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A stunning and complete half day sightseeing tour of Paris in minibus. Our professional guide will pick you up at your hotel with our 8 seated air conditioned minibus and depending of the location of your hotel will start the visit from the centre of Paris.
You will see the Place de la Concorde with its Egyptian obelisk which is the most impressive square of the city with its fountains, statues and columns where are the remarkable hotel Crillon and the US Embassy. From there you will go to the Madeleine church looking like a Greek temple, then the Opera Garnier gorgeous architecture from the 19th century, rue de la Paix with its luxurious jewelleries, Place Vendome with its column dedicated to Napoleon where is the luxury hotel Ritz. You will continue with the Faubourg St Honore street where the most fashionable boutiques of Paris are. You will take the Rivoli street before joining the Champs Elysées.
This Avenue which is more than 1 mile long and first designed by Le Notre in the 17th century. On the top is the Arc de Triomphe 50 meters high celebrating the Napoleon victories. You will take the Kebler Avenue to see the Eiffel Tower.
It was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1889. this monument means 18.000 metallic parts and 2,5 millions nuts ! You will stop around 15 minutes for photos at the bottom of the monument. You will follow the Seine river bank where are located most of the major historical buildings of the city. You will discover Le Grand and le Petit Palais.
Then the Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid, the Tuileries ga rdens.
Further East the Place des Vosges in the Marais district with its narrow XIV° till XVIII° century streets.
Very close by the Bastille square and its column celebrating the French revolution. this is where is now the new Opera.
You will cross the river Seine to join the left bank, through the two islands St Louis and La Cité.
There, you will stay 20 minutes to visit Notre Dame Cathedral, and continue with the Latin Quarter, La Sorbonne most remarkable university of Paris, Le Pantheon, The Luxembourg gardens, St Germain, St Sulpice Church, St Germain...
Les Invalides built in the 18th century where is Napoleon’s tomb. You will cross some of the most prestigious bridges during this trip : Alexandre III, Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge of the City. You will finish this visit with the "village" of Montmartre where you will have another 20 minutes to stroll around the Sacre Coeur Basilica and to the Place du Tertre where all the artists and painters used to show their works.
After this astonishing panorama of the city, you will be taken back to your hotel. During the excursion Our guide will be at your disposal during the whole tour to tell you about the 2000 years history of the city. The tour lasts around 3,5 hours
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One full day in one of the most beautiful medieval city of Europe called the Venice of the North. You will visit the old city, the cathedral,the belfrey, the canals...
Free time to visit the museums and the famous
shops of laces and chocolates. Cruise on the canals. Lunch on your own
Return to Paris around 7:30 m
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Giverny, Auvers sur Oise
Situated in Normandy, the village of Giverny is world-wide known for Claude MONET’s house and atelier.
It is at one hour far from Paris. During the trip, our guide will tell you about the impressionist painters who went to Giverny to meet Claude Monet.
Claude Monet’s property has been left by his son to the Academie des Beaux Arts in 1966. After a large scale renovation in 1980 it becomes a Foundation.
The house where the painter lived from 1883 to 1926 has its colourful décor and intimate charm of former times. The precious collection of Japanese is displayed in several rooms.
The gardens offer for the admiration of visitors the “painting of the nature” which Claude Monet’s contemporaries considered one of his masterpieces.
The rectangular “Clos Normand”, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios offering the palette of varying colours of the painter-gardener who was “ecstatic” about flowers.
Lastly, the water garden with its famous Japanese Bridge, its wisterias, azaleas and its pond has inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.
A full day with a visit to the Monet' home in Giverny followed by a charming visit of Auvers on the Oise river where many painters, disciples of Van Gogh were staying. Visit of Van Gogh’s grave and the Auberge Ravoux where he lived until his death.
At one hour from Paris, you will cross the typi-cal French countryside of the Beauce corn attic of the region .
You will discover with our guide the most impressive and majestic gothic cathedral of
Free time to go for a walk in the old city around the cathedral.
