French Sampler (RB)

8 days from Paris to Monte Carlo

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From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler tour, you'll get a sample of what France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a visit to magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, and an elevator ride to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Just imagine the views from this vantage point! A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Another tour highlight is a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence and a drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

On this French tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region. In the Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence, where you'll stay two nights, enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at a historical café. On an excursion to Èze, create your own fragrance at a famous perfume factory.

These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous tour traveling through France and ending in Monte Carlo. It's a marvelous vacation experience!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

VERSAILLES
Visit the palace and gardens

BEAUNE
[LF] Burgundy wine tasting at Marché aux Vins wine cellar

PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct

AVIGNON
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes

AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Walking tour; [LF] enjoy a café au lait with calissons at Les Deux Garçons

ST. PAUL DE VENCE
Walking tour

NICE
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais

MONTE CARLO
Drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniches; in Èze, visit a perfume factory and [LF] create your own fragrance; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

Notes:

NOTE:

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

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special farewell dinner in Èze

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Paris, France. Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Paris. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa and to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Paris–Versailles–Beaune. Enjoy a special visit to the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. Then, enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, capital of the region, where a [LF] WINE TASTING awaits you at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Time to stroll around and admire the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

Beaune–Pont Du Gard–Avignon–Aix-En-Provence. Stop at Pont du Gard and admire 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 that in the 14th century became the residence of the popes. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Next is the pleasant town of Aix-en-Provence, where you will stay for two nights.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Aix-En-Provence. Aix-en-Provence is one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from all over. Explore its center during your walking tour, wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau, and [LF] enjoy a café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery) at the historical café Les Deux Garҫons. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Aix-En-Provence–St. Paul De Vence–Nice–Monte Carlo, Monaco. Enjoy a highlight visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais and continue along the scenic Basse Corniche to the tiny country of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, have dinner, and try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

Monte Carlo. Excursion to Èze, France. Morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views to Èze, where a unique highlight awaits you: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and [LF] CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE. Later, join a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

Monte Carlo. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Nice).
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARIE CLAIRE PAILHEREY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"As a native of Lyon, the "food capital of France", I have always enjoyed sharing my country's rich traditions, history, art, wine and food, as well as the French attitudes and perspectives. The part of the job I like the most is breaking the stereotypes, making each day fresh, efficient and meaningful, and at the end of the tour, having tour members say "French people have been so nice to us, we had a great time or we will be back!""

Tour Director -  MARIE CLAIRE PAILHEREY

 Accommodations

AIX EN PROVENCE

GRAND HOTEL ROI RENé

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BEAUNE

NAJETI HOTEL DE LA POSTE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MONTE CARLO

MARRIOTT RIVIERA LA PORTE DE MONACO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

MERCURE PARIS MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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