The name of the French tour—Beautiful France—says it all! You’ll witness France’s beautiful scenery, experience its historical sights, and savor all things French. </BR></BR>History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. You’ll join the famous Route Napoleon, the road Napoleon took when he escaped from Elba; stop at Pont Du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Romans in the 1st century; visit the Roman amphitheater in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome; visit Rocamadour, a stop for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela; walk through the medieval quarter of Périgueux, once an important Roman center; visit the magnificent Palace of the Popes in Avignon; and much more. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences for you. Walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne and enjoy a 2-night stay at Château de Chailly in Pouilly-en-Auxois, which in the 15th century was turned into a fortress with towers and a drawbridge. </BR></BR>You’ll also travel through some of France’s most beautiful areas. Enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards in the Burgundy region. Travel into the French Alps to the world-famous ski resort of Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc. No France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you will stay two nights there with a full day to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.</BR></BR>Historical sights spanning France’s rich history, special experiences brought to you by Globus, spectacular scenery, exciting food and drink experiences, and much more are all included on this marvelous vacation through France. Just be sure to grab your camera to capture all of the photo opportunities along the way.
PARIS Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel TowerTROYES Walking tourBURGUNDY[LF] Stay two nights in Château de Chailly in Pouilly-en-AuxoisDIJON Walking tourBEAUNE Visit the inner court of Hôtel-Dieu; [LF] wine tasting at the Marché aux Vins wine cellarCHAMONIX [LF] Fondue Savoyarde dinner at Brasserie de l’MGRASSE Visit a perfume factoryAIX-EN-PROVENCE Walking tourAVIGNON Visit the Palace of the PopesPONT DU GARD Take pictures of the Roman aqueductARLES Walking tour, visit the amphitheaterNÎMES Walking tour, see Maison CarréCARCASSONNE [LF] Walk by the ancient battlementsDORDOGNE Visit Cahors & RocamadourPÉRIGUEUX Walk through the medieval quarter and see St. Front CathedralBORDEAUX–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Paris and a special dinner in Chamonix
NOTE:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Motorcoach; high-speed first-class TGV train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.