Reims - Epernay - Champagne Region
The Champagne’s region is for wine lovers and is also known for its great churches, the most famous one being the Reims Cathedral. Since the 11th Century all the kings of France have come to Reims, the city of coronation, to be crowned in the remarkable cathedral. This is a masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art. Its exceptional ornamentation is marked by curious gargoyles symbolising evil spirits.
Epernay is the home of some of the best known “maisons de champagne”. You will visit the chalky caves and taste prestigious brands of Champagne, Moet et Chandon, Pommery, Louis Roederer. Dom Perignon, was a famous monk who discovered the secret of the alchemy of the Champagne.
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Fontainebleau, Barbizon and Vaux le Vicomte
This a afternoon tour lasting 4,5 hours and is as fascinating as the visit of Versailles. Your guide will pick you up at 1.30 pm and cross La Brie famous French country side before reaching the palace after 50 minutes drive.
The first foundations of the Palace dated from the 12th century. King Philippe Auguste and Saint Louis were fond of Fontainebleau. It was during the Renaissance with King François 1 that the palace underwent its most spectacular transformations. The sun King used to spend every Autumn in the place during hunting season. The Queen Marie Antoinette and especially Napoleon has refurbished the Palace.
Fontainebleau palace spreads across four main court yards. The diversity of the buildings is testimony of the successive constructions undertaken from the 16th until the 19th century. You will start this visit in crossing the gate of honour to access to the white horse courtyard with its famous horseshoe stair case built in 1634 which drive you to the State & Private Apartments and Galleries of which the most famour : Francois 1 gallery. All the rooms are lavishly furnished with furniture of the Renaissance and Napoleon period and recently renovated. The Throne room is unique in France.
Francois 1 was responsible for creating the gardens where water has always played an important role. The English garden and the lay out of the French garden : le Grand Parterre have been designed by Levau and Le Notre.
Your guide will either guide you inside the Palace or provide an audio-guide in your language to follow this visit of one of the most spectacular and splendid palace of France.
Your guide will also drive you to Barbizon chosen by the landscapist painters : Thédore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet… in the 19th century to create their works using the beauty of the magnificent forest and nature around. Many writers joined them : George Sand, Robert Stephenson…You will pass to the Auberge du Père Ganne turn into a museum of the Barbizon school where all the artist used to meet.
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Versailles is at one hour drive far from Paris. During the trip our guide will tell you about the story of the Palace and how the cour during the Sun King reign.
With its three chateaux, gardens and parks, Versailles is an immense estate. Lousi XIV the Sun King is the creative force of Versailles. He turned Versailles into a sumptuous estate and the symbol of absolute monarchy in the 17th century.
Louis Le Vau and then Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Charles Lebrun are the main architects both Versailles and the Grand Trianon and André Le Notre for the gardens.
You will visit the State Apartments with its 8 rooms, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments and since July 2006 some new rooms recently renovated , the Royal Chapel and the Royal Opera Opera.
Depending of the choice you made with us, the visit will be guided or with an audio-guide in your language. There is a special entry for us avoiding long queuing.
After this visit which lasts around 1hour and 10 minutes, our guide will accompany you to the gardens.
Beyond the chateau, stretch the gardens and the park. At the foot of the chateau, Le Nôtre created the parterres, designed to be viewed from the terraces. You will see the Grand Perspective which draws the eye to the horizon with its Latona and Apollo fountains. You will stroll to the north and south parterres full of flowers. You will see the various groves in the gardens : the Baldroom and the Colonnade, the Enceladus…and some other our guide will let you discover.
On Sunday from April 1st to October 1st there are the Musical Fountains display. Stroll around the fountains and admire the water jets, explore the groves while enjoying live music concert from Lully the most famous Versailles musical composer from the 17th century. You will have access to this gorgeous show with additional fee of 7 euros per person
Our guide will drop off at your hotel after this very intensive visit which will throw you back to the century of lights.
