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Survey of France: Paris, Provence, the Wine Regions and More

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Program #20781RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience fascinating traditions, cultures and cuisines of France on a grand journey highlighting diverse cities and regions. From the D-Day Beaches of Normandy to the Loire Valley, from Bordeaux vineyards to sun-soaked Provence, come to appreciate all La Belle France has to offer.


Highlights

• Go behind the scenes to learn about the construction and operation of the Eiffel Tower.
• Taste the terroir or “sense of place” in foods like quiche Lorraine, cheese from Normandy and wines from Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux.
• Visit two of the Loire Valley’s most stunning chateaux and stand in awe of the island fortress Mont Saint-Michel.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some stairs and uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Paris and transfer to Bayeaux, 3 nights; coach to Chinon, 3 nights; train to Bordeaux, 2 nights; coach to Carcassonne, 1 night; coach to Arles 3 nights; coach to Lyon, 2 nights; coach to Colmar, 2 nights; coach to Reims, 1 night; coach to Paris, 3 nights; departure.

Date Notes
5/14/2015
This departure will stay in Caen instead of Bayeux.10/15/2015
This departure will visit Musee Marmotan instead of Giverny.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
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20 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 11 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
30 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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