La France (RA)

16 days from Paris to Paris

2021 Tour Details

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!

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 European 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 Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 air-inclusive Europe vacations on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair*
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La France map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • 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

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner and cabaret at the famous Lido.

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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.
236 mi / 380 km

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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.
124 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 SAINT-MALO–ESSÉ–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY

ESSÉ Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit La Roche-aux-Fees.
ANGERS Orientation tour. Free time to browse before continuing to the Loire Valley.
267 mi / 430 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 LOIRE VALLEY–CHENONCEAU CASTLE–BORDEAUX

CHENONCEAU Visit the castle of Catherine de Medici.
BORDEAUX Walking tour. Dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant.
280 mi / 450 km

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Day 7 BORDEAUX

BORDEAUX Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting in the countryside. Free time this afternoon.

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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.
174 mi / 280 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 BIARRITZ–LOURDES–CARCASSONNE

LOURDES Visit St. Bernadette’s grotto en route to Carcassonne.

Breakfast Breakfast
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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.
186 mi / 300 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 AIX-EN-PROVENCE–GRASSE–FRENCH RIVIERA

GRASSE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Fragonard Usine Historique. Scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast.
NICE Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
130 mi / 210 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 FRENCH RIVIERA

FRENCH RIVIERA Free day.

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.

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Day 13 FRENCH RIVIERA–ORANGE–LYON

ORANGE Visit the Roman Theater en route to Lyon.
298 mi / 480 km

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Day 14 LYON–DIJON

LYON Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.
124 mi / 200 km

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Day 15 DIJON–PARIS

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

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Day 16 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

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

 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)


Paris
Loire Valley
Bordeaux
French Riviera

Paris

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

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: $$

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: $$

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: $$$$

Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Spend a remarkable evening in the celebrated Loire Valley, savoring a delicious 3-course dinner of French cuisine at a lovely local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Bordeaux

Saint-Emilion Wine Discovery and Picnic Lunch

Saint-Emilion Wine Discovery and Picnic Lunch

Visit the prestigious Saint-Emilion wine region for a tour of an underground wine cellar and a tasting session; a sample of a traditional Saint-Emilion macaron, a town specialty since 1620; and a relaxing picnic lunch!

Price Range: $$

French Riviera

Scenic Drive & Dinner on the French Riviera

Scenic Drive & Dinner on the French Riviera

Enjoy a memorable evening on the French Riviera during this exceptional outing featuring a drive along the breathtaking corniche and a traditional dinner in Eze.

Price Range: $$

French Riviera with Saint-Paul de Vence

French Riviera with Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the wonders of the French Riviera on this exciting half-day excursion to the lovely hilltop village of Saint-Paul de Vence.

Price Range: $

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

The tiny Principality of Monaco delivers a big experience on this unforgettable evening excursion featuring guided sightseeing and an exquisite dinner in Monte Carlo.

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

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 2020 and 2021 travel years. 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.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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