Your Dream Journey Paris, Normandy, & Provence

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Paris, Normandy, Provence

Duration: 10 Days

Starting at: $70,650 For Family Of Six

From Normandy’s historic shores at the English Channel, to Provence’s warm splendor near the Mediterranean, France’s culture, land, and people boast quality and authenticity. Its artists, chefs, architects, and rulers harness the land’s resources to craft sensorial masterpieces. Through our partner, The 1492 Company, an Andrew Harper Travel advisor will be your guide, so you can truly immerse yourself in the sights, flavors, scents, and textures of this proud European nation.

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Day 1 PARIS

After arriving at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, you will be privately transferred to your hotel, La Réserve. Once checked in and settled, meet your guide and enjoy the City of Lights tour, where you will witness Paris’ illustrious landmarks, including: the inspiring Eiffel Tower, the amorous river Seine, the sublime Louvre Museum, the hallowed Notre Dame, and so much more. Afterward, partake in a divine lunch at 114 Faubourg; a Michelin-star level experience, acclimating your senses to France’s culinary wonders. Then be privately transferred and enjoy the hotel’s amenities. In the evening, indulge yourself in dinner at L'Avenue, where the food’s artistry is a visceral experience, from the mandarina crispy duck to the apple tart and lemon sorbet.

Stay Overnight La Réserve

La Réserve

Overlooking the gardens of the Champs-Elysées, this elegant limestone mansion was originally built in 1854 as the residence of the Duc de Morny and was recently known as Résidence Maxim’s.

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Day 2 PARIS

In the morning get a glimpse of true French living by taking a stroll through an outdoor market. Savor in the vibrant selection of fresh fruits and vegetables; locally raised fish, poultry, and beef; seasonal flowers, and aromatic French cheeses, fresh from the farm. Following this, participate in a Parisian cooking class where you’ll learn how to prepare unforgettable dishes from the cooking techniques of the most celebrated chefs in the world. Set in a classic Parisian kitchen, your instructor will teach you authentic yet simple French recipes and with guidance, you will prepare an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure and in the evening dine at Fontaine De Mars, a jovial bistro with a 1930s ambiance.

Stay Overnight La Réserve

La Réserve

Overlooking the gardens of the Champs-Elysées, this elegant limestone mansion was originally built in 1854 as the residence of the Duc de Morny and was recently known as Résidence Maxim’s.

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Day 3 PARIS

This morning, meet with your private guide at the Louvre, one of the world’s most remarkable art museums. Embrace an experience that entails not just seeing “the famous pieces,” but more about the emotional reaction that emerges within you from the not so famous pieces, as well. After the inspiring tour, delight in lunch at Le Café Marly, where the Louvre Pyramid can be seen from its terrace. Later that afternoon, a wine expert will lead you to the best wine bars to learn the art of tasting, the difference between a Bourgogne and a Bordeaux, the various French vineyards, as well as using your senses to distinguish between blends; these wines are perfectly paired with cheese and chocolate. To end the day, dine at the exquisite Arpège, a three-Michelin-star restaurant, where original flavors are essential to the dining experience.

Stay Overnight La Réserve

La Réserve

Overlooking the gardens of the Champs-Elysées, this elegant limestone mansion was originally built in 1854 as the residence of the Duc de Morny and was recently known as Résidence Maxim’s.

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Day 4 Paris-Normandy

In the morning, take a trip to the famed flea market, Les Puces. Organized into fourteen markets, each one specializes in a time period and style. Your guide will help you identify specific antiques and provide you with background information, translate for you, and, should you be interested in a specific piece, he will negotiate with the seller for you. Next, partake in lunch at Paul Bert Serpette, with hearty dishes served in a cozy decor. Following this, transfer to your next hotel on the adventure: La Chenevière, in Normandy. Once you settle into the properties’ amenities, enjoy a delectable dinner at L'Angle Saint Laurent, for eloquent service and spectacular food.

Stay Overnight La Chenevière

La Chenevière

Relaxing 18th-century château-hotel surrounded by rose gardens and set amid 30 acres of grounds, just minutes from the D-Day beaches.

