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*Women’s Series*
Women in Wonderful France
July 6, 2024

9 Days

July 6, 2024

From: $3,350*
per person

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience France with like-minded women!

Our France departure is designed to immerse and inspire your passion to explore. Combine glamorous Paris with centuries of history and glorious sunsets on the French Riviera. If this sounds like your perfect girls’ trip, our French tour package delivers it all in just nine days, from strolling the Pont du Gard to soaking up the sun-kissed charm of St. Tropez, Monaco and France’s glorious south. Discover Beaune, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, plus there will be a scenic cruise to St. Tropez. Explore the French Riviera and experience the high speed train through the beautiful French landscapes. Enjoy a delicious Provencal home cooked meal, the perfect accompaniment to a fascinating Be My Guest dinner on the banks of the Sorgue with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous husband. Please join us on this memorable French journey of discovery. 

*Rates are per person, land only, based on double occupancy. Rates do not include airfare, air taxes or possible fuel surcharges. Deposit of $200 per person (double) is Non-Refundable. Travel Insurance is recommended. Hotels, events and itinerary are subject to change. Events and inclusions listed may be substituted/eliminated based on passenger participation and have no cash value. Passports are required for US citizens and must be valid 6 month beyond return date of tour. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds. Change and Cancellation fees apply. Contact your AAA Travel Advisor for full details. The Auto Club Group is not responsible for errors or omissions printed in this document.

DAILY ITINERARY:

Discover romance, sophistication and French joie de vivre in Paris – the launch pad to a memorable journey through the French countryside. Explore the grand boulevards and winding lanes of the ‘City of Lights’, before meeting your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. We take to the streets this evening to see some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, standing in all its glorious splendor for you to admire. 

Airport transfers are included on the day of arrival and departure with specific times TBD. 

Hotel Renaissance La Défense – 2 nights

Today, you’ll join a Local Specialist to explore the Latin Quarter, a vibrant student hotspot and home to the Sorbonne University. Visit the remarkable church of Saint-Sulpice, then soak up the authentic atmosphere and local day to-day life of the Parisians as you stroll through historic neighborhoods.

Spend your evening embracing the pageantry of Paris and perhaps experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret. (B)

Travel through the picture-perfect Burgundy wine region and stop in its walled regional capital, Beaune – most famous for the colorful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We’ll then continue to the gastronomic capital of Lyon, where we’ll spend the night. Discover the historic treasures of its well-preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavors in a local bouchon – the choice is yours. (B)
 
Hotel Charlemagne – 1 night
Follow the Rhône Valley south, enjoying some free time in Aix-en-Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavors of Calissons, then stop in the glamorous Principality of Monaco bound for the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera. View the Palace, which has been the home of the Grimaldis since the 13th century, and the cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married.
 
This evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious Regional Dinner together in Monaco before arriving at our hotel, where we’ll spend the next two nights. (B, D)  
 
Hotel Montaigne & Spa – 2 nights
The sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera are yours to explore today. Consider relaxing on the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers or take an Optional Experience such as visiting the hilltop town of Saint-Paul-deVence, a popular haunt for actors seeking a relaxing retreat. In your free time, you have the opportunity to soak up the fresh sea air and perhaps indulge in a delicious Salade Niçoise. (B)
 
We’ll arrive by boat in glitzy Saint-Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our fashionable surrounds.
 
Continue on to the ancient city of Avignon, once the seat of the Papacy, where we will spend the next two nights. Our orientation of this extraordinary historic city includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the famous ruined bridge straddling the Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, Sur le Pont d’Avignon. (B)
 
Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon – 2 nights
 
Today, visit the impressive Pont du Gard aqueduct before continuing to Arles, to admire the Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheater, once the site of bloody battles and exhilarating chariot races. Tread in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh with your Local Specialist, exploring the heritage of a city that was once an important Phoenician trading port. 
 
Tonight, you’ll enjoy feasting on delicious Provençal flavors as we Connect With Locals and join the widow of Pierre Salinger for a Be My Guest dinner and unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to her converted historic mill on the banks of the Sorgue. Feast on regional specialties such as red snapper, mignon of pork, soufflé with a good glass of Coteaux d’Aix red or rose wine on the side. You’ll leave with a deep appreciation of life in Provence as you explore the old home with its many artifacts, family photographs and works of art, knowing that your visit helps to preserve the memories of her famous husband for generations to come. (B, D-Be My Guest)
The picture-perfect French countryside is our constant companion as we take the high-speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy, back to Paris where you have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city on your own terms.
 
This evening we celebrate an unforgettable sojourn through France at a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends. (B, D)
 
Hotel Evergreen Laurel – 1 night

This morning after breakfast, it’s time to bid Paris a fond au revoir as our illuminating journey through France comes to an end. (B)

 

AAA EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Transfers included on arrival and departure dates at specific times
  • Cherry-Picked Hotels
  • Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Beaune & Lyon
  • Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Avignon 
  • Basilica of Notre Dame in Lyon
  • Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco 
  • Palace of the Popes in Avignon
  • Pont du Gard
  • Explore Paris and Arles with a Local Specialist 
  • Scenic Cruise to St. Tropez 
  • Scenic Train Ride from Avignon to Paris 
  • Expert Travel Director and Professional Driver

 Dining Highlights

1 Be My Guest Dinner
1 Farewell Dinner
1 Regional Dinner
1 Welcome Reception
8 Breakfasts

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