Take a whirlwind tour of one of Laura McKenzie’s favorite cities to visit: Paris. During the day, there is more than enough to keep you busy. Historic sites and museums, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, and the Paris Opera House are only the beginning of what there is to see.
From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this sensational region. Your itinerary includes an unforgettable stop at Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, replete with romantic castle ruins. In the high country, explore one of the world’s natural wonders, a mountain amphitheatre with cascading waterfalls.
Explore the villages, countrysides, and cities of Provence. On the itinerary are driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions, visits to the delightful cities of Aries, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence, and a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis.
Begin this intoxicating tour in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. Visit champagne producers, both large and small, in wine country, and shop for fine chocolate in the medieval town of Troyes. Discover Charleville’s tradition of puppetry, and marvel at the Fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe.