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Le Mont Saint-Michel at sunset, Normandy, France

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Le Mont Saint-Michel at sunset, Normandy, France

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  • Eiffel Tower, Paris

    A family journey through Paris & the French Alps

    • Explore Paris by night for a true understanding of why it is considered the City of Light.

    • Indulge your sweet tooth on a chocolate and pastry tour.

    • Step back in time as you visit Pérouges, one of the most well preserved medieval villages in Europe.

    • Explore the alpine meadows, ancient glaciers and mountain lakes surrounding Mont Blanc.

    9 days from $4,930pp

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

    Paris in depth

    • Discover the covered passages of Paris and the Opéra Garnier.

    • Taste the best pastries and chocolates of Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

    • Uncover the history of Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte.

    • Explore the highlights of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay.

    • Marvel at the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle.

    7 days from $6,095pp

  • The American Cemetery, Normandy

    Classic Paris & the Normandy D-Day beaches

    • Visit two American D-Day beaches: Omaha and Utah.

    • Tour Saint-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated by the Americans.

    • Walk among the gravestones at the American Cemetery.

    • Discover the significance of renowned Parisian monuments during WWII.

    • Learn about French military history.

    9 days from $6,995pp

  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris

    Highlights of London & Paris

    England and France
    • Explore the Tower of London with an iconic Beefeater guard.

    • Indulge in a classic afternoon tea that you helped prepare yourself.

    • Travel through London's backstreets with a local in a vintage Mini Cooper.

    • Enjoy a day trip to Château de Versailles with skip-the-line access.

    • Explore the Louvre by night for a unique way to see the museum’s most famous works.

    • Eat your way through Saint-Germain on a delicious pastry and chocolate tour.

    7 days from $6,995pp

  • Musée d'Orsay, Paris

    Introduction to French art & architecture

    • Take in all of Paris’s major monuments by boat.

    • Explore the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay with a private guide.

    • Venture to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s famous ’Water Lilies’ garden.

    • Wander around the old-world fishing village of Honfleur.

    • Discover the royal chateaux of the Loire Valley.

    11 days from $7,995pp

  • Mountain goat relaxing, Chamonix

    The Rhône-Alpes in depth

    Switzerland and France
    • Experience the gastronomic hub of Lyon.

    • Discover Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions.

    • Visit the serene Lac d'Annecy.

    • Hike the French Alps.

    • Walk inside an ancient glacier.

    11 days from $8,195pp

  • Roman Forum ruins, Rome

    London, Paris & Rome in a nutshell

    England, France and Italy
    • Explore London aboard a vintage double-decker bus that serves afternoon tea.

    • Discover some of London's finest small businesses on a food walking tour that includes several tastings.

    • Enjoy visiting the iconic highlights in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre.

    • Explore the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with a private guide.

    • Zip around Rome on a classic Vespa motorbike.

    10 days from $8,715pp

  • Château de Chambord, Loire Valley

    An introduction to French wine

    • Discover the famous chateaux and wineries of the Loire Valley.

    • Cycle through the vineyards in Saint-Émilion.

    • Taste the wines of the Médoc appellation.

    • Explore the Beaujolais and Burgundy wine regions.

    10 days from $9,595pp

  • Nuremberg's historic old town

    Germany river cruise, Paris & Prague

    Luxembourg, Czechia (Czech Republic), Germany and France
    • Enjoy guided tours of Paris and nearby Château de Versailles.

    • Cruise in comfort from Luxembourg to Nuremberg along the Moselle, Rhine, and Main rivers.

    • Ride a gondola to the Niederwalddenkmal monument for sweeping views over the vineyards below.

    • Learn pretzel making in a Wertheim bakery and indulge in Bamberg's renowned smoked beer, Rauchbier.

    • Hike to several of Germany’s well-preserved castles to unravel their histories.

    13 days from $12,895pp

  • Views from the river, Lyon

    Rhône river cruise: Roman ruins & truffles

    • Cruise through France from Lyon to Arles.

