You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to not only see it, but to take an elevator to the second floor. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux. You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s your chance to ride on it. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Bayeux, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nîmes, Monte Carlo, Lyon, and Dijon.</BR> </BR>A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, you’ll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and at night, join the rosary and candlelight procession—a memorable and special experience offered by Globus. Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France’s most famous perfume factories. In Lyon, you’ll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights.</BR> </BR>All of this—plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on this marvelous tour through France. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

City Highlights

PARIS A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel TowerHONFLEURVisit these seaside resortsBAYEUX Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry MuseumNORMANDY BEACHES Stop at Omaha Beach and visit the American CemeteryMONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurantANGERSOrientation LOIRE VALLEY Visit Chenonceau CastleBORDEAUX Walking tour, [LF] a special dinner at the Brasserie BordelaiseST. EMILION Wine tasting at Château SoutardBIARRITZ Visit the seaside resortLOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto; [LF] join the rosary and candlelight processionCARCASSONNE Walk by the ancient battlementsGRASSE Visit a perfume factory, [LF] enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume makingNICE Walk along the Promenade des AnglaisMONTE CARLO Stay two nights at the Côte d’AzurAIX-EN-PROVENCE Walking tourLYON Orientation including Fourvière HillDIJON–PARIS Orientation, by high-speed TGV train (first-class)Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with a drink; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux

Notes

NOTES:.For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation

Motorcoach; high-speed first-class TGV train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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