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WT-France 03:15 Days Trip of France: Paris - Avignon - Nice - Nimes - Carcassonne - Lourdes - Bordeaux - Cognac - Tours - Mont St. Michel - Normandy - Giverny
  • Day
    1
    Arrival in France

    You will arrive in Paris, the capital of France, which enjoys the reputation of “City of Lights”. After arrival, you will transfer to the hotel to check in. Then, the rest of the time is free on your own. You may choose to rest at the hotel or have a brief tour nearby.

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    Paris

    As one of the greatest cities in Europe, Paris attracts visitors from all over the world. Going across the famous Champs-élysées in Paris, you will visit the Arc de Triomphe, one of the four representative buildings. Then, you are going to visit the Place de la Concorde, which is the most famous square in France and one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Later, you will proceed to visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the symbol of ancient Paris. After that, you will visit the Les Invalides and Napoleon’s Tomb under it. In the evening, you may choose to go to the hotel where provides singing and dancing shows to enjoy the Can-Can of France.

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    Paris

    There is no scheduled activity arranged today and the whole day is free on your own. Besides the previous scenic spots, you can also visit some museums, such as Louvre Museum, which is one of the oldest, largest and most famous museums in the world. There are valuable collections in it like painting of Mono Lisa, stone carving of Nike and the statue of Venus. Moreover, you can also go to other museums to experience the fashion and art of Paris.

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    Paris - Avignon

    In the morning, you will take French TGV train to travel to Avignon by way of Burgundy. Upon arrival, you will go to the most famous scenic spot Papal Palace in Avignon. It is the largest and most important Gothic architecture of middle ages in Europe and fully shows the international Gothic style in every aspect. Whether on architecture or decoration, Papal Palace condenses the achievement of top designers at that time.

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    Avignon - Nice

    Today, you will transfer to visit the Pont du Gard, which is a high-level water division flume built during the ancient Rome Empire period. Then you will head southeast to pass through Provence, where you can see vast stretches of lavenders and sunflowers on the way. In the afternoon, you will get to Nice, the most attractive Gold Coast in Europe and the second largest tourist resort just behind Paris in France. Nice also enjoys the good reputation of Queen of the French Riviera. In the evening, you will go to visit the Principality of Monaco.

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    Nice

    Early in the morning, you will head for the famous Cote d’Azur. You will spend the whole day here enjoying the sea, beach and sunshine for relaxing.

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    Nice - Nimes - Carcassonne

    The morning tour will take you to Nimes to visit the Roman Arena and Maison Carrée, which is the one of the best preserved buildings of the Roman era in the world. After that, you will proceed to Carcassonne, which was a fortress city in the Middle Ages. The ancient castle in the city is known as the largest and the best preserved existing castle in Europe. After arrival, you will first look around the vineyard circling the city.

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    Carcassonne

    The whole day will spend in the ancient Carcassonne city, which is recorded in the world heritage list by UNESCO. First, you are going to visit the public facilities like castles, churches, squares, markets and streets of the city. Then, you can appreciate the double walls of the strongly fortified medieval castle. Its interior wall is a kind of Roman-style rampart and the outer enclosure is Gothic walls. And there are respectively 26 embrasured watchtowers in both the outer and interior cities.

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    Carcassonne - Lourdes - Bordeaux

    Today will be a very special day during the journey. You will enter French Pyrenees and get to Lourdes, which is one of the biggest Christian pilgrim places in the world. Every year, as many as 5 million pilgrims from over 150 countries make pilgrimage here. This place is an important holy land especially for those people with disease. Then you will visit the beautiful Christian church standing on the top of St. Bernadette’s grotto. It is also the place that young saint Soubirous met Virgin Mary for the first time. After the visit here, you will move forward to Bordeaux.

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    Bordeaux - Cognac - Tours

    First, you will visit the famous Quinconces Square in Bordeaux, which is one of the largest squares in Europe. On the west side of the square standing the Statue of Liberty, of which the bronze carvings are as high as 50 meters and Fontaines du Monument aux Girondins, who was penalized in the age of terror after French Revolution. Bordeaux is famous for its wine, so you will pay a visit to a winery to taste the wine. Then you will proceed to the famous valley of the River Loire and Garden of France. Upon arrival there, you will see a magnificent and beautiful picture of the undulate vineyard, tranquil river way and grand castle.

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    Tours

    You will have an all-day visit in Tours today. You can choose to go hiking and enjoy the scenery. The first destination you will visit today is chenonceaux and then go to the castle of the Loire Valley, one of the most popular scenic spots in Tours. After that, you will move to visit the Amboise, where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life.

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    Tours - Mont St. Michel - Normandy

    In the morning, you will travel to the largest natural building in France--Mont St Michel along the Loire Valley. It is a moorstone mountain with a height of 400-feet. Here you will visit the famous Benedictine monastery. Then proceed to visit the incredible Bayeux Tapestry Museum. At last, you will transfer to Normandy, the famous battlefield in World War Two.

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    Normandy

    Normandy is a memorable place. The Battle of Normandy is the biggest landing operation in the world by far and nearly three million soldiers passed through the English Channel to Normandy of France at that time. The Normandy invasion was an important turning point in the World War Two. You will pay a visit to Arromanches, an important military place and American Cemetery in Omaha.

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    Normandy - Giverny - Paris

    First, you will visit the Joan of Arc’s Rouen and then proceed to Giverny, the hometown of Claude Monet, who is a French painter and one of the representatives and founders of impressionism. Here, you will pay a visit to his former residence, garden and paintings. After the visit in Giverny, you will return to Paris.

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    Departure from France

    It is time for you to say goodbye to France. After checking out the hotel in the morning, you can take a taxi to transfer to the airport and take the homeward flight to end your France journey.