shopify analytics

French Travel Connection 2017

Page created by Jacob Stone Travel English

If your browser does not support JavaScript, please read the page content below:

French Travel Connection 2017

French Travel Connection 2017
2017 F R A N C E
French Travel Connection 2017
*Onboard Bar available on Emirates A380 flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Fly Emirates to Paris, Lyon or Nice and enjoy all the luxuries. TAKE A STROLL to the bar Anytime is a good time to enjoy a relaxing drink or two in our spacious onboard bar* , serving cocktails, canapés, spirits and exclusive wines. You never know who you’ll meet. EMIRATES FIRSTAND BUSINESS 3 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 About France .6 About Paris .7 Paris Packages .8 Paris Right Bank Hotels …10 Paris Left Bank Hotels …12 Paris Apartment-Hotels .14 Private Paris Apartments …15 Paris Sightseeing …16 Day Tours from Paris .19 Regional France .28 Regional Map .29 Loire Valley .30 Champagne .32 Alsace .34 Burgundy …36 Rhone Valley …38 Provence - Avignon .40 Provence - Aix en Provence .42 French Riviera .44 South West .46 Dordogne .48 Bordeaux .50 Normandy / Brittany .52 Corsica .54 Waterways of France .73 Self-Drive Canal Boats .74 Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries .76 Self Drive Canal Boats - Fleet .78 Crewed Canal Barges .80 Crewed Canal Barges Map .82 Crewed Canal Barges-Fleet .83 River Cruising .95 River Cruising Itineraries .96 Battlefields .64 Battlefield Tours .66 Anzac Day on the Somme (3 and 5 Days) 68 Anzac Day on the Western Front (10 Days) 70 All Quiet on the Western Front (8 Days)....71 Battlefield Cruises .72 Special Interest .55 Cycling Tours .56 Walking Tours .58 Cooking Classes .59 Chateaux & Luxury Resorts .60 Burgundy Indulgence .62 Provence Indulgence .63 Escorted Tours .20 Multi Day Tours from Paris .22 The French Connection .23 La Grande France .24 Prices in this brochure are current at time of printing; however they are subject to currency fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Please contact us for up to date prices. Bonjour, Welcome FrenchTravel Connection is Australia’s leading specialist in travel to France offering a wide range of accommodation, tours and experiences such as cruising on the rivers and canals of France, car rental and leasing, and attraction passes. We are a team of dedicated travel professionals standing by to offer the best possible advice to plan a dream holiday to France. Paris Regional France Battlefields Escorted Tours Waterways Special Interest Monaco �25 Passport to Monte-Carlo � 26 Car Rental & Car Leasing � 99 Monaco Car Rental & Car Leasing We’ve got France covered. Your French specialist. *Onboard Bar available on Emirates A380 flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Fly Emirates to Paris, Lyon or Nice and enjoy all the luxuries. TAKE A STROLL to the bar Anytime is a good time to enjoy a relaxing drink or two in our spacious onboard bar* , serving cocktails, canapés, spirits and exclusive wines. You never know who you’ll meet. EMIRATES FIRSTAND BUSINESS
French Travel Connection 2017
4 French Travel Connection is Australia’s leading French travel specialist. We have a dedicated team of experienced consultants who regularly travel to France and give you a personalised service. At French Travel Connection we pride ourselves on the professional level of service and the experience we provide our clients. We offer a wide range of hand- picked accommodation options such as serviced or private apartments, chateaux, hotels, cruise cabins and more. Our packages are all unique; they include different services such as accommodation, tours, transfers, cruises, classes and more. 5 Many cities of France are easy to reach from Dubai, this includes Paris, Lyon and Nice. To truly experience regional France, we recommend travelling by train or car. We believe our expertise makes the difference between a holiday and memories to remember forever. All our local partners have been working with us for years to provide the best possible experiences in France. Visit our website www.frenchtravel.com.au
French Travel Connection 2017
6 Map not to scale TGVTrain Lines Orly Airport (ORY) Airport About France Climate Generally the best times to visit Paris are spring or autumn. August can be quiet as locals leave to escape the heat. The Northwest is often rainy with mild winters and cool summers. The Southwest has hot summers, whilst the Southeast has hot, dry summers and warmer, wet winters. Time Zone GMT +1 Currency Euro Banks Banking hours in Paris are 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and, from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm in the provinces. Automatic cash machines can be found in town centres. Shopping Most large shops open from 10am to 7pm with Thursday late night shopping in Paris and large towns until 10pm. Bakeries and food shops open very early and close around 7pm or 8pm (often later in Paris). They are mainly closed on Sunday afternoons, public holidays and one day in the week (usually Mondays). Electricity The current is generally 220/230 volts. For electrical appliances, we suggest you take the appropriate transformer or adaptor. Telephone You can buy phone cards for use in public telephones from post offices, tobacconists, newsagents and France Telecom shops. These can be used for local and international calls. Mail Stamps can be purchased from post offices and tobacconists. Mailboxes are yellow. Entry Requirements: Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter France for a stay of up to 3 months. Regulations covering other passport holders will depend on your nationality and the duration and reason for your stay. You should have at least six months validity remaining on your passport. Check with the French Consulate (www. ambafrance-au.org) for further information. GettingTo and From France The four main international airports are Charles de Gaulle (30km north of Paris), Orly (15km south of Paris), Nice Cote d’Azur (10km south of Nice) and Lyon Saint Exupery (35km West of Lyon). 7 Charles De Gaulle Airport MONTMARTRE REPUBLIQUE CANAL SAINT M ARTIN BOULEVARD HAUSSMAN BASTILLE MOULIN ROUGE SACRE COEUR THE LOUVRE TROCADERO INVALIDES ETOILE LUXEMBOURG GARDENS MUSEE D’ORSAY EIFFEL TOWER GARE DU NORD GARE ST LAZARE GARE DE L’EST GARE DE LYON GARE DE BERCY GARE D’ AUSTERLITZ NOTRE DAME GARE MONTPARNASSE Buttes-Chaumont Père Lachaise Parc Monceau lle de la cite lle saint louis Champ de Mars Parc de Choisy Parc de Montsouris Place d'Italie Jardin des Plantes NATION Place des Vosges SAINT-GERMAIN SAINT-GERMAIN LATIN QUARTER LATIN QUARTER MARAIS MARAIS OPERA CONCORDE MADELEINE PANTHEON TUILERIES GARDENS 1 2 3 4 5 6 15 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 8 19 20 OPERA OPERA CHAMPS ELYSEES CHAMPS ELYSEES Paris Orly Airport RIGHT BANK LEFT BANK 1 5 3 4 2 40 41 42 18 6 7 8 47 48 11 26 49 27 34 29 31 20 30 14 13 15 22 12 43 9 19 24 17 21 39 38 28 25 37 46 36 33 23 10 16 44 45 32 50 51 35 1 PAX OPERA 2 PEYRIS OPERA 3 SYDNEY OPERA 4 34B HOTEL 5 ANJOU LAFAYETTE OPERA 6 LONDRES & NEW YORK 7 LES TOURNELLES 8 LES JARDINS DU MARAIS 9 VIGNON 10 HORSET OPERA 11 TERASS HOTEL 12 CHAVANEL 13 DUMINY VENDOME 14 BRIGHTON 15 ST JAMES ALBANY HOTEL & SPA 16 MAYFAIR 17 CLARIDGE 18 PLAZA ELYSEES 19 CHATEAUBRIAND 20 BALMORAL 21 KEPPLER 22 L’HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR 23 NAPOLEON 24 ROYAL MONCEAU RAFFLES 25 ALBE SAINT MICHEL 26 OBSERVATOIRE LUXEMBOURG 27 ROYAL SAINT GERMAIN 28 PRINCE DE CONTI 29 ROYAL RIVE GAUCHE 30 QUAI VOLTAIRE 31 EIFFEL SAINT CHARLES 32 PRINCE DE CONDÉ 33 SAINT PAUL RIVE GAUCHE 34 HOTEL DE BUCI 35 BOURGOGNE & MONTANA 36 ARTUS 37 LE SIX 38 D’AUBUSSON 39  PONT ROYAL 40 ALBANY LOUVRE 41 LA CLEF LOUVRE 42 LA CLEF TOUR EIFFEL 43 CITADINES OPERA 44 CITADINES LES HALLES 45 CITADINES SAINT GERMAIN 46 VILLA DAUBENTON 47 CITADINES BASTILLE MARAIS 48 CITADINES REPUBLIQUE 49 CITADINES BASTILLE GARE DE LYON 50 CITADINES TOUR EIFFEL 51 RESIDENCE CHARLES FLOQUET Shopping Cafes Romance 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star Palace 1 to 20 Arrondissements KEY – Prices are per room, per night including breakfast and taxes. – Prices based on standard rooms, other room types may be available. – Prices based on twin share. Single rates may be available. – City taxes (if applicable) are paid directly to hotels (approx 2 euros per person per night). – A surcharge of minimum stay fee may apply during Trade Fair and holiday periods. – Low season - July to August & November to March. – High season - April to June & September to October. Map not to scale About Paris City of Love – City of Light – International Fashion Capital As one of the world’s most vibrant, sophisticated, cultured and cosmopolitan cities, Paris offers something for everyone. Explore a variety of world-class museums, galleries and iconic buildings. Cruise the scenic Seine river. Browse high-end boutiques and historic markets. Savour a multitude of gastronomic delights and enjoy the city’s famed nightlife. Where to stay: Paris is divided into 20 urban districts called arrondissements. Within these districts, you’ll discover many historic quarters. Knowing more about these neighbourhoods will help you decide on where to stay and what to expect when you get there. French Travel Connection offers a fabulous range of hotels, apartment-hotels and private apartments across Paris in the city’s most popular and convenient areas on both the Right Bank (north of the River Seine) and the Left Bank (south of the River Seine). Hotels in Paris We are here to provide the right advice, based on your requirements and budget, to ensure you have an excellent stay in Paris. The hotels displayed in our brochure are only a very small selection of our range. The prices shown should be used as a guide only and to compare different properties. Please call us for an accurate quote and instant confirmation.
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 8 Paris 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Seine River Cruise Paris Map Discount Card PLUS receive our complimentary “Premier Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! PLUS receive our complimentary “Premier Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! BOOK a minimum: RECEIVE our complimentary “Premier Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! 10% Shopping Discount Card (per person) Paris Crumpled City Map (per booking) One hour Seine River Cruise (per person) 3 Nights One-way Private Transfer 2 x Paris Tours 3-day Metro Pass E x c l u s i v e O f f e r Book a Paris 3-night package below or create your own to receive our complimentary Paris Bonus Pack! Seine River Cruise Paris Map Discount Card PARIS DISCOVERY - 3-NIGHT PACKAGE PARIS HISTORIC - 3-NIGHT PACKAGE Commences daily, year round – One-way private transfer from any Paris airport or train station to your Paris hotel – 3 nights at the 3* Peyris Opera hotel with daily breakfast – Visit the main sights of Paris by bike and learn new facts and stories about the City of Love – Visit the Louvre, the largest museum in the world, with famous artworks such as the Mona Lisa (GL) – 3-day Metro Pass (zones 1-3) allowing you to explore the city at your leisure *Prices based on low season, twin share. For details of accommodation, see pages 10 to 15 and details of tours, see pages 16 to 19 – One-way private transfer from any Paris airport or train station to your Paris hotel – 3 nights at the 3* Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg with daily breakfast – Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre and the Eiffel tower and discover the famous sights of Paris by minibus (NDF) – Half-day tour of Versailles and the beautiful State Apartments, with fascinating details about the life of the Kings (VAM or VAP) – 3-day Metro Pass (zones 1-3) allowing you explore the city at your leisure Commences daily, year round Paris 3-Night Packages $1,020 $645 9 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris Seine River Cruise Paris Map Discount Card Paris Walking Guide Seine River Cruise Paris Map Discount Card Paris Walking Guide PLUS receive our complimentary “Grand Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! PLUS receive our complimentary “Grand Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! RECEIVE our complimentary “Grand Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! 5 Nights One-way Private Transfer 3 x Paris Tours 5-day Metro Pass Paris Walking Guide (per booking) 10% Shopping Discount Card (per person) Paris Crumpled City Map (per booking) One hour Seine River Cruise (per person) BOOK a minimum: TM Paris 5-Night Packages E x c l u s i v e O f f e r *Prices based on low season, twin share. For details of accommodation, see pages 10 to 15 and details of tours, see pages 16 to 19 Book a Paris 5-night package below or create your own to receive our complimentary Paris Bonus Pack! 5-night package, price per person from* 5-night package, price per person from* $2,500 $1,420 PARIS ROMANCE - 5-NIGHT PACKAGE Commences daily, year round PARIS INDULGENCE - 5 NIGHT PACKAGE Commences daily, year round – One-way private transfer from any Paris airport or train station to your Paris hotel – 5 nights at the 4* Hotel Duminy Vendome with daily breakfast – A romantic tour of Paris in an open-top Citroen 2CV, visiting the city’s most enchanting landmarks – A dinner cruise along the River Seine, on a Bateau Parisien with great views, delicious food and champagne! – Visit Monet’s home, including the vivid flower gardens and the famous Japanese bridge (GI) – 5-day Metro Pass (zones 1-3) allowing you to explore the city at your leisure – One-way private transfer from any Paris airport or train station to your Paris hotel – 5 nights at the 5* Hotel Pont Royal with daily breakfast – Dinner at 58Tour Eiffel followed by a Seine cruise, then the fabulous Moulin Rouge show. Dress code and age restrictions apply (DECMC) – Learn the art of French cooking: visit a market to select the finest produce and then attend a cooking class, during which you will prepare a typical French dish – Enjoy a ride from the back of a Citroen 2CV and experience another way to explore beautiful Paris – 5-day Metro Pass (zones 1-3) allowing you to explore the city at your leisure
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 10 Paris SYDNEY OPERA HHH 34B HOTEL HHH 50 rue des Mathurins. 8th Madeleine 34 rue Bergère. 9th Grands Boulevards Excellent value. Small, intimate hotel with friendly reception. Modern and comfortable facilities. Fabulous location near the Madeleine, with restaurants, shops and transport at its doorstep. A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. “Our best seller!” Ideal for a cultural holiday or shopping trip in Paris, this charming 3-star hotel is close to the Galeries Lafayette and Grand Boulevards. The interior decoration of the hotel ensure a purely French experience! WiFi, A/C, lift. Season Season Room from* Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M M ANJOU LAFAYETTE HHH 4 rue Riboutte. 9th Cadet A recently renovated, welcoming, family hotel in a quiet street, offering easy access to the opera, department stores and Gare du Nord. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Convenient location near the Gare du Nord” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M LES TOURNELLES HHH LES JARDINS DU MARAIS HHHH 30 rue de Turenne. 3rd Chemin Vert 74 Rue Amelot. 11th Saint-Sebastien In the heart of Marais, a stone’s throw from the Places des Vosges, this hotel offers an historical ambience with contemporary rooms. Enjoy a modern stay in old Paris. A/C, safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi, minibar. “Stylish hotel in the heart of the trendy Marais” Step into the world of Les Jardins du Marais, a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of Paris. Enjoy a unique Parisian experience in a glamorous hotel. Here you can combine relaxation, shopping, sightseeing in the legendary Marais district between Place des Vosges and Opéra Bastille. Season Season Room from* Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M M LONDRES & NEW YORK HHH 15 Place du Havre. 8th Paris Saint-Lazare Centrally located near Saint-Lazare station. Easy access to the opera and theatres. Built in minimalist and contemporary Parisian style with roots. Friendly atmosphere with spacious rooms, reception, lounge bar and highly attentive staff. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi, lift. Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M PEYRIS OPERA HHH 10 rue du Conservatoire. 9th Grands Boulevards Sister hotel of the Pax Opera, recently entirely renovated, it offers a contemporary decoration in a convenient location. A/C, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Sister hotel to Pax Opera – very similar in style” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple & quadr. rooms available. M PAX OPERA HHH 47 rue de Trevise. 9th Cadet Walking distance from the Grand Boulevards and department stores, this recently renovated non-smoking hotel has a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. A/C, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Great value 3* - ask us about its sister hotel, Peyris Opera” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms are available. M 1 3 4 5 2 6 *Refer to Blue Box on page 7 HORSET OPERA HHHH 18 rue d’Antin. 2nd Opéra Situated in a quiet street in one of the liveliest parts of Paris, between Opéra, the Louvre and Place Vendôme. Comfortable rooms with a warm atmosphere. A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. “Peaceful environment close to the impressive Opéra house” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 10 Paris 3/4 Star Hotels RIGHT BANK: LOUVRE - OPERA - MADELEINE - MARAIS $370 $280 $260 $190 $290 $230 $270 $500 $225 $295 $330 $250 $255 $210 $230 $190 VIGNON HHHH 23 rue Vignon. 8th Madeleine A boutique hotel in a quiet street, close to restaurants and shops, Place de la Madeleine, Opera and department stores. It features large, bright rooms, decorated with sophistication. A/C, safe, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, lift, WiFi.“Intimate and lovely boutique hotel” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 9 $390 $360 $430 $340 7 8 11 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris TERRASS HOTEL  HHHH 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre. 18th Metro Abbesses A short 15-minute walk from the Sacre Coeur, this chic hotel boasts panoramic views across Paris. WiFi, A-C, fitness centre, wheelchair access, pet friendly. Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple & quadr. rooms available. M PLAZA ELYSEES HHHH 177 Boulevard Haussman. 8th St Philippe du Roule Ideally located near the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. Rooms are beautifully renovated with all modern amenities, the atmosphere is cosy and staff attentive. A/C, WiFi. “Very elegant hotel in a chic environment” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 18 11 *Refer to Blue Box on page 7 CHAVANEL HHHH 22 Rue Tronchet. 8th Madeleine A chic, delicate and gentle atmosphere infuse this discreet hotel with a contemporary elegance and original character: Le Chavanel is an ideal base to explore the 8th Parisian district. A/C, safe, minibar, WiFi. “Very stylish hotel in convenient location” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 12 DUMINY VENDOME HHHH HOTEL BRIGHTON HHHH 3 rue du Mont Thabor. 1st Tuileries 218, rue de Rivoli. 1st Metro Tuileries Close to the Louvre, Champs Elysees, department stores and Opera. Recently refurbished and housed in an authentic Parisian building with a charming courtyard. Safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi, minibar, tea and coffee facilities. “A very popular hotel in an amazing location” Just across from the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre, this elegant 19th century hotel offers top service, beautiful views over Paris and a delicious breakfast all at a very reasonable price. Prime location. WiFi, breakfast, A-C, pet friendly. Season Season Room from* Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M M 13 14 SAINT JAMES ALBANY PARIS HOTEL SPA HHHH 202 Rue de Rivoli. 1st Palais Royal This hotel faces theTuileries Gardens and is just a few steps away from the Louvre, Place Vendôme and Place de la Concorde. In addition to its ideal location, the hotel offers a prestigious setting surrounded by a unique patio-like garden providing peace and serenity in the centre of Paris. Pool, sauna and gym. Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 15 MAYFAIR HHHH 3 rue Rouget de l’Isle. 1st Concorde A short walk from the Place Vendôme and La Concorde, facing the Tuileries Gardens, this hotel offers refinement, elegance and harmony. Each room has its own character and modern comforts. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi. “Traditional hotel in historic Paris” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 16 HOTEL BALMORAL HHHH 6, Rue Général Lanrezac. 17th Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile Set in a 19th century townhouse with elegant wrought-iron balconies, the Balmoral Hotel is just a short stroll away from the world famous Champs- Elysées. The Balmoral hotel offers a fresh new look with spacious and elegant guest rooms, as well as high levels of service. Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 20 RIGHT BANK: MONTMARTRE - LOUVRE - MADELEINE - CHAMPS ELYSEES $360 $280 $360 $265 $600 $400 $420 $600 $320 $500 $550 $350 $600 $390 CLARIDGE HHHH 37, rue François 1er. 8th Franklin D. Roosevelt An elegant yet friendly hotel in the heart of right in Paris Golden Triangle near the world-famous Champs Élysées. The hotel offers luxurious, spacious rooms with stunning decor and a welcoming atmosphere. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 17 $480 $400 CHATEAUBRIAND HHHH 6 rue Chateaubriand. 8th George V Ideally located close to the Champs-Elysees, this hotel offers a peaceful and intimate atmosphere in a luxurious setting. Safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Owner’s passion for Antiques reflected in the decor” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 19 $560 $450 $400 $350
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 12 Paris Paris RIGHT BANK: CHAMPS ELYSEES LEFT BANK: LOUVRE - SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES - LATIN QUARTER *Refer to Blue Box on page 7 Paris 3/4/5 Star Hotels L’HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR HHHHH 51 rue de Courcelles. 8th Courcelles Facing the very chic Monceau park, near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, the Hotel du Collectionneur enjoys an ideal location. Authentic tribute to the Art Deco style and luxurious transatlantic liners, this hotel enables guests to relive the elegance of the 1930’s. Lift, spa,WiFi Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 22 KEPPLER HHHH 10 rue Kepler. 16th Charles de Gaulle Etoile An excellent hotel combining traditional and contemporary styles. Close to the Champs- Elysées, Trocadero and Avenue Montaigne. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, gym, sauna, library bar, tea room, WiFi.“Designer Parisian chic close to the Champs Elysees” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 21 $780 $500 $510 $460 LE ROYAL MONCEAU RAFFLES Palace HHHHH 37 avenue Hoche. 8th Ternes This unique palace presents outstanding features: top luxury rooms and suites, a Michelin Star restaurant, a Clarins spa, a terrace garden, and a cinema! Decor is elegant and avant-garde by famous designer Philippe Stark. Safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “The ultimate experience!” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 24 NAPOLEON HHHHH 40 Avenue de Friedland. 8th Charles de Gaulle Etoile Situated near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, this haven of serenity boasts a truly exceptional location. Relax and enjoy magical surroundings and top-quality service. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Empire inspired interiors off the Arc de Triomphe” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 23 $1,420 $1,090 $700 $540 ALBE SAINT MICHEL HHH 1 rue de la Harpe. 5th Saint Michel Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. OBSERVATOIRE LUXEMBOURG HHH 107 Blvd Saint Michel. 5th Luxembourg (RER) Season Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Season Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. A stone’s throw from the banks of the Seine and Notre Dame. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the hotel has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi. “Relaxed contemporary hotel” Elegantly decorated with Louis Philippe style furniture and a view of the Luxembourg Gardens from either side. A short walk to the Sorbonne, Saint-Germain and the Pantheon. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Beautiful design for a great price” PRINCE DE CONTI  HHH 8 rue Guenegaud. 6th Mabillon A prime location, right in the heart of Saint- Germain-des-Prés, this hotel is a renovated 18th century mansion, with a refined and welcoming atmosphere. Some rooms open onto a patio. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Authentic Parisian style” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M 28 4 LE ROYAL RIVE GAUCHE HHH 212 boulevard Raspail. 14th Vavin This little gem is located close to the Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse. This charming establishment is a combination of neoclassical design and superb colour schemes, alternating between warm shades and sparkling tones. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer , WiFi. Season Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple & Quad rooms available. $400 $310 $340 $220 $320 $210 $290 $240 $360 $270 $300 $260 Room from* M ROYAL SAINT GERMAIN HHH 159 rue de Rennes. 6th Saint-Placide Located in the historic 6th district of Paris, this charming hotel has elegant Parisian-style rooms. It is 500 metres from both Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse. The Luxembourg Gardens are only a 10-minute walk from this hotel. WiFi, Safe, A/C “Perfect location and warm welcome” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. M Room from* M 25 27 26 QUAI VOLTAIRE HHH 19 Quai Voltaire. 7th Musee d’Orsay Overlooking the River Seine and the Louvre. Walking distance to antique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Renovated in classic traditional style. Safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “The best views of Paris!” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 30 Room from* M 29 13 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris Paris LE SIX HHHH 14 rue Stanislas. 6th Saint-Augustin This hotel is characterised by its romantic feel, with warm, deep shades of autumnal colours throughout the rooms impeccably combinend with the hotel’s attentive and welcoming service. Gym, A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. “Luxury boutique hotel with a lovely spa” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 37 $500 $380 PONT ROYAL HHHHH 7 rue de Montalembert. 7th Rue du Bac Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, close to the Musée d’Orsay and Café de Flore. This hotel combines charm and elegance to create an authentic Parisian experience. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, gym, WiFi.“Treat yourself to dinner at the hotel’s famous gourmet restaurant” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 39 SAINT PAUL RIVE GAUCHE HHHH BOURGOGNE & MONTANA HOTEL HHHH 43 rue Monsieur le Prince. 6th Odeon 3 Rue de Bourgogne. 7th Solférino Near the Sorbonne and the Pantheon on a quiet square, this is a pure Haussmann-style hotel, combining luxury, comfort and refinement. Rooms are individually decorated with stylish furniture and artwork. A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. “Quiet street close to bustling St Germain” Located minutes from the Musee d’Orsay, the chic and quiet Hotel Bourgogne & Montana has been elegantly decorated in a blend of modern and neo-classical style. The wellness spa is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Air-conditioning, baggage storage, WiFi, dry cleaning, lift, spa. Season Season Room from* Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple and quadr. rooms avail. Twn / Dbl room per night .Triple and quadr. rooms avail. M M 33 35 D’AUBUSSON HHHHH 33 rue Dauphine. 6th Odeon Set in a beautiful 17th century stately home located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Original beams, parquet floor, antique fireplace and inner courtyard mixed with traditional luxury rooms and suites. Safe, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. “Parisian elegance at its best” Season Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. M 38 LEFT BANK: EIFFELTOWER - LATIN QUARTER - SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES *Refer to Blue Box on page 7 ARTUS HOTEL  HHHH 34, rue de Buci. 6th Saint Germain des Pres Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Artus Hotel is a colourful hotel that pays enthusiastic tribute to the 1950s. This hotel offers a resolutely modern décor, loyal to the pop colours of the time. Discover all the charm of this special address and its contemporary architecture. Season Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast.Triple rooms available. 36 M $580 $505 $410 $300 $305 $240 $770 $640 $400 $350 The hotels displayed in our brochure are only a very small selection of our range. The prices shown should be used as a guide only and to compare different properties. We have access to cutting-edge technology which gives us best available real time rates and room availability. Please call us for an accurate quote and instant confirmation. PLEASE NOTE $290 $440 $550 $230 $290 $350 EIFFEL SAINT CHARLES  HHH PRINCE DE CONDE  HHHH HOTEL DE BUCI HHHH 37 rue Saint Charles. 15th Dupleix 39 Rue de Seine. 6th Mabillon 22, rue De Buci. 6th Saint Germain des Pres Located in the heart of Paris near the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars and the River Seine. Contemporary and warm atmosphere. Safe, hairdryer, lift, minibar, WiFi. “Tastefully decorated minutes from the Eiffel Tower” This intimate boutique hotel is an 18th century townhouse and only has 11 bedrooms, making it a unique stay in the heart of St-Germain-des-Pres. WiFi, A-C, pet friendly, laundry service. This intimate and distinguished Buci Hotel, located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, keeps the great tradition of the Art-de-Vivre cultivated in the Age of Enlightenment and offers you the chance to experience the atmosphere of a typical French boudoir. Season Season Season Room from* Room from* Room from* Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar Low season - Jul to Aug & Nov to Mar High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct High season - Apr to Jun & Sep to Oct Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. Twn / Dbl room per night incl breakfast. Twn / Dbl room per night M M M 31 32 34 Room from*
