French Sampler (RB)

8 Day Tour from Paris to Monte Carlo

2020 Tour Details

From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all. On this French Sampler tour, 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 the impressive courtyard of Les Invalides and a visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles - the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are walking tours through Avignon to see the Palace of the Popes and through the maze of small streets to the market square of Aix-en-Provence.

On this French tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Enjoy wine tasting in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region; taste the local pastis during a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, and in 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, Monaco. It's a marvelous vacation experience!
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French Sampler map

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, orientation drive, guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les Invalides
Visit the palace and gardens
Visit Hôtel-Dieu; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Burgundy wine tasting at Marché aux Vins wine cellar
Take pictures of the Roman aqueduct
Walking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
Walking tour
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walking tour, enjoy a glass of pastis
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a perfume factory and create your own fragrance
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.


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




 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Èze


Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.


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, followed by an orientation drive.



Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Paris’ main sights like the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the impressive COURTYARD of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally built as a home and hospital for war veterans, which houses various museums as well as the Dome Church, burial place of Napoleon. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available.

Breakfast Breakfast


A short drive brings you to Versailles, where a guided visit to the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS has been included. Continue along the Route du Soleil and take in views of châteaux before entering the Burgundy vineyards. Arrive in Beaune, wine capital of the region, and visit the famous HÔTEL-DIEU, which was originally built as a hospital for the poor. Time to stroll around in this quaint town. See Notre Dame Basilica, and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km

Breakfast Breakfast


Leave Burgundy and enter Provence. At Pont du Gard, marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in 19 BC. Avignon, a walled town on the Rhône River, 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, 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.
Today’s Distance: 292 mi / 470 km

Breakfast Breakfast


Aix-en-Provence is one of France’s most elegant cities; it was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to the market square. Wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast


Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. Marvel at the many art galleries and little shops, and try out a glass of the local pastis. Then, turn to the glittering Mediterranean Sea and arrive in the tiny Principality of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, 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.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km

Breakfast Breakfast


Enjoy a morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, a scenic drive with spectacular views brings you to Èze, where a unique highlight awaits: visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CREATE YOUR OWN FRAGRANCE, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your trip.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi / 50 km

Breakfast Breakfast


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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


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!"



 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Aix en Provence
Monte Carlo


Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

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: $$

Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery

Seine River Cruise and Montmartre Discovery

Get a whole new perspective of the City of Light on this exciting half-day excursion featuring a Seine River cruise and time to explore the stunning hilltop artist district of Montmartre.

Price Range: $

Aix en Provence

Arles, Gem of Provence

Arles, Gem of Provence

Don't miss out the chance to discover Arles, one of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Price Range: $

Monte Carlo

Unforgettable Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Unforgettable Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Enjoy a delicious French dinner, with wine in Monte Carlo followed by a walking tour of the Old Town.

Price Range: $$

A Taste of Nice

A Taste of Nice

The Provençal, Italian, and Mediterranean influences of Nice come into focus during this memorable stroll through the city¿s dynamic Old Market, followed by a tasting of the most typical (and delicious) Niçoise dishes!

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,766*
18 guests in a party: $393*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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