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French Sampler (RB)

8 Day Tour 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 Nice, where you'll drive along the famous seaside boulevard, Promenade des Anglais, and admire the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

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

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel Tower
VERSAILLES
Visit the palace and gardens
BEAUNE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Orientation drive; drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniche; visit a perfume factory in Èze and create your own fragrance; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

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

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
  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

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 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Also enjoy an orientation drive to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”

DinnerDinner

Day 2 Paris

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the magnificent 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING awaits you at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Admire the famous Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame Basilica before continuing to your hotel.

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
DinnerDinner

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 coast 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. Capture the spirit and beauty of this magical place during your orientation drive. Later you may wish to join an optional excursion to see the palace and royal church of Monaco town, and to 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, a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche with spectacular views takes you to Èze, where a unique highlight awaits you: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE before joining a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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

Paris
Beaune
Aix en Provence
Monte Carlo

Paris

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

First-Class

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 20, Rue Jean Rey, Paris Cedex,   France

20, Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Group-oriented 12-story hotel on the Left Bank - Near the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars train station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms

Beaune

Najeti Hotel De La Poste

Superior First-Class

Najeti Hotel De La Poste 1-5 Blvd. Clemenceau, Beaune,  France

1-5 Blvd. Clemenceau
Beaune, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This former 17th century post house has 36 bedrooms, including 4 suites. Facilities include 2 restaurants, all day bar and a pool room. Meeting rooms available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Aix en Provence

Renaissance

Superior First-Class

Renaissance 320 Av.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Aix-En-Provence,  France

320 Av.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Aix-En-Provence, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Contemporary design Hotel in the city center, just steps away from theaters and historic neighborhood.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls

Monte Carlo

Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco

Superior First-Class

Marriott Riviera  La Porte de Monaco Port De Cap D

Port De Cap D'ail
Cap D'ail, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Mediterranean and contemporary style in bar, lobby. Nautical style for rooms - Border of Monaco.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Paris
Aix en Provence
French Riviera

Paris

Excursion to The Louvre Museum
Excursion to The Louvre Museum

Excursion to The Louvre Museum

Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Seine Cruise and Montmartre
Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Aix en Provence

Excursion to Arles
Excursion to Arles

Excursion to Arles

Don't miss out the chance to discover Arles, a city sculptured by time. The simplicity and the grandiose of its monuments will enchant you with their elegance. This is the ancient city that's made its way onto the UNESCO World Heritage list in recognition of its beautifully preserved Roman monuments -- some of which date back to the 1st century BC. Besides the city's Roman heritage, Arles is also known for its strong sense of cultural identity. Once the home of Vincent van Gogh, the city is home to striking architecture that attracts art and architecture lovers from around the world. Get the chance to see some of its finest examples with an inside visit of the Theatre and Amphitheatre. After the visit of the city of Arles you will understand that it is not only a city, but also a place where you really feel this crossing of cultures and where every period proudly left its mark.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

French Riviera

Unforgettable Montecarlo By Night and Dinner
Unforgettable Montecarlo By Night and Dinner

Unforgettable Montecarlo By Night and Dinner

Enjoy delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert's Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person

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