Day 1 - BORDEAUX
Arrival to the airport – assistance and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - BORDEAUX
After the breakfast visit of the city of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux has been officially included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as of 28 June 2007. With over 350 historic monuments in a protected area of 147 hectares, as well as 3 churches (Saint-André, Saint-Michel, and Saint-Seurin) that were already listed as World Heritage sites on the pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela, Bordeaux had a number of assets to convince the jury. Above and beyond its lovely architecture, Bordeaux was chosen for its attractive, vibrant, and cosmopolitan districts. From the narrow streets of the Saint-Michel quarter to buildings from the 60s and 70s in Mériadeck, these districts reflect the life of a city that has evolved without losing its character or identity.
Free time for lunch.
In the afternoon winetasting of the famous Bordeaux wine... Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - BORDEAUX – ARCHACHON
From the Winter Town to the Spring Town, from the Arcachon Port Fish Market to Péreire Park. At A crossroads between the sea and the land, Arcachon town offers a delightful mixture of maritime and Gascon influences, with an added spice of Spain. Walks by the sea, shopping, golden light, the blue of the sky mixed with the blue of the ocean or the lights from the evening shows thats all Arcachon... Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – BORDEAUX – TOURS – BLOIS – ORLEANS - PARIS
After Breakfast depart from Bordeaux to Paris. Time for lunch in Tours, city of the arts and history. After lunch continuation to Blois. Blois is one of the landmarks of the Middle Ages. Early on, a powerful count settled in the town of Blois. In 1391, the estate was bought by the Duke of Orleans, brother of Charles VI. The historians of the time provide some rather juicy gossip about the deal. The previous owner of the property was the old Count of Châtillon. His young wife could not resist the very seductive Duke of Orleans. The duke, always broke, squeezed a lot of money out of the young countess. Châtillon quickly found himself broke and obliged to sell the castle, which the happy duke hastened to buy. Sixteen years later, Louis of Orleans was assasinated in Paris by orders of the Duke of Bourgogne, John II the Fearless (Jean sans Peur). His widow, Valentine de Milan, retired to Blois. She had a melancholy verse engraved on the walls: “Plus ne m’est rien, rien ne m’est plus.” (You exist no more, nothing else exists) Inconsolable, she died the following year. Arrival in Paris in the afternoon. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – PARIS
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer with bus for a City Tour – Paris. Parisis one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, and tourists will find, in this wonderful city, those things to see and to do which are almost limitless. Known as the 'City of Light', the beauty of Paris is overwhelming and the architectural and artistic heritage both combined make any visit an unforgettable experience.
Lunch in a restaurant and free time.
In the evening transfer to the Moulin Rouge for a special dinner. After dinner return to hotel.
Day 6 – PARIS – VERSAILLES
In the morning departure to the Versailles. During his 17th Century reign, Louis XIV converted his father’s hunting lodge into the magnificent palace of Versailles, which rests outside of Paris. This palace is adorned with gilt wood, chandeliers, massive pieces of art, and contains the fantastic Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces). Versailles, with its overwhelming display of wealth, demonstrates the Sun King’s absolute power and his famous statement, “I am the State.” Its lavishness is a perfect example of the Old Regime extravagance which led to the Revolution. Most awe-inspiring, perhaps,
are the exquisite geometric gardens, studded with statues and incredible fountains.
Return to Paris.
In the night one hour Cruise on the Seine river. After dinner return to hotel.
Days 7 - PARIS
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport.