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Highlights of France Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Fall head over heels for France - the world's most romantic nation
Sensuous cuisine, movie-set monuments and more art and history than you can shake a stick at - France is the number one tourist destination in the world for a reason. Let us whisk you away from the hungry jaws of the tourist traps and discover a France that is beyond the pages of most guidebooks. A France where the countryside unfolds before you like brushstrokes on an emerald green canvas, where medieval towns still bustle with an air of old-world charm and where tastebuds are privy to recipes that have remained unchanged for centuries. Spend a night in a traditional chateaux, wander hallowed cathedrals and find a slice of heaven in the French Riveria. This Highlights of France tour will have you experiencing what the French call ‘coup de foudre’ – or as we might say ‘love at first sight’.
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Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.
The capital of France's culturally rich Burgundy Province, Dijon boasts a delightful city centre, numerous medieval and renaissance buildings, and labyrinthine streets filled with charming shops and restaurants. Beaune is located in the wine region of the Cote d'Or, an area that produces some of the best wines in France and is made up of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. The best Burgundy wines are grown here in the golden-red soil, hence the name Cote d'Or (land of gold).
Spend a night in a traditional French château and feel as though you’ve stepped back in time while exploring the grounds and soaking up views across the French countryside.
An elegant, walled city in Provence's most picturesque valley, Avignon is home to an impressive collection of art, a grand papal palace and the Pont St-Benezet.
Nestled elegantly on the Riviera, Nice boasts stunning beaches, colourful markets, and impressive architecture - and is a wonderful base to further explore the famed Cote d'Azur.
Highlights of France Reviews
Our Highlights of France trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
Highlights of France, June 2014
A good fun trip David was a very personable leader who got on well with every different type of personality. This was very important for harmony in a small group. Very well organised, energetic (even with a bad cold), protective of his group, very helpful and persistent with arrangements.
Review submitted 26/06/2014
Highlights of France, June 2014
What an amazing adventure. We could not have asked for a better, more knowledgable and engaging tour guide. David not only showed us the sites as described on the tour itinerary, but more, giving us a real appreciation for the beautiful country of France. The tour crammed in places I never would have visited alone and we had a fantastic group of people to explore with. Having never done a tour before, i was impressed and delighted by the experience. I cannot express how happy I was to have such a knowledgable and friendly tour leader. Having never done a tour before i did not know what to expect. David is a true Parisian and gave us all an insight into the real French life, not just the touristy side of things. He made me feel very safe, was always approachable and eager to pass on information about the sites we visited. David also made time for us away from the scheduled tour activities and going that little bit above and beyond was definitely appreciated by the group. David is funny, engaging and an excellent tour leader.
Review submitted 19/06/2014
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