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France Holiday...Fantastique

Posted by Fine Travel

20/03/15 08:30


Paris is known as the City of Light. Paris is a city for lovers. Paris is the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Seine, and fine restaurants and street-side cafes. Paris is culture—theatre, art and world-renowned museums.

Ask what Paris can do for you…and the city will have an answer. Come with us for three magical nights in Paris or on a sixteen-day tour of the back roads of France, and you may be tempted to stay a lifetime.

How about a night of cabaret at the famous Moulin Rouge? Known for the red windmill on its roof and as the birthplace of the can-can, the club’s decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France.


When in Paris, do as the Parisians do. Pavement cafes are an institution in Paris and the very image of the City of Light. In spring, these cafes are alive and vibrant with the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Paris. Relax and soak up the sun at:

  • Café de Flore - Enjoying a cafe and croissant at a shaded table in front of one of Saint Germain’s great literary cafes is one of the ultimate Parisian experiences.
  • Le Sancerre – Sipping a glass of wine with a feisty mix of bohemian locals, bikers, students and bemused tourists is an interesting way to spend an afternoon.
  • Chez Prune – Unwind at a table overlooking a canal at this Paris institution. Across the canal is Jemmapes Bar, cheaper and everyone sits on the water’s edge, but you’ll have to enjoy your wine from plastic glasses.

Or as well as Paris…experience France to the fullest in sixteen magical days spent wandering the back roads of this beautiful country. Here are but a few of the treasures to be savored:


Chablis lies on the Serein River in Burgundy in North-Central France. As you’ve probably guessed, here you will be treated to the famous, crisp white wine of the same name, served by an expert vintner.

Côte d’Azur, literally Azure Coast, is on the famous French Riviera. Ever wonder how perfume is made? The guided tour of a perfume laboratory will satisfy your thirst for knowledge. A scenic drive along the corniche roads ends in a walk through the old streets of Monaco to see the Palace and visit the Tomb of Princess Grace. While in Monaco drive part of the Grand Prix circuit.


Châteauneuf-du-Pape roughly translates to The Pope’s New Castle, and the history of this rich red wine is firmly entwined with papal history. The village is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte in the Rhone wine region. A ruined mediaeval castle sits atop village, dominating the landscape to the south. It was built in the 14th century for Pope John XXII, the second of the popes residing in Avignon.

Arles offers ancient history in the two-tiered amphitheatre built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, today used for plays and concerts.


The Lascaux Caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world.

Plan a unique holiday that also includes exploring the medieval heart of Troyes; a stay in France’s mountaineering capital; a visit to Stes Maries-de-la-Mer (Saint Marys of the Sea) built from the 9th to the 12th century, as a fortress and a refuge; and enchanting scenic drives…


Sunny vineyards, soaring mountains, Riviera sand and sea, Roman remains and fortified towns, sumptuous food and French wines…who could resist this Tour de France? Memories are made of this.

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Topics: UK and Europe, Family Holiday Ideas, France

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