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PROVENCE: The Best of Provence
June 25, 2018 - July 02, 2018

Picture stop in the Camargue swamps

BURGUNDY: The Treasures of Burgundy
July 02, 2018 - July 09, 2018

The tympanum of Vézelay

THE BASQUE COUNTRY: A Land of a Resilient People
August 11, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Drying peppers in Espelette

THE DORDOGNE: A Cradle of Masters of Arts
August 20, 2018 - August 27, 2018

Sarlat, place du Marché aux Oies

NORMANDY: A Lavish Tapestry of Time
August 27, 2018 - September 03, 2018

Monet's garden in Giverny

PARIS: City of Light

Paris, Orsay museum

CHAMPAGNE - LORRAINE - ALSACE:
Celebrating Eastern France

Reims, Chagall glass window

THE LOIRE VALLEY: Traveling with the Royals

Loire valley, Saumur and its château

EN FRANCE TOURS ITINERARIES

The following itineraries are only a sample of what EN FRANCE TOURS can offer you. If you dream of a special tour you would like us to plan, we will be delighted to make this dream a trip of a lifetime. Read what our travelers say about their experience with us.

EN FRANCE TOURS itineraries are avalaible on request

8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS

The lavender bloom is the ideal time to visit Provence

PROVENCE

THE BEST OF PROVENCE

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Follow ancient footpaths among hills redolent of herbs and flowers.
    • Meander through sunny villages-Gordes, Roussillon, tiny Oppède-le-Vieux.
    • Visit traditional artisans.
    • Ramble through colorful markets.
    • Walk through Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
    • Discover sites once inhabited by Romans at Arles, Glanum...
    • Meet local wine makers and taste their wines.
    • See vestiges of the Middle Ages at Avignon, Arles, Abbey of Sénanque...
    • Sample mouth-watering cuisine.

 

BURGUNDY

THE TREASURES OF BURGUNDY

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Dijon, known for art, elegance . . . and mustard!
    • Beaune, heart of the Burgundy region, storehouse of historic treasures.
    • Vézelay, magnificent hilltop Romanesque basilica.
    • Villages and vineyards renowned for their fine wines, among them Chablis, Pommard and Meursault.
    • Wine cellars in picturesque villages - wine tasting with local vintners.
    • Fontenay and other medieval monasteries where early monks pioneered wine production.
    • Meet local wine makers and taste their wines.
    • Some of the finest regional cuisine in France.
    • Sample mouth-watering cuisine.

 

THE BASQUE COUNTRY

A LAND OF RESILIENT PEOPLE

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Explore historic Bayonne, elegant Biarritz and colorful Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the French Basque country.
    • Discover the charm of farming and fishing villages: Donibane, Hondarribia, Ainhoa, Espelette, and more.
    • Visit the Villa Arnaga, lovely home and gardens of Edmond Rostand, author of "Cyrano de Bergerac."
    • Explore the amazing Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
    • Sample an incredible variety of tapas at romantic sidewalk cafés in San Sebastián.
    • See Guernica, whose destruction and suffering during the Spanish Civil War was memorialized by Picasso.
    • Savor delicious Basque cuisine on both sides of the border.

 

THE DORDOGNE

A CRADLE OF MASTER OF ARTS

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Prehistoric cave paintings, including Font-de-Gaume and Lascaux II, a reproduction of the original Lascaux.
    • The animation of colorful village markets in the Dordogne.
    • Sarlat, a town with a wealth of vestiges of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, one of the rare sites in France to remain intact since the 17th century.
    • Rocamadour, built into near-vertical cliffs, and a medieval way station for pilgrims en route to Compostela.
    • Beynac-et-Cazenac, a 12th century fortress-castle overlooking the valley of the Dordogne.
    • Les Milandes, 15th century château once owned by the American singer-dancer of the 1920s and 30s, Josephine Baker.
    • Gourmet meals featuring fresh local products: foie gras, poultry, truffles, chestnuts, wines of Cahors--and more.

 

NORMANDY

A LAVIS TAPESTRY OF TIME

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Discover the World War II D-Day landing sites.
    • Visit Mont-Saint-Michel on its rocky Channel Island.
    • Travel back in time to the 11th century as you explore Rouen, Falaise, Bayeux and Caen, towns that evoke the exploits of William the Conqueror.
    • See the rich Normandy farms that produce some of France's finest cheeses, and certainly its best cider.
    • See the diverse landscapes that inspired paintings of Monet, Millet and Seurat and writings of such authors as Flaubert, Maupassant and Proust.

 

PARIS

City of Light

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Animation of the quays of the Seine.
    • Superlative views of the City of Light.
    • The most celebrated monuments in the world: The Eiffel Tower, Arch of Triumph, Opéra-Garnier, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and so many more.
    • Fascinating neighborhoods: Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Left Bank and the Latin Quarter, the Champs-Elysées.
    • Sidewalk cafés, chic boutiques, elegant stores offering the latest fashions, beautiful city parks.
    • Great museums; the Louvre and the Orsay are just the beginning.

 

BRITTANY

Land of Myths and Legend

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • The Emerald Coast between Mont-Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, where explorers and pirates set sail for the New World.
    • Intricately carved stone figures of the parish closes of Guimiliau, Saint-Thégonnec or Pleyben.
    • Quimper, home of Brittany's colorful glazed earthenware; Rennes, regional capital and Brittany's largest city; Pont Aven, home to Paul Gauguin in the 1880s.
    • The enchanted Brocéliande Forest, land of King Arthur. Hear ancient tales of Brittany's legendary past.
    • Picturesque fishing towns and villages.

 

THE LOIRE VALLEY

Traveling with the Royals

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Renaissance castles: Chambord, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, and medieval fortresses: Chinon and Angers.
    • Villandry's fascinating gardens.
    • Centuries-old "maisons troglodytes," cave dwellings still used today as wine cellars, residences, restaurants and more.
    • The Abbey of Fontevraud, with the tombs of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son Richard the Lionhearted.
    • The Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years as the guest of King François Premier.
    • Animated riverside towns, Saumur, Tours, Blois, each offering special treats-horseback riding, fine art museums, shopping, walking paths.
    • Great cuisine and fine wines!

 

CHAMPAGNE - LORRAINE - ALSACE

Celebrating Eastern France

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg and the rich local culture of its smaller neighbors, Colmar and Obernai.
    • Browse in tiny Alsatian wine villages -- Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and more - shop for local arts and crafts.
    • Savor the diverse gastronomic specialties and regional wines of Champagne and Alsace-Lorraine.
    • Visit battlefield sites of World War I and II -- Verdun, sectors of the Maginot Line.
    • Discover elegant architecture and rich collections of Art Nouveau in Nancy, crystal works in Baccarat.
    • Tour cellars and taste the sparkling wines of some of the region's most prestigious champagne houses in Epernay.
    • Visit the Gothic cathedral of Reims, destroyed and rebuilt twice during the 20th century, site of the coronation of 25 French kings.

 

With our Parteners in France, we can also offer you these options to choose from and help you visite France your way:

  • TOUR OPTIONS:
    • Guided walking tours
    • Semi private day tours
    • Combined day tours
    • Semi private multi day tours
    • Semi private packages Private day tours
    • Private day tours
    • Private packages
    • Wine activities
    • Shore excursions
  • ALSACE:
    • Strasbourg, Colmar
    • The Wine Route, Vosges Mountains, Black Forest
    • Issenheim Altarpiece, Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, Eguisheim village
  • BORDEAUX:
    • Médoc, Saint-Émilion, Graves & Sauternes wine regions
    • Arcachon Bay & the Pyla Sand Dune
    • Cognac and Armagnac regions
  • DORDOGNE:
    • Paleolithic art, Lascaux II and Font-de-Gaume caves
    • Castles of the Dordogne valley
    • Sarlat, Rocamadour
  • LANGUEDOC:
    • Carcassonne, Albi, Toulouse
    • The Cathar citadels
    • Cruising along the Canal du Midi
  • MULTI REGIONAL TOURS:
    • Alsace, Aquitaine, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Languedoc
    • Coast to Coast Bordeaux to Barcelona
    • Combined Bordeaux & San Sebastian