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Table of Contents Hotels Hotels in Paris.....................................4-5 Hotels in Southern France.................6-7 Hotels in Western France..................8 Hotels in Eastern France....................9

Sightseeing Tours Paris tours...........................................10 Paris outskirts tours............................11 Loire Valley...........................................12

Cruises Le Phénicien....................................13 Provence & Camargue....................14

Easy Rider à la Française................15 Heart of Provence..........................16

Car Rental.......................................17 Terms & Conditions........................18-19


HOTELS IN PARIS Lancaster Hotel *****

Millenium Opera Paris *****

Hotel Le Secret de Paris ****

Hotel Franklin Roosevelt ****

Situated just off the ChampsElysées, this luxurious hotel, like an elegant private palace, offers tranquility and discretion at an excellent location. Rooms, suites and lounges are decorated with antiques and fine works of art, mainly 17thcentury collectibles, precious items, crystal and porcelain, and traditional furniture. Marlene Dietrich lived at the Lancaster in the 1930’s. A suite named for her is the ultimate in luxury, and features a grand piano.

A beautiful old hotel right in the centre of Paris, the Millennium Opera offers modern comfort with Parisian charm and elegance at an ideal location for shopping, sightseeing or business. Walk to many famous shops and landmarks, including the Moulin Rouge, Place Vendôme, and the beautiful Palais Garnier, The Paris Opera. Return to the Millennium Oprera’s grand hotel lobby and retreat to your warm and comfortable room.

In this luxury boutique hotel, each room is a unique Parisian experience. There are six themes: the Musée d’Orsay, the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, the Opera Garnier, the Trocadero and the Artist’s Studio. In the Opera Garnier theme, you are a ballerina. Over your bed is the Opera Garnier’s trademark oeil-deboeuf window; underfoot, solid oak parquet. Mirrors, a ballet barre and satin pumps all add to the ambiance. Go on, live out your dreams...

Located between the Champs Elysées and avenue George V, the Franklin Roosevelt offers its clients a haven of elegance and tranquility in a privileged location just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées in the heart of Paris. This family hotel, decorated in an English style, has offered discreet but helpful service, coupled with a sense of true hospitality for 3 generations. The patio garden is an ideal setting for breakfast or tea.

Metro: George V or Franklin Roosevelt

Metro: Richelieu Drouot.

Metro: Liege

Metro: George V.

Hotel Splendid Étoile ****

A magnificent stone-clad building,representative of typical late 19th century Parisian architecture, with small balconies in wrought iron overlooking the Place de l’Étoile with the Arc de Triomphe, hosts the Hotel Splendid Étoile. Find luxury, style and tradition in the 57 spacious and soundproofed rooms and suites, decorated in the Louis XV style and set up with modern facilities of the highest quality.

Metro: Champs Elysées Charles de Gaulle Etoile

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HOTELS IN PARIS Rochester Champs Elysées Hotel ****

A few steps from the ChampsElysées, in a street with boutiques, bars, restaurants and cinemas, this hotel is located in a rather lively area, so special care has been given to soundproofing; double windows in the rooms overlooking the interior atrium garden and triple windows in the rooms towards La Boétie street. Grand revolving doors bring you into the light and spacious lobby, and toward your comfortable and refined room.

Metro: Saint Philippe du Roule

New Hotel Roblin ****

Hotel le Senat ***

On the right bank of the Seine River, at Place de la Madeleine between the Opera district and the Champs-Elysées, steps from the Louvre, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and exciting boutiques, this hotel enjoys an excellent location. Constructed in the beginning of the last century and recently renovated, the hotel is maintains its old refined charm but has modern comfort and conveniences.

Art galleries, luxurious boutiques, restaurants and bars, Place Saint-Sulpice, the SaintGermain-des-Prés Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral are all steps away. The building dates from the mid-19th century and sits opposite the Jardin du Luxembourg. The décor is refined, classic and contemporary and the fixtures and fittings are luxurious. Some rooms have their own terrace, with an amazing view of Paris and its monuments.

