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Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

15 Day La France

Globus Guided Tour starting in Paris and finishing in Paris

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Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 15 Day La France. This is the ideal guided tour to explore the highlight cities and sights of France. Enjoy two-night stays in Paris, Bordeaux, and Monte Carlo. Start with a special welcome dinner at a Parisian restaurant,...read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Paris to Paris
Tour Code: RA
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 4,664
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Paris, France.

Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)
2

Paris.

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, as well as to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
3

Paris - Honfleur - Bayeux.

A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to Honfleur with its enclosed harbour. Time to explore this picturesque town before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)
4

Bayeux - Normandy Beaches - Mont St. Michel - St. Malo.

On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944, stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Then, continue to the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL/ spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo, and enjoy an included lunch. (B/L)
5

St. Malo - Angers - Loire Valley.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany to the Loire Valley. Stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)
6

Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle - Bordeaux.

Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savour dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B/D)
7

Bordeaux. Excursion To St. Emilion.

In the morning you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B/D)
8

Bordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes.

A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B/D)
9

Lourdes - Carcassonne - Nimes.

From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nimes for your over night stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B/D)
10

Nimes - Grasse - Nice - Monte Carlo, Monaco.

This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about PERFUMEMAKING. Later, head for Nice, and drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais. Spend the next two nights in Monte Carlo. (B)
11

Monte Carlo.

Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Browse through the elegant shops or you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)
12

Monte Carlo - Aix-En-Provence, France - Lyon.

Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the centre of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIERE HILL (B/D)
13

Lyon - Dijon.

Start today with a PRIVATE RIVER CRUISE with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the `70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B/D)
14

Dijon - Paris.

Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
15

Paris.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive In Paris, France.

Welcome to Paris! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)
2

Paris.

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, as well as to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
3

Paris - Honfleur - Bayeux.

A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to Honfleur with its enclosed harbour. Time to explore this picturesque town before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)
4

Bayeux - Normandy Beaches - Mont St. Michel - St. Malo.

On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944, stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Then, continue to the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL/ spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo, and enjoy an included lunch. (B/L)
5

St. Malo - Angers - Loire Valley.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany to the Loire Valley. Stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)
6

Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle - Bordeaux.

Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savour dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B/D)
7

Bordeaux. Excursion To St. Emilion.

In the morning you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B/D)
8

Bordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes.

A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B/D)
9

Lourdes - Carcassonne - Nimes.

From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nimes for your over night stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B/D)
10

Nimes - Grasse - Nice - Monte Carlo, Monaco.

This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about PERFUMEMAKING. Later, head for Nice, and drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais. Spend the next two nights in Monte Carlo. (B)
11

Monte Carlo.

Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Browse through the elegant shops or you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)
12

Monte Carlo - Aix-En-Provence, France - Lyon.

Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the centre of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIERE HILL (B/D)
13

Lyon - Dijon.

Start today with a PRIVATE RIVER CRUISE with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the `70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B/D)
14

Dijon - Paris.

Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
15

Paris.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • PARIS: A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower.
  • HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE: Visit these seaside resorts.
  • BAYEUX: Visit Queen Matilda's tapestry in the Tapestry Museum.
  • NORMANDY BEACHES: Stop at Omaha Beach and visit the American Cemetery.
  • MONT ST. MICHEL: Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant.
  • ANGERS: Orientation.
  • LOIRE VALLEY: Visit Chenonceau Castle.
  • BORDEAUX: Walking tour, a special dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise.
  • ST. EMILION: Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard.
  • BIARRITZ: Visit the seaside resort.
  • LOURDES: Visit St. Bernadette's grotto; join the rosary and candlelight procession.
  • CARCASSONNE: Walk by the ancient battlements.
  • GRASSE: Visit a perfume factory, enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making.
  • NICE: Walk along the Promenade des Anglais.
  • MONTE CARLO: Stay two nights at the Cote d'Azur.
  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE: Walking tour.
  • LYON: Panoramic view from Fourviere Hill; private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon.
  • DIJON: Orientation.
  • DIJON-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch with a drink (L); 7 three-course dinners with wine (D), including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; high-speed first-class TGV train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • A special dinner with wine at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant in Bordeaux.
  • Join the rosary and candlelight procession in Lourdes
  • Visit a French perfume factory for a lecture on perfume-making
  • Experience a private cruise with a local guide in Lyon

Included Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Paris Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF), Bayeux Novotel (F), St. Malo Océania (F), Loire Valley Mercure Centre (F) at Blois, Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Lourdes Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (F), Nîmes Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre (F), Monte Carlo Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco (SF) at Cap d'Ail, Lyon Mercure Château Perrache (F), Dijon Océania Le Jura (F), Paris Pullman Paris Bercy (SF)

Trip Inclusions

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  • 2017 itineraries & inclusions are based on 2016 packages and are subject to modification. Full 2017 itinerary and inclusion details will be available in September 2016.

Included Experiences

  • PARIS: A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower.
  • HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE: Visit these seaside resorts.
  • BAYEUX: Visit Queen Matilda's tapestry in the Tapestry Museum.
  • NORMANDY BEACHES: Stop at Omaha Beach and visit the American Cemetery.
  • MONT ST. MICHEL: Guided visit of the abbey; lunch at a local restaurant.
  • ANGERS: Orientation.
  • LOIRE VALLEY: Visit Chenonceau Castle.
  • BORDEAUX: Walking tour, a special dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise.
  • ST. EMILION: Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard.
  • BIARRITZ: Visit the seaside resort.
  • LOURDES: Visit St. Bernadette's grotto; join the rosary and candlelight procession.
  • CARCASSONNE: Walk by the ancient battlements.
  • GRASSE: Visit a perfume factory, enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making.
  • NICE: Walk along the Promenade des Anglais.
  • MONTE CARLO: Stay two nights at the Cote d'Azur.
  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE: Walking tour.
  • LYON: Panoramic view from Fourviere Hill; private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon.
  • DIJON: Orientation.
  • DIJON-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch with a drink (L); 7 three-course dinners with wine (D), including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; high-speed first-class TGV train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • A special dinner with wine at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant in Bordeaux.
  • Join the rosary and candlelight procession in Lourdes
  • Visit a French perfume factory for a lecture on perfume-making
  • Experience a private cruise with a local guide in Lyon

Included Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Paris Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF), Bayeux Novotel (F), St. Malo Océania (F), Loire Valley Mercure Centre (F) at Blois, Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Lourdes Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (F), Nîmes Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre (F), Monte Carlo Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco (SF) at Cap d'Ail, Lyon Mercure Château Perrache (F), Dijon Océania Le Jura (F), Paris Pullman Paris Bercy (SF)

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Guided Tour
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Hotels: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Coach: 5+ Star
Average Age: 50+
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Available
Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 34)
Free Coach WiFi: Yes
* Source: Globus for tours in Europe . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Reviews (4)

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Australia
Trip Date: 19/04/2014

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience”

A thoroughly enjoyable experience which reflects the diversity of France. We felt visiting Lourdes should be in the Religious Tours Brochure and substituted with an extra day in another City eg. Lyon, Carcassone or re-routed to Tolouse or Avignon. Accommodation in Lourdes was below standard. Included Dinners/Lunch were very good and much appreciated. Apart from the above comments the Tour is exceptionally good value and all areas visited both interesting and beautiful. Optional Extra Tours were worthwhile and really enjoyable. Nives, our Tour Director was outstanding with great depth of knowledge in all areas and the Specialist Guides were excellent. We were very impressed with the Global Journeys service & experience and have recommended them to other Tour participants. Thank you Globus, and Hannah at Global Journeys.

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Australia
Trip Date: 14/07/2012

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Fantastic tour, cannot recommend highly enough! Tour guide was very informative and had a wealth of history and knowlegde. Coach driver was kind and helpful. Places were amazing especially Pont du Gard and Nice. Love experiencing France this way - a must for anyone who hasnt been or only been to Paris. I will be back for sure, oh and Moulin Rouge was exceptional! Thanks Globus.

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Australia
Trip Date: 10/07/2012

“I would definitely recommend this 15 day tour of France”

Tour was really awesome! Guide was really knowledgable and friendly, accommodation was great and meals authentic. I would definitely recommend this 15 day tour of France.

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Australia
Trip Date: 07/07/2012

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We had a marvellously good time. It was simply a combination of a well varied tour that took in a wide variety of areas of France, interesting travel companions, good hotels, good meals and generally good tour options all coordinated by quirky, knowledgeable tour guide. While it was not an issue for us because we had extra time in Paris before and after the tour, the organised tour only provided a limited insight and impresssion of Paris for those just doing the tour. If you have time, spend a whole day at Versailles. The afternoon optional tour is just too short. Similarly for the Louvre. However, perhaps that should be qualified to say, go to the Louvre outside the holiday period. The crowd was insane.

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