The grandeur of greenery and the luxuries materialized by imaginative focus have graced Paris, Versailles, and the Loire Valley with gardens that have captivated visitors for centuries. Your custom gardens of France tour focuses on the landscape of renowned estates, magnificent palaces, and areas known for their charming recreational wanderings. Flowers bloom radiant hues against emerald green leaves. The grass is manicured into geometric shapes sweeping across vast grounds. Ponds ripple in the...
Versailles - Welcoming Beauty
Paris is a city known for its pleasures both large and small. The Seine River winds through the cityscape, separating the ambiance and distinct styles of the Left and Right Banks. The Obelisk of Luxor rises above the Place de la Concorde and imitates the shape of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Lush trees line the walkways of the wide boulevard and provide a border, guiding visitors down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Maison Laduree is a lavish 18th-century tea salon that serves decadent macaroons.
The boulevard maintains an image of elegance emanating from the glinting jewelry in the windows of Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. Your private transfer meets you at Charles de Gaulle International Airport and escorts you to your sensational accommodation near the gates of the Palace of Versailles. The Rococo décor provides an extravagant atmosphere, setting a precedence for your subsequent tour of the grandeur at Versailles. You easily settle into the luxuries of your hotel and the beauty of your surroundings.
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- Explore the elaborate décor and hidden gems of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, including touring the historic Austrian village
- Discover the lush and colorful gardens at Giverny, which offered endless artistic inspiration to Claude Monet
- Relish the exceptional architecture and romantic Renaissance gardens of Chateau de Chenonceau
- Wander through the lush greenery of Paris on the finest France vacation tours to explore touches of countryside inside the city
- Relish the charming ambiance and medieval architecture of Amboise, where the Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years
- Witness the marvelous cathedral in Orleans and the celebrated tribute for Joan of Arc in the stunning city of Orleans
The gardens of Giverny are known for their water lilies. The gardens at Versailles have gilded fountains. Gardens in Paris provide a space for Parisians to enter into the relaxing ambiance of the countryside without ever leaving the city. Your 9-day gardens of France tour allows you to discover the magnificence of French gardens, the lavishness of historical nobility, and the enchantments of the French culture. Your tour begins with your arrival in Paris. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and transfers you to Versailles. Settle into the comforts of your opulent accommodation on the border of the former residence of the French Monarch.
The following morning, your guide leads you on a private tour of the Palace of Versailles. Relish the gilded halls and polished accommodations before wandering through the expanse of manicured gardens. You also visit the extraordinary city of Orleans, filled with medieval lanes and a unique connection to Joan of Arc. Spend the next couple of days discovering the beauty of the Loire Valley. Visit the marvelous villages of Bourges and Azay-le-Rideau. Relish the gardens of medieval castles, from Chateau de Chenonceau to Chateau de Chambord. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the fairytale landscapes.
You return to Paris and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. You can visit the Musee Orangerie for a stunning introduction to Monet’s gardens through a display of the water lily paintings. Wander through Paris with a guide who can show you the fabulous greenery of the city. You have a full-day tour of Giverny, home to the colorful and quaint gardens that inspired Monet. Your private transfer meets you in the hotel lobby on your final day and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
$2,470 per person (excluding international flights)
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