon and evening. 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PARIS

Day
16

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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