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Overview

La France

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!

Highlights of La France

Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $3,207*
18 guests in a party: $667*

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. 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 escorted 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 trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

La France

UNESCO Sites

Bordeaux (Port of the Moon)|Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne|Historic Site of Lyon|Mont Saint Michel and its Bay|Paris Banks of the Seine|Roman Theatre and its Surroundings of Orange|The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (Chenonceau Castle)

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

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

Day 2

PARIS 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 one of the city’s lively venues. (B,D)

Day 3

PARIS–CAEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY BEACHES 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. (B,D)
236 mi / 380 km

Day 4

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

Day 5

SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY ESSÉ [LF] Visit La Roche-aux-Fées.
ANGERS Orientation tour. Free time to browse before continuing to the Loire Valley. (B)
267 mi / 430 km

Day 6

LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX CHENONCEAU Visit the castle of Catherine de Medici.
BORDEAUX Walking tour. Dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B,D)
280 mi / 450 km

Day 7

BORDEAUX BORDEAUX [LF] Wine tasting in the countryside. Free time this afternoon. (B,D)

Day 8

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

Day 9

BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE LOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto en route to Carcassonne. (B,D)
267 mi / 430 km

Day 10

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

Day 11

AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA GRASSE [LF] Visit the Fragonard Usine Historique. Scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast.
NICE Drive along the Promenade des Anglais. (B)
130 mi / 210 km

Day 12

FRENCH RIVIERA FRENCH RIVIERA Free day. (B)

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.

Day 13

FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON ORANGE Visit the Roman Theater en route to Lyon. (B,D)
298 mi / 480 km

Day 14

LYON–DIJON 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. (B)
124 mi / 200 km

Day 15

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

Day 16

PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-04-21 2023-04-22 2023-05-07 $4399 $100 $4299 RA30422 Available
2 2023-04-28 2023-04-29 2023-05-14 $5189 $100 $5089 RA30429K Available
3 2023-05-05 2023-05-06 2023-05-21 $4569 $100 $4469 RA30506 Available
4 2023-05-12 2023-05-13 2023-05-28 $4549 $100 $4449 RA30513 Available
5 2023-05-19 2023-05-20 2023-06-04 $4569 $100 $4469 RA30520 Available
6 2023-05-26 2023-05-27 2023-06-11 $4619 $100 $4519 RA30527 Available
7 2023-06-02 2023-06-03 2023-06-18 $4699 $100 $4599 RA30603 Available
8 2023-06-09 2023-06-10 2023-06-25 $4599 $100 $4499 RA30610 Available
9 2023-06-16 2023-06-17 2023-07-02 $4599 $100 $4499 RA30617 Available
10 2023-06-23 2023-06-24 2023-07-09 $5329 $100 $5229 RA30624K Available
11 2023-07-14 2023-07-15 2023-07-30 $4499 $100 $4399 RA30715 Available
12 2023-07-28 2023-07-29 2023-08-13 $5189 $100 $5089 RA30729K Available
13 2023-08-18 2023-08-19 2023-09-03 $5229 $100 $5129 RA30819K Available
14 2023-09-01 2023-09-02 2023-09-17 $5009 $100 $4909 RA30902 Available
15 2023-09-08 2023-09-09 2023-09-24 $5399 $100 $5299 RA30909 Available
16 2023-09-15 2023-09-16 2023-10-01 $4939 $100 $4839 RA30916 Available
17 2023-09-22 2023-09-23 2023-10-08 $6079 $100 $5979 RA30923K Available
18 2023-09-29 2023-09-30 2023-10-15 $4979 $100 $4879 RA30930 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Le Meridien Etoile Located just a short distance away from the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, this elegant 1025-room hotel has a captivating mid-century modern design with boutique amenities reflective of the lively surroundings. Artfully appointed accommodation includes modern technology such as complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning, luxurious bath products and the Le Méridien Signature Bed. The legendary Paris Jazz Club is the place to enjoy snacks and hand crafted cocktails with a backdrop of live music on weekends, the welcoming restaurant serves a creative international menu composed of fresh seasonal produce and there is also a 24 hour fitness center on-site. Paris Cedex 17 81 Bd Gouvion St Cyr Superior First-Class
2 Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle. Caen Cedex 1 Rue De Courtonne First-Class
3 Oceania Hotel St. Malo This modern hotel faces the sea and is close to the Sillon Beach and St. Malo Marina. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi and coffee machines. Amenities include a terrace bar with panoramic sea-views, a lounge bar serving cocktails and drinks, as well as a fitness room and a hot tub. St.Malo Chausse' Du Sillon First-Class
4 Mercure Blois Centre Three story hotel with restaurant and facilities for children is located in the city; 1 km from the railway station. Blois 28,Quai Saint-Jean First-Class
5 Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons Impressive 3-story Turn-of-Century Victorian Hotel with natural stone exterior featuring stone lions & Parisian-style windows. Bordeaux 81,Cours Saint Louis First-Class
6 Mercure Le President Centre A funky 69-room hotel with contemporary architecture, located in the heart of Biarritz offering Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property. Biarritz 18 Place Georges Clemenceau First-Class
7 Hotel du Roi & Spa This cleverly designed boutique hotel mixes the modern with the medieval. It is located on the banks of the river Aude within walking distance of the 650-year-old Pont Vieux pedestrian bridge and the medieval city center with its historic landmarks. Each room is air conditioned and includes satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, safe, minibar, espresso coffee machine and ironing equipment. This property boasts an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour gym and a pleasant bar offering outdoor seating with views of the Citadel. Carcassonne 2 rue des Claquières Superior First-Class
8 Grand Hotel Roi René This inviting 134 room boutique property is built in a courtyard style around the swimming pool and garden terrace. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A beautiful seasonal outdoor swimming pool and terrace offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel restaurant serves traditional southern French cuisine which can also be savored on the outdoor terrace and the hotel bar offers a good choice of snacks and drinks. Aix-En-Provence 24 Boulevard Du Roi Rene Superior First-Class
9 Apollinaire This charming 110 room boutique property has an air of casual refinement with architecture from the 1920's. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace of the outdoor inner garden and evenings can be spent relaxing in the jazzy atmosphere of the lounge bar. Nice 25 Blvd.Dubouchage First-Class
10 Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache Five-story Art Nouveau Hotel located in the city center of Lyons, near the train station and the Place Bellecourt. Lyon 12, Cours De Verdun First-Class
11 Oceania Le Jura Located in the heart of Dijon with a peaceful rear garden. This hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and a selection of Burgundy beers and wines can be enjoyed in the intimate setting of the hotel bar. Dijon 14 Av. Maréchal Foch First-Class
12 Oceania Porte de Versailles This elegant hotel offers a peaceful haven with an inner courtyard surrounded by a spacious Mediterranean garden located close to the heart of Paris in the 15th arrondissement. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness center. The soothing lounge bar serves light meals, snacks, and drinks and has an outdoor terrace for the warmer months. All 250 guestrooms have been designed to provide maximum functionality and relaxation with air conditioning, soundproofing, flat-screen TVs, and feature superbly appointed bathrooms with spacious Italian-style shower or bath. Nearby tram and metro stops provide easy access to the heart of the city. Paris 15 52 Rue D'oradour S.Glane First-Class
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