You will visit the Palace, The States Apartments in the morning as indicated in the Versailles tour description ( please look at it ). You will have also enough time to explore the Hall of Battles situated in the South Wing of the Palace covering the first floor and the attic on the park side. This is a setting for the vast paintings dedicated to the great French victories from Tolbiac won by Clovis in 497 to Wagram, a victory for Napoleon in 1809. You will then visit the gardens and the various grove with its 32 fountains.
On Sunday from April 1st to October 1st there are the Musical Fountains display. Stroll around the fountains and admire the water jets, explore the groves while enjoying live music concert from Lully the most famous Versailles musical composer from the 17th century. Additional fee of 6 euros.
Our guide will advice you how to have lunch or just a snack inside the estate. There are many possibilities. After Lunch, you will visit the Grand Trianon also called the Marble Trianon. It is richly furnished and decorated with Napoleon furniture from the 18th century. You will stroll in the Park to get in the new renovated “Domaine de Marie Antoinette” with the Small Trianon and the Hamlet Village. The architect Gabriel built this edifice in 1761 for King Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. It becomes some years later the preferred residence of Marie Antoinette. The gardens , the Queen Theatre one of the most beautiful in Europe and the French and English gardens with many statues have just been renovated and re-opened in July 2006 as well as the Hamlet Village close to the Trianon.
Azay le rideau, Amboise, Usse, Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry...
A wonderful day in the Loire Valley Region located at 100 miles far from Paris. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning around 7.15 am to allow you to spend a full day in this charming French “province”. It is called the “Valley of the Kings” as this valley was much loved by the Kings of France from the time of the Capets in the 11th century and then the Valois and the Bourbons up to the 19th century. In total there are 25 palaces built by the kings and embellished with parks and gardens of which the most famous : Chenonceau, Amboise and Chambord you will visit.
The Loire valley is also famous for its vineyards and family cellars established into the Tufo stone cliff. Amboise, Chinon, Saumur, Bourgueil, Vouvray…are some of the best wines of France.
You will first have around 1,5 hour drive through the magnificent French country side of La Beauce, l’Orléanais and la Tourraine before reaching the first castle.
Chenonceau is called the “ladies castle”. Built in the 16th century on the river Cher, it was the residence of Diane de Poitiers and of Catherine de Medicis Queen of France. Chenonceau is not only remarkable for its architecture and history but also for the fine quality of its collections as can be seen from the inside visit: Renaissance furniture, a vast ensemble of 16th and 17th centuries tapestries and a great number of masterpieces. Le Primatice, Rubens, Le Tintoret, Rigaud, Nattier, Van Loo are among the most famous names that can be found there. The lovely surroundings, the formal garden and the park surrounding it add to the impression of delicate grace emanating from the castle.
You will spend a couple of hours in this charming place where you can also have a quick delicate lunch on your own at the castle’s restaurant called l’Orangerie before joining Amboise.
Amboise was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. This authentically royal palace introduced the Italian style to the Loire Valley. A historical place with the presence of an exceptional collection of gothic and Renaissance furniture. In the castle’ St Hubert chapel you will pay a visit to the Da Vinci tomb recently renovated.
In Amboise you will visit the famous PLOU family cellars where you will taste some of the best vintage of the region you will be able to buy if you pleased.
Chambord : the most fascinating chateau of the Loire Valley. King François 1st realised a dream in designing an architectural masterpiece combining the tradition of the French master masons with the lightness of Italian Renaissance buildings. Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci , its design is distinguished by its incredible double-return stairs. Bristling with numerous chimneys, turrets and dormer windows which seem to lift it up towards the sky, Chambord recalls the wondrous tales of chilvary. The façade is 156 meters long and 56 meters high. It contains major collections. The Chambord estate is the largest enclosed park in Europe and still homes an abundant wild fauna.
You will then come to Paris and drop off at your hotel where you will arrive around 7.00 pm after a unforgettable day in the valley of the Kings.