2017 SEASON
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
2018 SEASON
Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

15 Day La France

Globus Guided Tour starting in Paris and finishing in Paris

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Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 15 Day La France. This is the ideal guided tour to explore the highlight cities and sights of France. Enjoy two-night stays in Paris, Bordeaux, and Monte Carlo. Start with a special welcome dinner at a Parisian restaurant,...read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Paris to Paris
Tour Code: RA
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 4,962
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Paris, France

Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)
2

Paris

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, as well as to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
3

Paris - Honfleur - Bayeux

A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to Honfleur with its enclosed harbour. Time to explore this picturesque town before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)
4

Bayeux - Normandy Beaches - Mont St Michel - St Malo

On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Enjoy an included lunch before you visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL/ spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. (B/L)
5

St Malo - Esse - Angers - Loire Valley

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany and stop in Esse to visit La Roche-aux-Fees, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC. Then, enter the Loire Valley, and stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening, you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)
6

Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle - Bordeaux

Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savour dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B/D)
7

Bordeaux Excursion To St Emilion

In the morning, you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B/D)
8

Bordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes

A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B/D)
9

Lourdes - Carcassonne - Nimes

From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nimes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B/D)
10

Nimes - Grasse - Nice

This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where you will stay for two nights. An optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available. (B)
11

Nice

Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops; you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)
12

Nice - Aix - En - Provence - Lyon

Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the centre of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIERE HILL (B/D)
13

Lyon - Dijon

Start today with a PRIVATE CRUISE on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the `70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B/D)
14

Dijon - Paris

Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
15

Paris

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive In Paris, France

Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris' lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the "City of Light." (D)
2

Paris

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Paris, like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs-Elysees. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and admire its Rose Window. Optional excursions are available to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, as well as to the artists' hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
3

Paris - Honfleur - Bayeux

A pleasant drive through the rural area west of Paris takes you to Honfleur with its enclosed harbour. Time to explore this picturesque town before heading to Bayeux, where you can admire QUEEN MATILDA'S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror's conquest of England. (B)
4

Bayeux - Normandy Beaches - Mont St Michel - St Malo

On to the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces' landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop at OMAHA BEACH and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY. Enjoy an included lunch before you visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL/ spectacularly perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. (B/L)
5

St Malo - Esse - Angers - Loire Valley

Enjoy a scenic drive through Brittany and stop in Esse to visit La Roche-aux-Fees, a dolmen dating back to 3500-3000 BC. Then, enter the Loire Valley, and stop in Angers for an orientation of this beautiful town on your way to Blois. This evening, you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (B)
6

Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle - Bordeaux

Visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. Continue to Bordeaux, and join your Tour Director for a walking tour through this pretty city on the Garonne River. Tonight, savour dinner with wine at the well-known Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant. (B/D)
7

Bordeaux Excursion To St Emilion

In the morning, you can join an optional excursion to Arcachon. Situated at the southern entrance of the Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla. This afternoon, your highlight is a visit to St. Emilion, where an exclusive WINE TASTING at Chateau Soutard awaits you. (B/D)
8

Bordeaux - Biarritz - Lourdes

A wonderful stop at the coast to visit Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Continue to Lourdes, one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. Visit the GROTTO where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, and this evening, join the memorable rosary and candlelight procession. (B/D)
9

Lourdes - Carcassonne - Nimes

From Lourdes to the beautifully preserved, medieval, walled town of Carcassonne for a leisurely walk by the ancient battlements and time to explore the town on your own. Continue to Nimes for your overnight stay. Find out what both this city and Genoa, in Italy, have to do with jeans! (B/D)
10

Nimes - Grasse - Nice

This morning, arrive in Grasse, and visit the famous Fragonard Usine Historique, where an expert will give a lecture about PERFUME-MAKING. Then, drive along the Mediterranean coast and the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where you will stay for two nights. An optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available. (B)
11

Nice

Enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Visit the beach or browse through the elegant shops; you may wish to join an optional excursion to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence. (B)
12

Nice - Aix - En - Provence - Lyon

Drive through the splendid vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon and arrive at Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cezanne, and has always attracted artists from all over the world. Follow your Tour Director for a walking tour through the centre of the town. Then, join the main highway of France, the Route du Soleil, to Lyon, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its Roman ruins from FOURVIERE HILL (B/D)
13

