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11 Days Best of France

Tour Code: EFR11

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Highlights

  • Admire the Fontainebleau , Mont Saint Michel , Le Clos de Luce , Chenonceau , Carcassonne and Avignon famous castles.
  • Lunch special arrangments, one served in Chenonceaux. The other one provided in Saint Emilion, with wine tasting.
  • Visiting a popular pilgrimage destination ~Lourdes, also the "Billionaires' Playground “ ~Monte Carlo.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City ✈️ Paris
Depart from Home City by flight to Paris, France.

Day 2: Paris
Paris as the most romantic city in the world, has art and museums, history on every corner and certainly the best French food and wine. Upon arrival at airport, transfer to hotel. (D)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Airport or similar

Day 3: Paris – Fontainebleau – Caen
A morning visit is to The Palace of Fontainebleau, one of the largest French royal chateaux, a favorite residences and hunting lodge of many French kings. This castle blended Italian and French styles to create what is known as the School of Fontainebleau. Drive north to Caen, It is the 3rd largest municipality in all of Normandy region, destroying much of the city during the WWII in 1944,. An orientation tour will be arranged upon arrival. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 4: Caen – D-Day Landing Beach – Mont Saint Michel – Loire Region
Saint Laurent sur Mer in Normandy region is remembered as a historic place. The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they attacked German positions, especially on Omaha Beach, the highest casualties occurred. The highlight of today is to find the most incredible views of this UNESCO World Heritage sight, listed in 1979. On the Southern coast of Normandy sits Mont Saint Michel, a craggy island nestled in a sandy tidal floodplain. The Romanesque-Gothic abbey complex is absolutely worth-seeing too. Continue to the Loire Valley region, for overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 5: Loire Region – Amboise – Chenonceau – Limoges
Amboise is a major city where a guided tour is arranged inside the Chateau Du Clos Luce, a castle with the strong presence of the Renaissance. In 1516 Leonardo Da Vinci actually stationed in the King’s castle and brought along with him three of his most favourite masterpieces, “Mona Lisa”, “St. Anna” and “St. Baptiste”. Next attraction is to Chateau de Chenonceau, the renowned “Fort on Bridge” in the Loire Valley Region, built in 1524 and known as the “Lady Castle”. Viewed from the river bank, the castle creates the perception that it actually floats on water. Lunch specially served in Chenonceaux. Proceed to Limoges, known for its decorated porcelain since 18thcentury. (B/L)
Hotel: Novotel Hotel or similar

Day 6: Limoges – Saint Emilion – Bordeaux
Old Town, Cathedral St. Etienne, and City Hall are all included in the morning tour itinerary. All will then go through the Black Forest to Saint Emilion. It is a medieval town surrounded by famous wine forts, with the exotic reputation of “Hill of thousand wine”. Special arrangements will be made for lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, the tour will end up at Bordeaux, the center of a major wine-growing and wine-producing region. Immediately upon arrival will be a city tour, with picture stops at the Opera Theatre and Place des Quincones. (B/L)
Hotel: Novotel Hotel or similar

Day 7: Bordeaux – Pyla Dune – Lourdes
The Pyla Dune is the tallest sand dune in Europe and has an incredible panoramic view over the ocean. Then, drive to Lourdes, one of the world’s most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. As in 1858, a young peasant girl named Bernadet Soubirous, claimed she had 18 encounters with the Virgin Mary, also told about the water from a spring in the Grotto of Massabielle believed to have healing powers. All can discover the site around Sanctuary Notre Dame and with stops at Massabielle grotto, Lourdes Baths, Basilica of the Rosary, Lourdes Castle and Old Town. (B/D)
Hotel: La Solitude Hotel or similar  

Day 8: Lourdes – Carcassonne – Avignon
Leave the holy land Lourdes for Carcassonne to see its world famous medieval citadel, dating back to the Gallo-Roman period. It has 46 watchtowers and double-walled fortifications, which has been added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Later on, continue to Avignon for a brief tour and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 9: Avignon – Aix-En-Provence – Cannes
Further explore this city and by special arrangement, all can visit the Bishop’s Palace. Afterwards, proceed to Aix-En-Provence, once the capital of Provence with visits to include the Cathedral St. Sauveur, Fontaine de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau, etc…. Next visit is Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famous for its film festival.
(Note: During late June till Mid July, an optional tour to visit Lavender farm & museum will be offered. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Montaigne or similar

Day 10: Cannes – Monte Carlo – Nice
Coach to Monaco where the Royal Square and the world-renowned casino in Monte Carlo will record the footsteps of all. Return to Nice for a brief local tour, leisurely walk along the beach or enjoy free time for shopping. A typical dinner, high-lighted by French escargot will be served. (B/D)
Hotel: Novotel Airport or similar

Day 11: Barcelona ✈️ Home City
Transfer to airport for a pleasant homeward flight. (B)

***Summer and Winter itineraries may vary, please download the itinerary for each season.

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Remarks

* Departure Cities: LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW, other departure cities please contact for more information.
* Weekend surcharge (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $30 each way; ticket valid: 30 days
* Taxes and Fuel Surcharge listed above may change according to airlines’ policy and will confirm during ticketing.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Child rate based on 85% of above Adult’s rate, for ages two (2) to eleven (11), share room with two (2) adults; No extra bed included.
* $20 discount will be applied to each member of a triple occupancy room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; International airfare and all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • Admire the Fontainebleau , Mont Saint Michel , Le Clos de Luce , Chenonceau , Carcassonne and Avignon famous castles.
  • Lunch special arrangments, one served in Chenonceaux. The other one provided in Saint Emilion, with wine tasting.
  • Visiting a popular pilgrimage destination ~Lourdes, also the "Billionaires' Playground “ ~Monte Carlo.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Home City ✈️ Paris
Depart from Home City by flight to Paris, France.