Metro: Madeleine

Metro: Odeon

Hotel le Clos Medicis ***

Located in the very heart of the Latin Quarter, near the Seine River and the Boulevard StGermain, this hotel is surrounded by shops, bars, res¬taurants and cinemas. Built in 1773 for the Médicis and their court, the hotel is marked by history. The hotel lobby is furnished with beautiful antiques, a working fireplace and a small bar. Rooms have a contemporary décor, warm and charming.

RER & Metro: St Michel, Cluny the Sorbonne or Luxembourg

Royal Saint-Germain ***

This comfortable and charming hotel is located on the left bank of the Seine River between Saint-Germain and Montparnasse, in an area filled with shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. It’s a perfect base from which to explore Paris, with many sights in walking distance and the metro nearby. All rooms are decorated in calming pastels and include internet access. Some rooms have a balcony.

Metro: Montparnasse

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HOTELS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE Hotel Westend New Hotel Vieux Port **** Nice **** Marseille

Centrally located, on the famous Promenade des Anglais, a short walk from the Place Masséna and the old town, this beautiful hotel has charm, tradition and high quality service. At “Le Siècle” restaurant, the mezzanine and the terrace offer a panoramic view of the famous Baie des Anges. A private beach is at guests’ disposal. Rooms, some with terraces, are elegant and soundproofed and offer views of the garden or the sea.

Ideally located, opposite the Vieux Port, a stone’s throw from the famous Boulevard la Canebière, restaurants, bars and shopping, this beautiful hotel has charm and character. The renovated and refitted rooms of the New Hotel Vieux Port will transport you to far away places with their evocative themes: “Land of the Rising Sun, Arabian Nights, African Adventures, Pondichery, Vera Cruz”. Many rooms have a fabulous view of the Old Port.

Hotel le Suffren **** Saint Tropez

In the heart of Port-Grimaud, a little Venice with St. Tropezstyle fishermen’s houses, Le Suffren hotel is well-situated to take advantage of the beautiful, peaceful surroundings while serving as an excellent base for exploring the countryside, beaches, vineyards and lovely villages of this beautiful region. All of the 19 rooms and 9 apartments, decorated in typical Provençal style, offer a terrace or a balcony with a table and chairs overlooking the market square or the marina.

Hotel Château de la Tour **** Cannes

Located in a park-like setting in a prestigious, quiet residential area in Cannes, this 18th century castle is close to Cannes’ centre, shopping, restaurants, nightlife and only 250 m from a sandy beach. Charming rooms, elegantly furnished in a Provençal style with modern fittings, have views of the Mediterranean Sea, the peaceful garden or the pool and are soundproofed to give you a comfortable and tranquil retreat.

Hostellerie Berard *** Toulon

Including rooms in a converted 11th century convent, and surrounded by the Bandol vineyards, tucked away in the magnificent medieval village of La Cadière d’Azur, the Hostellerie Bérard & Spa is an ideal place to experience the charm and atmosphere, and the wine and cuisine, of Provence. René and JeanFrançois Bérard provide gourmet cuisine in their restaurant and bistro and offer cooking and wine initiation classes in the “Bastide des Saveurs”.

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HOTELS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE Château de Floure Hotel les Agassins **** Carcassonne **** Avignon

Starting as a Roman villa, then a medieval monastery, a country retreat and now a luxury hotel, this beautiful vine-covered château hotel set in French gardens has history and charm and Wi-Fi in the bar. Rooms are decorated to create an atmosphere of history, elegance and tranquility. Stay and enjoy gastronomy, tennis, pool and spa or take a short drive to famous fortified Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, or to neighbouring golf courses.

On the outskirts of Avignon, nestled in the heart of a century-old park, this hotel is housed in a lovely Florentine building. Paintings by the masters and rare objects displayed around the large fireplace create a warm and elegant atmosphere. Many rooms have balconies and terraces overlooking tranquil gardens. In La Table des Agassins restaurant, experience the diverse colours and flavours of southern France along with an excellent selection of wines.

Hotel Dolce Frégate **** St Cyr sur Mer

Home to one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, this resort hotel has stunning surroundings in the heart of Provence, with olive trees and vineyards and views of the sea, and offers numerous activities in addition to golf. 133 rooms, all with terraces with a view of the Mediterranean Sea, are decorated in a charming typically Provençal style. Sample some of the Domaine de Frégate’s awardwinning white and rosé wines.