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 14 Paris Paris Apartment-Hotels *Refer to Blue Box on page 7 ALBANY LOUVRE APARTMENTS HHH CITADINES LES HALLES HHHH LA CLEF TOUR EIFFEL PARIS HHHHH VILLA DAUBENTON HHH CITADINES BASTILLE GARE DE LYON HHH LA CLEF LOUVRE PARIS HHHHH CITADINES SAINT GERMAIN DES PRÉS HHHH CITADINES REPUBLIQUE HHH CITADINES OPÉRA PARIS HHHH CITADINES BASTILLE MARAIS HHH CITADINES TOUR EIFFEL HHHH RESIDENCE CHARLES FLOQUET HHH 202 Rue de Rivoli. 1st  Tuileries 4, rue des Innocents. 1st  Châtelet Les Halles 1 rue Scribe. 9th  Opéra 34 rue de l’Arbalete. 5th  Censier Daubenton 14-18, rue de Chaligny. 12th  Reuilly Diderot 8, rue de Richelieu. 1st  Louvre or Pyramides 53 ter, quai des Grands Augustins. 6th  Saint-Michel 75 bis, avenue Parmentier. 11th Parmentier 18, rue Favart. 2nd Richelieu Drouot 37, boulevard Richard Lenoir. 11th  Breguet Sabin 132, Bd de Grenelle. 15th  La Motte Picquet-Grenelle 8, avenue Charles Floquet. 7th  Bir Hakeim These traditional apartments are in a fabulous location right in the heart of Paris opposite the Tuileries Gardens, near the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Facilities include: housekeeping daily (or weekly for studios), linen changed twice weekly, 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, access to hotel facilities (pool, spa & gym), WiFi. Located in the city’s biggest pedestrian area and in the middle of trendy boutiques, cinemas, restaurants, theatres and jazz clubs. The Pompidou centre is also a short distance from these apartments. Gym, A/C, WiFi. Located between the Trocadéro and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, La Clef Tour Eiffel is made up of two buildings, each with its own unique ambience. This prestigious accommodation offers the ideal combination of independence and personalized service in a luxurious setting. A rare find in the City of Lights. A/C, gym, business corner, WiFi. This modern apartment hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from the Jardins du Luxembourg and 2.6 km from Notre-Dame Cathedral. These chic studios and apartments feature colorful decor and original wooden floors. All units have kitchens, flat-screen TVs and WiFi. Private parking at an extra cost. In an authentic Parisian quarter with its own private garden. The open-air market in the Place d’Aligre is nearby as is the Bastille Opera House which sits amidst countless trendy restaurants and bars. WiFi. Next to the Comédie Française, the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens and the banks of the River Seine. The area is home to numerous boutiques and restaurants. Business travellers will also appreciate being very close to the business district located between the Opera House and the Paris Stock Exchange. A/C, babysitting, business corner, gym, WiFi. On the banks of the Seine, opposite the Pont-Neuf and a short stroll from Boulevard Saint-Michel. A popular quarter with plenty of charming cafés, antique dealers, galleries and fashion boutiques. A/C, gym, WiFi. Soak in the real Parisian spirit. Located halfway between place de la République and Père Lachaise, visitors can enjoy boat trips along the Saint-Martin Canal, explore the open-air market at BelleTown and stroll along the narrow, pretty streets of the Marais. A/C, WiFi Situated in the lively neighbourhood near the Opéra-Comique and stylish shops, cafés and restaurants. You will be delighted by the historic shopping arcades, the waxworks museum and the numerous cinemas here. Gym, A/C, business corner, WiFi. Overlooks a charming garden, just around the corner from Place de la Bastille – famous for its Opera House, restaurants, bars and boutiques and 10 minutes walk from Place des Vosges. Street markets are held regularly nearby. A/C, WiFi. Typically Parisian, the area is surrounded with open-air markets, traditional cafés and restaurants. Enjoy your stroll around the large public park at Champ-de-Mars. The banks of the Seine are just 2 metro stations away and Invalides is 3 stations away. WiFi. Located 5 minutes from the Eiffel tower, This residence offers 2 and 3 bedroom as well as apartments and a penthouse in Paris. All the apartments have a view on the Eiffel Tower and are ideal for families as well as couples. Guests will be greeted by a welcome basket with milk, orange juice, croissants, a baguette, butter, jam and cereals. Lift. Room/Apartment types Studio Suite, One Bedroom Suite, Two Bedroom Suite Room/Apartment types Studio, Studio Deluxe, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Classic Room, Superior Room, Exclusive Suite, Royal Suite, Emperial Suite Room/Apartment types Studio, One Bedroom, Two Bedroom Room/Apartment types Studio, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Premiere Suite, Exclusive Suite, Royal Suite, Junior Suite Room/Apartment types Studio, Studio Deluxe, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Studio, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Studio, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Studio, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Studio, Studio Deluxe, One Bedroom Room/Apartment types Two Bedroom, Three Bedroom, Duplex, Penthouse Price from* $390 Price from* $270 Price from* $300 Price from* $320 Price from* $200 Price from* $580 Price from* $310 Price from* $190 Price from* $310 Price from* $220 Price from* $280 Price from* $590 M M M M M M M M M M M M 40 44 42 46 49 41 45 48 43 47 50 51 15 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris BOOK a minimum: RECEIVE our complimentary “Grand Cru” Paris Bonus Pack! See page 9 for details 5 Nights 3 x Paris Tours 5 day Metro Pass E x c l u s i v e O f f e r Why stay in a private apartment? This is the most authentic way to see Paris. Rather than staying in a hotel or apartment block with other tourists, you will have Parisian neighbours and gain a better understanding of what it is like to live like a local. Staying in an apartment offers you the freedom of being able to cook your own meals and relax in your own space. Do you like the idea of being self-sufficient? If so, staying independently in a private apartment is a unique way to experience Paris; this option is perfect for the seasoned traveller or anyone that does not require hotel services such as housekeeping or concierge services. Things to Consider – What is your budget? – How many people will be sharing the apartment? Ensure you have enough bedrooms and bathrooms for your group. – What facilities do you require? Not all apartments will have access to a lift, air conditioning or a dishwasher - if these are essential to you, make sure you request an apartment that has the facilities you need. – How will you be getting around? Make sure you are close to the sights you want to visit, or to a Metro station. – What kind of experience are you looking for? Each arrondissement has a different “feel” so let us know whether you are interested in culture, history, nightlife etc. when you enquire. How does it work? – A minimum stay of 5 nights applies for all apartments. – For ease of key collection we recommend you book an arrival transfer with the apartment provider. – If you arrive between 8am and 8pm, your greeter will provide you with keys and an access code for the building, explain the amenities of the apartment (oven, internet, etc.), and answer any questions you have about the apartment and neighbourhood, you will be requested to sign the lease document and credit card authorisation for the security deposit. – If you arrive outside of these hours, we will arrange a transfer for you directly to the apartment and the driver will provide you with your keys and access code. – Check-in time is at 2pm and check-out is at 10am. – Prices include: rent, bills (water, gas and electricity), cleaning on check-out, linen and towels, baby cot (on request), local phone calls, internet (if a connection is available in the apartment). A collection of fully furnished private apartments for easy living in the centre of Paris. Make yourself at home and live amongst the locals in the most desirable areas of the City of Light. Why book with FrenchTravel Connection? – We have access to hundreds of quality private apartments all over Paris. – We supply comprehensive descriptions on a selection of apartments in your chosen district to allow you to make the best choice for your trip. This information includes: location, apartment layout and amenities, plus a selection of photos. – We are able to instantly confirm the availability of a selection of apartments for your chosen dates. – Booking with FrenchTravel Connection guarantees that your money is protected. Private Paris Apartments Paris Apartments Price Guide Apartment from* Studio from $210 per night One Bedroom from $240 per night Two Bedroom from $300 per night Three Bedroom from $400 per night Four Bedroom from $650 per night * Prices indicated are a guide only. Price varies based on seasonality, apartment location and apartment quality. 5 night minimum applies. Visit www.frenchtravel.com.au/accommodation/private-apar tments to discover our studio and 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom apartments.
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 16 Paris This pass gives you unlimited metro and bus travel within the designated zones of Paris. The Paris Museum Pass opens the doors to over 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris. Many of these are among the most famous in the world. Avoid the queues with this pass. See Paris from the top of an open double decker bus and/or from the River Seine by boat. Over 50 stops at major attractions. Buses and boats depart regularly. (Bus + Boat = à la carte) City tour by bus to discover Paris museums and monuments: Louvre, Opera, Invalides, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triumph. Skip the line at the Eiffel Tower and admire the magnificent views over Paris from the 2nd floor. Visit the two jewels of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel), both gothic masterpieces of the 13th century. Enjoy a guided tour which will reveal the secrets behind these monuments. Explore Paris by foot and by boat! Includes a guided tour of the Louvre, Seine boat shuttle, lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a guided tour of Notre Dame cathedral. Discover the major landmarks of Paris. Visit Notre- Dame cathedral, Montmartre and the 2nd floor of the EiffelTower. See the most famous sights of the capital: Concorde Square, the Invalides,The Arc deTriomphe and the Champs Elysées. Take your time to visit the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower in one day at your pace with a private guide and skip the line tickets. See Paris from the back of a Citroën 2CV, a classic and stylish French car. Your personal chauffeur will share many stories about Paris along the way. Max 3 per car. Includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Longer tours available. One hour bus tour of the city, one hour cruise on the Seine and lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Relive the darkest hours of the 20th century and discover life in the French capital during German occupation and in the euphoria of the liberation. This walk will take you to the emblematic areas of that period. Visit the largest museum in the world, including the medieval fortress, the Egyptian department and famous artworks such as the Mona Lisa. PARIS CITYTOUR & EIFFELTOWER (PG) NOTRE DAME AND SAINTE CHAPELLE PARIS FULL DAY (PAJ) NOTRE DAME & EIFFELTOWER BY MINIBUS (NDF) LE LOUVRE & EIFFELTOWERTOUR 2CVTOUR PARIS ESSENTIALS (PF) PARIS OCCUPIED, PARIS LIBERATED LE GRAND LOUVRE (GL) Daily, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 2:45pm (3 hours) Daily, 2:00pm (2.30 hours) Daily (excl.Tues) 9:30am (7.30 hours) Daily, 8:15am & 1:15pm (3.30 hours) Daily exclTues, 9:30am (6.30 hours) Daily (1hr, 2hr, 3hr & full day) Daily, 9am & 12pm (5.30 hours) Daily, 8:00pm (2.00 hours) Daily – at your own pace Daily (excl.Tues) 9:30am +Thu & Sat, 2:15pm + Wed & Fri 6:30pm (2.30 hours) METRO PASS PARIS MUSEUM PASS HOP ON / HOP OFF OR PARIS A LA CARTE A c t i v e C i t y T o u r s P a s s e s Paris Sightseeing L o c a l E x p e r i e n c e s Adult from $95 Adult from $160 Adult from $160 Adult from $95 1 hour from $165 per couple Adult from $230 Up to 20 People from $520 Up to 8 People from $1,120 Up to 20 People from $515 4 day Adult pass from $110 Adult from $80 Child $40 - 2 day Bus & Boat Adult from $60 Child $30 - 2 day Bus only 2 day Adult pass from $90 Zones 3 Days 5 Days Adult Child Adult Child Metro & Bus Zones 1–3 $50 $25 $80 $35 Metro & Bus Zones 1–5 $100 $45 $130 $60 17 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris Starting the tour with a market visit, the chef will introduce you to the art of buying the best produce. You will then assist in preparing a meal in the chef’s family home and finish by enjoying it. Discover the art of chocolate making in this very fashionable district. Visit a handful of local shops and taste its specialities of which 3 pastries, 5 chocolates and several kinds of bread. Step behind the counter of a bakery and into their kitchen, to learn how to create French bake baguettes and croissants. You will 2 different types of baguettes and master the art of making and shaping croissants. MARKETVISIT & COOKING CLASS ST GERMAIN PASTRY & CHOCOLATE TOUR BAKERY CLASS Daily (excl. Sun and Mon), 9:15am (4.5 hours) Mon-Fri, 2:00pm. Sat, 1pm (3 hours) Tues,Wed,Thu, Fri, 10:00 am ( 2 hours) The famous“Belly of Paris” is a square offering many attractions: French brasseries, traditional restaurants, and gourmet shops. Taste traditional French products: pastries, bread, cheese and wine. (8 pax max) Discover this charming wine bar Along the canal Saint-Martin. Learn about the secrets of French cheese and wine. (Small group up to 14 pax) Walk like a Parisian through the medieval part of the Latin Quarter, famous for its array of specialty food shops. A walk rich in flavours! (Small group up to 8 pax) GOURMET FOODTOUR IN CENTRAL PARIS WINE AND CHEESETASTING PARIS GOURMETTOUR Tue to Sun, 9:30am (2.30 hours) Mon excl. Sun, 4:00pm (1.30 hour) Daily excl. Mon, 9:00am (3.00 hours) Discover historic and contemporary Paris by bicycle. From the Place de la Bastille to the Quais de Seine, enjoy food tasting at the most Parisian of markets, where you can learn and taste all the delicious regional products. After visiting the Giverny market you will cycle along a charming bike path to the gardens. Monet’s gardens brought alive by magnificent colourful flowers, water lilies floating on the pond and the famous Japanese bridge. ATASTE OF PARIS BIKETOUR MONET’S GARDENS BIKETOUR Fri & Sun, 9:30am (4.00 hours) Wed & Sat, 9:30am (8.30 hours) A unique way to see the sights of Paris – aboard a Segway! Stops at the Eiffel Tower, Napoleon’s Tomb, the Louvre, Tuileries Gardens and Musée D’Orsay. Minimum age 12 years. No licence required. Explore Paris on foot, a fabulous way to see the city. Includes most major sights, such as Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Other walks available: Montmartre, Marais and Latin Quarter. See our website for details. Visit the main sights of Paris by bike and learn facts and stories about the City of Light that you’ve never heard before! Other bike tours available. PARIS SEGWAYTOUR THE CLASSIC WALK PARIS BIKETOUR Daily, 9:30am, 1:30pm & 5pm (3 hours) Mon,Wed, Fri, Sat, 10:00am (2 hours) Daily, 11am, 3pm & 7pm (3 hours) A c t i v e Adult from $138 Adult from $31 Adult from $46 During this guided bike tour, you will discover Paris along the river Seine, classified by UNESCO as World cultural Heritage. PARIS EN SEINE BIKETOUR Daily, 10:00am (3.00 hours) L o c a l E x p e r i e n c e s Adult from $250 Adult from $160 Adult from $190 Adult from $155 Adult from $155 Adult from $130 Adult from $40 Adult from $55 Adult from $130 Adult from $160 Adult from $70 Adult from $55
French Travel Connection 2017
All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 18 Paris Dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, followed by a river one- hour cruise with live commentary on the River Seine. Tour ends at the Eiffel tower. Evening along cruise the Seine past the main monuments, followed by a coach tour through Paris, to see the illuminated sights and floodlit monuments. Operates in reverse in winter. Discover the City of Lights. On board an entirely glass-encased boat. The French cuisine is meticulously presented, the service is attentive and discreet. Lunch available / different menu options DINNERATTHE EIFFELTOWER + CRUISE (DEC) CRUISE & ILLUMINATIONS (CI) DINNER CRUISE – BATEAUX PARISIENS Daily, 6:15pm Daily, 7:15pm (4 hours) Daily, 6:00pm & 8:30pm (2.5 hours) W a t e r w a y s Adult from $280 Adult from $120 Adult from $65 Dinner at the Moulin Rouge, followed by the world famous show. A range of menus are available including a choice of wine or champagne. Dress standards and age restrictions apply. Nothing goes better with a dazzling show than bubbles. Enjoy your evening with half a bottle of champagne. French prestige on stage and on your palate! Dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel, restaurant on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower followed by a Seine cruise, and the world famous Moulin Rouge show. Dress standards and age restrictions apply. MOULIN ROUGE SHOW & DINNER LIDO CHAMPAGNE & SHOW DINNER EIFFELTOWER, CRUISE & MOULIN ROUGE (DECMC) Daily, 7:00pm (3.5 hours) Daily, 9:00pm (2 hours) Daily, 6:15pm (6.5 hours) S h o w s Adult from $315 Adult from $150 Adult from $460 Skip the queue to the EiffelTower and enjoy a dinner on the first floor. Experience a River Seine cruise with commentary to see the illuminated monuments of Paris. Discover the new show of the Lido cabaret with a glass of champagne. Let yourself be charmed by a dazzling cabaret & burlesque show at the Lido savour French gastronomy. During dinner, a new experience immerse yourself. Enjoy a River Seine cruise and discover the beauty of Paris’ monuments and bridges, followed by the amazing Moulin Rouge show FEERIE, with Can-Can dancing. DINNER EIFFELTOWER, CRUISE & LIDO (DECL) LIDO DINNER SHOW SEINE CRUISE & MOULIN ROUGE WITH CHAMPAGNE (CRMC) Daily, 6:15pm (7.30 hours) Daily, 7:00pm (4 hours) Daily, 8:00pm (5.30 hours) – Prices are per person – Air-conditioned transport – English speaking guides or commentary – Summer: 1 April to 31 October – Winter: 1 November to 31 March – Availability shown is for the Summer season Please Note Contact us or see our website for further details and many more tours. Hotel pick-up and smaller minibus tours also available. Schedules are subject to change and tours may not operate on public holidays. An enjoyable day out for children and adults alike. Includes return transportation from Paris in an air conditioned coach and a one day Disneyland® Paris pass. A day in châteaux country, exploring the Loire Valley. Visit some of the most famous châteaux. Lunch included during Easter and winter. DISNEYLAND® PARIS (ED1) CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY (CL1) Daily, 8:00am (12 hours) Daily excl. Fri, 7:15am (12.5 hours) N e a r P a r i s O therToursAvailable Adult from $200 Child from $150 Adult from $265 Paris Sightseeing N e a r P a r i s B y C o a c h B y M i n i b u s E SCORTE D TOUR Adult from $400 Adult from $300 Adult from $280 19 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Paris Tours depart from and return to Paris* Experience a unique daytrip to visit the Château de Chantilly on your own. Look around the Stables and the Museum of the Horse. Visit the castle with an audio guide and stroll around the wonderful gardens. Experience a guided visit of the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau on this half- day trip. Enjoy free time to discover the gardens. Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Paris. Visit the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte and Château de Fontainebleau, both with an audio-guide. Stroll around the beautiful gardens. Visit Versailles and the beautiful State Apartments (Hall of Mirrors). Your guide will provide fascinating details about the Kings. Free time to explore the famous French gardens. Visit Monet’s home, including the wonderful flower gardens, the famous Japanese bridge and Monet’s former studio. The afternoon finishes off with either shopping or a stroll to the Museum of American Art. Visit Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Lunch in the countryside. Guided visit of the the Chateau de Versailles. Visit the gardens on your own. Please note: the minivan option includes an audio guidetour of Versailles (GV). Visit the famous rocky island, with lunch at Relais St Michel, then walk up to visit the monument. Guided tour of the Abbey. Lunch included. Visit the authentic medieval city, nicknamed the Venice of the North. Tour includes the Beguinage, Place du Bourg, the gothic- style Town Hall and the Grande Place. Discover Epernay and Reims cathedral. Visit MUMM cellars and taste their champagne. Free time for lunch. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris. Discover the famous Burgundy canal with a cruise 2 hours. Then taste regional delicacies food at lunch and through the region’s villages and vineyards in the afternoon. Drop off at the train station at 6:00pm. Tour of the famous town & vineyards of 12th C. wine village Chablis.Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit & tasting in the picturesque wine cellars of Bailly and a local cheese producer. Drop off at the train station at 6:00pm. Visit the Caen memorial museum, followed by lunch. Depart for the D-day landing beaches, including Pont du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Arromanches and Juno Beach. VERSAILLES APARTMENTS (VAM OR VAP) GIVERNY & VERSAILLES APARTMENTS (GVA) Daily (excl. Mon), 8:45am & 2pm (4 hours) Daily (excl. Mon), 8.15am (9.5 hours) FONTAINEBLEAU & VAUX LE VICOMTE (FVN) Daily (excl. Mon), 8.15am (9.5 hours) GIVERNY (GI) Daily (excl. Sun) 1:45pm, Sun 8:15am (5 hours) NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES (NP1) MONT SAINT-MICHEL (MS1) BRUGES (BR) Mon,Wed, Fri, Sun, 7am (14 hours) Daily excl. Sun, 7:15am (14 hours) BURGUNDY CANAL & SCENICTOUR (EX JOIGNY) Ex Joigny - Wed & Fri, train from Paris at 8:30am (8 hours) GUIDED VISIT OF FONTAINEBLEAU (FGM) Mon & Fri, 1:15pm(6.00 hours) CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY (CYN) Tue,Thurs & Sat excl winter 9:00am (9.00 hours) Wed, Fri, Sun, 7:15am (14 hours) REIMS CHAMPAGNE (RCM) DISCOVER BURGUNDY WINES AND CHEESES Daily (excl. Mondays) , 8am (10.5 hours) Ex Joigny -Tue &Thur, train from Paris at 8:30am (8 hours) N e a r P a r i s B y C o a c h B y M i n i b u s Day Tours from Paris E SCORTE D TOUR Adult from $115 Adult from $140 Adult from $100 Adult from $300 Adult from $280 Adult from $260 Adult from $400 Adult from $290 Adult from $400 Adult from $300 Adult from $130 Adult from $125
20 Escorted Tours Our fully escorted tours make FrenchTravel Connection the expert when it comes to touring options throughout France. Sit back, take in the enchanting scenery and sites, and let one of our specialists do all the hard work. All the essentials are taken care of – from excellent accommodation to first class, air-conditioned coach transportation to sightseeing, live commentary, entrance porterage and most of your meals. There are no optional excursions list or hidden extra fees charge so it’s easy to budget. All itineraries proceed at a leisurely pace with nice stays in a variety of cities and towns. 21 Dated Escorted Group Departures - Coach French Travel Connection offers a range of escorted group tours by coach, with specific departure dates. All coaches used in our group tours are modern, comfortable, air- conditioned and first class. They have on-board toilets and always offer adequate seating for our maximum group size. All coach tours are escorted by English speaking guides. Group Guaranteed Departures The term ‘group tour’ is defined as having a minimum of seven passengers travelling on the one tour. Once all ten passengers are confirmed, the tour is guaranteed to depart. More SightseeingTime These tours are specifically designed to suit travellers who prefer less time in the tour bus and longer periods of sightseeing. Tours marked with this symbol feature more leisurely- paced itineraries with two, three and even four-night stays in the one place. This means that you are not constantly packing and unpacking. Designed specifically for Australians and New Zealanders These tours are marketed to Australian and New Zealand passengers and therefore do not feature multi-lingual commentary – only English.
