Beautiful France

Troyes France Avignon France Paris, France Arles France Roman Amphitheatre UNESCO World Heritage Site


from $3,879*

Departures from Apr. 22 – Sept. 09, 2017

Escorted Tour: 16 Days/ 15 Nights

This in-depth vacation shows you the most well-known and lesser-known highlights of beautiful France.  Enjoy walking tours, wine tasting, and views of the Alps.  Visit Fragonard’s perfume factory, palaces, aqueducts and amphitheaters. Walk along battlements and see where the first Winter Olympics were held.

Paris, Troyes, Burgundy, Dijon, Beaune, Chamonix, Chambéry, Grasse, French Riviera, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Pont Du Gard, Arles, Nîmes, Carcassonne, Cahors, Rocamadour, Périgueux, Bordeaux

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 with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”
Day 2 Paris
This morning, an optional excursion is available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.
Day 3 Paris–Troyes–Burgundy
Start your fascinating journey through France’s most beautiful areas. Stop in Troyes, a former Roman settlement and historic capital of the Counts of Champagne region. Hear about its ancient history and admire the half-timbered houses during your walking tour. Next, concentrate on Burgundy with its numerous châteaux, mouthwatering gourmet food, and excellent wines. Look forward to  an exciting stay at Château de Chailly in Pouilly-en-Auxois, your home for the next two nights.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Burgundy. Excursion to Dijon & Beaune
Hear about the powerful Dukes of Dijon during your walking tour of Dijon and admire the ornate buildings along the Rue des Forges. A scenic drive along the vineyards brings you to picturesque Beaune. Visit the INNER COURT of the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu with its magnificent gothic architecture and unusual tiled roof. Next, enjoy a WINE TASTING at the famous Marché aux Vins wine cellar to try out the various Burgundy wines.
Day 5 Burgundy–Chamonix
Leave the Burgundy area for an exciting drive into the French Alps to the world-famous ski resort of Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, where the first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. A traditional Fondue Savoyarde dinner awaits you at Chamonix’s most popular Brasserie de l’M.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6 Chamonix–Chambéry
Morning at leisure to explore this pretty town and enjoy its healthy mountain air before leaving for Aix-les-Bains, a former Roman settlement at Lake Bourget, which for almost 2,000 years has been frequented by people to visit the sulphur springs. Overnight in Chambéry.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 Chambéry–Grasse–Cannes
This morning, join the famous Route Napoleon, the road Napoleon took when he escaped from Elba. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alps on your way south and stop in Grasse for a visit of one of France’s most famous perfume factories, Fragonard. Learn everything there is to know about the centuries-old art of perfume-making before arriving at the French Côte d’Azur.
Day 8 At Leisure on the French Riviera
A full day to explore. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to the artists’ town of St. Paul de Vence or to Monte Carlo to see the palace and church in the Old Town of Monaco and to visit the world-famous casino.
Day 9 French Riviera–Aix-En-Provence–Avignon
Visit one of France’s most elegant cities, Aix-en-Provence. It was the birthplace of Cézanne and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Enjoy a walk through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau, and admire its famous cafés and fountains. Don’t forget to try out the local calissons confectionery. Next is Avignon, a city completely surrounded by a wall at the Rhône River and home to the famous bridge of the song Sur le Pont d’Avignon.
Day 10 Avignon
This morning, start with a visit to the magnificent PALACE OF THE POPES, and hear about the time that the popes resided in Avignon during the turbulent 14th century. Afternoon at leisure; choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.
Day 11 Avignon–Pont Du Gard–Arles–Nîmes
Stop at the impressive Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in the 1st century as part of the Nîmes aqueduct that was constructed by the Romans to bring water from the spring of Uzès. Continue into the Camargue and stop in Arles, a former Roman settlement. Follow your Tour Director for a walk through its narrow streets and relive the Roman times when you visit its AMPHITHEATER. Arrive in Nîmes, another former Roman colony dating back to before 28 BC, and admire the magnificent Maison Carré, one of the best preserved temples in the former Roman Empire during your orientation of the OLD TOWN.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 12 Nîmes–Carcassonne
In the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne, enjoy a leisurely walk on the ancient BATTLEMENTS, and time to wander through the narrow little streets before checking in at your hotel.
Day 13 Carcassonne–Cahors–Rocamadour–Périgueux
Enter the Dordogne, a fascinating area with a history that goes back 25,000 years and still has visible traces of those times. It is also famous for the coveted black truffles. Stop in Cahors, a city that became very wealthy through banking and trading in the 13th and 14th centuries. Admire the impressive Pont Valentré, dating back to the 14th century, and hear about the turbulent times during the Hundred Years’ War and about the Black Death. Next, a true highlight: visit Rocamadour, spectacularly built against a cliff and a well-known stop over the centuries for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Continue to Périgueux for your overnight stay.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 14 Périgueux
Périgueux was an important Roman center and today is renowned for its delicious fois-gras pâté. Join your Tour Director for a walk through its medieval quarter and see the St. Front Cathedral built on the St. James of Compostela Pilgrim’s Way. Exciting optional excursions are available.
Day 15 Périgueux–Bordeaux–Paris
Drive to Bordeaux and board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your journey through beautiful France.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 16 Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


  • Hotel accommodations in a 4* hotel for fifteen nights. ( Paris – 3 nights, Burgundy – 2 nights, Chamonix – 1 night, Chambery – 1 night, French Riviera – 2 nights, Avignon – 2 nights, Nimes – 1 night, Carcassonne – 1 night, Perigueux – 2 nights) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • 7 three-course dinners (with wine).
  • Guided tour of Paris.
  • Walking tour of Troyes, Dijon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nimes, Perigueux.
  • Wine tasting at the Marché aux Vins wine cellar in Beaune.
  • Visit to a perfume factory in Grasse, and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon.
  • Walk on the ancient battlements at Carcassonne.
  • High-speed TGV train (first class) from Dijon to Paris.*
  • Services of a professional tour escort throughout.
  • Bus as per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.

*In the rare event that the TGV train in unavailable, alternative services will be provided.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to France.
  • Porterage at airports.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.

Optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further while giving you the flexibility you want in a vacation. Click here for some must-see sights and experiences.

Movenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly (4 Stars)
58 Boulevard Victor Hugo
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Chateau De Chailly Hotel An
BP 10 – Rue Dessous
21320 Chailly-sur-Armancon
Chamonix Mont Blanc:
Mercure Chamonix Centre (4 Stars) or similar
39 rue des Allobroges
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Best Western Alexander Park Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
51, rue Alexander Fleming
73000 Chambery
French Riviera:
AC Ambassadeur Antibes (3.5 Stars) or similar
50-52 Chemin des Sables
06160 Juan les Pins
Mercure Pont D’Avignon Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
Rue Ferruce – Quartier Balance
84000 Avignon
Vatel Hotel & Spa Nimes (4 Stars) or similar
140 Rue Vatel
30900 Nîmes
Mercure Porte de la Cite (3 Stars) or similar
18 rue Camille Saint-Saens
11000 Carcassonne
Mercure Perigueux Centre Hotel (4 Stars) or similar
7 place Francheville
24000 Perigueux

We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.
Departure Details Tour Start Date Return Date Land Only Price
4/22/2017 5/7/2017
5/20/2017 6/4/2017
Popular Departure 6/17/2017 7/2/2017
7/1/2017 7/16/2017
7/29/2017 8/13/2017
8/26/2017 9/10/2017
9/9/2017 9/24/2017

Popular Departure – due to itinerary and time of year, this departure historically sells out quickly. Early booking is encouraged.

**Price is based on 2 persons sharing a Double room.Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received.
Single Supplement:$1,192, Triple Room Reduction: none, Extra nights per person in Paris: $151-177 for single, $87-100 for double, $87-97 for triple.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

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Important Notes:

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back.
Baggage: Different airlines have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.