Hotel Amarante Golf **** St Maxime

Every room has a breathtaking panoramic view: all rooms and suites at Hotel Amarante Golf Plaza have views over the bay of Saint-Tropez, the beautifully kept greens of the Sainte-Maxime golf course and beyond to the Mediterranean. The hotel is impressive and beautifully situated. Amarante offers a great variety of activities on site, and a free shuttle bus will take guests to the city centre of Sainte Maxime and to the beaches.

Le Roi Theodore *** Porto Vecchio

Pretty and peaceful, this elegant contemporary hotel offers quiet relaxation and an excellent base for your explorations on the island of Corsica. Porto Vecchio bustle and nightlife, beautiful beaches and picturesque mountains are only a few minutes’ drive away. Or, stay and enjoy gastronomic experiences in the restaurant and spa services to pamper you, cosy corners to relax in, and your spacious comfortable room.

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HOTELS IN WESTERN FRANCE Château des Vigiers Le Choiseul Hotel **** Bordeaux **** Amboise

A stunning 16th century castle estate on 450 acres of Dordogne countryside, this hotel resort has services and amenities to satisfy everyone in an atmosphere of elegant tranquility. Golf, spa, pool, gourmet cuisine, wine-tasting, and exploring medieval towns are some attractions. Rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in traditional Périgord, romantic French country, or contemporary style.

History and an excellent location overlooking the River Loire at the foot of the ramparts of Amboise Castle characterize this beautiful hotel. Le Choiseul is the perfect choice for a base from which to discover the Loire Valley vineyards and castles. 32 elegant rooms, suites and apartments are housed in 3 residences from the 18th century set in Italian style gardens. The gourmet restaurant with an excellent wine cellar overlooks the river.

Le Moulin de Vigonac **** Brantome

A 16th century watermill, Le Moulin de Vigonac is a 4 star hotel with exposed stone and beams, terracotta floors, and a lovely restaurant that serves authentic cuisine with fresh produce from local markets. Its unique position in Brantôme, the Venice of the Périgord, surrounded by the Dronne River and accessed by bridges, make this hotel a romantic spot from which to explore the region.

Ti Al Lannec **** Trebeaurden

On Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast, this wonderful hotel has stunning views of the sea and surroundings. The fine Breton manor house is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The elegant, French country style rooms, suites and apartments have a balcony or terrace, some with stunning sea views and others with peaceful garden views. The gourmet restaurant serves regional cuisine in a luxurious atmosphere with romantic sunset views.

Les Costans *** Perros-Guirec

Hotel Les Costans, close to the centre of Perros-Guirec, is ideally located for a visit to the Pink Granite Coast, the Sentier de Douaniers, the Seven Islands Archipelago, and the rest of Brittany. Walk to the beaches along the Chemin de la Messe trail. Enjoy the magical surroundings then retreat to your comfortable room or suite with a sea view or a garden view. The restaurant with a panoramic sea view serves dishes based on fresh local products.

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HOTELS IN EASTERN FRANCE Château de l’ Ile Regent Petit France **** Ostwald **** Strasbourg

An elegant blend of traditional Alsatian architecture- half-timbering, sandstone, flowered balconies, and terraces- and modern comforts in a 19th century castle set in a large park on a river near Strasbourg, the Château de l’Ile is an ideal hotel for a relaxing holiday in Alsace. Rooms are elegant and well-equipped with views of the river or of the village. On a fine day, enjoy a meal of traditional regional cuisine on a terrace at the water’s edge.

This unique 17th century building was originally a mill which housed an ice factory. The building itself is a bridge over the Ill River in the historical “Petite France” district of Strasbourg. Although transformed into a modern luxury hotel, with contemporary design and amenities, the building has an atmosphere of tradition, with exterior views of the river and old town, and some of the turbines still visible.

Château d’ Isenbourg **** Rouffach

Discover Alsace and its gastronomy at this majestic château, surrounded by vineyards, with views overlooking the Vosges Forest with the Black Forest in the distance. The restaurant of the Château d’ Isenbourg has 2 superb dining rooms, one dating back to the 12th century with a very high vaulted ceiling and Louis XIII décor, the other with amazing views. Elegant rooms and suites are also richly furnished and decorated.