Regional France Escorted Tours All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 22 Multi Day Tours from Paris NORMANDY, MONT SAINT MICHEL &THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES (NBC4) Thu & Sat, 7:15am, Apr to Oct (4 days, 3 nights) Discover Normandy, Mont Saint Michel & the Loire Valley chateaux: • Visit the cities of Rouen, Honfleur and Saint Malo • Guided visit of D-day landing beaches Normandy • Guided visit of Mont Saint Michel abbey • Free time in Amboise • Visit Langeais, Clos Lucé and Villandry Chateau’s gardens • Guided visit of the Loire Valley chateaux: Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny Price from $1,300 per person twin share MONT SAINT MICHEL &THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES (ML3) Fri & Sun, 7:15am, Apr to Oct (3 days, 2 nights) Discover Mont Saint Michel and Loire Valley in 3 days: • Guided visit of Mont Saint Michel and its abbey • Visit the Castle of Langeais, Clos Lucé and Villandry Castle gardens • Free time in Amboise • Guided visit of chateaux Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord Price from $1,100 per person twin share MONT SAINT MICHEL & LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES (ML2) Fri & Sun, 7:15am, Apr to Oct (2 days, 1 night) Discover Mont Saint Michel and Loire Valley in 2 days: • Visit the iconic village and Mont Saint-Michel Abbey • Free time in Amboise • Explore 3 incredible chateaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Chambord, and Langeais Price from $690 per person twin share NOTES • Air conditioned luxury coaches • English-speaking guides • Entrance fees to places visited • Good quality 3-star accommodation • Hotel pick up and drop off by minivan available at extra cost • Prices are per person based on twin share • Single supplement applies • Child rates available up to 11 years • All these tours depart from and return to Paris • This is only a selection of our range, contact us for more tours NORMANDY, MONT SAINT MICHEL &THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES (NBC3) Thur & Sat, 7:15am, Apr to Oct (3 days, 2 nights) Discover Normandy and Loire Valley in 3 days: • Guided visit of Saint Malo and Rouen • Visit the D-day landing beaches Normandy with guide • Visit Saint Malo • Guided visit of Mont Saint Michel abbey and free time in the village • Guided visit of 3 chateaux of the Loire Valley: Langeais, Chenonceau, Chambord Price from $1,000 per person twin share NORMANDY, SAINT MALO & MONT SAINT-MICHEL (PM2) Thu & Sat, 7:30am, Apr to Oct (2 days, 1 night) Discover Normandy and Brittany highlights in 2 days: • Visit Rouen • Free time in Honfleur • Visits of the historic D-Day landing beaches • Visit of Saint Malo, city of the corsairs • Visit of the must-see Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey Price from $625 per person twin share E SCORTE D TOUR Regional France Escorted Tours 23 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Departure Dates Paris End Dates Bordeaux 17 May 27 May 14 June 24 June 19 July 29 July 23 August 2 September 13 September 23 September Twin share $5,889 per person Single supplement $1,389 PARIS FRANCE CABOURG ST MALO Normandy Brittany The Medoc Amboise Fecamp Rouen Arromanches-les Bains Bayeux Cancale Dinard Mont-Saint-Michel English Channel Dinan Giverny Tours Angers Villandry Langeais Chenonceau Samur Chinon Fontevraud La Rochelle Cognac Atlantic Ocean Rennes- le-Chateau Carcassonne Avignon St Remy Les Baux Cassis Grasse St Paul de Vence Cannes Monaco Pont du Gard Aigues-Mortes Castelnaudary Beziers LOIRE VALLEY BORDEAUX 4 3 2 3 4 5 NIMES COUIZA NICE 1 “The French Connection” is our signature tour. Designed and operated in conjunction with our partner, Albatross Tours, this comprehensive escorted coach tour offers the best of Normandy Brittany, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Sleep in a picturesque chateau in the Loire Valley, and beside the Emerald Coast in Brittany. Walk amongst the flowers of Monet’s Gardens and Château Villandry. Visit the Normandy beaches, impressive Mont-Saint-Michel, historic Fontevraud Abbey, romantic Chateau Chenonceau and sip Benedictine liqueur in its very own Palace! C’est magnifique… 11 DAYS/ 10 NIGHTS FRENCH CONNECTIONTOUR FROM PARISTO BORDEAUX The French Connection - Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley & Bordeaux • All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing (as per the itinerary) • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach • End-of-tour tip to tour manager, and driver and local guides • 10 nights in a specially selected hotel • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person) • Welcome drink in Paris • Daily buffet breakfast • 5 dinners including at arrival and departure • Entry tickets: Monets Garden, Palais la Benedictine in Fécamp, Arromanches Landing Beaches Museum, Bayeux Tapestry and Chateau du Clos Lucé • Entry tickets with audio guides: Mont-Saint-Michel, Chenonceau chateau and gardens, Fontevraud abbey, Chateau Villandry’s gardens • Local guide for visit and liqueur tasting at Palais la Benedictine in Fécamp • Personal audio guide set • Free WiFi available on most coaches and at hotels Incredible Value Inclusions EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT Book before 15 January 2017 & SAVE $300 per person Tour Highlights • 3 nights on the Normandy Coast staying in the chic seaside resort of Cabourg. Gaze over the Bayeux tapestry and visit the fascinating D-Day landing beaches and museum • Visit Monet’s glorious gardens, Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned, Fécamp to taste Benedictine liqueur and Honfleur, the prettiest of the Côte Fleurie’s towers • 2 nights in the ‘pirate town’ of St Malo, explore magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel, the oyster capital of Cancale, medieval Dinan and the chic 18th century resort town of Dinard • 4 nights in an enchanting chateau nestled in the spectacular Loire Valley, visit the famous city of Tours and relax in the pretty village of Langeais • Visit the gardens of Château Villandry, Fontevraud Abbey and Château Chenonceau. Explore Chinon and Amboise and visit Da Vinci’s Château du Clos Lucé • Visit the Atlantic port of La Rochelle, and taste Remy Martin in Cognac • Enjoy a farewell dinner in the 5 star Hotel Burdigala in Bordeaux Escorted Tours
24 Departure Dates Paris End Dates Nice 3 May 18 May 17 May 1 June 7 June 22 June 19 July 3 August 9 August 24 August 23 August 7 September 13 September 28 September Twin share $7 ,389 per person Single supplement $1,589 “La Grande FranceTour” is an exclusive tour.This escorted coach tour will take you from Paris to the Côte d’ Azur, through some of the most beautiful regions of France.Truly immerse yourself in regional France, staying amongst the graceful châteaux of the Loire Valley, the bastides hiltop villages in the Dordogne, the lavendar fields of la belle provence and the glamorous beach promenades of the Côtes d’Azur. Throw in a cruise along the Canal du Midi, afternoon tea in Rothschild’s luxurious Villa Ephrussi and a visit to Leonardo Da Vinci’s official residence, the Château du Clos Lucé. 16 DAYS/ 15 NIGHTS LA GRANDE FRANCETOUR FROM PARISTO NICE Incredible Value Inclusions EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT Book before 15 January 2017 & SAVE $300 per person Tour Highlights Regional France Tours All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) • All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing (as per the itinerary) • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach including free WiFi • End-of-tour tip to tour manager, and driver and local guides • 15 nights in a specially selected hotel accommodation with daily breakfast • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person) • Welcome drink in the Loire Valley • 11 dinners including at arrival and departure and at 6 local restaurants. • Entry Tickets: Chateau du Clos Lucé, Chateau Villandry Gardens, Lascaux II Museum, Gouffre de Padirac, Bérenger Saunière Museum and Domain, Carcassonne, Nimes Amphitheatre, Pont du Gard, Carriere des medieval walls Lumieres art show, perfumery in Grasse • Entry Tickets with audio guides: Chenonceau Château and Gardens, Fontevraud Abbey, Oradour-sur-Glane, Villa Ephrussi • Local guided tours - Lascaux II Museum, Sarlat/Dordogne, Gouffre de Padirac, Carcassonne, Nimes • River Dordogne barge cruise, chateau wine tasting, pétanque game, Canal du Midi cruise, return Petit Train rides in Domme and Cassis, Calanques sea cruise, Villa Ephrussi afternoon tea • 3 nights in the glorious Loire Valley, visiting mighty Chambord and Chenonceau Chateaux and the gardens of Villandry, Fontevraud Abbey and Da Vinci’s Clos de Luce • Explore Amboise, Tours and Chinon, and visit the troglodytic cave site of Lascaux II and tragic Oradour-sur-Glane • 3 nights in the Dordogne in Sarlat-la-Caneda, visit La Roque Gageac, cruise on the river Dordogne to Domme, explore ancient Rocamadour and visit the incredible caves of Gouffre de Padirac • 3 nights in le Château des Ducs de Joyeuse in the Cathar countryside of Languedoc Roussillon, play pétanque, enjoy a wine tasting in the Chateau’s ancient chapel, visit Carcassonne, Mirepoix, Rennes-le-Chateau, and Castelnaudary before cruising down the Canal Du Midi • 3 nights in Provence, visit Nimes, Aigues-Mortes set in the salt pans of the Camargue and Avignon with its Roman Pont du Gard. Experience the Carriere des Lumiere sound and light show • Afternoon in the pretty harbour town of Cassis from which to enjoy a boat trip to the region’s famous Calanques • 3 nights on the Cote d’Azur, explore Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo • A day in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat with afternoon tea at Villa Ephrussi, and a farewell dinner in the artisan village of Saint Paul de Vence PARIS Chambord Amboise Chenonceau Chateau Villandry Chinon Fontervraud Oradour-sur-glane Lascaux Rocamadour Gouffre de Padirac La Roc Gageac Rennes- le-Chateau Carcassonne Avignon St Remy Les Baux Cassis Grasse St Paul de Vence Cannes Monaco Pont du Gard Aigues-Mortes Castelnaudary Beziers Domme SARLAT - LA - CANEDA LOIRE VALLEY 3 3 3 3 3 NIMES COUIZA NICE E SCORTE D TOUR La Grande France 25 Monaco By French Travel Connection Famous for the glamorous Monte-Carlo Casino, the Grand Prix and its princely family, the Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. While it may be small, Monaco is a destination with a remarkable heritage and an outstanding wealth and variety of sites, museums and excursions. The Principality is also seen as a benchmark for the perfect hosting of visitors in the fields of individual tourism, incentive and corporate travel, international business tourism events and key regional and cultural events. The Prince’s Palace is perhaps the most famous building in the Principality, the guardian of centuries of tradition and the residence of the Prince. Some of its splendours can be admired, such as the State Apartments, the Italian Gallery, the Main Courtyard, Salon Louis XV and the Throne Room. The Old Town is full of picturesque spots and houses glued closely together while on the Place du Palais, the Prince’s Carabiniers execute the traditional Changing of the Guard every day. Monte-Carlo Casino is an architectural jewel, epitomising the arts of the Belle Époque. Highlights of a tour of the casino include the atrium leading into Salle Garnier named after the famous architect and a series of decorated gaming rooms. Monaco also boasts a wealth of museums, including the Oceanographic Museum with its imposing aquarium and shark lagoon, founded in 1910 by Prince Albert I. Car enthusiasts will also enjoy the Prince’s collection of vintage cars.
Monaco All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 26 COLUMBUS MONTE-CARLO HHH Facing the Mediterranean Sea, this modern, stylish hotel is right near the Princess Grace Rose Garden. Formula One drivers choose to stay in this hotel nestled in the heart of Fontvieille . The hotel’s La Brasserie serves Mediterranean cuisine and opens on to a terrace. A/C, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, lift, WiFi, pool. Twin room from $300* Please note – Book 2 nights minimum for stays between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2017 and between 1 November 2017 and 31 December 2017 in order to benefit from the “Passport” advantages. – Book 3 nights minimum for stays between 1 April 2017 and 31 October 2017 in order to benefit from the “Passport” advantages. – Price based on Columbus Monte-Carlo – Breakfast included daily – Package available all Hotels (page 26-27) – Low season rate per room twin share – *Black out dates apply for the helicopter transfer (1st January, 25th December and Formula 1 Grand Prix). A shuttle bus transfer between the helipad and hotel in Monaco is included. – Helicopter transfers operate between certain hours. Please contact us to check available times. No substitute will be given for free helicopter transfers if your arrival time is not within operating hours. Famous for the glamorous Monte-Carlo Casino, the Grand Prix and its princely family, this principality is the world’s second smallest country. Monaco is fascinating surrealist artwork brought to life, just waiting to be explored. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes PASSPORTTO MONTE-CARLO FREE helicopter departure transfer between Monaco and Nice from 1st of April to 31st of October. FREE return helicopter transfer from 1st of Nov to 31st of March*. Special attention (eg: a welcome cocktail) will be offered in each hotel A book of free entrance tickets to the museums and attractions of the principality The Monaco GovernmentTourist Office is delighted to offer you this exclusive passport to Monte Carlo! Book a minimum of 2 or 3 nights accommodation and receive: FAIRMONT MONTE-CARLO HHHH This unique resort is located in the heart of Monaco in between the sea and the Monte Carlo Casino. The hotel is one of the largest in Europe. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi, pool, day spa and fitness centre. EXCLUSIVE OFFER Book a minimum of 2 or 3 nights accommodation and receive the PASSPORTTO MONTE-CARLO Monaco H o t e l s M o n a c o Twin room from $520* Monaco 27 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 minivan minivan minivan * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes **Hotel de Paris: ongoing renovations, please check with our consultants for more details. THE MAGNIFICIENT TOUR CANNES, ANTIBES & SAINT PAUL DE VENCE THE CELEBRITY TOUR NICE CITYTOUR THE FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE ITALYTOUR SAN REMO MARKET Daily, 9am (8.5 hours) Daily, 9:00am or 2:00pm (4:30 hours) Daily (excl. Sun), 8:30am (8 hours) Daily, 8:30am or 1:30pm (4:00 hours) Private tour, multiple times available ItalyTour San Remo Market Departs from Monaco Departs from Monaco Departs from Monaco Departs from Monaco Departs from Monaco Departs from Monaco Visit Eze and its perfume factory. In Monaco, see the changing of the guard at the Palace, the Casino and the Grand Prix circuit. Also visit St Paul de Vence, Antibes and Cannes, where you can feel like a celebrity at the film festival palace! Take the opportunity to walk on the famous red carpet in Cannes. Follow the sea side toward Antibes and its remparts.Then discover the famous Saint Paul -de- Vence fortified village that became over time the appointment artists painters (Chagall, Picasso, Matisse). An unforgettable drive in a Ferrari! Sessions can be booked from 30 mins to an hour or more and you can take this unique experience as either a passenger or a driver. As a driver you must be accompanied by an instructor and have a valid drivers’ licence. Drive to the most typical Italian experience in the open air market of San Remo. Soak in the mix of Italian and French crowd buying cheese, vegetables, etc. After a City tour of San Remo, drive by the coast to Menton, well known as the lemon & orange city. Visit Port Grimaud, nicknamed Little Venice, then arrive at SaintTropez, one of Europe’s best known resort towns.Time at leisure for lunch and to visit the beaches and Place de Lys, the ‘place to be’ for visiting celebrities! Browse the Promenade des Anglais. Go to Cimiez, aristocratic area of Nice and discover the Regina Palace where Queen Victoria stayed. See the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre. Admire the Franciscan Monastery of the same and its rose gardens. MONTE-CARLO BEACH HHHHH The Monte-Carlo Beach offers a modern resort experience, blending the spirit of the golden years of the Riviera with the intimacy of a luxury resort. A/C, safe, mini bar, lift, WiFi, hairdryer, pool. Open from April until October. HOTEL DE PARIS** HHHHH Situated on the Golden Square of the Place du Casino of Monte-Carlo. The hotel was built in 1864 with the ambition of offering the best service and these standards continue today. A/C, minibar, hairdryer, lift, Internet. MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT HHHH This hotel boasts four hectares of gardens and luxury on the waters edge. With 334 rooms, a spa, restaurants, casinos, shows and a night club, this is a true resort experience. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi, pools. HOTEL HERMITAGE HHHHH A beautiful example of living in ‘Belle Epoque’ style. Respect for tradition, a sense of hospitality and attention to detail make this the most exquisite of historical palaces. A/C, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. T o u r s Adult from $200 (min 2) Adult from $90 (min 2) Adult from $225 Adult from $115 (min 2) Adult from $210 (min 2) Adult from $95 (min 2) Twin room from $415* Cercle card: in-hotel discounts and benefits Twin room from $530* Cercle card: in-hotel discounts and benefits Twin room from $440* Cercle card: in-hotel discounts and benefits Price on request Cercle card: in-hotel discounts and benefits
28 Regular Escorted CoachTours French Travel Connection offers a range of coach tours with specific departure dates. All coaches used in our group tours are modern, comfortable and air-conditioned. They offer adequate seating for our maximum group size and are escorted by English-speaking guides. Regular Small GroupTours - Minivan French Travel Connection is proud to offer a wide range of eight or nine seat minivan tours across regional France. These tours have regular departures throughout the year (often daily) and are always escorted by locally-based English-speaking guides. These tours offer a more personal touring experience. Minimum of two passengers required. PrivateTours Our private tours are perfect for those who want a customized visit and prefer to be looked after during their visit. Great for a family or a group who wants to visit the most beautiful regions of France as part of a more intimate tour. GuidedTours Our guided tours start by foot from the tourism office of the specific city. Regional France Brimming with art, culture, history, gastronomy and spectacular landscapes, French Travel Connection makes it easy to venture beyond Paris to explore regional France. We offer a diverse and extensive portfolio of hotels ranging from three to five stars. Choose from a selection of private tours, walking-guided tours or minivan excursions hosted by friendly local experts who pride themselves in delivering a more personal touring experience. For your convenience, French Travel Connection has crafted options of three and four day packages in France’s main regions. Alternatively, you can create your very own regional itinerary by simply combining elements of interest from our module-style product range. And, for the more independent traveller, we recommend a rail pass for comfort and ease of travel between regional centres. For those looking to escape a little further off the beaten track we also offer car hire or leasing for longer stays. G UIDE D 29 Deauville Trouville French Alps BIARRITZ Brittany Normandy Vendée A l s a c e Aquitaine Auvergne Limousin Dordogne Lorraine F r a n c h e C o m t e Midi-Pyrenees Poitou- Charentes Provence C o t e d ’ A z u r Rhone-Alps Burgundy Champagne LoireValley Somme Paris Ile-de-France Nord-Pas- de-Calais Languedoc-Roussillion MONACO CANNES Saint Raphael SaintTropez CHAMONIX ST-MALO MONTSAINT-MICHEL CALAIS NANCY COLMAR STRASBOURG Ribeauvillé Riquewihr AUXERRE REIMS EPERNAY LILLE YPRES DIJON BEAUNE LIMOGES LYON CLERMONT- FERRAND ANNECY NICE Antibes MARSEILLE MONTPELLIER PERPIGNAN AVIGNON ARLES AIX-EN-PROVENCE PARIS AMIENS TOURS LE HAVRE ROUEN CAEN RENNES VANNES NANTES LA ROCHELLE ANGERS BREST BORDEAUX SARLAT TOULOUSE CAHORS LOURDES Blois Chenonceau Montbazon La Baule Poitiers Saumur Cognac Rochefort Saintes Saint Emilion Rocamadour Périgueux Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Carcassonne Pyrénées St Paul Eze Nimes Béziers Pont Du Gard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gordes Saint-Remy-de-Provence Uzes Padirac Abyss MillauViaduct Les Eyzies-de-Tayac La Cadière-d'Azur Listrac-Médoc Sauternes Gramont Chambord Cheverny Giverny Disneyland Versailles Romanée-Conti Beaujolais Savigny-lès-Beaune Pommard Clos deVougeot Meursault Arromanches Bayeux Péronne Pozières Villers-Bretonneux Omaha Beach Chartres Amboise Orleans Tanlay Fontainebleau Vaux-le-Vicomte Ancy-le-Franc Troyes Vezelay Villandry Gardens Azay-Le-Rideau Narbonne Map not to scale
