From Montmartre to the Champs-Elysees, and beyond, this city has provided inspiration to countless artists, writers and musicians through the ages. Today Paris is equally renowned for its cuisine, museums and spectacular art galleries. It is a city like no other, and all who visit experience a true joie de vivre!
On this in-depth tour we will visit all of the sights that you have heard about, some that you haven’t, and a few days of exploring outside the city. The most recognizable landmark in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair - considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world. Other famous landmark include the Arc de Triomphe (a magnificent monument built for Napoleon in 1809), the beautiful Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Louvre (the world’s largest museum which houses the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo”) and the Champs-Elysees - perhaps the world’s most famous street!
A highlight of our tour will be our evening cruise on the River Seine - a chance to enjoy a unique view of the city - a wonderful experience especially at night when the city is dramatically lit and the Eiffel Tower sparkles!
Another highlight will be our dinner-show at the original Moulin Rouge - home to the world’s most legendary cabaret show and birthplace of the “can-can” dance. Outside the capital we will visit Versailles – the lavishly decorated Royal Chateau built by Louis XIV – the Sun King, as well as a visit to Giverny – the country home and gardens of the famous Impressionist painter Monet. And the tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the exclusive Champagne region of France to discover the history and secrets (and of course a tasting) of the “King of Wines”!
We will stay at the centrally located First Class Holiday Inn Bastille (or similar) – a quaint and intimate yet modernized hotel located within walking distance of Notre Dame, the Seine River, the Left Bank and more.
* Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.