Places Covered: Paris, Versailles, Moulin Rouge
Duration: 7 Nights & 8 Days Package
Tour Cost: See Below
On arrival at Paris, you will be met and escorted to the Hotel de Crillon.
Check in, relax and enjoy your superb room. In the afternoon, enjoy a private sightseeing tour of the city. See the sights that make Paris the most romantic and famous city in the world! See all the major sights, including the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Paris Opera, Louvre Palace, Orsay Museum, and the Eiffel Tower.
Overnight in Paris
VERSAILLES SIGHTSEEING, MOULIN ROUGE
This morning after partaking of the legendary breakfast at the Crillon, take a half day private sightseeing tour of the Versailles. This tour of Versailles brings alive the history of not only France, but also of the rest of the Europe, for it was here that the famous treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, was signed. Visit the Palace of Versailles and marvel at its luxury and magnificence as you go through the Royal Apartments, the Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s Apartments. Also see the Petit Trianon and the hamlet of the Queen Marie-Antoinette in the sightseeing tour. Built by Richard Mique in 1783, this amusement village is where the queen played at being a shepherdess.
The afternoon is free to have an authentic French meal, at the restaurant ‘La Flotille’, near the Grand Canale or to visit the famous couture shops in the 8th arrondisement of Paris.
In the evening enjoy a spectacular cabaret show at the world famous Moulin rouge. For many a romantic, no visit to Paris would be complete without a night at the original Moulin Rouge cabaret. Built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, the night club was the very essence of a bohemian, Belle Epoque Paris, where artists converged to produce and attend colorful and avant garde performances. The Moulin has inspired scores of Hollywood hommages, the most recent being director Baz Luhrman’s 2001 glitz fest starring Nicole Kidman. It also provided inspiration for 19th-century painter Toulouse Lautrec, whose portraits of Moulin Rouge performers are today housed in Paris’ Musee d’Orsay. Since 1889, the Moulin Rouge has always presented sumptuous shows to audiences from around the world.
Famous for introducing the world to the French Cancan (immortalized by artist Toulouse-Lautrec), come see the feathers, rhinestones, and sequins fly as the most beautiful girls this side of the ocean take the stage. With breathtaking sets, innovative choreography, original music, and show-stopping acts, the Moulin Rouge has played host to international stars such as Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and Elton John as well as native celebrities including Maurice Chevalier, Jean Gabin, Edith Piaf and Yves Montand.
Overnight in Paris.
DA VINCI CODE PRIVATE TOUR
How about the Da Vinci code private tour this morning? You will be accompanied by your driver-guide for a guided tour in the steps of Robert Langdon, the principal character of Dan Brown’s bestseller. During this tour, you will revisit part of Robert Langdon’s adventures from Vendôme Square and the Ritz Hotel to the Louvre and to the final destination of this tour at Saint Sulpice Church. After a wonder around the exciting area of Saint Germain des Prés you will be taken back to the Louvre to visit the other sections of the largest museum in the world.
Later tonight in Paris, the most romantic city in the world, invites you to discover its charms from the Seine River, as you experience one of the most exceptional evenings of your life!
The setting is magic, the service is excellent, the food is exquisite and the views of Paris are breathtaking on your private dinner cruise.
Overnight in Paris.
TOUR OF CHAMPAGNE
A day trip to the Champagne area is planned for you today. You go to REIMS, visit the cathedral, and enjoy a gastronomic lunch at the famous “Les crayEres restaurant” (one of the best restaurants in the world), then visit some of the most famous cellars of Champagne in Reims.
The restaurant of Château Les Crayeres, located in the heart of Champagne area, is an important place of the French traditional gastronomy. The Xavier Gardinier family, who owns ChAteau PhElan SEgur in Saint-Estèphe as well (awarded “Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel” in 2003), bought this internationally-famous place in 2001. This restaurant has been awarded three stars on Le Guide Rouge for more than twenty years. Exceptional French food is the reason why this 3 Michelin starred restaurant has become world famous.
Your driver guide will be at your disposal till you return to the hotel in the evening.
Overnight stay in Paris.
TRAVEL TO NICE AND ONWARDS TO EZE
This morning you are transported to Nice by the world famous TGV train that travels at over 350kms per hour. On arrival there, you will be met and escorted to the Chateau Eza. Château Eza is a stunning luxury hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant tucked away in one of the most enchanting locations on the Côte d’ Azur. Exquisite and intimate, the Château clings to the side of the ancient rock walls of Eze, a thousand-year-old medieval village more than 400 metres above the Mediterranean Sea.Check in and relax at this most exclusive of retreat on the first day of your French holiday. Explore this beautiful property and just breathe in the fresh countryside.
Eze is a medieval village perched like an eagles nest on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The ancient fortified village is still crowned with the ruins of its 12th-century fortified castle , sitting on a narrow rocky peak. The castle grounds host the well-known Jardin Exotique, and from the top (429 m) you’ll have an good view of the coast. Infact, it offers some of the most spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Stroll around the medieval village center and relax in the lush Jardin Exotique. Browse at art galleries, boutiques and artisan shops. Why not have dinner tonight at the Michelin starred restaurant in the Chateau, and then try your luck at the nearby Casinos.
Overnight stay in Nice.
ULTIMATE COTE d’AZUR EXPERIENCE
This morning after breakfast, enjoy a full day private excursion exploring all the beauty and luxury the Cote d’Azur affords. Your private driver guide will take you on a guided tour of the Perfume Factory FRAGONARD; discover the old Casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Cafe de Paris at the Golden Square in Monte Carlo.
Drive on the world famous Monte-Carlo race track, and walk the narrow streets of the old town on the rock. See the Prince’s Palace and the changing of the guard just before midday. Visit the Neo Romanesque Cathedral and the Princess Grace Memorial. Return to NICE by driving along the basse Corniche with it’s unforgettable parnoramic views (Beaulieu, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Villefranche). Drive along the Promenade des Anglais in NICE to Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Stroll in the streets of this medieval village which is undoubltedly one of the most beautiful in existence. Visit art galleries, craft and souvenir shops.
Come to see the sumptuous Colombe d’Or where the famous painters used to meet. This fascinating village attracts talented and discerning artists from around the world. Antibes-The natural beauty remains in the old town with the ramparts along the sea and the long arched protective wall along the port. There are plenty of narrow streets for exploring.
Marvel at the worlds largest yachts in the Port Vauban, the largest pleasure port in the French Mediterranean. Drive along the coast and Cap d’Antibes and enjoy the fascinating scenery Cannes- Time to enjoy the Croisette, the smart beaches, elegants shops, the Palais des Festival (film festival and conference center).
Overnight stay in Nice.
FREE AT LEISURE
This morning is free for a personal exploration of the Cote d’Azur.
Overnight stay in Nice.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean before you fly back home this morning.