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Best of France 2014

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Nice in the French Rivieria, FranceOmaha Beach and D-Day Landing siteParis, France
Nice in the French Rivieria, France
Omaha Beach and D-Day Landing site
Paris, France
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: It's insider moments like….standing in the musty cellars beneath Beaune as you taste classic Burgundy wines – perhaps the subtle depths of Pinot Noir or the signature richness of Chardonnay. It’s imagining the wealthy wine merchants who come to the town every year to sample the harvest before the world-famous charity auction. And when you’re standing on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, it’s about taking the time to remember the soldiers who gave up their lives on June 6, 1944.


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.

  • 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.


    • + 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.)

    • + St Jean De Luz, Jewel Of The Basque Country Visit St Jean de Luz, with its 400 years of fascinating history, beautiful beach and old world charm. Our Local Guide will show you the Maison Louis XIV and the Maison Rose where Louis XIV 'The Sun King' met his bride to be, the Spanish princess Maria Theresa. Then on to see the extraordinary church in which they were married in 1660 (complete with hanging sailing ships inside). Afterwards you can take a stroll through the narrow streets of St Jean, and track down some of the local specialities of this unique seaside resort.


    • + In The Steps Of Vincent Van Gogh A stroll through the ancient streets and squares of this enchanting provincial town with our resident Local Guide and Van Gogh expert.


    • + 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.

    • + 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!

    • + 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!

    • + Seine Cruise And Paris By Night Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' as we take a leisurely cruise on the popular river boats under the bridges of Paris, admiring the wonderful buildings which adorn the banks of the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we stop at some vantage points for you to capture these fascinating sights on camera. (In summer, this trip may take place before sunset).

    • + Versailles - The Palace And Gardens We leave the bustle of the city for the splendour of Versailles. Created by the Sun King Louis XIV, the palace became the envy of every other European ruler. Our guide takes us through the State apartments, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. Afterwards, take a stroll through the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. (N.B.:This optional is subject to availability.)

  • 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.


    • + The Secrets Of The Bordelaise With Lunch Or Dinner First, we journey through the splendid rolling vineyards of the Bordeaux region, before arriving at our French Chateau Estate. Here we will explore the estate with the owners, visit the vineyards, taste the wine, and discover the secrets of the French wine-making process in the cellars. Then on to discover a truly amazing hidden gem from the World Heritage list. Your Travel Director will reveal all. Later we dine in traditional Bordelaise style, with drinks included. The perfect way to enjoy this amazing setting. May be operated without dining for €48

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