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Day 5 Normandy

Spend the day expanding your knowledge of the battle of D-Day, by first visiting the museum in Arromanches-les Bains, which evokes reflection on the chaos and brutality of the battle and the importance of reconciliation and peace. Next in the tour, witness the site of the Mulberry harbors, where portable harbors developed by the British contributed significantly to the Normandy Invasion. Mid-tour enjoy lunch at Le Pommier à Bayeux, for imaginative cuisine using local-grown ingredients. Afterward, observe the formidable German battery at Longues sur Mer, then continue to the center of the invasion staging area which stands one of the most dangerous sites of D-Day: Pointe du Hoc. To end the tour, visit the Normandy American Cemetery that honors the American soldiers who fought in the Normandy invasion and marked the end of World War II.

Stay Overnight La Chenevière

La Chenevière

Relaxing 18th-century château-hotel surrounded by rose gardens and set amid 30 acres of grounds, just minutes from the D-Day beaches.

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Day 6 Normandy-Provence

In the morning, admire the Bayeux Tapestry, at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, the 230-foot-long artifact of woven linen, hand-crafted in the 11th century, which recounts the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. Next up, experience the local charm of Honfleur, a town renowned for its narrow, slate-roofed buildings and fresh seafood. In this port community, promenade the town center and enjoy a pot of regionally-caught mussels with cider. Afterward, a private transfer will take you to Gare de Lyon station, so you may catch your train to Provence. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to your luxurious hotel.

Stay Overnight La Villa Gallici

La Villa Gallici

Beautifully restored 18th-century manor house-hotel surrounded by seven acres of lavender-scented gardens in a residential section of Aix-en-Provence.

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Day 7 Provence

Spend your morning in the village of Gordes, where 11th century buildings of white stone form a labyrinth of swirling cobblestone streets that reach the height of its mountain castle. Then admire the Luberon Regional Nature Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve of limestone mountains and lush woodlands. Afterward, visit Sénanque de Abbey, a monastery located three miles northwest of Gordes; today it houses a religious community that welcomes visitors with guided tours. Next, visit Ménerbes, a beautiful town of stone architecture aligned in sunny streets, as well as the truffle and wine workshop Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon. Next, explore Roussillon village and experience its café, museums, boutiques, and red-hued rooftops. End the day touring Bonnieux, and trek the twisted streets leading you to delightful restaurants and terraces, overlooking the plains of Southeastern France.

Stay Overnight La Villa Gallici

La Villa Gallici

Beautifully restored 18th-century manor house-hotel surrounded by seven acres of lavender-scented gardens in a residential section of Aix-en-Provence.

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Day 8 Provence

Start the day at your own leisure and enjoy the hotel’s amenities. After lunch, experience the rolling countryside of vineyards, orchards, and vibrant lavender of Luberon, on horseback. This famed region is known for its scenic hilltop villages that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne. Pass farms surrounded by fresh lavender, outdoor produce markets, and quaint village homes. In the evening, dine at La Petite Maison and delight in a meal you won’t forget.

Stay Overnight La Villa Gallici

La Villa Gallici

Beautifully restored 18th-century manor house-hotel surrounded by seven acres of lavender-scented gardens in a residential section of Aix-en-Provence.

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Day 9 Provence

Begin the day by touring Avignon, once the center of papal power, which received a treasure trove of fine art and exquisite architecture as a result. Stroll through old cobblestone streets and enjoy a beverage at one of its many cafés, partaking in the air and leisure of the South of France. Next, visit the Pope's Palace, the recognized symbol of the Church's influence in the 14th century. This structure offers continuous cultural activities throughout the year including art exhibits displayed in the Great Chapel during the summer and the Avignon Theater Festival. Next witness the Pont du Gard, the ancient Roman aqueduct constructed out of limestone blocks, during the first century. End the day by enjoying dinner at the superb Hiély Lucullus, for unique flavors in a splendid setting.

Stay Overnight La Villa Gallici

La Villa Gallici

Beautifully restored 18th-century manor house-hotel surrounded by seven acres of lavender-scented gardens in a residential section of Aix-en-Provence.

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Day 10 Departure

When it is time, take a private transfer to Marseille Airport and board your scheduled flight to depart homeward.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, except where noted. Room categories, dates of travel and change to services will affect the price. Dollar conversions shown will fluctuate throughout the year. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.