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Grand Tour of France

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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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    Grand Tour of France

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    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
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    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.

    ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Check into your hotel and spend free time strolling around Paris' avenues. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

    Day 2 : PARIS–ROUEN–HONFLEUR–CAEN.

    PARIS–ROUEN–HONFLEUR–CAEN. Drive first to the historical capital city of Normandy, Rouen—one of the most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. Walk through its center, rich in gothic architecture. Next, visit lovely Honfleur, known for its picturesque port and houses with slate-covered facades. Continue to Caen. (B,D)

    Day 3 : CAEN–NORMANDY LANDING BEACH...

    CAEN–NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL. Time to see Caen before visiting the legendary beaches where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. Experience the most moving sites at Arromanches, St. Laurent, and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. Next, journey to Bayeux, home to the famous tapestry depicting William the Conquerors’ epic battle in 1066 (entrance fee extra). Then, on to the unique beauty of Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessed via a causeway. (B)

    Day 4 : MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–CHÂT...

    MONT ST. MICHEL–ANGERS–CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY. Time to enjoy a visit of MONT ST. MICHEL before departing for Angers to visit its CATHEDRAL. Then, travel along the banks of the Loire River to reach the enchanting Chateaux Country. This evening, join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

    Day 5 : CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY.

    CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY. Spend the day at leisure or participate in an optional excursion to see some of the most spectacular castles of the Loire, steeped in the history of noblemen and kings since the 11th century. Gothic spires, medieval turrets, great fortresses, and beautiful châteaux make for splendid panoramas. (B,D)

    Day 6 : CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–LA ROCHELL...

    CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–LA ROCHELLE–BORDEAUX. This morning spend some time in the picturesque town of La Rochelle, situated on the Atlantic coast followed by a scenic drive through the Bordeaux wine region where you will stop for a WINE TASTING session at one of the celebrated cellars. Next, enjoy an orientation walk of the city center of Bordeaux. (B,D)

    Day 7 : BORDEAUX–DORDOGNE–ROCAMADOU...

    BORDEAUX–DORDOGNE–ROCAMADOUR–TOULOUSE. Discover one of France’s most scenic regions, the Dordogne. Stop in the dramatically located medieval town of Rocamadour, perched high upon a cliff. Continue southwards to Toulouse. (B,D)

    Day 8 : TOULOUSE–CARCASSONNE–PONT D...

    TOULOUSE–CARCASSONNE–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON. Travel to Carcassonne for a walk in this well-preserved medieval town. Then, make a brief picture stop at the famous PONT DU GARD before reaching Avignon. (B)

    Day 9 : AVIGNON–ARLES–AIX-EN-PROVEN...

    AVIGNON–ARLES–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–FRENCH RIVIERA. Visit Arles, known all over the world by the paintings of Van Gogh. Admire the famous Roman AMPHITHEATER, then continue to Aix-en-Provence to see its main street, the COURS MIRABEAU, lined in the French tradition with plane trees. See its 17th-century palace, houses, and fountains. Finally, head to the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Don’t miss the optional evening excursion. (B)

    Day 10 : FRENCH RIVIERA.

    FRENCH RIVIERA. Take time to enjoy all the amenities of the French Riviera on your own. Tonight, maybe join the optional Monte Carlo by night excursion to see the Principality of Monaco. (B)

    Day 11 : FRENCH RIVIERA–GRASSE–LYON ...

    FRENCH RIVIERA–GRASSE–LYON AREA. First to Grasse to visit a traditional PERFUME WORKSHOP. See more of Provence and follow one of France’s great panoramic routes, which Napoleon took on his return from his exile in Elba in 1815. From Grenoble, join the expressway to the Lyon area. (B,D)

    Day 12 : LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS.

    LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS. Travel through the picturesque vineyards and fields of Burgundy to medieval Beaune, the region’s wine capital since the Roman era, where you visit the famous HÔTEL-DIEU. Return to the French capital of Paris. Don’t miss the optional evening cabaret show, a real Parisian spectacle. (B)

    Day 13 : PARIS.

    PARIS. Discover the glorious French capital with its many boulevards and monumental buildings. On your included sightseeing tour, a local expert will guide you through Parisian history, tradition, and modern living. Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate your tour, a French farewell dinner is magnifique! (B)

    Day 14 : PARIS.

    PARIS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    154 Cosmos Travel Reviews & Ratings

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    Grand Tour of France

    Awesome & The Best!

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    We had a most wonderful trip! Our tour guide & driver were excellent! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about France, & told us a little history, about every town we visited! Hotels great!
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    Amazing!

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    I always love Paris but I really enjoyed St Paul de Vence. It was so much fun to see each of the regions of France and enjoy their specialties. My new travel companions were very special too!
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    See Highlights And Hear History In A Short Trip

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    Pros; well chosen destinations, knowledgeable guide. Most hotels and meals nice, luggage transfers to and from bus to hotels
    Cons; Two weeks sitting in a bus for hours, little time in each stop
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    Outstanding!!!

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    Cosmo did an amazing job. Great meals, outstanding tours....went out of their way to help and be kind to ALL of us on the tour. Only slight flaw...we arrived too late to our hotel(s) often.
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    I just wrote a review of the Grand Tour of France. I rated it 3 1/2 stars. Only 2 stars are showing??

    Very Good

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    It was very good. Took it on October 6th with tour director Corina Moga.
    She and the driver was excellent. Very pleased with them.
    We had 41 people on the bus mostly elderly couples. We had 3 people who shouldn't have taken that trip. Specially one lady needed a walker and wheelchair assistant. That was very annoying to all of us and caused many delays and wasted time. I'm sure you heard from others too about that. It is not fare to others to be inconvenient and miss some of the scheduled event due to others not being able to keep up with the walking tour. What was more aggravating that the lady was told by her church group not to come it is not for her she won't able to keep up, but she ignored their advice. They helped her as much as they could during the trip but they had enough of her too, so sometimes she was left alone. They didn't sign up for their trip and pay all that money to assist her.
    Most of us were mad because if she knew needed more time to get ready in the morning or getting back to the bus she should have been the first one on so the rest of us wouldn't have to wait for her again but she didn't care about the others. Many time Corina had to go and get her while she was still setting at the restaurant finishing up her lunch. Please Please indicate in the tour Overview that who should be the tour is recommended for (include moderate walking, not recommended to those who needs assistant or cane or walkers, wheelchairs.) The European streets are hard to walk much narrower and stones.
    Also, include more sightseeing in the major cities where we stop for the night. It seems like we just arrive at night and leave in the morning so we don't get to see anything in the city we stop.
    Most of the hotel rooms were very small no place for the luggage to open.
    Otherwise I really enjoy your tours well organized and your staff are very knowledgeable.
    Glad I can be part of it and my travel agent recommended you I just wish I would have known about your tour much sooner.
    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
    see you next year.
    Spain-Portugal and Morocco tour in the fall hopefully.

    Piroska Bathory
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