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Highlights of France 2014

  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: We take you beyond sophisticated Paris to the south coast and more! Find examples of France's Roman history and walk through walled medieval towns. Explore the renowned wine and brandy regions of Bordeaux, Cognac and Normandy, take pictures of fairytale palaces and castles and laze on the Cote d'Azur.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Notre Dame, Latin Quarter And Seine Cruise We begin by visiting the cornerstone of Gothic architecture in France built in 1163, the magnificent cathedral that lies at the heart of Paris, Notre Dame. Then some free time to have a bite to eat in the Latin Quarter, or perhaps try the famous Berthillon ice-cream - the best in France! The perfect way to discover Paris is with a relaxing cruise on the River Seine, as you sail gently by the wonders of France's capital, and learn about the buildings you are admiring. In the evening Paris is a city transformed - don't forget your camera!

    • + Le Grand Louvre The Louvre, the biggest and best known museum in the world, was once the palace of kings. Follow the expert guide through the sumptuous maze of galleries to see the main attractions including Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - the 'Mona Lisa' - and the State Apartments decorated in the style of Emperor Napoleon III.

    • + Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner Dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town! Enjoy an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment - including, of course, the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night that you will never forget!

    • + Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner Dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world famous Moulin Rouge - the original Paris cabaret - immortalized by the homonymous award-winning film and featuring 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

  • LYON

    • + Beaujolais Gourmet Dinner In A Typical Restaurant And Visit To The Old Town Experience the most acclaimed of French cuisine with an evening drive along the beautiful Saone River. Discover Lyon's secrets, from the Gauls and Julius Caesar to the medieval old town and the Italian silk merchants who influenced the Presque Isle. This UNESCO World Heritage city is also the gastronomic capital of France, best enjoyed while our chef prepares a mouth watering three course dinner, with local wines included.

  • NICE

    • + St Paul Corniche Drive Perfumery And Dinner First to the medieval hill top town of St. Paul to visit this artists paradise. We continue along the Riviera to travel on the corniche roads with their spectacular views to visit a local perfumery. Finally, to a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.


    • + Highlights Of The Pyrenees Funicular Ascent And Scenic Drive A beautiful drive up into the Pyrenees, where we catch our funicular train to ascend through mountain pastures to the top of these magnificent mountains, finding ourselves in Spain! Time to enjoy some Basque hospitality before our descent. Drink included. (Weather permitting.)


    • + Tours, Old Town And Dinner The bustling city of St. Martin and Renaissance kings - Old Tours still retains its half-timbered charm, best discovered on our evening tour followed by a meal of Touraine cuisine in a typical restaurant.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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