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 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, it 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, and a drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

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; a visit to the picturesque hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, where you will taste the local pastis; 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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
VERSAILLES
Visit the palace and gardens
BEAUNE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Burgundy wine tasting at Marché aux Vins wine cellar, visit Hôtel-Dieu
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
ST. PAUL DE VENCE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walking tour, enjoy a glass of pastis
NICE
Drive along the Promenade des Anglais
MONTE CARLO
Drive along the Basse and Moyenne Corniches; in Èze, visit a perfume factory and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite create your own fragrance; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

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

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, including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Èze

 Itinerary

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.

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Day 2 PARIS

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Paris’ main sights like the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, and a visit to magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Window. To make the most of your stay, optional excursions are available.

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Day 3 PARIS–VERSAILLES–BEAUNE

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 enjoy views of châteaux before entering the Burgundy vineyards. Arrive in Beaune, wine capital of the region, and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Time to stroll around in this pretty town. See the Notre Dame Baslica and visit the famous HÔTEL-DIEU, which was originally built as a hospital for the poor.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BEAUNE–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Leave Burgundy and enter the 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.

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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 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

Day 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE–ST. PAUL DE VENCE–NICE–MONTE CARLO, MONACO

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 Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” Drive along the famous Promenade des Anglais and continue along the scenic Basse Corniche to the tiny Principality of Monaco, built on a rocky peninsula and famed for its nightlife. Later, you may wish to 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 MONTE CARLO. EXCURSION TO ÈZE, FRANCE

Enjoy a morning at leisure to dabble in the blue Mediterranean Sea. Later in the afternoon, a scenic drive along the Moyenne Corniche 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.

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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

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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


Paris
Aix en Provence
Monte Carlo

Paris

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile and 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: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Price Range: $$$$

Aix en Provence

Excursion to Arles

Excursion to Arles

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: $$

 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 guest in a party: $2,001*
12 guest in a party: $1,005*

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 both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. 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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