    • Visit a hilltop village in search of truffles with a local farmer and his dog.

    • Indulge in a wine tasting in the Beaujolais wine region.

    • Cycle a portion of the ViaRhôna bike route.

    • Ride a steam train along the Gorge du Doux.

    13 days from $17,595pp

  • Château d'Amboise, Loire Valley

    Grand tour of France

    • See the highlights of Paris including the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower.

    • Experience the D-Day beaches in Normandy.

    • Take a tour of Mont Saint-Michel in Brittany.

    • Marvel at the grandeur of Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley.

    • Discover the Roman history of Provence at the Pont du Gard.

    • Soak up the sun on the French Riviera.

    21 days from $19,395pp

  • Provençal village, France

    Luxury Provence & the French Riviera

    • Hunt for truffles with a local expert and trained dog before enjoying a four-course gourmet meal in Ménerbes.

    • Sample some of France’s best-known wine appellations at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

    • Explore the Roman and medieval heritage of Pont-du-Gard, Uzès and Arles with a guide.

    • Walk the streets of Monaco, Monte Carlo and Èze.

    • Relax and enjoy coastal views over a glass of champagne on a private sunset cruise.

    13 days from $20,295pp


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Champagne, France

Experiencing wine country in France

Join specialist Liz as she pursues her love of wine through three different vineyards tours. From the stony fields of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to a tiny domaine in Champagne to the limestone caves of the Loire Valley, she explores the terroir and techniques that produce the bottles she loves.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, The French Riviera

Discover the real French Riviera

Look past the super yachts and movie stars to discover the authentic French Riviera. Stroll through hillside villages that overlook the Mediterranean, tour a century-old perfume factory and discover the paintings that Picasso produced while staying here.

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American Cemetery, Normandy

Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry

A land of apples and honey (and invasions), Normandy has a long and complicated history. Discover the region’s medieval roots at Bayeux, visit the shores that inspired Impressionism at Honfleur, and pay your respects at the D-Day beaches.

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Beynac village, Dordogne, France

Making your money go further in France

Splurge thoughtfully, snuggle up in a chateau in February and enjoy a three-star tasting meal for lunch. Abby, a member of our France team, offers advice on how to make the most of your budget on a trip to France.

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Lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénaque, Provence

Highlights of Provence

Visiting Provence is like stepping into a Van Gogh painting — a landscape awash in vivid hues. France specialist Samantha talks about the region’s highlights, including fragrant lavender fields, Roman aqueducts and truffle hunting with a local and his dog.

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Montmartre, Paris

An insider’s guide to the districts of Paris

Away from the bustle of tourist attractions, Paris is filled with enclaves that feel like individual villages hidden inside the city. Specialist Liz explores the four best-known quartiers, including the storied cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the confectioners of Le Marais.

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Paints in Montmartre, Paris

Impressionists I have known

From the galleries of the Musée d’Orsay to the banks of the Rhône, walk in the footsteps of the 19th century’s great masters with France specialist Aislyn. Here, she suggests destinations for those who share her love of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

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Croissants, France

Food highlights of France

Discovering French cuisine doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated proposition. From macarons in Paris to cider in Normandy, France specialist Jesse discusses the simple dishes and regional specialities that he likes to eat when he’s visiting different areas of France.

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Canoeing on the river, La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne

Highlights of Bordeaux and Dordogne

Prestigious vineyards, a wine-blending class, prehistoric cave art, limestone chateaux and medieval villages — France specialist Liz talks about the highlights of the Bordeaux and Dordogne regions, as well as some unusual ways to explore them.

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Château d'Amboise, Loire Valley

Exploring the Loire Valley

The fertile Loire Valley was the preferred summer destination of French kings and aristocrats for centuries. Discover the lush fields and bountiful vineyards that attracted them and the turreted pleasure palaces that they left behind.

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