Château de Rigny *** Gray

Romantic charm, beautiful surroundings and refined cuisine are offered at this 17th century château hotel on the banks of the Saône River. Rare antiques and period furniture in the stylish guest rooms, the dinning-rooms and the private bar add to the atmosphere of a traditional noble French residence. Halfway between Dijon and Besançon, this is an ideal location to explore Burgundy and FrancheComté, lovely regions rich in history and heritage.

Château de Gilly **** Vougeot

A medieval château with a moat and French garden right in the heart of a prestigious Burgundy vineyard, this enchanting hotel offers traditional French style and elegant comfort in elaborately decorated rooms and suites. The restaurant, Le Clos Prieur, serves traditional and regional gourmet cuisine in a magnificent setting and has an impressive wine list. Take advantage of wine tasting events organized by the hotel.

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Paris day tours FULL DAY PARIS TOUR:

PARIS CITY TOUR & LOUVRE ( with lunch):

VERSAILLES FULL DAY:

You will start this beautiful tour of Paris with the ascent to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and follow with a Seine cruise under the 32 bridges of Paris. You will go to Montmartre via the Concorde square and the Champs-Elysées. Lunch will be a one-course meal and a glass of wine. Visit the village of Montmartre, including the Place du Tertre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. You will then discover the Opéra, Vendôme square, the Louvre, the Marais district, the Latin quarter, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and Les Invalides before getting back to your hotel around 4:30 pm.

On this full-day sightseeing tour, you will discover all the most famous monuments of Paris in the morning, and in the afternoon you will be driven to the Louvre together with your guide to see the most famous masterpieces: the Victoire de Samothrace, the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. The tour ends after the Louvre visit. No return to the hotel.

In the morning, you will visit the Château de Versailles, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site. You will have access to the Hall of Battles where 35 famous paintings show the military history of France, the magnificent gardens, and the many water fountains and ponds with the famous statues of Neptune and Apollo. In the afternoon, stroll around the park with its century-old trees, French gardens and topiaries before visiting Marie-Antoinette’s Estate and the Queen’s Hamlet with your guide. (Entrance tickets included for the park and the palaces). Lunch is on your own.

Departure: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30 am Duration: 8 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned, lunch

Departure: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8.30 am Duration: 8 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned

Departure: Wednesday and Sunday at 8.30 am Duration: 8 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned * Sunday from April to October: Supplement compulsory for the Musical Fountains Display

Many other tours are available on request.

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Paris outskirts GIVERNY:

NORMANDY AND D.DAY LANDING BEACHES:

MONT SAINT MICHEL:

Situated in Normandy, the village of Giverny is known world-wide for Claude Monet’s house and atelier (visit on your own). Visit the wonderful gardens, where you will admire the famous “Japanese bridge” and the inspiring symphony of colours and flowers.

A full day dedicated to the memory of the heroes of World War II. You will cross the countryside of Normandy with its beautiful landscapes and reach the medieval village of Bayeux or to Caen to visit the Memorial of the Battle of Normandy. The tour includes a three-course lunch in a typical restaurant (beverage not included). You will go to La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, The American Cemetery, Gold, Arromanches and Juno Beach before being driven back to Paris. There are several stops during the tour.

“The Marvel of the Western World”, Saint Michael’s Mount is one of the major pilgrimage sites of the MiddleAges. The monu¬mental construction of the abbey and the medieval village below on a rocky island in the middle of the bay is unique. You will be taken through the lovely countryside of Normandy to reach the site before noon leaving you more than 4 hours to visit the Mount. Tour the 13th century Benedictine Abbey built on the crown of the granite islet. Stroll in the narrow streets of the village on your own before leaving around 4 pm. Lunch on your own.

Departure: Daily at 8;30 pm & Sunday at 1:30 pm Duration: 4 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned

Departure: Monday,Wednesday and Saturday at 7.00 am Return around 7.15 pm// Wednesday and Saturday at 7.00 am Return around 7.15 pm Duration: 12 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned,lunch

Departure: Summer: Saturday at 7.00 am. Return around 8.00 pm Duration: 13 hours Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles, guide, entrance fees for the visits mentioned

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Loire Valley LOIRE VALLEY DAY TOUR, CHÂTEAUX & WINES, CHENONCEAU, AMBOISE AND CLOS LUCÉ:

LOIRE VALLEY DAY TOUR, CHÂTEAUX & WINES , VILLANDRY, AZAY-LE-RIDEAU AND CHINON:

Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day touring the Château de Chenonceau. The “Château des Dames”, bridging the Cher River, is famous for the great feminine historical figures who lived in it and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens. Next, an oenologist specializing in matured Loire Valley vintages, Daniel Gatay, welcomes you to his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a lunch and wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. You will pair your wines with a selection of delicatessen and cheeses. After lunch, you will have a guided tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, future King Francis I. In this wonderful castle, a perfect example of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance, you will visit the Saint-Hubert Chapel where you will find the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. A few yards away from the Royal Castle of Amboise, meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life at Clos Lucé, and died there in 1519. You tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen. And then, prepare to be in awe of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented. At 6:30 pm, your guide will drive you back to the Tours or Amboise Tourist Office.

The day will begin with a guided tour of the Renaissance Château of Azay-le-Rideau. Honoré de Balzac called it “a facetted diamond set in the Indre.” Its foundations rise straight out of the water. The mullioned windows, conical pepper pots, dormers, and the graceful staircase (escalier d’honneur) shine. A stroll around the English-style garden gives you an opportunity to admire the château from every angle. Next, enjoy a truly authentic moment: your lunch in the vineyards of a family estate, including cheeses, charcuterie and organic wines (AOC Azay-le-Rideau). After lunch, you have a guided tour of Chinon, one of the most picturesque towns of the Loire Valley. With its medieval streets, Chinon has remained an outdoor museum of architecture and history. With your guide, walk in the steps of the three most famous personalities of Chinon: Joan of Arc, François Rabelais and Richard the Lionheart. Following Chinon, you will have a guided tour of the famous, spectacular Renaissance gardens of the Château de Villandry. You will love its extraordinary potager, kitchen garden, the garden of Love, the garden of music, the water garden, and the children’s garden. At 6:30 pm, your guide will drive you back to the Tours or Amboise Tourist Office.

Departure: Pick up: 9 am Amboise Tourist Office / 9:30 am, Tours Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday) Duration: Full day Includes: transportation in a comfortable full option minivan, English-speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tours of the Loire Valley Châteaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé, and Chenonceau, tour and tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at the winery, drinks included Maximum 8 passengers per vehicle

Departure: Pick up: 9 am Amboise Tourist Office/9:30 am, Tours Tourist Office. (Monday & Thursday) Duration: Full day Includes: transportation in a comfortable full option minivan, English-speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tours of the Loire Valley Châteaux of Azay-leRideau, gardens of Villandry and town of Chinon, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at the winery, drinks included Maximum 8 passengers per vehicle

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Le Phénicien - Southern France Barge Cruises Share the French “Art de vivre” for a while, forget the land and just relax aboard LE PHÉNICIEN! Sip fine wines and enjoy gourmet Provençal cuisine cooked by the French chef, learn about the history and traditions of Provence and the Camargue, remember the Roman times, discover the local cowboys on their superb white Camargue horses, have a cool bike ride in the back-country and enjoy being pampered by the crew. Individual travellers, family groups, and corporate managers can all feel like medieval queens, kings and nobles, as they travel through space and time in luxury and style on the waterways of southern France. Le Phénicien is a special barge, spacious, luminous and very comfortable. Up to 18 passengers can be accommodated aboard. You will enjoy the teak sundeck in director chairs and on leather benches. Through the large panoramic windows, the sun of Provence will gently warm you up in the vast lounge. Further inside, with modern Provençal decor and fine local art lining the walls, you will find the bar and the dinning room. The barge is fully air-conditioned. The lower deck holds 9 cabins, 3 are queen cabins and 6 others can be set up as twin or king cabins. All cabins feature the same comfortable amenities, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning with individual control, superior bedding, etc. In short, Le Phénicien can be your elegant floating home-sweet-home for a week!