Lyon - Dijon

Start today with a PRIVATE CRUISE on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with a Local Guide who will explain the sights. Time to walk through OLD LYON and see the Murales, examples of trompe l'oeil, started by a group of students in the `70s. Continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. During your orientation, hear about the various dukes who ruled over the area, then there is time to browse the shops and enjoy this charming city. (B/D)
14

Dijon - Paris

Enjoy a ride on the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
15

Paris

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • PARIS: A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • HONFLEUR: Visit the seaside resort.
  • BAYEUX: Visit Queen Matilda's tapestry in the Tapestry Museum.
  • NORMANDY BEACHES: Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach.
  • MONT ST. MICHEL: Lunch at a local restaurant; guided visit of the abbey.
  • ESSE: Visit La Roche-aux-Fees.
  • ANGERS: Orientation.
  • LOIRE VALLEY: Visit Chenonceau Castle.
  • BORDEAUX: Walking tour, a special dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise.
  • ST. EMILION: Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard.
  • BIARRITZ: Visit the seaside resort.
  • LOURDES: Visit St. Bernadette's grotto; join the rosary and candlelight procession.
  • CARCASSONNE: Walk by the ancient battlements.
  • GRASSE: Visit a perfume factory, enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making.
  • NICE: Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE: Walking tour.
  • LYON: Panoramic view from Fourviere Hill; private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon.
  • DIJON: Orientation.
  • DIJON-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) with a drink; 7 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class TGV train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • A special dinner with wine at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant in Bordeaux.
  • Join the rosary and candlelight procession in Lourdes
  • Visit a French perfume factory for a lecture on perfume-making
  • Experience a private cruise with a local guide in Lyon

Included Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Paris Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF), Bayeux Novotel (F), St. Malo Océania (SF), Loire Valley Mercure Centre (F) at Blois, Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Lourdes Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (F), Nîmes Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre (F), Nice Ellington (F), Lyon Mercure Château Perrache (F), Dijon Océania Le Jura (F), Paris Pullman Paris Bercy (SF)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Trip Inclusions

2018 Preview Release & Earlybirds

  • With Globus, planning ahead pays off. Book your 2018 Globus UK & Europe Preview holiday early and save 10% off the land-only portion of your tour when booked by 12 September 2017.
  • Preview itineraries and inclusions are based on the 2017 season. Itineraries, hotels and prices are subject to change and will be finalised when our 2018 Europe brochures are released in mid September.

Included Experiences

  • PARIS: A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • HONFLEUR: Visit the seaside resort.
  • BAYEUX: Visit Queen Matilda's tapestry in the Tapestry Museum.
  • NORMANDY BEACHES: Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha beach.
  • MONT ST. MICHEL: Lunch at a local restaurant; guided visit of the abbey.
  • ESSE: Visit La Roche-aux-Fees.
  • ANGERS: Orientation.
  • LOIRE VALLEY: Visit Chenonceau Castle.
  • BORDEAUX: Walking tour, a special dinner at the Brasserie Bordelaise.
  • ST. EMILION: Wine tasting at Chateau Soutard.
  • BIARRITZ: Visit the seaside resort.
  • LOURDES: Visit St. Bernadette's grotto; join the rosary and candlelight procession.
  • CARCASSONNE: Walk by the ancient battlements.
  • GRASSE: Visit a perfume factory, enjoy a lecture on the history of perfume making.
  • NICE: Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE: Walking tour.
  • LYON: Panoramic view from Fourviere Hill; private cruise with Local Guide, visit Old Lyon.
  • DIJON: Orientation.
  • DIJON-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) with a drink; 7 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris and a special dinner in Bordeaux.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; high-speed, first-class TGV train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • A special dinner with wine at the Brasserie Bordelaise restaurant in Bordeaux.
  • Join the rosary and candlelight procession in Lourdes
  • Visit a French perfume factory for a lecture on perfume-making
  • Experience a private cruise with a local guide in Lyon

Included Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Paris Marriott Paris Rive Gauche (SF), Bayeux Novotel (F), St. Malo Océania (SF), Loire Valley Mercure Centre (F) at Blois, Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Lourdes Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres (F), Nîmes Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre (F), Nice Ellington (F), Lyon Mercure Château Perrache (F), Dijon Océania Le Jura (F), Paris Pullman Paris Bercy (SF)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 36)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Globus for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (5)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on La France with Globus.
Reviewer

