La Grand France
Visit a selection of the best châteaux of Loire Valley
See the magnificent Palaeolithic rock paintings at the Lascaux IV cave complex
Guided tour of the huge fortified town of Carcassonne
Explore Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo, plus visit a perfumery in Grasse
Experience the best of what France has to offer on this 16-day escorted tour from north to south. Your adventure starts in Paris, the capital city of France. From Paris, travel to the beautiful region of Loire Valley. Known as the Garden of France, the region is known for its abundance of vineyards and stunning chateaux. Visit Chateau de Chenonceau, Château du Clos Lucé, Château de Villandry and gardens and the Royal Abbye of Fontevrad. From Loire Valley, continue to the charming region of Dordogne. Discover the picturesque villages of Sarlat, La Roc Gageac, Domme and Rocamadour, then head to Toulouse, the capital of Occitanie region. Explore the famous ramparts of Carcassonne before continuing to the region of Provence. Visit the historic cities of Nimes, Avignon and Saint-Remy. From Avignon, head to the sun-kissed region of the French Riviera. Discover the villages and towns of Cassis, Calanques, Nice, Grasse, Cannes, St. Paul de Vence and the principality of Monaco.
2020 Departure Dates
- 25 May
- 22 June
- 19 July
- 16 August
- 7 September
Depart from central Paris to the Loire Valley via Château Chambord. Check into your château hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.
Visit Château Chenonceau. Later explore the charming town of Amboise, with a visit to da Vinci’s residence Château du Clos Lucé.
Visit the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Free time to explore Chinon, followed by the gardens of Château Villandry.
Explore the medieval village of Sarlat. In the afternoon, visit the village of La Roc Gageac, followed by the village of Domme.
This morning visit the town of Rocamadour. In the afternoon, visit the caves of the ‘Gouffre de Padirac’ and experience a 500-metre boat ride inside the caves.
First stop is the old fishing village of Cassis. From here, enjoy a morning cruise to explore Calanques. Later, continue to Nice, check into your hotel.
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Nice. In the afternoon, visit Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi. Late afternoon, take an excursion to Monaco.
First stop is the hill town of Grasse followed by the seaside resort of Cannes. This afternoon, head to the old town of St Paul de Vence. Enjoy a farewell dinner.
Your tour ends in Nice after breakfast.
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