On April 21 of this year I arrived in Paris, and even though I have been there many times, I still experienced the thrill of being in France again.
On this particular trip, I had the pleasure of being with friends who had never visited this beautiful city. I was able to see Paris through new eyes, and fell in love with the city all over again. We visited all of the well known sights, as well as some hidden gems that most tourists miss.
From Paris a short train ride took us to the Loire Valley to explore the beautiful chateaux in the region. Chateaux that have been around for centuries are beautifully restored and open for touring. We based ourselves in one of the many private chateaux that welcome guests, a perfect way to unwind at the end of a day of touring. One could spend weeks trying to see them all, but sadly, we had to move on.
We drove our rental car from our chateau to Lyon, France’s third largest city, where we boarded the Emerald Liberté for a 7 day cruise on the Rhone River. We were joined by the rest of our group of 20 for a great week of touring the vineyards and small towns between Lyon and Arles.
The trip concluded in Nice, where in addition to exploring the city, we spent a glorious night in Monte Carlo, and a day in Cannes and the mountain top town of St. Paul de Vence.
There is so much more I could say about this trip and the wonders of France, but I would rather tell you in person. When your travel plans include France, I would love to help you plan the most memorable vacation. Contact me at email@example.com and we’ll get started right away!