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 30 With its magnificent châteaux and beautiful scenery, the Loire Valley is the perfect place to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy the rich natural heritage of the area as you take a relaxing stroll by one of the many lakes or rivers of the region. DAY 1 - Private transfer from Tours train station to Hotel Oceania L ’ Univers. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Oceania L ’ Univers. Full day excursion in a minibus : visit Azay le Rideau, Langeais chateaux and see the spectacular gardens in Villandry. Lunch included. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Oceania L ’ Univers. Day at leisure in beautiful Tours. Live an unforgettable experience and enjoy a hot air balloon flight at the Sunset. Location of balloon departure subject to wind direction. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Oceania L ’ Univers. Private transfer to Tours train station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Amboise train station to Hotel le Choiseul. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel le Choiseul. Full day excursion to visit Blois, Chambord and Cheverny chateaux in a minibus. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel le Choiseul. Full day excursion in a minibus. Discover Chenonceau, the birth of the Renaissance at Amboise and the genius of Leonardo in le Clos Lucé. Lunch with Loire Valley wines included. (B, L) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel le Choiseul. Private transfer to Amboise train station. (B) LOIRE VALLEY - Book a 3 NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Commences Monday or Thursday evening, March to December Departs from Amboise Commences Sunday or Wednesday evening, March to December Departs fromTours TOURS 3-night package -The Loire Adventure AMBOISE 3-night package - La Vie de Chateau Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours Loire Valley $1,330 $1,080 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Regional France 31 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 AMBOISE LE CHOISEUL HHHH This 18th century hotel is on the outskirts of Amboise, hidden away in Italian-style gardens.The dining room has beautiful views of the Loire River. A/C, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi, outdoor pool. AMBOISE CHÂTEAU DE PRAY HHHH This beautiful château from 1224 is filled with antlers, hunting trophies and a collection of antique oils. Rooms are decorated in a traditional style and the restaurant is a 1 star Michelin. Pool, safe, WiFi, hairdryer. ROCHECORBON ART HOTEL HHHH A 19th century château on the banks of the Loire only 10 minutes drive fromTours. It combines the most classical architecture with the most contemporary shapes and colours. CHEVERNY CHATEAU DU BREUIL HHHH Located in the heart of the Loire, this hotel features a main courtyard and a 19th century chapel with stained glass windows.This hotel boasts traditional furniture, ceremonial rooms and rooms with pastel hues. A/C, minibar, WiFi, safe. TOURS OCEANIA L’UNIVERS HHHH Built in 1846, this hotel features breathtaking trompe-l’oeil paintings, a magnificent staircase in the lobby and comfortable and attractive guest rooms. A/C, minibar, lift, hairdryer, WiFi. VOUVRAY CHATEAU DE JALLANGES HHH Built in 1465 by Louis XI, this château is located in the heart of Loire Valley overlooking a formal garden and a chapel. Stylish rooms with view of the Renaissance Park. Outdoor pool. Learn about the history of the “Ladies’ Chateau” at Chenonceau, the birth of the Renaissance at Amboise and the genius of Leonardo in le Clos Lucé. Includes lunch with Loire Valley wines. CHENONCEAU /AMBOISE / CLOS LUCE (D3) BLOIS / CHAMBORD CHEVERNY (D2) AZAY LE RIDEAU / LANGEAIS/VILLANDRY (D1) Tue & Fri, 9:30am (9 hours) From March to December Mon &Thu, 9am (9 hours) From March to December Wed & Sat, 9am (9 hours) From March to December Departs fromTours or Amboise Departs fromTours or Amboise Departs fromTours or Amboise Guided tour of the Chateau of Blois combining 4 styles: medieval, gothic, renaissance and classical. Follow by Cheverny & Cour Cheverny wine tasting. In the afternoon guided tour of the Chateau of Cheverny and Guided tour of the Chateau of Chambord highlight of the Loire Valley. Visit the Azay le Rideau Chateau.Tour, wine tasting and lunch at a family estate or a traditional restaurant. Guided tour of the Langeais Fortress. Guided tour of one of the most spectacular gardens ofTouraine, Villandry. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT VOUVRAY / BOURGUEIL / CHINON CHENONCEAU & CHAMBORD Daily, 6am & 7pm.Take-off times according to the season Daily, 9am (9 hours) Daily, 9:30am (9 hours) Departs fromTours or Amboise Departs fromTours, Amboise or Blois Departs fromTours, Amboise or Blois Have you ever dreamed of Jules Verne adventures? We suggest an unforgettable experience to discover the Loire Valley and its Chateaux. Location of balloon departure subject to wind direction. Please note: hot air balloon rides are 100% refundable in case of bad weather conditions. Take a private tour and enjoy the best wine appellations in Vouvray, Chinon and Bourgueil. Discover hidden doors to taste some of the rarest wines in the Loire for a luxury experience. Join this magical private tour, visiting both Chateau Chenonceau and Chateau Chambord. Optional wine tasting and lunch at Caves Duhard in Ambroise to discover Loire Valley wine Paired with local products. T o u r s L o i r e V a l l e y H o t e l s L o i r e V a l l e y Twin room from $250* Adult from $275 (min 2) Adult from $250 (min 2) Adult from $590 (min 2) Adult from $590 (min 2) Adult from $275 (min 2) Adult from $275 (min 2) Twin room from $320* Twin room from $190* Twin room from $320* (room only) Twin room from $240* (room only) Twin room from $290*
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 32 The Champagne region is best known for the sparkling wine that bears its name, as well as its beautiful hills. Epernay and Reims main trading tours are the of the area and where most of the champagne houses are located. DAY 1 - Private transfer from Epernay train station to Hotel Jean Moet. Evening spent at leisure. DAY 2 - Private tour to visit the Reims cathedral as well as the village of Hautevillers. Then taste some delicious local champagne including world- famous Veuve Clicquot. (B) DAY 3 - Enjoy a private tour and champagne tasting lunch at a local domain. In the afternoon, take part in a workshop to create your own bubbly. (B) DAY 4 - Private transfer from Hotel Jean Moet to Epernay train station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Reims train station to Holiday Inn in the centre of Reims. Evening spent at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Holiday Inn Reims. Full day excursion in a Minibus: join our Reims Scenic Tour (RF1) to discover the city and its cathedral as well as tasting some great champagne. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Holiday Inn. Full day excursion in a Minibus: join our Epernay Scenic Tour (RF2) to visit the heart of the Champagne region and taste some mouth watering champagne. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Holiday Inn Reims. Private transfer to Reims train station. (B) CHAMPAGNE - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Commences Monday or Thursday evening, March to December Departs from Reims March until December Departs from Epernay EPERNAY 3-night package – Sparkling REIMS 3-night package - Bubble Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours 3-night package, price per person from* $2,300 3-night package, price per person from* $930 Champagne THE BUBBLY DAY (RF3) REIMS SCENICTOUR (RF1) EPERNAY SCENICTOUR (RF2) Mon,Wed, Fri, 9:00am (8 hours) Tue,Thu, Sat, 9am (8 hours) Tue,Thu, Sat, 9am (8 hours) Departs from Reims or Epernay Departs from Reims Departs from Reims or Epernay * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . CHAMPAGNE DAYTOUR - SPARKLING DAY SECRETS OF CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE’S SOUL & SPIRIT Daily (9 hours), from March to December Daily (9 hours), from March to December Daily (9 hours), from March to December Departs from Reims and Epernay Departs from Reims and Epernay Departs from Reims and Epernay Twin room from $230* Adult from $170 (min 2) Adult from $650 (min 2) Adult from $680 (min 2) Adult from $650 (min 2) Adult from $300 (min 2) Adult from $300 (min 2) Twin room from $200* Twin room from $170* Twin room from $330* Twin room from $230* Regional France 33 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 REIMS MERCURE REIMS CATHEDRALE  HHHH Situated in the centre of Reims, well- located near the main sights, this is a comfortable hotel with a nice onsite restaurant, serving traditional French cuisine. A/C, safe, lift, WiFi. EPERNAY JEAN MOET HHHH A magnificent 18th century mansion situated in the heart of Epernay, a few metres from the Avenue de Champagne. Guests can enjoy delicious treats in the Winter Garden tea room. Spa, swimming pool, WiFi, bar. RILLY LA MONTAGNE CHÂTEAU DE RILLY HHHH Light colours combined with mouldings + chandeliers make the decor at Chateau de Rilly elegant and classic - well deserving of its status as the region’s flagship hotel. Champagne bar, spa, WiFi. REIMS HOLIDAY INN REIMS CENTRE  HHHH This pleasant hotel is located within easy access to Reims’ main attractions. The guest rooms are well designed, providing a relaxing setting in which to unwind in comfort at the end of the day. Restaurant with panoramic view. This tour departs from Reims. Enjoy a champagne tasting at Moet & Chandon, visit the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay and continue through the beautiful vineyards to visit the Reims Cathedral. End with another champagne tasting at a family wine maker. Visit the Grandes Maisons de Champagne in Reims, visit Reims Cathedral, tour and tasting at Mumm, champagne tasting lunch, tour and tasting at a family estate in the Montage de Reims vineyards. Enjoy your bubbles the scenic way! Discover the vineyards of the Grand Cru villages before stopping for a visit and champagne tasting in one of the famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne. Explore the Avenue de Champagne followed by a champagne tasting lunch. Enjoy a guided tour and Champagne tasting at an artisanal coopery as well as a lunch at a local domain with a Blending secrets of Champagne workshop. Awaken your senses and discover Champagne aromas, tasting and the recognition of still wine. Start the day with a tour of a coopery and champagne tasting.Then enjoy a tour and champagne tasting lunch at a local domain. In the afternoon, take part in a workshop to create your own bubbly. ETOGES CHÂTEAU D’ETOGES HHHH Set in a champagne vineyard, Le Château d’Etoges features stylish guest rooms uniquely decorated and fitted with period furniture. Lift, hairdryer, WiFi, spa. Twin room from $310* (room only) REIMS BEST WESTERN HOTEL DE LA PAIX HHHH This stylish contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Reims.The guest rooms are beautifully decorated, featuring complementary tones and a peaceful atmosphere. Fitness centre, bar, restaurant. Guided tour of Reims Cathedral and of Hautvillers village. Visit a champagne store and enjoy a champagne tasting. For your lunch visit a local domain where you will taste some more champagne.Your last stop is at Veuve Clicquot. H o t e l s C h a m p a g n e T o u r s C h a m p a g n e
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 34 The fertile Alsace region has a great variety of beautiful art and architecture. Framed by the Black Forest pine trees and the blue-tinged Vosges mountains, Alsace is a unique mix of French and Germanic cultures. DAY 1 - Arrive at leisure at the Hotel Marechal 4*. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Marechal. Full day private tour to explore the famous university town of Freiburg. After lunch, floow a scenic route through the Black Forest. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Marechal. Full day excursion in a Minibus: Visit Riquewihr and enjoy four wine tasting sessions. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Marechal. Depart at leisure. (B) DAY 1 - Arrive at leisure at the Hotel Hannong 4*. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Hannong. Full day excursion in a Minibus: visit the charming town of Colmar, the Eguisheim Riquewihr village and enjoy two wine tasting sessions. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Hannong. Half day excursion in a Minibus: discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Visit Obernai and enjoy two wine tasting sessions. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Hannong. Depart at leisure. (B) ALSACE - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Commences Monday or Thursday evening, From April to October Departs from Strasbourg Commences everyday, from April to October Departs from Colmar COLMAR 3-night package - Jewels of Alsace STRASBOURG 3-night package - Discover Alsace 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours $1,200 $830 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Alsace Regional France 35 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 STRASBOURG HOTEL HANNONG HHHH Ideally located in the heart of historic Strasbourg, the hotel offers a distinguished atmosphere. It is surrounded by quaint shops and the main tourist attractions historical districts. A/C, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. COLMAR HOTEL MARECHAL  HHHH A charming, family-run hotel located in the Little Venice of Alsace. Each of the 30 rooms and suites are individually and tastefully decorated with modern conveniences. WiFi, waterside terrace, lift. STRASBOURG REGENT PETITE FRANCE & SPA HHHHH This contemporary 300 year-old hotel is located in the historic city centre, on the banks of the river Ill. Rooms are decorated with sophisticated style. Restaurant, bar, gym, hairdryer, safe, A/C. STRASBOURG BEST WESTERN DE L’EUROPEHHHH A picturesque hotel located in the heart of the historic “Petite France” district of Strasbourg.This charming hotel boasts traditional décor and sleek design. Each guest can enjoy apéritif (a glass of wine with local specialities) from 6-8pm. WiFi, parking (surcharge), bar, lift. STRASBOURG LA COUR DU CORBEAU HHHH In the very heart of Strasbourg, this former 16th century Alsatian inn is a very short walk from the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. Rooms are decorated in contemporary style all the while in keeping with its historical origins. WiFi, laundry service, A-C. OBERNAI A LA COUR D’ALSACE HHHH The elegant hotel is only 25 km South of Strasbourg. Exposed beams, half- timbering and works of art form the backdrop for what promises to be an exceptional stay. In this enchanting setting, the rooms are comfortable and well equipped. PEARLS OFALSACE ALSACE FULL DAY WINETOUR ALSACE HALF DAYWINETOUR Daily, 9.30am, April until October (8 hours) Daily, 9:00am, April until October (4 hours) Daily, 9:30am, April until October (9 hours) Departs from Strasbourg Departs from Strasbourg Departs from Strasbourg * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . COLMAR FULL DAY WINETOUR BADEN BADENVISIT &THE BLACK FOREST FREIBURG VISIT &THE BLACK FOREST Daily, 9:30am (8 hours) April to October Daily, from April to October (9 hours) Daily, 9:30am (9 hours) April to October Departs from Colmar Departs from Strasbourg Departs from Strasbourg & Colmar T o u r s A l s a c e H o t e l s A l s a c e Adult from $205 (min 2) Adult from $230 (min 2) Up to 8 People from $860 (min 2) Adult from $205 (min 2) Up to 8 People from $840 (min 2) Adult from $120 (min 2) Twin room from $285* Twin room from $190* Twin room from $270* (room only) Twin room from $390* Twin room from $330* Twin room from $320* Depart for the charming town of Colmar, then the picturesque village of Eguisheim and participate in a wine tasting session.Your tour continues on to one of the beautiful village of Riquewihr. Drive through vineyards, quaint villages and Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Enjoy wine tasting sessions in two wineries to discover the 7 different types of Alsace wines. Follows the breathtaking Alsace wine route and its stunning landscape, stopping at Obernai. Discover some of the most delicious wines in France. Enjoy wine tasting in the Mittelbergheim region, followed by a guided walk of Obernaifor and wine tasting in a typical Alsace ‘caveau’. Free time for lunch. Visit Ribeauville, producer of 5 Grands Crus. Follow the wine route and visit some of Alsace’s villages. Stop in famous landmarks such as Riquewihr where you will have free time for lunch and to explorer. Stop in 4 different wine producing areas of Alsace and compare the different “terroirs” , vintages, Grands Crus and cuvées. Visit Baden Baden, a spa town which preserves beautiful Belle Epoque architecture. In the afternoon, explore the Black Forest and admire some of the most breathtaking landscapes of the region. Discover Freiburg, located in the heart of a major wine-growing region and entry point to the Black Forest, it is known for its ancient university and its medieval cathedral. In the afternoon, take the scenic route into the Black Forest.
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 36 * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner DAY 1 - Private transfer from Beaune train station to Hostellerie le Cedre. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hostellerie le Cedre. Enjoy a full day private tour to discover the Route des Grands Crus through the Côte de Nuits wineyards. Taste and join a truffle hunt. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hostellerie le Cedre. Full day excursion in a Minibus. Enjoy a picturesque drive through renowned villages and vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. Guided tour of the famous Hospices de Beaune and wine tasting at a local domain. Lunch included. (B, L) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hostellerie le Cedre. Private transfer to Beaune train station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Beaune train station to Hotel Henry II. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Henry II. Full day excursion in a Minibus: driving through picturesque villages and vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. Guided tour of the famous Hospices de Beaune and wine tasting at a local domain. Lunch included. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Henry II. Full day excursion in a Minibus: follow the Route des Grands Crus, the Champs-Elysées of Burgundy through the Côte de Nuits wineyards. Guided tour of the famous Chateau du Clos de Vougeot Tour and wine tasting at a local domain. Lunch included. (B, L) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Henry II. Private transfer to Beaune train station. (B) BURGUNDY - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! $1,650 $1,115 Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Tues –Thurs – March until December Departs from Beaune Mon – Wed – Fri – March until December Departs from Beaune BEAUNE 3-night package - Grand Cru BEAUNE 3-night package - Premier Cru Burgundy Situated in the very heart of France in the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy. With its excellent cuisine and fine architecture, this region provides a truly authentic French experience for first-time and returning visitors alike. Regional France 37 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 BEAUNE HENRY II HHHH A transformed 16th century coach house in the centre of the old town, close to the Hospices de Beaune. Fifty charming rooms with beautiful antique furniture. A/C, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. PULIGNY MONTRACHET LE MONTRACHET  HHHH Built in 1842, this hotel is located a few steps away from the famous Le Montrachet vineyard.The hotel is 15 minutes from Beaune. Rooms are furnished with authentic wooden furniture. A/C, WiFi. BEAUNE HOTEL LE CEP HHHH The Hotel Le Cep unites two beautiful private mansions, making an absolute institution in the heart of Beaune. It is family-run and all rooms and suites are decorated in keeping with a refined, antique-rich décor. Spa Marie de Bourgogne, the Michelin-starred on-site restaurant, WiFi, private parking. BEAUNE HOSTELLERIE LE CEDRE  HHHHH A former master wine grower’s villa, ideally located in a central and leafy setting, close to the Hospices de Beaune. Rooms are spacious, with modern furnishings. A/C, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. DIJON PHILIPPE LE BON HHHH In the historic city centre, this hotel reflects the best of Burgundy. Comprised of three period residences surrounding a garden and a Gothic courtyard. A/C, minibar, lift, WiFi. MEURSAULT CHATEAU DE CITEAUX – LA CUEILLETTE HHHH This luxury spa hotel located in the heart of Meursault vineyards is a 10 minute drive from Beaune. With views to the vineyard, and the hotel boasts a spa offering treatments made from Burgundy’s red fruit and berries which la Cueillette has coined “Fruititherapie” A/C, safe, WiFi, Spa. Twin room from $200* Twin room from $270* Twin room from $330* Twin room from $400* Twin room from $205* Twin room from $360* H o t e l s B u r g u n d y Take a journey along the wine trails and see the charming villages of Pommard, Meursault and Savigny les Beaune. Includes a wine tasting in the cellar of a local wine producer. Start your day with a guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune.Try a Burgundian “Mâchon” at a wine maker’s house and enjoy lunch. Afternoon tour and barrel tasting at a local Domaine. Start by discovering the Grands Crus area and a Guided tour of Château Clos de Vougeot. Visit Nuits -Saint-Georges. Join a dog led truffle hunt then enjoy a wine tasting.This is followed by lunch sampling local products (drinks included). Afternoon tasting at a wine maker’s house with Grands Crus wines. Enjoy a Guided tour of the Hospices of Beaune. Then discover Santenay to do a wine tasting. Learn more about the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits during lunch. Finish with a tour and wine tasting at a Domaine in Meursault where the cellars date back to the 15th century and are among the most prestigious in Burgundy. Adult from $315 (min 2) Adult from $315 (min 2) Adult from $80 (min 2) T o u r s B u r g u n d y * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . CÔTE DE BEAUNE EXPERIENCE (BF1) LA COTE DE BEAUNE AROUND BEAUNE - CÔTE DE BEAUNE AROUND BEAUNE - CÔTE DE NUITS Wed & Fri, from March to November (9 hours) Daily, 2pm (2 hours) Daily, from April to November Daily, from April to November (8 hours) Departs from Beaune and Dijon Departs from Beaune Visit the famous vineyards of Corton, Romanee Conti and Clos de Vougeot. Includes a wine tasting in the cellar of a local wine producer. THE GRANDS CRUS SAFARI Daily, 4:30pm (2 hours) Departs from Beaune and Dijon Ex Beaune or Dijon Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges,Vosne-Romanée andVougeot. Guided tour atVougeot Chateau followed by a wine tasting ay a local domaine. Lunch in Gevrey-Chambertin. Last stop is in a local domain to visit an authentic cellar and set acquainted with the owner winemaker. DISCOVER CÔTE DE NUITS (BF2) Tues,Thurs. & Sat, March to November (9 hours) Departs from Beaune & Dijon Departs from Beaune or Dijon Adult from $80 (min 2) Adult from $670 (min 2) Adult from $670 (min 2)
