haven and became a renowned seaside resort in the 19th century when the casino and many luxurious villas were built. B,D Day 10 Gorges du Verdon Free time in Aix-en-Provence, known for its thermal springs, or join our tour to the magnificent river canyon of the Gorges du Verdon with its dramatic scenery and vast chasms. Our day begins with a visit to Moustiers Ste Marie, a pretty hillside village known for its decorative ceramics and its history. We continue to La Palud sur Verdon, before a scenic drive around the famous ‘Route des Crêtes’, which offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic viewpoints of the canyon. The Verdon national park is spread over two French departments, encompasses 43 towns, and has an area estimated at nearly 178,000 hectares. Rich in flora and fauna, and an area of spectacular natural beauty, the Gorges du Verdon is one of Provence’s greatest attractions. B,D Day 11 Ardèche This morning we travel to the spectacular Ardèche gorge. We take the scenic route through the gorge, from St. Martin d’Ardèche to Vallon Pont d’Arc, stopping at one of the viewpoints to admire the pretty views. We have a little time at leisure in Vallon Pont d’Arc before we travel on to the Lyon area for an overnight stay. B,D Day 12 To the Paris area for a two-night stay. This evening, be sure to take advantage of our visit into the Latin Quarter, a bustling area of restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops to the south of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame, where you can enjoy the atmosphere and sample the local bars and restaurants. B Day 13 Paris Full day to explore the cosmopolitan city of Paris. To make sure you see the major sights, we offer a guided sightseeing coach tour which takes in sights such as the famous Eiffel St. Malo Rouen Loire Valley Rocamadour Calais Carcassonne Paris Lyon/Macon 3 Gorges du Verdon Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde. Later, you can enjoy a different view of the city on a River Seine Cruise, as you sail past elegant buildings and under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud. B Day 14 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/fra Gorges du Verdon 14 days from £1429 Azay-le-Rideau Château Visit www.leger.co.uk for 100s of great-value touring holidays 57 FRANCE Includes... • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast &10 evening meals • Excursions & visits: ✓ Honfleur ✓ St. Malo ✓ Mont St. Michel ✓ Azay-le-Rideau ✓ Tours ✓ Loire Valley ✓ Rocamadour ✓ Oradour-sur-Glane ✓ Carcassonne ✓ Béziers & the Grotte de Clamouse ✓ Bormes les Mimosas & St. Raphael ✓ Paris ✓ Ardéche Plus... • Optional excursions & visits: • Gorges du Verdon • Paris Guided Sightseeing • River Seine Cruise • Local joining points (see page 195 for your nearest) Please note entrance fees to châteaux are at additional cost. Silver Service Tour Code: 14FRAV May 13 2017 £1429 Aug 28 2017 £1459 May 12 2018 £1479 Aug 27 2018 £1519 Luxuria Tour Code: 14FRAX Jul 3 2017 £1589 Jul 2 2018 £1639 x Number of nights Ardèche 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 Aix-en-Provence Côte d’Azur Your Hotels Overnight stays in the Rouen, St. Malo, Lyon and Paris areas will be in minimum 3-star city-style hotels. In the Loire Valley you will stay at the 3-star Ibis Styles Chinon or similar for two nights, followed by two nights at the 2-star Hotel Lion d’Or in Rocamadour, or similar. You will then spend one night at a 3-star hotel in the Carcassonne area, and three nights at the 4-star Novotel Beaumanoir, or similar in Aix-en-Provence. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; single room supplement £369.
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