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Le Phénicien Provence & the Camargue SUNDAY Transfer from a specified pick-up point to Le Phénicien, moored close to the Avignon ramparts. There is time for a little nap or you can explore the city. Your first gourmet dinner on board is served with specially chosen wines from top-notch local vineyards. MONDAY History and wines: First take a guided tour of Avignon to learn about the religious and artistic importance of the city’s prestigious past, with a visit of the Palace of the Popes. After a lunch cruise, have a guided visit and wine tasting at one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Find wines tasted in the morning on the table at dinner. In the evening, sail to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and stay overnight. TUESDAY This morning tour the Roman aqueduct Le Pont du Gard, a stunning UNESCO W0rld Heritage Site, with its modern interactive museum. Return to the barge for lunch and sail down to Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming little port, a good place to rest, have a bike ride, or play pétanque under the plane trees.

WEDNESDAY After breakfast, visit the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, withtime for shopping. Back onthe barge, pass through the huge 16-metre-high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air museum of Provence. THURSDAY The guided visit in Arles this morning will delve into Roman antiquity and Van Gogh’s year here in 1888. Then, cruise the Rhône River, the Petit Rhône, and the canal to reach Gallician, a quiet and typical village of the Camargue. FRIDAY For the last day of the excursion, visit a typical ranch, where the local cowboys show how they tend herds of bulls on their superb white Camargue horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city. Farewell dinner on board. SATURDAY After breakfast on board, depart to the specified transfer point.

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Easy Rider à la Française

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A brand-new concept! A dream-come-true! We propose these exclusive tours in different regions of France in relaxing and idyllic conditions: Guided tours on Harley-Davidsons or Honda Goldwings, luxury or sports cars for small parties from 6 to 15 persons. Selected itineraries on wonderful and picturesque backcountry roads let you discover the magnificence of the regions that symbolize the French way of life: Champagne, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley Castles, the N7 between Paris and the South East, Provence, the South West, and even Corsica! Charming hotels (Silver formula) or deluxe properties (Gold option), and rest stops for tasting local gastronomy are chosen for their exceptional locations. A Refined France ! Your dream : Discovering the charming, authentic France in ideal conditions in comfort and luxury, travelling on small and scenic roads! Your wish : Touring without worrying about finding the best places, helped by a detailed itinerary and a guide to show you the way! Your desire : Riding a superb and comfortable bike (Harley-Davidson or Honda Goldwing 1800), or even driving a sports car or deluxe car surrounded by fantastic panoramas!

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Discover the heart of Provence on wheels! DAY 1 TUESDAY: Welcome in Avignon Make your way to the Avignon TGV station or the Marseille Airport. You will be driven from there to Avignon centre by coach. After a first lunch and a short walking tour of the city of Avignon, including the Papal Palace, transfer to the car or bike rental station to pick up your vehicle. You will then travel to Saint-R茅my-de-Provence, a beautiful village located in the heart of the Alpilles Mountains, for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 2 WEDNESDAY: ST REMY / GORDES Travel on the road to Les Baux-de-Provence for a private tour and visit of an Olive Oil Mill then proceed to Les Baux village for a guided tour and some leisure time to stroll in the narrow streets with a fantastic view on the Alpilles Mountains and the Camargue Plain! After lunch, an afternoon trip will bring you to Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France on a very scenic road, with a surprise tasting. Dinner and overnight stay in Gordes.

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DAY 4 FRIDAY: GORDES / AVIGNON An epicurean delight for you today! A lovely road brings you to Haute Provence, a region between the Lure and the Luberon Mountains. You will discover the famous pastis drink followed by a typical meal near Forcalquier. Then drive back to the Alpilles Montains and Camargue to return the bikes and cars at the rental stations. Transfer in deluxe minibus to Avignon, the capital city of C么tes du Rh么ne wines. Here you will have a wonderful farewell dinner and overnight stay. DAY 5 SATURDAY: Departure from AVIGNON After a full breakfast, transfer to the TGV station or to the Marseille Airport (optional).

DAY 3 THURSDAY: GORDES / GORDES A truly impressive day on scenic roads: Start with the ancient Roman town of Vaison-La-Romaine then climb Mt Ventoux, called the Giant of Provence, in a protected and wonderful forest. Have lunch in Crillon-le-Brave then proceed to the village of Sault, in a lavender growing area, with a tasting visit at a Nougat factory. Your route will pass around Mt Ventoux through very scenic areas before returning to Gordes for your second night at the same hotel.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PAYMENTS: A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the amount is due at time of booking. Full payment must reach our office 45 days prior to departure. CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS: Booking fee: $25.00 / Amendment fee: $100.00 / Cancellation Fee: 100% of the amount paid is non-refundable INSURANCE PROTECTION BEFORE AND AFTER DEPARTURE: We strongly recommend that travellers purchase applicable insurance from their travel agent to protect themselves against unforeseen circumstances that may force them to cancel or interrupt their trip such as, but not limiting to: injury, sickness or death of themselves or a member of their immediate family or of a single travel companion with whom they are sharing accommodation during the trip. Adequate insurance coverage for luggage and personal is also encouraged. PRICES: Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and are based on the costs and exchange rates in effect at the time of payment. VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to increase its prices in order to protect against unplanned cost increases or for any reason at its discretion without notice. No price increases are permitted after the customer has paid in full. However, if after deposit has been paid and the total price of the travel services has increased, should the cumulative increase be more than 7 percent, the customer has the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund; (except any increase resulting from higher retail sales tax or federal goods and services tax). In this case our liability will be limited to the refund of the monies paid. Our prices do not include any items other than those specified and exclude such items as air transportation, expenses of personal nature, airport taxes, tips and gratuities, local municipal taxes. UNUSED SERVICES: There will be no refund for unused services or hotel nights. DOCUMENTATION: Passengers should be in possession of a valid passport and must ensure that they comply with applicable visa requirements. It is the responsibility of each person to advise their travel agent of their citizenship/nationality of all members of the travelling party to ensure the agent provides correct documentation requirements. Obtaining passport and visas are at the traveler’s expense. VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL cannot assume responsibility for the client’s inability to travel due to incorrect documentation. Every effort has been made to describe as accurately as possible the travel services being purchased. The traveler has to be aware that each country or region has particular features (such as food, water, weather, customs etc.) that may not appeal. There are many different living standards, practices and conditions at the destination compared with what the traveler is used to. By purchasing these travel services the client is presumed to have made all the necessary inquiries in this regards LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY: VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL makes arrangements with suppliers who provide travel services such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels, buses, sightseeing, train, car rental or other activities included in our tours. Although we try our very best to choose the most reputable suppliers we cannot be responsible for their acts and omissions. VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL acts only in an agent’s capacity for passengers in all matters relating to goods and services rendered and as such, we hold ourselves free of responsibility for any delay, loss of property, injury, death, damage, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, distress or frustration whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: Any wrongful or negligent act or omission on the part of any travel supplier outlined in our vouchers or their personnel or any company or person not under the direct control of VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL. Sickness, theft, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, war, government restraints, weather, closed roads or accesses, or any other cause beyond our direct control. Failure on passenger’s part to obtain the necessary documentation by the time of travel in which case VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL cannot refund any monies paid.

Victours Toll free 1-800-668-7475

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Failure to arrive at the airport on time on the day of departure or not to be on time for the various convocations during the trip, for any reason. Unauthorized statements of acts of misinterpretations made by any travel agency of its employees relating to the standards, quality, services and inclusions of the vacation programs purchased VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to modify the itinerary or the carriers, substitute accommodation whenever necessary or cancel the trip completely. In such an event it will not be liable for claims, damages or losses beyond the refund of costs. In the even of cancellation of the trip by VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL the full refund of monies paid will represent the final settlement with the passenger. If a modification in the itinerary results in a saving, a refund would be made. Conversely if the modification should entail additional expenses, such expenses would be borne by the passenger. VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour member whose presence may impede the operation of the tour or the rights of enjoyment of the other passengers. Under such circumstances, unused land services only will be refunded. VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL, the travel agent and carriers accept no responsibility for loss of tickets, coupons or any travel documents. Written notice of any claims against VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL must be received no later than fourteen (14) days after return from the trip. No representatives of VICTOURS INTERNATIONAL or the suppliers are authorized to modify or cancel any of the above. Please read all information on this page carefully.

Victours Toll free 1-800-668-7475

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