Paris, Champagne & The French Countryside 2020 - 9 Day Tour from Paris to Marseille
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Paris, Champagne & The French Countryside 2020

9 Day Tour from Paris to Marseille

Starting at $1,862


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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From its beautiful architecture and historical sights to its stunning countryside and famous cuisine, France is a country sure to delight even the most discerning traveler. This tour through France highlights all of this and more in the Champagne region and the French countryside with overnights in Paris, Metz, Colmar, Lyon, Avignon, and Marseilles.

France's Champagne region is famous throughout the world and is even recognized by UNESCO. On this French tour, visit Reims in this celebrated region and enjoy a Champagne tasting. Visit the impressive Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 800 years and where the Kings of France used to be crowned. Also visit the magnificent gothic cathedral in Metz and the neo-byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica in Marseilles, located on the foundations of an ancient fort.

Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm. Here, enjoy a boat cruise and see its “Little France” district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Other highlights of this France tour include a ride on the little train through Colmar’s famous “Little Venice” district, and an excursion to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne. Here, walk along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. You will also enjoy an olive oil tasting in Les Baux-de-Provence—just another behind the scene experience offered by Globus!

All of this and much more is included on this wonderful tour through France. It’s a dream vacation!



Destination & Sightseeing

PARISWelcome dinner at a local restaurant; orientation drive
REIMSChampagne tasting; visit the cathedral
METZOrientation, visit the cathedral
SAINT-AVOLDVisit the Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial
STRASBOURG[LF] Boat cruise and “Little France” district
COLMAREnjoy an orientation on the little train including “Little Venice”
BEAUNEOrientation, visit Hôtel Dieu
LYONWalking tour of Old Lyon
PONT DU GARDTake pictures of the Roman aqueduct
AVIGNONWalking tour, take pictures of the Palace of the Popes
ST. RÉMY-DE-PROVENCEVisit the St. Paul de Mausole Monastery
LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCEEnjoy the panoramic view; [LF] olive oil tasting
MARSEILLESOrientation, visit the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica; excursion to Aix-en-Provence; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Transportation:
Motorcoach.

MEALS

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners: including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Marseilles

ITINERARY

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 at one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by an orientation drive
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Day 2 PARIS–REIMS–METZ.
Drive to Reims, city of champagne, and enjoy a special CHAMPAGNE TASTING. Also recognized by UNESCO, France’s Champagne region is celebrated for its specialized artisan activity that has become an agro-industrial enterprise. Next, visit the impressive NOTRE DAME DE REIMS CATHEDRAL, where the Kings of France were crowned. Considered one of the most beautiful examples of gothic art, the 800-year-old cathedral was one of the first monuments registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, arrive in Metz, located at the confluence of the Moselle and Seine Rivers. Enjoy an orientation of this 3,000-year-old city and visit the magnificent gothic CATHEDRAL, famous for its glass-stained windows. Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km (B)
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Day 3 METZ–SAINT-AVOLD–STRASBOURG–COLMAR
Stop in Saint-Avold for a visit of the largest American Military WWII Cemetery in Europe, the LORRAINE AMERICAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL. Next, enter the Alsace region and arrive in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament has its plenary sessions four days each month. A [LF] BOAT CRUISE is the best way to see Strasbourg with its LITTLE FRANCE DISTRICT and the impressive European Union institutions. Continue to Colmar. Today’s Distance: 168 mi / 270 km
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Day 4 COLMAR
Explore Colmar and the famous LITTLE VENICE district with its half-timbered houses by LITTLE TRAIN. Balance of the day is at leisure. Ask your Tour Director for suggestions
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Day 5 COLMAR–BEAUNE–LYON.
Enter Burgundy and arrive in Beaune, wine capital of the region, for an orientation of this beautiful town. Admire Notre Dame Basilica and visit the impressive HÔTEL DIEU, originally founded as a hospital for the poor. Then, continue to Lyon “Capital of the Gauls,” beautifully situated between two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, and enjoy a walking tour of the OLD TOWN to discover the Traboules, secret, hidden passageways winding their way through buildings and along staircases, with a history going back to the 4th century. Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B)
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Day 6 LYON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON.
This morning enter Provence. At Pont du Gard, marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. During your walking tour through the OLD TOWN, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge, and browse through the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km
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Day 7 AVIGNON–ST. RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE–LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE–MARSEILLES
In St. Rémy-de-Provence, visit the ST. PAUL DE MAUSOLE MONASTERY, used as a hospital when Vincent van Gogh stayed there for a year in 1889. Continue to Les Baux-de-Provence, famous for its breathtaking views. Then, a special treat awaits: [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING. Arrive in the busy seaport of Marseilles, and visit the neo-byzantine NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE BASILICA, spectacularly located on a limestone outcrop near the Old Port on the foundations of an ancient fort. Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km
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Day 8 MARSEILLES. EXCURSION TO AIX-EN-PROVENCE
This morning takes you on an included excursion to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center during your walking tour, and wander through the maze of small streets and along shaded Cours Mirabeau. An optional excursion is available to Arles with its Roman arena. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Marseilles’ excellent local restaurants as a proper au revoir to France. Today’s Distance: 62 mi / 100 km
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Day 9 MARSEILLES.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

ParisMetzColmarLyonAvignonMarseille
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur
First-Class

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1/3, Rue Caulaincourt Paris 18 France

Located at the foot of Sacré Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This 305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opéra district's department stores, bistros and bustling cafés. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace.
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