Your tour of France begins in Paris. The city is renowned for the beauty of its architecture, indulgent flavors, and its locals who understand a particular quality of living. Decadent chocolate truffles fill window displays outside celebrated chocolateries. The aroma of freshly baked baguettes spills out of quaint bakeries. Nineteenth century buildings line wide shaded avenues that brush the entire cityscape with classical artistry.
People line up outside of Angelina’s, Audrey Hepburn’s favorite café, and wait to taste the creamy and rich hot chocolate. Macaroons decorate the window showcasing the rainbow colors and flavors of the moist treat. Lush gardens blossom in relegated areas bringing a countryside ambiance to the city center.
Your private transfer meets you at the airport upon your arrival and takes you to your hotel situated in the heart of the city. After you settle into your hotel, your guide meets you in the lobby ready to escort you through Paris on a private tour.
The Luxembourg Gardens were designed in the 17th century creating an inner-city oasis. Chestnut groves shade the lush lawns over taking 56 acres behind the Palais du Luxembourg. A large octagonal pond stands at the center of the gardens adorned with a trickling fountain. There are over 100 statues, monuments, and fountains decorating the entire area, some standing on the two terraces flanking the pond. Your guide points out one of the small Statue of Liberties standing around an arch of greenery, a unique welcome adding to the endless surprises of the celebrated city.