You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now is your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the Bordeaux wine-growing region. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.
History buffs are sure to be amazed by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history with a stop at Pont Du Gard bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st Century. Visit the amphitheatre in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome. Go back in time to the Middle Ages with a visit to the clifftop town of Rocamadour. Walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne, and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute. On the “route Napoleon,” follow in the footsteps of Napoleon as he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944.
Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. Spend time in Châteaux Country of the Loire Valley, with its spectacular vineyards and castles. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, boasting a number of charming villages.
Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea. Complete your holiday with a three-night Monograms package in London. Travel by Eurostar train from Paris to London. Enjoy an included city sightseeing with Local Guide of the UK capital city and make sure to take advantage of your Local Host wealth of information to make the most of your stay.