Country Roads of France (Summer 2017)

About Paris, France



  • Troyes: Explore the medieval heart of the Champagne capital.
  • Chamonix: Stay in France's mountaineering capital.
  • Annecy: Enjoy free time in the Little Venice area.
  • Monaco: Drive on part of the Grand Prix circuit.
  • Saint-Paul de Vence: Discover the village's artistic vocation.
  • Aix-en-Provence: See the mansions of the Cours Mirabeau.
  • Avignon: See the old Papal Palace and famous bridge.
  • Pont du Gard: See the famous Roman aqueduct.
  • Camargue: Visit Stes Maries-de-la-Mer.
  • Nîmes: See the Maison Carrée and Roman Arena.
  • Carcassonne: Enjoy a walking tour of this fortified town.
  • Albi: See the soaring brick cathedral.
  • Cahors: See the Pont Valentré.
  • Rocamadour: Visit this medieval cliff top town.
  • Dordogne: See the golden limestone buildings of Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
  • Scenic Drives: Burgundy, High Alps, Route Napoleon, Cote d'Azur, Camargue, Dordogne Valley.


  • Chablis: Taste one of the most famous white wines in the world. Treasure the purity of flavour and rapier-like effect on the palate with an expert vintner.
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Embark on a Côtes du Rhone experience to the famous wine village, where you sample wine with an expert and gain a few tips about what to look for in a robust red - its colour, fragrance and ‘legs' are all as important as the taste!
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: Sample some of the delicacies local to the area.
  • Paris: Rendezvous with your friends at a typical French bistro for a rousing Celebration Dinner with wine. Bon appétit!
  • 15 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Restaurant Dinners (RD), 3 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.


  • Côte d’Azur: Walk through the old streets of Monaco to see the Palace and Tomb of Princess Grace.
  • St-Paul-de-Vence: Discover how this hilltop town became a refuge for artists.
  • Arles: See the ancient two-tiered amphitheatre built by the Romans in the 1st century AD and which is still used for plays and concerts today.
  • Lascaux II Caves: This caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. For preservation reasons, they have been replicated in all their glory.
  • Paris: See the monuments, museums, buildings and bridges on a Seine River cruise through the heart of Paris.


  • Dijon: The 5-star Grand Hôtel La Cloche boasts a supreme view over Dijon's prestigious Place Darcy and has been welcoming prominent world figures since the 15th century. The luxurious refined decor and timeless interior garden offer guests every comfort and privacy.
  • Chamonix: Comfortable Hotel Le Prieuré is in the Savoyard chalet style.
  • Albi: Hostellerie Saint Antoine is centrally located with features such as Albi Cathedral, Toulouse Lautrec Museum and the Tarn River at your doorstep.
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