Day 2: Paris
Paris as the most romantic city in the world, has art and museums, history on every corner and certainly the best French food and wine. Upon arrival at airport, transfer to hotel. (D)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Airport or similar

Day 3: Paris – Fontainebleau – Caen
A morning visit is to The Palace of Fontainebleau, one of the largest French royal chateaux, a favorite residences and hunting lodge of many French kings. This castle blended Italian and French styles to create what is known as the School of Fontainebleau. Drive north to Caen, It is the 3rd largest municipality in all of Normandy region, destroying much of the city during the WWII in 1944,. An orientation tour will be arranged upon arrival. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 4: Caen – D-Day Landing Beach – Mont Saint Michel – Loire Region
Saint Laurent sur Mer in Normandy region is remembered as a historic place. The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they attacked German positions, especially on Omaha Beach, the highest casualties occurred. The highlight of today is to find the most incredible views of this UNESCO World Heritage sight, listed in 1979. On the Southern coast of Normandy sits Mont Saint Michel, a craggy island nestled in a sandy tidal floodplain. The Romanesque-Gothic abbey complex is absolutely worth-seeing too. Continue to the Loire Valley region, for overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 5: Loire Region – Amboise – Chenonceau – Limoges
Amboise is a major city where a guided tour is arranged inside the Chateau Du Clos Luce, a castle with the strong presence of the Renaissance. In 1516 Leonardo Da Vinci actually stationed in the King’s castle and brought along with him three of his most favourite masterpieces, “Mona Lisa”, “St. Anna” and “St. Baptiste”. Next attraction is to Chateau de Chenonceau, the renowned “Fort on Bridge” in the Loire Valley Region, built in 1524 and known as the “Lady Castle”. Viewed from the river bank, the castle creates the perception that it actually floats on water. Lunch specially served in Chenonceaux. Proceed to Limoges, known for its decorated porcelain since 18thcentury. (B/L)
Hotel: Novotel Hotel or similar

Day 6: Limoges – Saint Emilion – Bordeaux
Old Town, Cathedral St. Etienne, and City Hall are all included in the morning tour itinerary. All will then go through the Black Forest to Saint Emilion. It is a medieval town surrounded by famous wine forts, with the exotic reputation of “Hill of thousand wine”. Special arrangements will be made for lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, the tour will end up at Bordeaux, the center of a major wine-growing and wine-producing region. Immediately upon arrival will be a city tour, with picture stops at the Opera Theatre and Place des Quincones. (B/L)
Hotel: Novotel Hotel or similar

Day 7: Bordeaux – Pyla Dune – Lourdes
The Pyla Dune is the tallest sand dune in Europe and has an incredible panoramic view over the ocean. Then, drive to Lourdes, one of the world’s most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. As in 1858, a young peasant girl named Bernadet Soubirous, claimed she had 18 encounters with the Virgin Mary, also told about the water from a spring in the Grotto of Massabielle believed to have healing powers. All can discover the site around Sanctuary Notre Dame and with stops at Massabielle grotto, Lourdes Baths, Basilica of the Rosary, Lourdes Castle and Old Town. (B/D)
Hotel: La Solitude Hotel or similar  

Day 8: Lourdes – Carcassonne – Avignon
Leave the holy land Lourdes for Carcassonne to see its world famous medieval citadel, dating back to the Gallo-Roman period. It has 46 watchtowers and double-walled fortifications, which has been added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Later on, continue to Avignon for a brief tour and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 9: Avignon – Aix-En-Provence – Cannes
Further explore this city and by special arrangement, all can visit the Bishop’s Palace. Afterwards, proceed to Aix-En-Provence, once the capital of Provence with visits to include the Cathedral St. Sauveur, Fontaine de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau, etc…. Next visit is Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famous for its film festival.
(Note: During late June till Mid July, an optional tour to visit Lavender farm & museum will be offered. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Montaigne or similar

Day 10: Cannes – Monte Carlo – Nice
Coach to Monaco where the Royal Square and the world-renowned casino in Monte Carlo will record the footsteps of all. Return to Nice for a brief local tour, leisurely walk along the beach or enjoy free time for shopping. A typical dinner, high-lighted by French escargot will be served. (B/D)
Hotel: Novotel Airport or similar

Day 11: Barcelona ✈️ Home City
Transfer to airport for a pleasant homeward flight. (B)

***Summer and Winter itineraries may vary, please download the itinerary for each season.

Images

Remarks

* Departure Cities: LAX / SFO / SEA / PDX / HOU / DFW, other departure cities please contact for more information.
* Weekend surcharge (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $30 each way; ticket valid: 30 days
* Taxes and Fuel Surcharge listed above may change according to airlines’ policy and will confirm during ticketing.
* The above tour fares are based on US Dollar; two (2) adults sharing one (1) room.
* Child rate based on 85% of above Adult’s rate, for ages two (2) to eleven (11), share room with two (2) adults; No extra bed included.
* $20 discount will be applied to each member of a triple occupancy room.
* Fare includes: daily hotel accommodation; International airfare and all listed transportation arrangements;
all listed tour itineraries, tickets, and meals; professional tour guides and drivers.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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