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On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with 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. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties. These are just some of the many highlights included on this marvelous escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvelous vacation offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise
visit of the palace and gardens
PONT DU GARD
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
Café au lait and calissons
Walking tour of the Old Town
Visit a perfume factory; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.Notes:
- Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge (See Only)
- Palace and Park of Versailles
- Paris Banks of the Seine
- Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Meals & Itinerary
Meals Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Paris and a farewell dinner in Èze
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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 at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.
Day 2 PARIS
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. To make the most of your stay, a selection of optional excursions is available.
Day 3 PARIS–DIJON
This morning visit 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, the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good, and look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl at the Church of Notre Dame.
Day 4 DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON
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.
Day 5 AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE
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 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.
Day 6 NICE. EXCURISION TO ÈZE
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.
Day 7 NICE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These 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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum
Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.
Price Range: $$
Excursion to Montmartre
Experience Montmartre, one the of most artistic and picturesque districts in Paris.
Price Range: $$
Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner
Enjoy a delicious French dinner, with wine and a walking tour of the Old Town.
Price Range: $$$
Excursion to St. Paul de Vence
Enjoy the lovely medieval Provencal village of St. Paul de Vence
Price Range: $
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