Australia
  “Wonderful, eye-popping and amazing adventure!”
Trip Date: 12/09/2015
A wonderful, eye-popping and amazing adventure with a surprise just about at every twist and turn! Just loved it from Paris to Dijon and especially Chamonix. How gob-smacking to venture out onto the balcony in my room in Chamonix to have Mont-Blanc and the glacier right in my face! Down through the Alps and the awesome views on the Route Napoleon to the Cote d'Azur which lived up to its reputation of glitz and glamour. The blue Mediterranean as blue as ever but the most fun was in Monte Carlo and the beauty of Monaco, so elegant. Moving west, it just got better, day by day. Loved the Hotel in Nimes where the staff were hospitality students - top marks to these young people; and onto Carcassonne - oh, my gosh, now that is one absolutely awesome double-walled city! Beautifully preserved, situated on a rise - can you imagine how impregnable that city was in medieval times! One of my very favourite places - beautiful church, 3 tenors singing, enough to bring a tear (or two) to my eye - these days, a peaceful town to stop and admire. A shame to leave it.

Moving on, the 14th century Pont Valentre and area of Cahors just so beautiful. Rocamadours reputation didn't disappoint - how did they build that hanging out of a cliff face! Perigueux and early morning walk through this medieval town before the current residents really stirred was so lovely as were the raspberries from the lady with the market stall - so cheap and delicious! Onto Bordeaux and the TGV - what a hoot! Great way to travel back to Paris to final dinner - so much fun at Les Noces de Jeannette and canard a l'orange - mix in a lovely lady with accordion and French songs, lots of singing, wine and laughter made the 'white-knuckle' ride back through Paris traffic even more hilarious - especially from front seat!

Our driver on tour, Emilio, was just the best - those alpine roads in mist and drizzle not for the feint-hearted but he always made us feel safe - with a smile. Tour Director, Marie-Claire, top marks - her knowledge, attitude, organisation, sense of humour and accent - top notch! What can I say - a brilliant holiday, first time travelling by myself ever, no problem. Food was mostly really yummo, especially first and last nights in Paris with the group - the menu was excellent those nights - never seen so many vineyards - as far as the eye could see in some provinces - and I enjoyed the fruits of their labour too! And what might seem a small thing but one that was always so welcoming in little villages to bigger towns are the big baskets of colourful flowers, reds and bright pinks, hanging on posts, fences, bridges, wherever a basket of flowers could fit - viva la Francaise! (Ed. You sound like a hoot too Fay! Glad you enjoyed your trip)
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Australia
  “A thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Trip Date: 19/04/2014
A thoroughly enjoyable experience which reflects the diversity of France. We felt visiting Lourdes should be in the Religious Tours Brochure and substituted with an extra day in another City eg. Lyon, Carcassone or re-routed to Tolouse or Avignon. Accommodation in Lourdes was below standard. Included Dinners/Lunch were very good and much appreciated. Apart from the above comments the Tour is exceptionally good value and all areas visited both interesting and beautiful. Optional Extra Tours were worthwhile and really enjoyable. Nives, our Tour Director was outstanding with great depth of knowledge in all areas and the Specialist Guides were excellent. We were very impressed with the Global Journeys service & experience and have recommended them to other Tour participants. Thank you Globus, and Hannah at Global Journeys.
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Australia
  “Cannot recommend highly enough!”
Trip Date: 14/07/2012
Fantastic tour, cannot recommend highly enough! Tour guide was very informative and had a wealth of history and knowlegde. Coach driver was kind and helpful. Places were amazing especially Pont du Gard and Nice. Love experiencing France this way - a must for anyone who hasnt been or only been to Paris. I will be back for sure, oh and Moulin Rouge was exceptional! Thanks Globus.
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Australia
  “I would definitely recommend this 15 day tour of France”
Trip Date: 10/07/2012
Tour was really awesome! Guide was really knowledgable and friendly, accommodation was great and meals authentic. I would definitely recommend this 15 day tour of France.
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Australia
  “We had a marvelously good time”
Trip Date: 07/07/2012
It was simply a combination of a well varied tour that took in a wide variety of areas of France, interesting travel companions, good hotels, good meals and generally good tour options all coordinated by quirky, knowledgeable tour guide. While it was not an issue for us because we had extra time in Paris before and after the tour, the organised tour only provided a limited insight and impression of Paris for those just doing the tour. If you have time, spend a whole day at Versailles. The afternoon optional tour is just too short. Similarly for the Louvre. However, perhaps that should be qualified to say, go to the Louvre outside the holiday period. The crowd was insane.
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