France

 

June 14 - 29, 2014

Fly overnight from USA to morning arrival DeGaulle Airport in Paris, France.

 

Paris -  Eiffel Tower, Louvre Art Museum 

Get for a three-night stay in this beautiful city. The Eiffel tower affords us a panoramic view of Paris and all it has to offer.

Then on to the Louvre, the oldest and most loved museum in Europe, to visit with the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo

 

Giverny- Claude Monet’s Gardens

Day trip to the charming town of Giverny (zhee-vayr-nee), the spiritual home

of Impressionistic Art. Claude Monet spent 40 years here, building a pastoral

paradise complete with Japanese garden and a pond full of famous water lilies.

We will spend the day touring these most famous gardens and town.

 

Carnac- Sacred Standing Stones

Nantes, Brittany will be our home base for the next two nights. The highlight

of our stay here is to experience an outstanding collection of over

3,000 Megalithic stones surrounding the French city of Carnac. One

 legend states they were once a Roman Legion turned to stone by the

 famed magician Merlin.

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 Carcassonne –Wine Country and Cathar Castles 

Welcome to a three-night stay in Carcassonne, where the entire walled

city is really one giant castle. This town is full of Cathar history and

 in 600 BC it was one of the major ceremonial centers of the Celtic Druids.

We will also be touring the beautiful cliff city of Rocamadour during this stay.

Rocamadour – Black Madonna

Rocamadour is an ancient site of pilgrimage for those requesting Miraculous

Healings. A flight of 216 steps, which include 14 stations of the cross,

ascend from the lower city to Chapelle de Notre-Dame,

home of the black Madonna statue, Our Lady of Rocamadour.

 

Marseille – French Riviera touring

Beach time on the “Costa d’Azure” on Mediterranean coastline

Time to relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in

the world. We will spend two nights in the port town of Marseille,

giving us time to explore this most famous coastline.

 

Aix-en-Provence- Lavender Fields and Sananqua Abbey

The lavender flowers begin to bloom the final two weeks in June so

our timing should be perfect! Explore the beauty and aroma of Provence

 for 2 nights as we tour the peaceful Senanqua Abbey, home of

Cistercian Monks, founded in 1148.

 

Reims- Champagne Country

Champagne Bars and beautiful cathedrals within walking distance,

how much better can it get? Our final two evenings will be spent in the

Champagne Capital of the  world, and are sure to give us a most memorable

taste of all France has to offer.

 

Travel back to USA via DeGaulle Airport - Paris, France

 

Cost of this Once in a Lifetime Journey:

$4,000.00 double occupancy

$3,875.00 (cash or check discount) double occupancy

$1000.00  Single supplement 

 

Included Expenses: 15 nights hotel accommodation (double occupancy) some single occupancy rooms are available upon request at an additional charge.  Continental breakfast and dinner each day, all ground transportation, all scheduled site entrance fees and gratuities (excluding bus driver). 

 

Airfare is not included Please contact Minnie at [email protected] before making your airline arrangements for arrival and departure times.

 

Initial down payment of $500.00 required.

Second payment of $1,500.00 due February 28th. Final payments due April 15th
No refunds after February 28th

Registration $500

Second payment $1,500