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 38 Commences every day – year round Departs from Lyon Commences Wednesday and Thursday, year round Departs from Lyon LYON 3-night package - Lyon & Beyond DAY 1 - Arrive at leisure from Lyon train station to Grand Hotel Des Terreaux. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Grand Hotel Des Terreaux. Today, visit the exciting Beaujolais wine region for some great tastings and vineyard visits. Visit the Golden Stones villages in South Beaujolais. Lunch included. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Grand Hotel Des Terreaux. Enjoy a private walking city tour of Lyon to discover its famous streets and monuments. DAY 4 - Breakfast at Grand Hotel Des Terreaux. Depart at leisure. (B) DAY 1 - Arrive at leisure at Le Phenix hotel. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Phenix. Start your day visiting Confluence Museum with priority access. In Spring and Summer enjoy a one hour cruise on the Saone and the Rhone. In winter explore Lyon using the hop-on hop-off bus. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Phenix. Enjoy your morning at leisure to visit Lyon. In the afternoon experience a 75 minute guided tour on the roof of the Fourviere Basilica. Here you will enjoy spectacular views of the city. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Phenix. Depart at leisure. (B) LYON 3-night package - City Discovery 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours Lyon is France’s third largest city and is considered the gastronomic centre of France. In the Rhone Valley region, this is the place to be, especially for those who love the outdoors, with skiing, mountain biking, golf and more on offer. RHONE VALLEY - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . Rhone Valley $1,300 $400 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Regional France 39 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Stop at the Halles Paul Bocuse, a food covered market known as the “Mecca” of French Gastronomy! Here you can buy market produce. Enjoy some wine tasting and a walking city tour. Today discover one of the oldest vineyards in France.Tour starts with a visit to a local wine maker. Enjoy lunch at a typical Auberge (not included). In the afternoon experience a local wine estate producing Condrieu and Cote Rotie wines. Visit Vienne, a Gallo Roman city. Your driver will show you the main streets and squares in town as well as the Mont d’Or hills where you will getan amazing view over Lyon. You will also see the famous Tete d’Or park and other famous sights around Lyon. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . LYON LE PHENIX HOTEL HHH A charming property set in a prime location in the centre of Lyon, with easy access to the main city sites. All rooms are air-conditioned, and some offer privileged views of the Saone River. A/C, WiFi, parking (surcharge), lift. LYON HÔTEL GLOBE & CECIL HHHH This elegant building, dating back to 1875, is located in the heart of the old part of Lyon a few steps from Bellecour place. Safe, lift, A/C, WiFi. LYON COUR DES LOGES HHHHH One of the finest jewels of located in Lyon’s old town, this hotel features a Renaissance courtyard, and a Michelin-Starred restaurant. Each room is uniquely decorated with personal touches, offering bespoke luxury accommodation. WiFi, Spa, Pool, Sauna. LYON GRAND HOTEL DES TERREAUX HHHH This beautiful hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Lyon. Authentic and distinguished design this hotel is walking distance to all the main sights in the centre of Lyon. A/C, bar, lift, WiFi, safe, swimming pool LYON CITADINES PRESQU’ILE HHH Serviced apartments located in the heart of Lyon’s city centre. Surrounded by shops and restaurants and a short walk to Place Bellecour. Each apartment is fully equipped and has been recently renovated. WiFi, Housekeeping, laundry, car park (surcharge). LYON HOTEL CARLTON MGALLERYHHHH Be enchanted by this hotel, located on the peninsula. This hotel has retained its authenticity and personality, blending contemporary comfort with sophistication. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Bellecour Square. Lift, WiFi. Twin room from $220* Twin room from $270* Twin room from $500* Twin room from $290* Twin room from $130* Twin room from $300* (room only) H o t e l s R h o n e V a l l e y Take a two day City Card and discover culture, activities and guided visits of Lyon.This card includes visits of the main sights, transport, shopping discount, activities and shows. T o u r s R h o n e V a l l e y LYON CITY CARD LYON GOURMETTOUR COTE ROTIE WINETOUR All year round Daily, 9:00am (3 hours) Tues &Thurs, 10:00am (7 hours) Departs from Lyon Departs from Lyon Departs from Lyon Lyon will amaze you from all its various treasures. Explore the Old town and its traboules, the surrounding view of Fourvière (Basilica), its antic theatres... and the lively Presqu’île area (the Peninsula), reputed for shopping, museums and Bouchon restaurants. Adult from $240 Adult from $50 Adult from $310 (min 3) LYON CITY WALKINGTOUR Daily, 2:30pm (3 hours) Departs from Lyon LYON 2CV VINTAGETOUR Daily, 9:30am, April until October (3 hours) Departs from Lyon Adult from $170 (min 4) Adult from $480 (min 4) Discover all the wonders of the Beaujolais vineyards. Stop in the medieval village of Oingt, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Follow the Wine Route and its beautiful hilly landscapes. Stop in a traditional cellar at the bottom of Mont Brouilly for a wine tasting. BEAUJOLAIS GRANDTOUR Tues,Thurs & Sat, 2:00pm (4:30 hours) Apr to Oct Departs from Lyon Adult from $160 (min 2)
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 40 Nicknamed the city of popes owing to the 7 successire popes that lived there, Avignon was for a while the capital of the western medieval world. Today, it is a prestigious cultural centre. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner PROVENCE - AVIGNON - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Private transfer from Avignon TGV station to Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis. Enjoy our morning Chateaux & Domaines tour (Details P41). Afternoon at leisure in Avignon. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis. Take a full day excursion around Provence, exploring Les Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, the Lavender Museum and more. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Cloitre Saint Louis, private transfer to Avignon TGV station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Avignon TGV station to Hotel de l’Horloge. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel de l’Horloge. Morning at leisure in Avignon. Follow in the artist’s footsteps in the afternoon with our Van Gogh In Provence Half Day tour (Details P41). (B) DAY 3 - Breakast at Hotel de l’Horloge. In the morning, explore the Luberon region filled with the iconic lavender fields and some of the most beautiful Provencal villages. Afternoon at leisure in Avignon. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel de l’Horloge, private transfer to Avignon TGV station. (B) $700 $730 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences daily (excl. Sun from Nov-Mar), year round Departs from Avignon Commences daily (excl. Sun from Nov-Mar), year round Departs from Avignon AVIGNON 3-night package - Provence & Beyond AVIGNON 3-night package - Art & Nature Provence - Avignon & Arles Regional France 41 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 AVIGNON DE L’HORLOGE HHHH In the heart of Avignon, a stone’s throw from the Popes’ Palace, this hotel has a charm of its own. Sunny rooms with stylish furniture. A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. AVIGNON CLOITRE SAINT LOUIS HHHH A haven of peace, only a few minutes walk from the Pope’s Palace. Modern design in an ancient and serene environment. A/C, safe, hairdryer, lift, pool, WiFi. Twin room from $200* Twin room from $130* (room only) AVIGNON LA MIRANDE HHHHH Housed in an old mansion at the foot of the Popes’ Palace, this hotel is steeped in history. La Mirande also offers gourmet cooking classes to learn the best of French and Provencal recipes in their kitchen. A/C, safe, minibar, lift, WiFi. Twin room from $700* ARLES BESTWESTERN ATRIUM HHHH Located in the city centre of Arles, this hotel is charming with modern facilities. Each room is well lit and spacious, with modern, contemporary décor in a range of colours. WiFi, swimming pool, lounge bar. Twin room from $140* AVIGNON GRAND HOTEL D’AVIGNON HHHH Located in the heart of Avignon, facing the ramparts and just 15 minutes’ walk from the Popes Palace.The outdoor pool will delight the whole family. The hotel offers spacious rooms. Safe, A/C, Pool, WiFi. Twin room from $230* ARLES LE MAS SAINT FLORENT HHHH This luxury chateau is located in an 11-acre parkland and gardens, ten minutes drive from the city centre of Arles. Each room is nicely furnished, and fitted with modern conveniences. Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner, freshly prepared on request. A/C,WiFi, swimming pool, parking. Twin room from $350* H o t e l s A v i g n o n Visit all the spots that inspired Van Gogh. Visit Saint Remy de Provence*, the medieval village of Les Baux -de-Provence, Arles and its Roman city. Enjoy free time to discover Arles market (only on Saturdays). *entry fee for Saint Paul de Mausole not included. Adult from $110 (min 2) Enjoy a panoramic tour to discover the most beautiful villages in Provence. Visit the Lavender Museum (closed in January) and Provencal markets onTuesdays in Gordes and Thursday in Roussillon. Lavender season approx. mid June until August. Adult from $100 (min 2) Visit the vineyards of Chateauneauf-du-Pape and enjoy wine tasting in different wineries. Drive to Pont du Gard in the afternoon, the best preserved 1st C. Roman aqueduct, followed by the picturesque medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence. Free time for lunch (not included). Adult from $180 (min 2) Visit Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux-de- Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Luberon, Roussillon, Gordes, the Senanque Abbey, the Lavender Museum (closed in January) and more. A fantastic way to experience the most beautiful and sights of Provence. Adult from $170 (min 2) Introduction to the wines of the Rhône Valley. Visit two wineries, learn about the local produce grape varieties, vinification and aging cellars. Tour includes at least one wine tasting at Châteauneuf du Pape. Adult from $110 (min 2) Visit Nimes to see the famous Roman buildings. Continue onto Uzes, a wonderful medieval town. See the Place aux Herbes, the Episcopal Palace and more.The last stop is at Pont du Gard, to see the amazing remains of a 1st century Roman aqueduct. Adult from $120 (min 2) T o u r s A v i g n o n * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . ALL OF PROVENCE IN ONE DAY (TOUR 1) VAN GOGH IN PROVENCE (TOUR 7) CHATEÂUX & DOMAINS (TOUR 9) LAVENDER &VILLAGES IN LUBERON (TOUR 2) ROMAN SITES & HISTORICAL PLACES (TOUR 5) GREAT WINES & FAMOUS SITES (TOUR 10) Daily (excl. Sun during Nov-Mar), 9am (9-10 hours) Mon, Sat & Sun, 9am. Thu, 2pm, Apr until Oct Mon & Sat, 9am. Thu, 1pm, Nov until Mar (5 hours) Daily (excl. Sun during from Nov-Mar), 9am (4 hours) Tue,Thu & Fri, 9am. Mon,Wed & Sat, 1pm (4 hours) Tue,Wed, Fri, 2pm (5.5 hours) Mon &Thu, 9am, April until October (9 hours) Departs from Avignon & Arles Departs from Avignon Departs from Avignon Departs from Avignon & Arles Departs from Avignon Departs from Avignon
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 42 Aix-en-Provence is the birthplace of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. The white limestone Sainte-Victoire mountain overlooking the city and the surrounding countryside make this city unique. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Provence - Aix-en-Provence PROVENCE - AIX-EN-PROVENCE - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Private transfer from Aix-en-Provence train station to Hotel Le Pigonnet. Evening at leisure. (B) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Pigonnet. Full day excursion in a Minibus. Visit Chateauneuf-du-Pape and taste the famous wine. After a tasting lunch, visit 1st C. aqueduct Pont du Gard and have a guded tour of a traditional soap factory in Salon de Provence. DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Pigonnet. Half day tour by minivan to discover the beautiful village of Cassis and its fishing port. DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Le Pigonnet. Private transfer to Aix en Provence train station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Aix-en-Provence train station to Hotel Aquabella. Evening at leisure. (B) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Aquabella. Half-day excursion in a Minibus discovering the most beautiful and charming hill-top villages in Luberon: Gordes, Bonnieux and Loumarin. DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Aquabella. Full day excursion in a Minibus: enjoy free time in St-Remy-de-Provence, then visit the Middle Age village Les Baux de Provence and walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles. DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Aquabella. Private transfer to Aix en Provence train station. (B) $1,190 $850 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences daily (excl. Sun from Nov-Mar), year round Departs from Aix-en-Provence Commences daily (excl. Sun from Nov-Mar), year round Departs from Aix en Provence AIX-EN-PROVENCE 3-night package - Culture &Wine AIX-EN-PROVENCE 3-night package -Authentic Provence Regional France 43 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Coach Visit Avignon, its famous Pope palace and bridge. Enjoy a wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape as well as a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, discover the Alpilles National Park and the Pont du Gard. LA CADIÈRE D’AZUR HOSTELLERIE BÉRARD & SPA HHH The rooms, looking onto a vast terrace and swimming pool, are tastefully decorated in the colours of the South. Culinary workshops, oenological beginners courses, watercolour courses, spa, WiFi. Twin room from $290* Twin room from $390* Adult from $100 (min 2) Adult from $300 (min 2) Visit the village Les Baux de Provence and its exceptional views. Continue to Pont du Gard, a fascinating World Heritage site.Then discover Avignon, finish with a wine tasting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Adult from $180 (min 2) A discovery itinerary through the most beautiful and charming hill-top villages in Luberon. Visit Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Adult from $120 (min 2) Free time in the village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Then visit the Middle Age village Les Baux-de- Provence that has kept the imposing ruins of a castle. In Arles, walk in the footsteps of VincentVan Gogh and discover this famous city. Free time for lunch. Adult from $165 (min 2) Stroll along the Ochre train in Roussillon, visit the hill-top village of Gordes, see the Senanque Abbey and enjoy wine tasting at a local domaine as well a guided tour to taste the famous Calissons d’ Aix. (L) Adult from $300 (min 2) T o u r s P r o v e n c e HILLTOP VILLAGES IN LUBERON (T6) ST REMY, LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE & ARLES (T3) AVIGNON, PONT DU GARD & CHATEAUNEUF ROUSSILLON, GORDES & SENANQUE PROVENCE IN A DAY (T1) Mon,Thur and Sat 1.30pm (6 hours) Daily (excl. Sun during from Nov-Mar), 9am (4 hours) Wed & Sat, 9:00am (9 hours) Tues & Fri, 9:00am (9 hours) Tuesday and Friday 9am (10.5 hours) Departs from Aix-en-Provence Departs from Aix-en-Provence Departs from Aix-en-Provence Departs from Aix-en-Provence Departs from Aix-en-Provence AIX-EN-PROVENCE AQUABELLA HHHH Ideally located in the Aix-en-Provence’s old town, near the fortifications and the markets. A/C, safe, minibar, WiFi, pool, spa centre. AIX-EN-PROVENCE LE PIGONNET HHHH An 18th century manor situated 800m from the town centre, in the heart of a beautiful 2 acre garden. A/C, safe, minibar, WiFi, pool. Departure for Cassis, free time in its charming fishing port. Possibility to join a cruise to discover the calanques, limestone cliffs rising from the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. Cruise ticket not included. Twin room from $240* Twin room from $250* Twin room from $380* Twin room from $290* H o t e l s P r o v e n c e CASSIS (T8) Mon,Thur and Sat 9am (4 hours) Departs from Aix-en-Provence AIX EN PROVENCE RENAISSANCE HHHHH Located in the heart of the city, the hotel décor is a contemporary interpretation of Provence. The hotel has a bistro, fine dining restaurant and a bar, plus a Starbucks coffee corner. WiFi, spa, fitness centre, heated pool. AIX EN PROVENCE GRAND HOTEL ROI RENÉ HHHH Located a five minute walk from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Rooms are very comfortable. Guests can enjoy Provencal specialities at the restaurant, or lounge on the terrace by the heated pool. A/C, WiFi, swimming pool, parking. SAINT-REMY-DE-PROVENCE VALLON DEVALRUGUES HHHHH Located in St-Remy-De-Provence, rooms and suites are elegantly thought-out. The gourmet restaurant offers traditional cuisine.The hotel also boasts a spa complex with treatment rooms, sauna, two pools and a fitness room. A/C, WiFi, spa, parking. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” .
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 44 French Riviera * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner FRENCH RIVIERA - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Private transfer from Nice station/airport to Hotel La Perouse in Nice. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel La Perouse. Morning at leisure in Nice. Enjoy an afternoon Bays & Billionnaire’s splendors tour following the footsteps of the stars in Cannes and admiring celebrity villas in Cap d’Antibes. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel La Perouse. Visit the glamorous principality of Monaco, its Palace, luxurious casinos and chic boutiques. Afternoon at leisure in Nice. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel La Perouse and private transfer to Nice station / airport. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Nice station/airport to Hotel La Villa Victoria in Nice. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel La Villa Victoria. Enjoy a morning city tour of Nice and the coastal area. Afternoon at leisure in Nice. (B, L) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel La Villa Victoria. Embark on a full day tour of the countryside and visit the Film Festival city of Cannes and the world’s capital of perfume, Grasse amongst others. (B, L) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel La Villa Victoria and private transfer to Nice station / airport. (B) $690 $610 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* CommencesTuesday or Saturday night, year round Departs from Nice Commences daily, year round Departs from Nice NICE 3-night package - Nice In Style NICE 3-night package - Nice & Beyond The French Riviera, also known as the Côte D’Azur, is a string of beautiful towns along the Mediterranean sea. The area offers a wide range of experiences from coastal attractions to charming perched villages off the beaten track. Regional France 45 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 NICE LA VILLA VICTORIA HHHH In the heart of Nice, a few minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais. Warm colours, elegant decoration and beautiful garden. Recently renovated. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, WiFi. NICE SPLENDID HOTEL & SPA HHHH This comfortable hotel is located in a quiet area, a few minutes from the centre of Nice and the Promenade des Anglais. A stylish and sophiscated hotel. A/C, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi. SAINTTROPEZ HOTEL DE PARIS SAINTTROPEZ HHHHH This ultra-chic hotel is a 5-minute walk from Saint-Tropez port and an 11-minute walk from the beach. Contemporary rooms and suites have WiFi, flat-screen 3D TVs and minibars. 2 restaurants, 3 bars, rooftop pool, fitness room, spa. Twin room from $195* Twin room from $175* Twin room from $330* NICE SUISSE HOTEL HHHH Right on the seafront on the Promenade des Anglais and minutes from the old town and the port. Charming boutique hotel, all rooms with outstanding views of the Baie des Anges. A/C, safe, lift, WiFi. Twin room from $255* NICE LA PEROUSE HHHH In the heart of Nice, with views of the Promenade des Anglais and the famous Baie des Anges. Everything is designed to make your stay unforgettable. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, fitness centre, WiFi. Twin room from $230* Twin room from $700* H o t e l s F r e n c h R i v i e r a Panoramic view from Mt Alban overlooking the bay of Villefranche. Stop in Villefranche old town to visit the medieval street. Carry on to home of kings, film stars and magnates, driving by famous houses of celebrities along distinguished Cap Ferrat peninsula. A taste of Italy and its open air markets famous for leather goods and fashion! Drive through the coastal road and see the charming village of Menton.Walk through the old town before continuing to the spectacular Upper Corniche road. Stop for a view over Monaco from LaTurbie. Adult from $120 (min 2) Adult from $160 (min 2) Drive to the Old Town of Monaco. Visit the Palace, cathedral, stunning gardens, observe the changing of the Palace Guards, Grand Prix circuit, luxurious casinos, mega-yachts and chic boutiques. Visit the charming medieval village of Eze on your return. Adult from $140 (min 2) Visit the Castel Park overlooking the Bay of Angels and Old Town, site of the trading town founded by the Greeks 2600 years ago. Drive along the harbour and admire the Turin style buildings. Adult from $80 (min 2) In Cannes, visit the Film Festival Palace and see the handprints of the stars. Continue to Juan-Les-Pins, passing by the famous seafront. Admire the view, pass celebrities villas in Cap d’Antibes and arrive in Antibes. Visit the old town and Billionaire’s Quay. Adult from $110 (min 2) Walk the famous Croisette Boulevard in Cannes. Visit Grasse, world’s capital of perfume. Enjoy the views from Gourdon. Wind down the Loup Gorges and visit the traditional Florian Confectionery. Finish in the beautiful village of St-Paul-de-Vence. Adult from $145 (min 2) T o u r s F r e n c h R i v i e r a * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . NICE CITYTOUR (TOUR 7) MONACO & EZE (TOUR 1) BAYS & BILLIONNAIRES SPLENDORS (TOUR 4) OUTSTANDINGART DEVIVRE (TOUR 6) THE COUNTRYSIDE (TOUR 3) ITALY & MENTON (TOUR 9) Wed, sun, 9am (3 hours) Daily, 9am (8 hours) Daily, 2pm (4 hours) Wed, Sun , 2:00pm (4 hours) Daily, 9am (8 hours) Tues,Thur, Sat 8:00am (8 hours) Departs from Nice Departs from Nice Departs from Nice Departs from Nice Departs from Nice ad Cannes Departs from Nice or Cannes NICE HYATT NICE REGENCY HHHHH Towering over the Baie des Anges and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea, this hotel is ideally located in the centre of Nice. Featuring luxurious contemporary rooms that offer guests spectacular views. A/C, WiFi, swimming pool, fitness Room, sauna, Bistro.
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 46 South West The religious presence of Lourdes, the awe-inspiring Pyrenees mountains, the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, to the picture-perfect beaches and Spanish gastronomy of Biarritz, the South West of France holds something for every visitor. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner SOUTH WEST - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! Private Transfers (as specified) 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Arrive at leisure from Biarritz train station to Best Western Plus Karitza. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Best Western Plus Karitza. Take a morning San Sebastian Tapas Tour to experience the Spanish lifestyle and taste the best Pintxos as well as wines. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Best Western Plus Karitza. Discover the Basque coast starting with a visit of Bayonne, the iconic French Basque capital. Taste the famous Bayonne ham, as well as local sheep milk cheese. Visit Saint-Jean- de-Luz a typical fishing village and Biarritz the trendy beach resort. (B, L) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Best Western Plus Karitza. Depart at leisure. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Lourdes train station to Hotel Astoria Vatican. Evening at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Astoria Vatican. Full day private excursion exploring two of the most sensational places in the Pyrenees: Pic du Midi and Gavarnie. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Astoria Vatican. Explore the famous city of Lourdes at your own pace. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Astoria Vatican. Private transfer to Lourdes train station. (B) $535 $705 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences dail, year round Departs from Lourdes Daily excl. Sun, Apr to Oct Departs from Biarritz BIARRITZ 3-night package – Biarritz & Beyond LOURDES 3-night package - Nature & Culture Regional France 47 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 LOURDES ASTORIA VATICAN HHH This contemporary hotel is situated 300 metres from the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes. Also nearby are Basilique St-Pie-X and Chateau de Lourdes. A/C, hairdryer, lift, ironing facilities, WiFi. TOULOUSE GRAND HOTEL DE L’OPERA HHHH On the most famous square in Toulouse, this hotel offers a tranquil world of discreet luxury in a 17th century convent.Two restaurants and a Bar. A/C, hairdryer, lift, safe, minibar, WiFi. BIARRITZ BESTWESTERN PLUS KARITZAHHH Located in the centre of Biarritz, close to the casino and beaches. All of the rooms are modern, soundproofed and feature a flat-screen television. Guests can use the outdoor heated swimming pool. WiFi, Swimming Pool, Restaurant. CARCASSONNE HOTEL DE LA CITE HHHHH Nestled within the ramparts of the citadel and amidst its romantic gardens, this hotel offers a blend of the medieval and the contemporary. Ipod dock, A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, lift, pool, WiFi. BIARRITZ VILLA KOEGUI BIARRITZ HHHH This charming, modern hotel is located close to the sea, in the centre of Biarritz. Offering spacious and colourful rooms there is also a lounge room with open fireplace and a tree-filled patio with a fountain, allowing guests the opportunity to relax. WiFi, garden. Twin room from $130* Twin room from $250* Twin room from $125* (room only) Twin room from $370* (room only) Twin room from $225* LOURDES GD HOTEL DE LA GROTTE HHHHH Established in 1872, this hotel is built on the rocks and overlooks the sanctuaries and the river. It mixes old-world style and modern amenities. A/C, safe, hairdryer, lift, pool and spa, minibar, WiFi. Twin room from $300* H o t e l s S o u t h W e s t Adult from $110 (min 2) Drive through stunning landscapes and walk around local villages (Sare, Espelette, Ainhoa). Visit a farm producing piment d’Espelette. The visit will end with a friendly and very tasty aperitif together. Discover Bayonne, a place full of treasures and hidden corners. See the historical centre and taste Bayonne ham as well as chocolate. Experience a visit to the on top of the city walls for a wonderful view. Then play or watch Pelota the famous local sport. Adult from $125 Visit San-Sebastian market, where locals meet to look for the freshest produce and most tasty food. Then walk in the old city and along the Concha Bay, one-mile-long of pure sand beach.Then tast tapas one specialty in each of the 3 top Pintxo bars. Adult from $110 Explore two of the most sensational locations in the Pyrenees: the Pic du Midi and Gavarnie. Ride the cable car, enjoy spectacular views, visit Europe’s highest museum and discover the World Heritage site of Gavarnie. Up to 6 People from $800 Learn about the history of the Marian apparitions and visit the main shrines of the Sanctuary, as well as other locations that played an important part in Lourdes’ history. Up to 6 People from $640 Enjoy a guided tour of Saint Jean de Luz stopping and tasting at local producer shops. Then explorer trendy Biarritz. Adult from $125 T o u r s S o u t h W e s t * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . PIC DU MIDI & GAVARNIE SAN SEBASTIANTAPASTOUR LOURDES WALKINGTOUR BASQUE VILLAGESTOUR BIARRITZ & SAINT JEAN DE LUZTOUR BAYONNE GOURMETTOUR Daily (9 hours) Wed, Fri & Sun, 9:30am, Apr to Oct (4:00 hours) Daily (7 hours) Mon,Wed & Fri, 2:00pm, Apr to Oct (5:00 hours) Tues,Thurs & Sat, 2:00pm, Apr to Oct (5 hours) Tues,Thurs & Sat, 9:30am, Apr to Oct (4:00 hours) Departs from Lourdes Departs from Biarritz Departs from Lourdes Departs from Biarritz Departs from Biarritz Departs from Biarritz
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 48 Dordogne Known for its charming and picturesque villages, such as Sarlat and Rocamadour, the Dordogne region is a delightful destination for any visitor. Enjoy varied landscapes, from leafy forests to rolling hills, as well as the excellent cuisine. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner DORDOGNE - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Arrive at Pavillon Clos la Boetie 5* at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Pavillon Clos la Boetie. Full day excursion to discover the Lascaux caves: Art of the Caves & Lascaux II tour. Visit the National Prehistoric Museum and learn more about cave paintings. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Pavillon Clos la Boetie. Full day excursion to discover the famous chateaux of the Dordogne valley: Castles & Gardens tour. Visit the castles of Castelnaud, Les Milandes and Marqueyssac. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Pavillon Clos la Boetie and departure. (B) DAY 1 - Arrive at Pavillon Selves 4* at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Pavillon Selves 4*. Full day excursion, All Dordogne In a Day, exploring Sarlat, Beynac village, the National Prehistory museum of Les Eyzies de Tayac and the famous Lascaux II. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Pavillon Selves 4*. Half-day excursion to the breathtaking town of Rocamadour, including a guided walking tour and free time to explore. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Pavillon Selves 4*and departure. (B) $1,140 $680 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences daily (excl. Monday), April until October Departs from Sarlat Commences daily (excl. Monday), April until October Departs from Sarlat SARLAT 3-night package - Castles & History SARLAT 3-night package - Dordogne Discovery Regional France 49 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Regional France ANNESSE-ET-BEAULIEU-PERIGUEUX CHATEAU DE LALANDE  HHHH This 18th century castle, fully refurbished, blends charm and elegance. Only 12km from Périgueux this château blends traditional and contemporary. Rooms are quiet and highly comfortable. A/C, swimming pool, restaurant. CHAMPAGNAC-DE-BÉLAIR LE MOULIN DU ROC HHHH Built on the River Dronne in 1670, this converted mill is made up of 3 separate buildings where the delightful rooms, decorated with period furniture, all look onto the river that flows through the gardens. Restaurant. Twin room from $230* SARLAT PAVILLON CLOS LA BOETIE HHHHH Next door to the Pavillon Selves, this property features 11 rooms decorated with an authentic style and featuring French style furniture and jacuzzi. WiFi, sauna, fitness centre, pool. Twin room from $440* Twin room from $300* SARLAT LA HOIRIE HHH Located just ten minutes drive from Sarlat city centre, surrounded by greenery and featuring an outdoor pool. La Hoirie is stylish and comfortable, rooms are individually decorated. WiFi, parking, restaurant, swimming pool. Twin room from $185* CARSAC- AILLAC VILLA ROMAINE HHH Built on a Gallo-Roman site, this charming hotel is located near the Dordogne River.The hotel is 10 km away from Sarlat. Comfortable rooms and suites with a panoramic view of the countryside. A/C, safe, WiFi. Twin room from $360* Twin room from $310* H o t e l s D o r d o g n e Visit Beynac and Domme villages and enjoy a Gabarre boat ride along the Dordogne River in La Roque Gageac. Boat ride fee included. Adult from $120 (min 2) Visit Castlenaud Château overlooking the Dordogne river, followed by the Milandes Castle that once belonged to Josephine Baker. In the afternoon, explore the gardens of Chateau Marqueyssac which offers more than 6km of shaded paths. Adult from $220 (min 2) Discover the authentic cave paintings of Pech Merle and enjoy some free time for lunch in St Cirq Lapopie, one of the most quaint villages of France. Exlore the town of Cahors on a guided walking tour including the town’s medieval bridge ‘Pont Valentre’. Adult from $250 (min 2) Visit the breathtaking village of Rocamadour on this half day tour. Enjoy a guided walking tour and some free time to explore. Adult from $120 (min 2) Guided walking tour of Sarlat. Visit a Beynac village and take a boat ride on the Dordogne. Arrive in Les Eyzies de Tayac, visit the National Prehistoric Museum. Finally, visit Lascaux II which is a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Adult from $250 (min 2) Depart for Les Eyzies and visit the National Prehistory Museum. Visit the Rouffignac Cave that bears original cave paintings and then off to Lascaux II Cave which is a perfect replica of the original cave. Adult from $250 (min 2) T o u r s D o r d o g n e * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . ROCAMADOUR BEYNAC, DOMME, GABARRE BOAT RIDE ALL DORDOGNE IN A DAY CASTLES & GARDENS OF THE DORDOGNE VALLEY ART OF THE CAVES & LASCAUX II PECH MERLE CAVE, ST CIRQ LAPOPIE VILLAGE Daily, 9am & 2pm, Apr until Oct. (4 hours) Daily, 8.30am & 2pm, Apr until Oct. (4.5 hours) Daily (excl.Tue), 9am, Apr until Oct. (9 hours) Daily (excl.Tue), 9am, Apr until Oct. (8 hours) Daily, 10am, Apr until Oct. (8 hours) Daily, 9am, Apr until Oct. (9 hours) Departs from Sarlat Departs from Sarlat Departs from Sarlat Departs from Sarlat Departs from Sarlat Departs from Sarlat SARLAT PAVILLON SELVES HHHH Set in the medieval centre of Sarlat, this hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a terrace and a swimming pool. 40 guest rooms have a contemporary style called Selves rooms, decorated with pastel shades. WiFi, sauna, fitness centre, pool.
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 50 Bordeaux With an air of elegance and a rich diversity of art and culture, Bordeaux is the source of endless delight for visitors. And of course, no visit to the wine capital of the world would be complete without a tour of the famous vineyards. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner BORDEAUX - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! Return Private Transfers 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Private transfer from Bordeaux train station to Hotel de Seze in Bordeaux. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel de Seze. Enjoy a full day tour of the Medoc region including wine tasting at 3 prestigious classified chateaux and enjoy a drive along the “Route des Chateaux to admire some of the most famous estates in France. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel de Seze. Enjoy a Grand Cru Chateau and Historical Tour. In the morning visit the village of Saint Emilion. After free time for lunch, enjoy 2 wine tasting sessions of Classified Growths Chateaux. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel de Seze and private transfer to Bordeaux train station. (B) DAY 1 - Private transfer from Bordeaux train station to Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona in Bordeaux. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona. Enjoy a half-day Grand Cru Chateau and Saint Emilion Village Wine Tour including a wine tasting session and a guided tour of the village. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona. Enjoy a half day Margaux Wine Tour including wine tasting. Afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona and private transfer to Bordeaux train station. (B) $1,300 $980 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences daily, year round Departs from Bordeaux Commences Monday and Wednesday nights, May until October only Departs from Bordeaux BORDEAUX 3-night package -The Connoisseur BORDEAUX 3-night package - Wine Discovery Regional France 51 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 BORDEAUX BAYONNE ETCHE ONA HHHH This hotel is located in the “Golden Triangle” , the very heart Bordeaux city centre.The hotel has a unique set up at two different locations only 40 metres from each other. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi. BORDEAUX HOTEL DE SEZE HHHH This beautiful 18th century hotel is a well-known local landmark with its illuminated façade and renovated as balconies.The décor is traditional in combined with exclusive furniture and modern technology. WiFi, spa, golf course. BORDEAUX MAISON BORD’EAUX HHHH The hotel is in a former coaching inn from the 18th century. Located in the centre of town, this intimate property combined old and contemporary architecture. Safe, WiFi. BORDEAUX RIVER APARTMENT  HHHH Live as a Bordelais in Bordeaux. This beautiful, stylish apartment can accommodate up to four guests. It is ideally located in the heart of Bordeaux with views of the Garonne River. It offers two rooms with queen-sized or twin beds. SAINT EMILION CHATEAU GRAND BARRAIL HHHH This unique 19th century château is located 40km outside of Bordeaux, close to the most illustrious wine producing châteaux. It features breathtaking views and stunning amenities. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. Twin room from $350* Twin room from $330* Twin room from $370* Twin room from $240* Twin room from $640* H o t e l s B o r d e a u x Arrive in Saint Emilion and enjoy a private guided visit of the underground monuments of the village including the monolithic church. Free time for lunch and explorationThen depart for 2 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified Chateaux. Adult from $270 (min 2) Enjoy the visit and wine tasting in 3 prestigious Classified chateaux of different appellations in the Medoc region. Enjoy a trip along the Route des Chateaux and admire some of the most famous estates. Wine tasting fees included. Adult from $270 (min 2) Visit the Saint Emilion wine area where merlot is the predominant grape variety. Enjoy a wine tasting in a Classified chateau, followed by a guided tour of the village and some free time. Enjoy a second wine tasting session at a Classified chateau. Wine tasting fees included. Visit the wine region of Saint Emilion and experience a tasting at a Grand Cru estate. Discover the village of Saint Emilion on a walking tour and enjoy some free time to explore. Wine tasting fees included. Adult from $215 (min 2) Adult from $125 (min 2) Enjoy three visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional quality of wine, followed by a drive down the Route des Chateaux to admire some of the most famous chateaux in France. Adult from $215 (min 2) Half day tour in the Margaux wine region, world famous for its Premier Grand Cru Classé: Chateau Margaux. Discover two Classified Chateaux (Cru Classé & Cru Bourgeois) that create wines in which cabernet sauvignon is the predominant grape.. Adult from $125 (min 2) T o u r s B o r d e a u x Connoisseur w ine tours Connoisseur w ine tours GRAND CRU CHATEAU & ST EMILION MERLOT OF SAINT EMILION & POMEROL GREAT CABERNETS OFTHE MEDOC GRAND CRU CHATEAU & HISTORICAL ST EMILION CLASSIFIED GROWTHS OF MARGAUX GROWTH CHATEAUX OFTHE MEDOC Mon,Wed, Sat, Sun 8.30am.Tue,Thu, Fri 2pm (4.5 hours) Daily, 10am (8 hours) Daily, 10am (8.5 hours) Wed, Fri, 9.30am, May until Oct (9 hours) Tue,Thu, Fri, 8.30am. Mon,Wed, Sat, Sun, 2pm (4.5 hours) Tue &Thu, 9.30am, May until Oct (9 hours) Departs from Bordeaux Departs from Bordeaux Departs from Bordeaux Departs from Bordeaux Departs from Bordeaux Departs from Bordeaux D iscovery w ine tours * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . BORDEAUX BURDIGALA  HHHHH The hotel is close to the historical centre of Bordeaux and its high-end shops.The restaurant serves gourmet meals paired with beautiful local wines. A/C, safe, minibar, hairdryer, lift, WiFi. Twin room from $430* (room only)
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 52 Normandy/Brittany Normandy and Brittany are the treasures of Northern France. Visit the beautiful bay of Saint Malo or climb the Mount Saint Michel to discover its unique abbey. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner NORMANDY - BRITTANY - Book a 3-NIGHT PACKAGE below or create your own! 3 Nights Accommodation 2 X Tours DAY 1 - Arrive at La Maison des Armateurs in Saint-Malo at leisure. DAY 2 - Breakfast at Maison des Armateurs. Enjoy a guided tour to discover Saint Malo ramparts and the inner city. (B) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Maison des Armateurs. Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval city of Dinan. (B) DAY 4 - Breakfast at your hotel and depart at leisure. (B) DAY 1 - Arrive at Adagio Caen at leisure. DAY 2 - Enjoy a morning at leisure. Walk to the meeting point for an afternoon tour of the D-Day Landing Beaches. DAY 3 - Start your day with a Mont Saint-Michel day tour, where you will discover the magnificent abbey. DAY 4 - Depart at leisure  $800  $590 3-night package, price per person from* 3-night package, price per person from* Commences daily, year round Depart from Caen Commences Monday and Wednesday nights, May until October only Depart from Saint Malo SAINT MALO 3-night package - Saint Malo & Beyond CAEN 3-night package - Normandy Discovery Regional France 53 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 CAEN ADAGIO CENTRE CAEN HHH These fully-equipped self-catered apartments are situated in the centre of Caen. Options range from studios to one bedroom apartments. A/C, safe, hardyer, safe, WiFi. BAYEUX LE LION D’OR  HHHH This warm and friendly hotel is located in Bayeux’s city centre, in a former 18th- century coaching inn, a stone’s throw from the famousTapestry Museum. Rooms are decorated in a classic French style. WiFi. BAYEUX CHATEAU DE BELLEFONTAINE HHHH This 18th century elegant château is located 20 minutes walk from downtown Bayeux and its cathedral. Stylish rooms with a view of the Normandy countryside. TV, minibar, WiFi. SAINT MALO MAISON DES ARMATEURS HHHH Located in the centre of St Malo, La Maison des Armateurs is the only 4 star hotel within the ancient walled town. Very modern and large rooms, cosy feel, it is a beautiful boutique hotel. WiFi. SAINT MALO CHÂTEAU DU COLOMBIER HHHH Close to the corsair town and its idyllic beaches, Château du Colombier is one of the largest castles built by the ship- owners of Saint-Malo. Gym, golf, lake, chapel, WiFi. Twin room from $160* (room only) Twin room from $250* Twin room from $120* (room only) Twin room from $320* Twin room from $200* Twin room from $270* H o t e l s N o r m a n y / B r i t t a n y * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . THE D-DAY LANDING BEACHES Mon,Thu, Sun, 12:45pm (5, 5 hours) Except Dec & Jan Departs from Caen or Bayeux Visit the sites of D-Day, including Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Longues-sur-mer, Gun Emplacement and the Artificial Harbour in Arromanches. Morning tours and full day tours available. Adult from $130 (min 2) MONT SAINT-MICHEL Daily, 9am (2 hours) Departs from Mont Saint-Michel Guided visit of the Mont Saint-Michel. Meet your guide at the tourist office and discover the village and the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Up to 10 people from $230  (min 2) MONT SAINT-MICHEL Wed, Fri, 8:30am (6, 5 hours) Except Dec & Jan Departs from Caen or Bayeux Visit the famous monument of Mont Saint- Michel. The magnificent abbey, perched atop a rocky outcrop has to be seen to be believed! Adult from $150 (min 2) SAINT MALO Daily, 9:00am (1.5 hours) Departs from Saint Malo Meet your guide at the tourist office of Saint Malo. Visit the beautiful city of Saint Malo and its famous ramparts. Up to 10 people from $230 (min 2) LA CÔTE FLEURIE Tue &Thu, 9.30am, May until Oct (9 hours) Daily, 9am (5 hours) Your choice of half-day (5 hours) or full day (8 hours) tour. Visit the famous seaside resort of Deauville, the beautiful fishing village of Trouville and the charming port town of Honfleur, which has attracted artists with its beauty for many years. Up to 8 people from $830  (min 2) DINAN TOUR Daily, 9:00am (1.5 hours) Departs from Saint Malo Visit the medieval city of Dinan known for its 115 half-timbered houses dating from 15th to 18th centuries as for its Jerzual port area and its beautiful view at the Rance river. A number of prominent people were born or in Dinan such as Chateaubriand. Up to 10 people from $245 (min 2) BAYEUX GD HOTEL DU LUXEMBOURG HHH A boutique hotel ideally located in the centre of Bayeux.The hotel offers a range of room categories and spacious suites.The restaurant serves traditional cuisine, rich in flavours and Bar Josephine opens out to into a garden. WiFi, private parking, restaurant, bar. T o u r s N o r m a n d y / B r i t t a n y
Regional France All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 54 Corsica Corsica, also known as ‘the island of beauty’ has something for everyone. Hiking haven, this island is proud of its identity and boasts breathtaking views from rugged landscapes to stunning beaches as well as a number of cultural sights to make your trip complete. * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner CORSICA - Book a PACKAGE below or create your own! Accommodation Car Rental Road Book and Map DAY 1 - Arrive in Ajaccio with a transfer to your hotel - Night in Ajaccio (Hotel les Mouettes or similar). DAY 2 - Piana - 70km - 1hr 30mins - Discover the unique Calanche de Piana, rated of global interest by UNESCO. Night in Ajaccio. (L, B) DAY 3 - Corte and the Restonica – 80km - 1hr 30mins - Discover the centre of the island and Corte, the historic hotspot that Pasquale Paoli declared the capital of the newly independent Corsica. Night in Ajaccio. (L, B) DAY 4 - Bonifacio – 130km - 2hrs 30mins, – Visit of the Citadel and see the spectacular view of Bonifacio On the way back, stop in the main prehistoric site. Night in Ajaccio. (B) DAY 5 - In the morning, discover the imperial town Ajaccio. Relaxing afternoon in the pedestrian streets or excursion boat to the famous Sanguinaire Island. Night in Ajaccio. (B) DAY 6 - Ajaccio – Transfer to the airport after breakfast. (B) DAY 1 - Arrival in Bastia at leisure and enjoy a welcome aperitif- Night in Erbalunga. DAY 2 - Bastia - 17km - 35 min - Visit Bastia one of the cultural jewels of the island In the afternoon, a self-guided walk will take you through hamlets in the Sisco valley. Night in Erbalunga. (B) DAY 3 - The Cap Corse - 110km – 2hrs 40mins Journey on the coastal road is punctuated with stops to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Corsica. Night in Saint Florent. (B) DAY 4 - Patrimonio to Lumio - 108km – 2hrs 30mins - Cross the micro- region of Agriates, to join the Balagne region called “the garden of Corsica” and the seaside resort of Ile Rousse. Reach the coast and Lumio, one scenic jewels of Corsica. Night in Lumio. (B) DAY 5 - Lumio to Porto through Calvi - 90km - 2hrs - Morning of Calvi seaside resort and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Night in Porto. (B) DAY 6 - Porto / Cargèse / Ajaccio 80km -2hrs - This day will highlight the natural beauty of the landscapes of the island. Porto, Scandola Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage site. Head to Ajaccio by the coast passing through the beautiful Calanche of Piana. Night in Ajaccio. (B) DAY 7 - Departure for Bastia (B)  $2,890  $2,750 5-night package, price per person from* 6-night package, price per person from* All year round Departs Bastia All year round Departs Ajaccio Corsica - Self Drive Corsica at first sight Package Corsica - Self drive Explore Corsica from Cap Corse toAjaccio 55 Special Interests CYCLING Practising for the Tour de France or simply enjoy cycling around at your own pace? France will spoil you with a number of scenic routes around the country. Our maps will guide you to hidden villages, where you can hop on and off your wheels at your leisure. Admire the scenery while savouring local specialties. WALKING Put on your shoes and get your hike on. If you don’t mind getting your feet dirty and think that there is no better way to explore an area than off the beaten tracks, this option is for you. Walk around, explore picturesque villages, smell the roses (or the grapes!) and take in some beautiful and typically French sights. COOKING The French know a thing or two about cooking and this is your chance to learn share some of their culinary secrets. Spend a couple of days or more learning about French cuisine and how it’s done. Our cooking schools in Provence and Gascony will awaken your senses with several recipes using regional products. CHATEAUX & LUXURY RESORTS Who has never dreamt of living in a castle? At French Travel Connection, we can make your dream come true. We have selected several chateaux in different parts of France, where your inner king or queen will feel at home for a few days. Full of charm and character, these 4 and 5* luxury hotels are located on magnificent grounds where gardens and vineyards abound. BURGUNDY & PROVENCE INDULGENCE STAYS France at its best. Stay just over one hour outside of Paris and experience a complete change of scenery. Staying on a 400 year old estate, your host will proudly showcase the highlights of Burgundy. Take daily trips to explore this beautiful region and discover why Burgundy is a top destination for food and wine. If you are keen to go further south and get some sun, discover our unique luxury B&B in Provence. You will be delighted by the quietness, authenticity and refinement of this place.
Regional France Special Interest All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 56 Cycling Tours TOUR I N D EPEND E N T Discover the hidden tracks of France at your own pace on these self-guided tours.This is the perfect way to truly explore the country, uncover hidden delights, meet friendly locals and experience authentic France in small, family run hotels. Tours Include Accommodation as indicated in itinerary, daily breakfast, other meals indicated. Tours do not Include Entrance fees for parks, châteaux and sites, transfers to/from each tour. Please Note Prices are per person based on twin share. Prices are based on low season and are a guide only. Itineraries are subject to change. These tours are a just a sample of what we offer. See our website for our full range of walking tours. PARIS CORSICA 1 11 12 13 14 15 16 4 3 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 O therTours Available 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS BURGUNDY GASTRONOMY &WINE CYCLING From Dijon to Beaune – 147km – Hobby/Active level This cycling tour is the perfect combination of Burgundy’s most important treasures: wine and cuisine - or more artfully referred to as gastronomy! Highlights: • 4*& 5* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Dijon a beautiful historic city and gateway to wine country • Visit Chateau du Clos Vougeot • Discover the Côte des Nuits: Gevrey Chambertin and Vougeot • Taste some Grands Crus wines at leisure • Visit the wine capital of the region: Beaune • Discover the Côte de Beaune: Chagny, Pommard, Santenay • 1 gastronomic dinner included and 1 gourmet dinner included Price from $1,700 per person twin share 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTSTHE BEST OF CHAMPAGNE CYCLING From Reims to Epernay - 126 km – Hobby/Active level This tour is based in the key cities of the champagne region. This is your gateway to the vineyards of the region and a chance to visit the most famous champagne names. Highlights: • 3* & 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Reims: famous for its 13th century Gothic Cathedral, its rich history, wine cellars and gastronomy • Discover the ‘Mountain of Reims’ including the famous Champagne vineyards of Chigny les Roses. Visit Epernay and its Avenue de Champagne • Discover the Marne valley its cellars and stunning views or the Côte des Blancs route and its charming wine growing villages. Price from $1,480 per person twin share 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS DORDOGNE CLASSICAL CYCLING From Bergerac to Belves - 219 km – Hobby/Active level Delve into the Black Perigord well known for its famous cave paintings, chateaux, food, and historic villages! Highlights: • 3* & 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Bergerac historic city and taste its local wines • Discover the beautiful viewpoint of Les Cingles de Tremolat • Visit small villages: Audrix, Le Bugue and Gouffre de Proumeyssac • Visit the pre-historic village of Les Eyzies Lascaux II grottos • Discover the famous medieval town of Sarlat • Ride through scenic villages as la Roque Gageac and Beynac. • 2 dinners included Price from $2,000 per person twin share 8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS PROVENCE VINEYARDS & LAVENDER Avignon round trip – 234 km - Hobby/Active level Discover the wines and gastronomy of Provence, cycling along the abbey and chateau Highlights: • 3* & 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Avignon and see its medieval architecture • Ride through the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape • See the villages: Roquemaure and its 12th century medieval • Discover the town of St Paul les 3 Chateaux • Visit the medieval villages of Clansayes and its gorgeous views • Cycle through the lavender fields of Grignan to a provencal village • Discover Vaison la Romaine, a town with a rich cultural heritage • Ride through the wine villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras to Bedoin or climb the Tour de France’s Mont Ventoux • 3 dinners included Price from $2,600 per person twin share 2 CyclingTours WalkingTours 1 3 4 Special Interest 57 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 TOUR I N D EPEND E N T 7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS ALSACE WINE ROUTE CYCLING From Strasbourg to Colmar – 190 km - Hobby/Active level This Alsace cycling tour is a unique experience to discover the combination of cultures of this region, its famous wine route, its gourmet cuisine and traditional architecture. Highlights: • 3* & 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Strasbourg its typical cobbled walking streets and half timbered houses with carved stone porches and courtyards • Ride through the Route du Vin and discover some of the many châteaux and vineyards • Visit Obernai, Ottrot, the Mont St Odile and Riquewihr, a medieval town right in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, classified among the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’ • Discover Colmar, its beautiful typical houses and numerous restaurants Price from $2,000 per person twin share 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS CORSICA CLASSIC From Cap Corse to Calvi – 170 km – Hobby The cycling tour of northern Corsica will take you through the natural paradise of the Cap Corse, along the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. Explore the hidden treasures of northern Corsica. Highlights: • 2*- 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Ride through the vineyards of Luri to join the fishing port of Maccianggio • Visit Nonza and its surprising beach of black pebbles • Look out for the the citadel in Saint Florent and wander around the port and small village boutiques • Explore the protected natural landscapes • Take the opportunity to try the best restaurants in the regions Price from $1,660 per person twin share 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTSTHE BEST OF BORDEAUX AND DORDOGNE From Bordeaux to Sarlat – 190 km – Hobby/Active level Discover this countryside mixed with vineyards, chateaux, and prehistoric cycle through some old walled towns. Highlights: • 2*-4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • At St Emilion discover this World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along narrow streets • The historic city of Ste Radegonde is very picturesque and offers visits including the Maison des Vins - for local wines • Font de Gaume is a cave that houses a collection of prehistoric polychrome cave paintings • Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin • 3 dinners included Price from $2,630 per person twin share 7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY DELUXE CYCLING From Amboise to Saumur – 232 km – Casual/Hobby The tranquil waters of the Loire, Indre, and Cher rivers flow through the heart of this scenic region known for its vineyards, orchards, and magnificent châteaux. Highlights: • 4* & 5* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit Amboise and see the Clos Luce • Discover the famous Chateau Chenonceau • Cycle through Montlouis vineyard and stay at Chateau Artigny • Discover Azay le Rideau château one of the more classical chateaux from the Renaissance period and the Chateau de Langeais • Visit the wine town of Chinon also famous for its Abbaye of Fontevraud and chateaux, dating back to the Joan of Arc era • Visit Saumur Chateau and town • 4 dinners included Price from $3,250 per person twin share 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS LANGUEDOC CARCASSONNETOTHE COAST From Carcassonne to Collioure – 203 km – Hobby/Active level This trip will begin in the wonderful medieval city of Carcassonne. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site near the Mediterranean Sea. The tour ends in the charming village & Collioure. Highlights: • 3* and 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • Travel south through grapevines to the village of Limoux, renowned for its famous Blanquette (bubbly white wine) • Visit the famous Citadelles du Vertige, and Queribus and Peyrepertuse chateau which both epitomise Cathar history • Visit the village ofTautavel museum and its European Centre of Prehistory • Relax on the beach at Argeles sur Mer, and the magnificent village of Collioure • 2 dinners included Price from $2,000 per person twin share 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS BRITTANYTO NORMANDY From Saint Malo to Bayeux – 366 km – Active level You’re certain to enjoy the beautiful countryside as you cycle through the green pastures and seaside towns, discovering the history that has made this area so famous. Highlights: • 3* and 4* Accommodation with daily breakfast • In Saint Malo visit the walled city (La Ville Intra-Muros), and the chateau of Saint-Malo with the solider tower of Saint-Servan • See all the oyster farms that make Cancale famous • Cut across Normandy to reach the landing beaches D-Day • Stop at the famous WWII sites in the area: Colleville-sur-Mer and Omaha beach • In Colleville take some time to visit the US Military cemetery • 3 dinners included (2 dinners on the upgraded version) Price from $2,630 per person twin share 9 10 5 6 7 8
Regional France Special Interest All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 58 Walking Tours TOUR I N D EPEND E N T ALSACE 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS ALSACE HIKING Obernai to Colmar – 64 km – Hobby/Active level Hiking in Alsace is a unique experience as you explore a part of the region that is nestled between the beautiful Vosges Mountains in France and the borders of Germany and Switzerland. Highlights: • 3* and 4* accommodation with daily breakfast • Enter wine country around Barr where you can sample some of the excellent local wines • Visit Chateau Haut Koenigsbourg nestled strategic ally on a high hill overlooking the Alsatian plain • Visit Ricquewihr, a medieval town located in the middle of the vineyards, well-known for its outstanding architectural heritage • Stop atTurkheim, known for its Gewurztraminer, traditional Alsatian cuisine, and stunning surrounding scenery • 2 dinners included Price from $1,530 per person twin share DORDOGNE 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS DORDOGNE HIKING Bergerac to Beynac – 84 km – Active level This is the perfect opportunity to see Dordogne’s famous grottos, chateaux and French gastronomy by foot Highlights: • 3* and 4* accommodation with daily breakfast • Take a scenic walk along the canal to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Perigord and views over the Dordogne River • Visit Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages of France • Les Eyzies has many sites worth a lot of your time including the National Museum of Prehistory, the Grotto of Font de Gaume, and smaller pre- history sites • Visit the Roc de Cazelle caves, where prehistoric habitations have been reproduced • Stop at the garden in La Roque Gageac, and the Château de Beynac Price from $1,990 per person twin share PROVENCE 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS PROVENCE HIKING Baux de Provence to Gordes – 73 km – Active level This hiking tour combines the best of Provence and includes history with plenty of culture such as antiquity, castles, crafts and traditions, gastronomy and natural sites. Highlights: • 3* accommodation with daily breakfast and 2 dinners included • The castle in Les Baux, towering over the village is one of the most visited places of interest in France. • Walk to the Val d’Enfer and its rock formations • Eygalieres, is a pretty village between the mountain and the plain.The chapel ruins with a bell tower offer a great panorama viewpoint • Fontaine de Vaucluse famous for a Romanesque church and its ‘fontaine’ or spring • In Gordes visit the 12th century Romanesque Senanque Abbey still lived in by monks and surrounded by lavender fields Price from $2,170 per person twin share BURGUNDY 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS BURGUNDY HIKING Dijon to Beaune – 68 km – Active level This hiking tour of Burgundy is the perfect combination of the region’s wine, cuisine, and heritage. Highlights: • 3* and 4* accommodation with daily breakfast • Visit the vineyards of Cotes de Nuits and sample the wine • Walk through the Forest of Mantua and the Combe Ambin • In Chambolle Musigny, take some time to visit 15th C. Ste Barbe church and its solar clock • Visit the wine villages of Savigny les Beaune and Aloxe Corton Price from $1,230 per person twin share LOIRE 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS LOIRE HIKING Blois to Chenonceau – 47 km – Casual level On this tour from Blois you will hike past numerous chateaux and historical sites including Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont, Amboise, Chenonceau The hiking is mostly over flat terrain through vineyards, low river lands, and forests. Highlights: • 2*- 4* accommodation with daily breakfast • In Blois, check if there is a Light and Sound show in the evening (in English on Wednesdays) • Chateau de Chambord one of the most recognizable chateaux • Chaumont sur Loire also known for its feudal chateau in the valley • Stop at the famous Chateau Chenonceau, erected by Henry II in the 16th century over the Cher River; • In Amboise you can visitThe Royal Castle or Clos Luce, once Leonardo Da Vinci official residence • 3 dinners included Price from $1,830 per person twin share CORSICA 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS CORSICA HIKING Corte to Calvi – 35 km – Active level Corte is the historical capital of the island with a strong cultural heritage, but also the gateway to an exceptional outdoor playground. Calvi is a remarkable site that overhangs the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Highlights: • 3* accommodation with daily breakfast • Explore Corte, the historical capital of Corsica, and its museums • Enjoy the natural swimming holes filled with crystal clear waters running down from the mountain lakes • Discover the Gorges of Restonica with its pristine mountain lakes and breathtaking views of the Corsica Mountains • Hike along La Revellata, a small peninsula that reaches into the sea • Climb to the sublime Notre Dame de la Serra Price from $1,240 per person twin share 15 16 11 12 13 14 Special Interest 59 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 COOKING CLASSES Accommodation Transfers Cooking Classes Cooking Classes We offer a variety of options with modern and world-class cooking schools located in regional France. Experience a unique opportunity to learn new techniques, tips, recipes and presentation skills from the finest chefs and enjoy authentic French cuisine. 4-DAY COOKERY COURSE This course is ideal for beginners through to experienced cooks. In the 4 day cookery course you will receive an introduction to French cuisine and several exciting dishes to prepare and desserts to wow your dinner guests with. During this course you will cover: knife skills, pastry, fish filleting, foie gras, cassoulet, desserts and sauces. FOUNDATION COOKERY WEEK COURSE Ideal for those who are looking for a week’s cookery course in French cuisine, perfect for those with little or moderate cooking experience looking to improve their skills. During this foundation week you will cover: knife skills, pastry making, fish filleting, foie Gras, boning poultry, sauces and sugar work 2 NIGHTS COOKING IN PROVENCE PACKAGE DAY 1: Arrival and 4 course meal at the beautiful Bastide. DAY 2: Breakfast and 3 hours cooking class in Bastide. DAY 3: Breakfast and departure 3 NIGHTS CHEF, SPA & CYCLING IN PROVENCE PACKAGE DAY 1: Arrival and 4 course meal at the beautiful Bastide. DAY 2: Breakfast and 3 hours cooking class in the bastide. In the afternoon enjoy a 1-hour treatment at the Signature Spa. DAY 3: After breakfast, go cycling with your eBike across the vinyards with your guide. Enjoy some wine tasting during the day. DAY 4: Breakfast and departure. 3 NIGHTS COOKING & RELAX IN PROVENCE PACKAGE DAY 1: Arrival and 4 course meal at the Bastide. DAY 2: Breakfast followed by a 3 hour cooking class in the bastide and lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a 1-hour treatment and 3 hour access to the Signature Spa. Enjoy a 4 course dinner. DAY 3: Breakfast at the Bastide and free day to discover the area. DAY 4: Breakfast and departure  $1,140  $870 3-night package, price per person from* 2-night package, price per person from* GASCONY PACKAGES Classes available on specific dates - Contact us or visit our website PROVENCE PACKAGES Classes available on specific dates - Contact us or visit our website
BIARRITZ Brittany Normandy Vendée A l s a c e Aquitaine Auvergne Limousin Dordogne Lorraine F r a n c h e C o m t e Midi-Pyrenees Poitou- Charentes Provence C o t e d ’ A z u r Rhone-Alps Burgundy hampagne LoireValley Somm e Paris Ile-de-France Nord-Pas- de-Calais Languedoc-Roussillion MONACO CANNES CHAMONIX ST-MALO MONT S AINT-MICHEL CALAIS NANCY COLMAR STRASBOURG AUXERRE REIMS EPERNAY LILLE YPRES DIJON BEAUNE LIMOGES LYON CLERMONT- FERRAND ANNECY NICE MARSEILLE MONTPELLIER PERPIGNAN AVIGNON ARLES AIX-EN-PROVENCE PARIS AMIEN S TOURS Luynes Montbazon Rouffach Ostwald- Strasbourg Divonne- les-Bains Gilly-les- Citeaux Amboise LE HAVRE ROUEN CAEN RENNES VANNES NANTES LA ROCHELLE ANGERS BREST BORDEAUX SARLAT TOULOUSE CAHORS LOURDES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 CHATEAUX Regional France Special Interest All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 60 Chateaux & Luxury Resorts France is home to a great number of beautiful chateaux rich in history and masterpieces of architecture. Stay in one of these hand-picked chateaux and make your journey really special. Live like a King without paying a King’s ransom. Chateaux hotels are stunning historic castles or charming manor houses with great character, converted into luxurious and comfortable hotels. Whether you are interested in history, the outdoors or a romantic getaway, the impressive furnishings and charming surroundings of a chateaux hotel are sure to delight. 1 DOMAINE DE BEAUVOIS 2 CHATEAU D’ARTIGNY 3 LE CHOISEUL 4 CHATEAU DE GILLY 5 CHATEAU DE DIVONNE 6 CHATEAU D’ISENBOURG 7 CHATEAU DE L’ILE 8 LES BORIES & SPA 9 TERRE BLANCHE 10 CHÂTEAU DE LA MESSARDIÈRE Special Interest 61 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 * Low season rate per room, per night including breakfast and taxes, except if status is “Room Only” . Please Note – Prices are per room per night based on twin share – Prices are based on low season and are a guide only – Prices are based on leading room – Most of these fabulous properties offer a number of smaller rooms or, for unique experience indulge in a deluxe or suite room – Packages available, contact us for more details DOMAINE DE BEAUVOIS HHHH CHATEAU D’ARTIGNY  HHHHH LE CHOISEUL  HHHH CHATEAU DE GILLY  HHHHH CHATEAU DE DIVONNE  HHHH CHATEAU D’ISENBOURG HHHHH CHATEAU DE L’ILE HHHH LES BORIES & SPA HHHHH TERRE BLANCHE HHHHH CHÂTEAU DE LA MESSARDIÈRE HHHHH LUYNES MONTBAZON AMBOISE GILLY LES CITEAUX DIVONNE LES BAINS ROUFFACH STRASBOURG-OSTWALD Gordes Tourrettes Saint Tropez At the western gate of Tours, this delightful 16th and 17th century manor house is located within 360-acre grounds. Nature is king on Beauvois Estate. Facing Briffaut pond: this charming hotel is decorated with refined comfort. Enjoy a cuisine rich in flavours in lovely dining rooms or on the terrace in fine weather. TV, WiFi, minibar, lift, outdoor pool, tennis court. Overlooking the Indre valley, its white stone visible from far away, the majestic Artigny Castle is a Belle Epoque dream shaped by the famous perfume creator, Francois Coty. With grounds stretching over 60 acres, a French-style garden, an elegant spa, marble, wainscoting, trompe l’oeil frescoes – nothing is too beautiful for this stately home now transformed into an elegant hotel. TV, minibar, lift, spa, outdoor pool, tennis court. Below the ramparts of Amboise chateau and overlooking the Loire, le Choiseul is a group of charming residences built in the 18th century, hidden away in Italian-style gardens. Once a gilded place of exile for one of Louis XV’s ministers, it is an ideal starting point for visiting other Loire Valley chateau and for enjoying refined cuisine and renowned wines. TV, minibar, outdoor pool. Gilly Castle. Located in the heart of the renowned Burgundy wine-growing region between Dijon and Beaune, the residence of the Citeaux Abbots dates between the 14th and 18th centuries. An ancient wine cellar with ribbed vaults, a vaulted room, wainscoting and painted beams all help create a unique atmosphere. TV, minibar, restaurant, outdoor pool, billiard, tennis court. This elegant 19th century stately home is 15 minutes from Geneva’s international airport, between Lake Geneva and the Jura mountains, a stone’s throw from the Casino, golf course and fitness centre. This restful hotel offers gourmet cuisine, will delight nature lovers by its exceptional view over the Mont-Blanc mountain chain and Lake Geneva. TV, minibar, lift, WiFi, outdoor pool, table tennis, park. Built on vaulted cellars dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries, Chateau de Isenbourg echoes the name Dagobert and Charlemagne. Located a few kilometres from Colmar, it overlooks the old town of Rouffach. Enjoy refinement and relaxation. It is the ideal place to stop and discover Alsace and its gastronomy. Lift, restaurant, outdoor and indoor pools, spa, park, tennis court. Surrounded by greenery and on the banks of River III, just 5km from Strasbourg, 15 minutes from the TGV station and 6 km from the airport, this 19th century castle exhibits traditional Alsace architecture and encourages relaxation. TV, minibar, lift, bar. Olive trees, cypresses, lavender fields and breathtaking views, welcome guests to Les Bories and Spa. Looking over the stunning village of Gordes and the Luberon, and once home to local shepherds, this stunning stone building is the ultimate retreat. Enjoy a stroll around the 20 acres estate or one of the many activities on offer such as tennis, swimming or walking around the 13th Century village of Bories. With 300m of amazing spa facilities and a Michelin star restaurant. Nestled in unspoilt lush nature and offering the best of authentic Provence. Designed like a Provençal village on a hillside, with suites and villas each with a private terrace and a unique view over the surrounding nature and landscape. The hotel’s infinity pool overlooks the resort, offering a breathtaking panorama of the hills and their perched villages. Golf, restaurant, swimming pool & WiFi. Chateau de la Messardière is a 5-star palace located on a hillside, very close to Saint-Tropez’s center and Pampelonne beaches, spanning both Provence and the French Riviera. Built in the 19th century and fully restored since, the 5-star Château de la Messardière—regarded as a genuine institution in Saint-Tropez—has maintained all its extraordinary original character. Spa, gourmet restaurant and poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery and magnificent 25-acre grounds. Price from* $310 Price from* $380 Price from* $310 Price from* $350 Price from* $400 Price from* $440 Price from* $390 Price from* $450 Price from* $360 Price from* $580 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Regional France Special Interest All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 62 The estate features: - The main house, overlooking private gardens in the rich Burgundy countryside. It has been renovated to reflect traditional French style and each guest room is charmingly decorated with antiques and French furnishings (all have private bathrooms) - A private guest cottage with laundry facilities - 500 acres of farmland and historic barns, wine cellar Burgundy Indulgence Enjoy the unrivalled hospitality of your charming hosts in a 400-year-old French estate, 50km south-east of Paris, near Auxerre in Burgundy. Each day you will learn about Burgundy’s traditions, food and wine. During your stay you may choose between several excursions related to the local wine region, charming villages, historic 12th century cathedrals, and other sites of interest. ABOUT THE DOMAINE DES MORILLONS BURGUNDY EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES Day 1 – Transfer to the Domain. (D) Day 2 – Choice of excursions / activities after breakfast: • A tour of the Auxerre area and wine country • A tour of the Chablis wine country and the Renaissance chateaux of Tanlay and Ancy-Le-Franc and to the the 15th century fortified town of Noyers • A tour of the picturesque town of Vezelay and its amazing basilica, the Bazoches Chateau home of the famous Architect Vaubaun and local beer & wine tasting (B;D) Day 3 – Choice of excursions / activities after breakfast: • A tour of the famous Saint Fargeau Chateau and gardens and visit to Guedelon castle, a construction project: to build a chateau using medieval techniques and materials • A tour of Joigny on the Burgundy canal and its farmer’s market (Wednesday & Saturdays only). Visit 12th C Sens 12th C and its well- known cheese shop (B;D) Day 4 – Breakfast at the domaine Transfer back to station. (B) Day 1 – Transfer to the Domain. (D) Day 2 – Visit Auxerre, its 14th century cathedral, 12th century Abbaye and history museum. In the afternoon, admire the 15th century medieval architecture of Noyers and visit of world famous Chablis town and vineyards. (B; D) Day 3 – Start with a visit and tasting at Chateau de Pommard followed by a visit Beaune and its Hospice. In the afternoon enjoy a tasting at Beaune winery and visit of Clos de Vougeot. (B; D) Day 4 – Visit Chateau Bazoches home to Louis XIV’s famous architect Vauban, followed by a visit of Vezelay’s 10th century Basilica. End with a tour of the stone cellars of Bailly and wine tasting. Day 5 – Breakfast at the domaine Transfer back to station. BURGUNDY FOOD & WINE INDULGENCE BURGUNDY WINE & CULTURE EXPERIENCE Private transfer from Auxerre, Laroche Migennes, Dijon or Paris train station Private transfer from Auxerre, Laroche Migennes, Dijon or Paris train station $1,540 $1,320 4-night package, price per person from 3-night package, price per person from 3-4 Nights Transfers Guide Breakfasts & Dinners Visit www.frenchtravel.com.au/special-interests to discover more packages Special Interest 63 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 The estate features: • 5 en-suite bedrooms all luxuriously and stylishly furnished. Each room also features a terrace or a balcony and a sitting area. • A heated swimming pool and a large terrace overlooking the Luberon mountain • Dining area to cook your own meals • Vineyards and the chance to enjoy a selection of wines from the Provence region • A ‘Boulodrome’ to play pétanque and plenty of board games • Cheese & charcuterie plates to snack on • Gardens featuring lavender, olive and cypress trees, pruned to perfection Provence Indulgence ABOUT THE DOMAINE LES ROULLETS PROVENCE EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES Day 1 – Transfer to the Domaine. Day 2 – Excursions / activities at leisure after breakfast: • Drive around Provence and discover the Luberon mountains and the picturesque hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Ménerbes and Roussillon. • Treat yourself to a day of relaxation, enjoying the heated swimming pool and the romantic Domaine. Visit the local market to buy some fresh products, then come back to the Domaine and make use of the kitchen facilities to cook your own provencal meal. Day 3 – Excursions / activities at leisure after breakfast: • Pair this with some of the eastate’s own organic AOP wines. Enjoy a lunch overlooking the vines on a summer’s day. • Play pétanque at the boulodrome or enjoy the board games on offer • Go to one of the numerous restaurants around the Domaine or if you prefer, stay at the estate to enjoy a romantic dinner among the vines or watching the sunset over the Luberon valley. Day 4 – Breakfast at the Domaine. Transfer back to the station Day 1 – Transfer to the Domaine. Enjoy a welcome barbecue at the estate. Day 2 – After your breakfast enjoy a quiet morning at the Domaine to relax. You can play the famous local French game Petanque at the boulodrome. In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day wine tour to discover the Provence vineyards and taste some wines. Dinner at leisure. (B) Day 3 – Enjoy a breakfast at the Domaine. In the afternoon enjoy a cookery class to learn more about the famous Provencal gastronomy. Dinner at leisure. (B) Day 4 – After breakfast you can spend the day driving around the Provence villages at your own pace or decide to stay at the Domaine to enjoy the included bottle of wine included by the swimming pool. Dinner at leisure(B) Day 5 – Breakfast at the Domaine. Transfer back to the station PROVENCE INDULGENCE PROVENCE WINE & CULTURE EXPERIENCE Private transfer from Avignon, Marseille, Nice Private transfer from Avignon, Marseille, Nice $1,520 $2,000 3-night package, price per person from 4-night package, price per person from 3-4 Nights Transfers Breakfasts & Dinners Breakfasts Indulge in this peaceful Provence getaway, a staying on a and exploring the occitan region at your own pace. Enjoy a stay at this stunning boutique hotel in the golden triangle of Provence. You will love relaxing on this peaceful estate and immersing yourself the most of history, culture and gastronomy.
64 Battlefields We will remember them For Australian travellers, there are few more moving experiences than paying respect to the many brave Australian soldiers who died on foreign soil. French Travel Connection tours encompass the significant WWI battlefields across the Somme and Pas-de-Calais WWII D-Day beach and airborne assault landing sites of Normandy. Our tours make it easy to visit the WWI and WWII sites of France and Belgium with a range of options, from day trips through to 10-day tours. Led by expert guides with specialist knowledge on Australian history, French Travel Connection offers the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of what took place on the famous battlefields of northern France. Regular Small GroupTours in comfortable eight-seat minivans are available throughout the year.These tours can be conveniently accessed from Paris via an easy 1hr 20 train journey to Amiens, or a 2hr train trip from Paris to Caen (for the Normandy Landing BeachTours).Touring highlights include visits to historic battlefields, preserved original Somme trenches, world-renowned war museums and memorials. French Travel Connection also offers a range of Dated Escorted Group Departures by coach to honour last soldiers buried there by taking part in the annual dawn service held at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Brettoneux. The Australian National Memorial remembers more than 10,000 Australians who lost their lives in France between 1916 and 1918 and have no known grave. This memorable event commemorates the 1918 ANZAC Day battle marking the end of the German advance in the Somme - recognised as one of the Australian Imperial Force’s finest achievements on the Western Front during WWI. A r r o m a n c h e s O m a h a B e a c h P o i n t e d u H o c U t a h B e a c h 1 hr 20 mins by train 15 mins by train 2 hrs by train 65 Regular Small GroupTours - Minivan FrenchTravel Connection is proud to offer a wide range of BattlefieldTours in eight-seat minivans. These tours have regular departures throughout the year (often daily) and are always escorted by locally-based English-speaking specialists.These tours offer a more personal, intimate touring experience. Minimum of two passengers required. Dated Escorted Group Departures - Coach French Travel Connection also offers a range of escorted group tours by coach with specific departure dates. All coaches used in our group tours are modern, comfortable, air-conditioned and first class. They have on-board toilets and always offer adequate seating for the maximum group size. All coach tours are escorted by English-speaking guides. River Cruising Learn about the history of both World War while cruising between France and Belgium. All your meals are included as well as drinks. You will have the opportunity to go on excursions in order to visit the main sights of the Great War. BARGE CRUISE Group Guaranteed Departures The term ‘Group Tour’ is defined as having a minimum of ten passengers travelling on the one tour. Once seven deposited passengers are confirmed, the tour is guaranteed to depart. Crewed Canal Barge Travel in pure luxury onboard a crewed canal barge and learn about the Great War is to go onboard the crewed canal barge. All your excursions, meals and drinks are included. Discover the landscapes of the Great War while cruising between Paris and the Marne region. More SightseeingTime Our tours are specifically designed to suit travellers who prefer less time in the tour bus and longer periods of sightseeing. Tours marked with this symbol feature more leisurely-paced itineraries with two, three and even four night stays in the one place. This means that you are not constantly packing and unpacking. Designed specifically for Australians and New Zealanders These tours are marketed for Australian and New Zealand passengers and therefore do not feature multi-lingual commentary – only English.
Battlefields All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 66 DAY 1 - Own arrangements to Amiens. Overnight Grand Hotel de l’Univers. DAY 2 - Depart hotel at 9:30am for full day tour of Somme region (Grand Hotel de l’Univers). DAY 3 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for full day tour of Ypres (Grand Hotel de l’Univers). DAY 4 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for full day tour of Somme region. Drop off at Amiens station by 5.15pm for train back to Paris at 5.39pm or 6.09pm. Visits on day 2 and 4 as per 2 Night SommeTour. On Day 3, travel to Fromelles, visiting VC Corner, Cobbers Memorial, Pheasant Wood and then cross the border into Belgium. Visits in and around Ypres include Hill 60, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and Menin Gate. Option to see the evening Menin Gate ceremony. SITES OF VILLERS-BRETONNEUX - Franco-Australian Museum, telling the story of the Australian Imperial Force during WWI. - Australian Memorial listing the names of more than 10,000 Australians who died in France during WWI with no known grave. - Adelaide Cemetery where 955 Commonwealth servicemen from WWI are buried or commemorated. - Le Hamel, Australian Corps Memorial commemorating the 1062 Australian troops who died in the Battle of Hamel. POZIERES - Site of costly fighting for Australian divisions in 1916. ALBERT - Main town behind the lines for the Allies and the one nearest to the 1916 Somme battlefields. Tour concludes at Amiens train station at 5.15pm. Return trains to Paris depart from Amiens at 5.39pm and 6.09pm. DAY 1 - Own arrangements to Amiens. Overnight Grand Hotel de l’Univers. DAY 2 - Depart hotel at 9:30am for full day tour of Somme region. DAY 3 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for half day tour of Somme region. In the afternoon transfer to Normandy and overnight in Bayeux at Hotel Bayeux. DAY 4 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for full day tour of Normandy region. DAY 5 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for half day tour of Bayeux region and drop-off at Bayeux station by 1pm for train back to Paris. Day 2 as per the Full DayTour. Day 3 includes more of the Somme region, followed by the trip to Normandy. Day 4 visits include sites of both beach and airborne landings, all of which took place on 6 June 1944. On the morning of Day 5, explore Bayeux, including the BayeuxTapestry, before drop-off at the train station. DAY 1 - Own arrangements to Amiens. Overnight Grand Hotel de l’Univers. DAY 2 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for a full-day tour of the Somme region. Overnight at Grand Hotel de l’Univers. DAY 3 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for a full-day tour of the Somme region. This tour concludes at Amiens train station at 5.15pm. Return trains to Paris depart from Amiens at 5.39pm and 6.09pm. Itinerary for day 2 and 3 includes touring as per the Full Day Tour in addition to the following: - Red Baron’s crash site dating back to 1918 - Preserved WWI trench park - Thiepval Memorial to the Missing standing 45m high and visible for several kilometres - Bullecourt on the Hindenburg Line, where the AIF lost 10,000 men during two 1917 offensives. minivan minivan minivan minivan Tour price from $1,500 per person (min 2) Tour price from $290 per person (min 2) Tour price from $2,000 per person  (min 2) Tour price from $950 per person (min 2) Battlefield Tours E SCORTE D TOUR Note - For Ypres the official Flemish name for the city is Ieper FULL-DAY SOMMETOUR 3-NIGHT SOMME & YPRES TOUR 2-NIGHT SOMME TOUR 4 NIGHT SOMME & NORMANDY TOUR Operates daily, year round Commences daily, year round Commences daily, year round Commences daily, year round Own arrangements to Amiens.Tour departs 9.30am from Amiens train station Own arrangements to Amiens.Tour departs from Amiens Own arrangements to Amiens.Tour departs from Amiens Own arrangements to Amiens.Tour departs from Amiens Battlefields 67 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Note - For Ypres the official Flemish name for the city is Ieper – Tours may differ from itinerary – Full-day tours are based on a minimum of 2 people – Prices per person based on twin share for the overnight tours – Prices are a guide only – Inclusive of transport in an 8 or 9 seat minivan – Accommodation to be included as per itinerary, alternatives may be required – Entrance fees not included due to the flexible nature of the tours – English tour guide – Train tickets are not included Please note DAY 1 - Own arrangements to Amiens. Overnight Grand Hotel de l’Univers. DAY 2 - Depart hotel at 9:30am for full day tour of Somme region (Grand Hotel de l’Univers). DAY 3 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for half day tour of Somme region. In the afternoon transfer to Normandy and overnight in Bayeux at Hotel Bayeux. DAY 4 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for full day tour of Normandy region. DAY 5 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for full day tour of Bayeux region and visit Mont Saint-Michel. DAY 6 - Depart hotel at 9.30am for half day tour of Bayeux region and drop- off at Bayeux station by 1pm for train back to Paris. The above tour is as per the 4 Night Somme and Normandy Tour. Day 5 includes visit Mont Saint-Michel. Tour departs regularly in the morning or afternoon and includes: - Pointe de Hoc - Omaha Beach - American Cemetery - Longues-sur-Mer WWII German artillery battery - Remains of the artificial ‘Mulberry Harbour’ in Arromanches. This extraordinary engineering feat helped steer the Allies to victory in Normandy. Touring is in a 9-seat minivan. Full day option available - contact us for details. minivan minivan Tour price from $2,540 per person (min 2) Tour price from $180 per person (min 2) Battlefields E SCORTE D TOUR Receive FREE Paris Bonus Pack! E x c l u s i v e O f f e r 4 or 5 night Battlefield Tour BOOK BOOK RECEIVE 3 or 5 night Paris Package (page 8-9) FREE* Paris Bonus Pack (page 8-9) 5 NIGHTS SOMME, NORMANDY & MONT ST-MICHEL TOUR HALF DAY D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHESTOUR Commences daily, year round Operates Monday,Thursday, Sunday, year round Own arrangements to Amiens.Tour departs from Amiens Own arrangements to Bayeux or Caen as tour departs from both locations
Battlefields All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 68 ANZAC Day on the Somme (3 Days) Features and Inclusions - Coach for transfers and sightseeing as described in the itinerary - 2 nights hotel accommodation - Pre departure snack at hotel on ANZAC Day - Breakfast box provided by hotel on ANZAC Day - 2 dinners at hotel - Services of an English speaking Battlefield Guide - End of tour tips to yourTour Manager and Driver - All entrance fees as per the itinerary. - Inclusion of personal audio system whilst on tour BELGIUM FRANCE THIEPVAL POZIERES LE HAMEL MONT ST QUENTIN LONGUEVAL PERONNE VILLERS-BRETONNEUX PARIS AMIENS ARRAS YPRES THE SOMME 2 4 Map not to scale E SCORTE D TOUR EXCLUSIVETOUR This popular 3-day tour is primarily focused on attending the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Australian National Memorial. Operated by our partner, AlbatrossTours, exclusively for FrenchTravel Connection. Receive FREE Paris Bonus Pack! E x c l u s i v e O f f e r 3 Day ANZAC Tour Day 1 - 24 April - From Paris Tour meeting point: Corner of Rue Lafayette and Rue Riboutte. Depart Paris (Coach 1 at 8.30am, Coach 2 at 9.00am) Visit the 1916 Somme Battlefields including Pozieres, Moquet Farm,Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, visit the newThiepval Interpretation Centre and the New Zealand Memorial of Longueval. Dinner is included at your hotel. (D) Overnight: Novotel Amiens Pole Jules Verne Day 2 - 25 April - Anzac Day An early start to attend the Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial followed by the French Memorial Service in Villers-Bretonneux. Visit the Franco-Australian Museum at Victoria School in Villers Bretonneux. Visit to Adelaide Cemetery and Le Hamel. A breakfast pack is included, instead of breakfast at the hotel, as you will not return to your hotel until mid-afternoon. Evening at leisure in Amiens. (B, D) Overnight: Novotel Amiens Pole Jules Verne DAY 3 - 26 APRIL - SOMME BATTLEFIELDSTO PARIS Visit the 1918 Somme Battlefields including the 2nd Australian Division Memorial at Mont St Quentin Visit the Historial de la Grand Guerre in Peronne. Return to Paris for drop off at Charles de Gaulle Airport at approximately 4.00 - 4.30 pm and city centre at approximately 5pm (corner of Rue Lafayette & Rue Riboutte). (B) B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Number of nights on 5 DayTour - (subject to availability) – (Page 69) KEY: Visits as per itineraries Number of nights on 3 DayTour – (subject to availability) – (Page 68) 3 Day ANZAC Tour BOOK BOOK RECEIVE 3 or 5 night Paris Package (page 8-9) FREE* Paris Bonus Pack (page 8-9) ANZAC DAY ONTHE SOMME 3 DAYS - PARISTO PARIS 2017 Date 24th April to 26th April NOVOTEL AMIENS POLE JULES VERNE 3* Twin share $1,480 per person Single Supplement $330 Battlefields 69 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Map not to scale ANZAC DAY ONTHE SOMME 5 DAYS - PARISTO PARIS 2017 Date 22nd April to 26th April 3 STAR HOTEL IN AMIENS Twin share $1,879 per person Single Supplement $459 ANZAC Day on the Somme (5 Days) Features and Inclusions - All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary - Fully escorted by our specialist Battlefield Tour Manager - Personal audio system whilst on tour - Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach - End of tour tips to your Tour Manager and Driver - 4 nights specially selected hotel accommodation - Breakfast daily, 1 snack lunch, 2 dinners including farewell dinner in Amiens - Welcome drink Amiens - All entrance fees as per the itinerary - Extensive touring of the Somme Battlefields B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner E SCORTE D TOUR This 5-day tour offers a more comprehensive look at the main sights and monuments of the Somme region, as well as experiencing the ANZAC Day ceremony at the Australian National Memorial.Tour is operated by our partner, AlbatrossTours. DAY 1 - 22 APRIL PARISTO AMIENS Depart Paris at 9am and travel north to Fromelles, scene of Australia’s first major battle on the Western Front, to visit VC Corner (Australian Cemetery), the Military Cemetery, Australian Memorial Park and Museum of the Battle of Fromelles. Travel across the old Bullecourt battlefield to view the moving statue of an Australian soldier at the Bullecourt ‘Digger’ Memorial. Your home for the next 4 nights is the city of Amiens. In 1918 Australian soldiers played a prominent part in the defence of the city. Our hotels are superbly located in the very heart of Amiens, within easy walking distance of all the major sights.This evening we have included a welcome drink and dinner. (D) Your Amiens hotel: Campanile Amiens Centre Gare or Ibis Styles Amiens Cathedrale DAY 2 - 23 APRIL AMIENS Experience the tragedy of WWI including a visit of the Australian memorials at Pozières, which recalls the loss of 23,000 men in six weeks. Visit the vast and tragicThiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, including entrance to theThiepval Interpretation Centre which details the battles of the Somme between 1914 and 1918, the UlsterTower Memorial to the 36th Ulster Division and the Newfoundland Memorial Park. A snack lunch is included. (B, L) DAY 3 - 24 APRIL AMIENS Explore the 1918 Somme Battlefields including the Adelaide Cemetery (site of the exhumation of Australia’s Unknown Soldier in November 1993) and the Australian National Memorial at Villers- Bretonneux. It was here on April 25, 1918, exactly 3 years after the Gallipoli landings, that Australian courage and determination provided a stunning victory that ended the German advance in this area. It is a place to think about how Australia’s story on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918 has been commemorated. Visit the fascinating Franco-Australian Museum at the Victoria Primary School in the village of Villers-Bretonneux. Visit the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel and the 2nd Australian Division Memorial at Mont St Quentin, on the outskirts of the historical town of Péronne. (B) DAY 4 - 25 APRIL AMIENS - ANZAC DAY An early start to attend the Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial near Villers Bretonneux. Concluded, attend the local wreath laying ceremony, hosted by the Mayor, at the French monument near the town hall in Villers Bretonneux. A breakfast pack is included. In 1918 Australian soldiers played a prominent part in the defence of the city of Amiens. Your Battlefield Tour Manager will accompany you to visit one of the gems of French medieval architecture - Amiens Cathedral, where the Australian and New Zealand soldiers have been honoured. The rest of your day is at leisure in the delightful town of Amiens. This evening you enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D) DAY 5 - 26 APRIL -TO PARIS Departing Amiens we visit the Armistice Carriage at Compiègne, where 11 November 1918 Armistice was signed. Your Western Front Tour ends on arrival in Paris. Drop off points will be Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Gare du Nord station. We recommend that you book flights or trains that depart Paris after 3pm today. (B) Receive FREE Paris Bonus Pack! E x c l u s i v e O f f e r 5 Day ANZAC Tour BOOK BOOK RECEIVE 3 or 5 night Paris Package (page 8-9) FREE* Paris Bonus Pack (page 8-9)
Battlefields All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 70 ANZAC Day on the Western Front (10 days) Note - For Ypres the official Flemish name for the city is Ieper Our expert Tour Manager/War Historian will add a lot of depth to this tour and ensure you have a tremendously fulfilling experience. Tour operated by our partner, Albatross Tours. E SCORTE D TOUR ANZAC DAY ONTHE WESTERN FRONT 10 DAYS - PARIS TO PARIS 2017 Date 18th April to 27th April Twin share $3,989 per person Single supplement $899 B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner DAY 1 - 18 APRIL - PARIS The tour commences in Paris with a welcome drink and dinner. DAY 2 - 19 APRIL - PARIS Paris panoramic tour including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and Notre Dame. DAY 3 - 20 APRIL -YPRES Visit to the Adelaide Cemetery before arriving at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and the Franco Australian museum. Visit the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel and finally to the 2nd Australian Division memorial at Mont St Quentin. Continue to Ypres where you can attend the sounding of the Last Post at the Menin Gate, a moving ceremony repeated every night since 1928. DAY 4 - 21 APRIL -YPRES Enjoy a walking tour in Ypres through the centre of town to the magnificent Cloth Hall, St Georges Chapel and St Martin’s Church. Visit the beautiful Ypres Ramparts Cemetery and walk on top of the ramparts to the Menin Gate Memorial DAY 5 - 22 APRIL -YPRES In the morning visit the site of the Battle of Messines, the beautiful Toronto Avenue Cemetery and the Island of Ireland Peace Park. Visit Hooge Crater Cemetery and Museum, the 5th Australian Division Memorial in Polygon Wood, Hill 60 and the British Commonwealth’s largest war cemetery at Tyne Cot. DAY 6 - 23 APRIL -YPRES Enjoy an excursion to the charming city of the medieval city of Bruges. Take a walking tour around the quaint and picturesque cobbled stone streets. Later, relax in one of the pavement cafes on the glorious old market square. In the afternoon visit the Essex Farm Cemetery, a site forever associated with the composition of the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ DAY 7 - 24 APRIL - AMIENS Cross the boarder from Belgium to Amiens in France. Stop at Fromelles, to visit VC Corner (Australian Cemetery), Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery and the Australian Memorial Park at Fromelles. Visit the most spectacular British Commonwealth memorial in France – the Canadian National Memorial on Vimy Ridge. Travel across the old Bullecourt battlefield and view the moving statue of an Australian soldier at the Bullecourt ‘Digger’ Memorial. DAY 8 - 25 APRIL - AMIENS – ANZAC DAY An early start to attend the Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial near Villers Bretonneux. Concluded, attend the local wreath laying ceremony, hosted by the Mayor, at the French monument near the town hall in Villers Bretonneux. Visit one of the gems of French medieval architecture - Amiens Cathedral, where the Australian and New Zealand soldiers have been honoured. DAY 9 - 26 APRIL - AMIENS Experience the 1916 Somme battlefield including the Australian memorials at Pozières. Visit the vast Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, including entrance to the Thiepval Interpretation Centre, Ulster Tower Memorial to the 36th Ulster Division and Newfoundland Memorial Park. DAY 10 - 27 APRIL -TO PARIS Your Western Front Tour ends this morning after breakfast as you are transferred to Paris to arrive around midday. Receive FREE Paris Bonus Pack! E x c l u s i v e O f f e r 8 or 10 Day ANZAC Tour BOOK BOOK RECEIVE 3 or 5 night Paris Package (page 8-9) FREE* Paris Bonus Pack (page 8-9) Features and Inclusions - All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary - Fully escorted by our specialist Battlefield Tour Manager/War Historian - Personal audio system whilst on tour - Travel in a first-class air conditioned touring coach - End of tour tips to tour manager and driver and local guides - 9 nights in a specially selected hotel accommodation - Breakfast daily, 2 snack lunches - 4 dinners including welcome dinner in Paris and farewell dinner in Amiens - Welcome drink Paris - All entrances as per itinerary - Extensive touring of the WW1 Battlefields Battlefields 71 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Gain a deeper insight into the life of the diggers exploring the Somme and Flanders commemorative sites when the vast ANZAC Day crowds have long disappeared. Be moved by the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, visit charming Bruges, medieval Amiens and see the magnificent Cloth Hall in Ypres. All Quiet on the Western Front (8 days) Note - For Ypres the official Flemish name for the city is Ieper E SCORTE D TOUR BELGIUM FRANCE FROMELLES BRUGES PASSCHENDAELE TYNE COT HILL 60 BULLECOURT VIMY THIEPVAL POZIERES LE HAMEL PARIS AMIENS YPRES / TheSomme 3 3 1 2 VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MONT ST QUENTIN 3 4 Number of nights on 10 DayTour Number of nights on 8 DayTour KEY: Visits ALL QUIET ONTHE WESTERN FRONT 8 DAYS - PARIS TO PARIS 2017 Departures Tour End Dates 13th May 3rd June 26th June 29th July 14th August 4th September 24th September 20th May 10th June 3rd July 5th August 21st August 11th September 1st October Twin share $3,139 per person Single supplement $689 B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner Features and Inclusions - Fully escorted by our highly experienced Tour Manager/specialist Battlefield Guide - Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach - 7 nights specially selected hotel accommodation - Breakfast daily (B) - 2 lunch packs (L) - 4 dinners including farewell dinner in Amiens (D) - Welcome drink in Paris - All excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described - Extensive touring of the WWI Battlefields - Local guide for Bruges walking tour - Personal audio system whilst on tour - Free WiFi available on most coaches and at hotels - End of tour tips to Tour Manager and driver, tips for local guide DAY 1 - PARIS Start in Paris this evening with a welcome drink and dinner. (D) DAY 2 -YPRES Enjoy a walking tour in Ypres through the centre of town to the magnificent Cloth Hall, St Georges Chapel and St Martin’s Church. Visit the beautiful Ypres Ramparts Cemetery and walk on top of the ramparts to the Menin Gate Memorial. Tonight, you can attend the sounding of the Last Post at the Menin Gate, a moving ceremony repeated every night since 1928.(B,D) DAY 3 -YPRES In the morning visit the site of the Battle of Messines, the beautiful Toronto Avenue Cemetery and the Island of Ireland Peace Park. Visit Hooge Crater Cemetery and Museum, the 5th Australian Division Memorial in Polygon Wood, Hill 60 and the British Commonwealth’s largest war cemetery at Tyne Cot. (B) *Our 24 September departure has been specially timed to be in Ypres on 26 September for the Commemoration Service of the Battle of Polygon Wood, a campaign during the Third Battle of Ypres. The Itinerary will be amended to allow for attendance at this Commemorative service. DAY 4 -YPRES Enjoy an excursion to the charming city of the medieval city of Bruges. Take a walking tour around the quaint and picturesque cobbled stone streets. Later, relax in one of the pavement cafes on the glorious old market square. In the afternoon visit the Essex Farm Cemetery, a site forever associated with the composition of the poem ‘In Flanders Field’. (B) DAY 5 - AMIENS Cross the boarder from Belgium to Amiens in France. Stop at Fromelles, to visit VC Corner (Australian Cemetery), Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery and the Australian Memorial Park at Fromelles. Visit the most spectacular British Commonwealth memorial in France – the Canadian National Memorial on Vimy Ridge. Travel across the old Bullecourt battlefield and view the moving statue of an Australian soldier at the Bullecourt ‘Digger’ Memorial. (B,L,D) DAY 6 - AMIENS Experience the 1916 Somme battlefield including the Australian memorials at Pozières. Visit the vast Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, including entrance to the Thiepval Interpretation Centre, Ulster Tower Memorial to the 36th Ulster Division and Newfoundland Memorial Park. (B,L) DAY 7 - AMIENS Visit to one of the gems of French medieval architecture – Amiens Cathedral and explore the 1918 Somme Battlefields including the Adelaide Cemetery (site of the exhumation of Australia’s Unknown Soldier in November 1993) and the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Later we visit the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel and the 2nd Australian Division Memorial at Mont St Quentin. Lunchtime is at leisure in the historical town of Péronne, where we have also included entrance to the Historial de la Grande Guerre (Museum of the Great War). (B,D) DAY 8 –TO PARIS Your Western Front tour ends this morning as you are transferred to Paris to arrive around midday. (B)
Battlefields All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 72 Battlefield waterways E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Lille and Ostend Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Departure dates: Sept 1, 7 & 19 Oct 1, 3 & 9 Includes: • Unlimited drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks, coffees and tea. • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine • Welcome cocktail and farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi and Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Entertainments on-board • Lounge/bar, dance floor, restaurant, sundeck, shop • Cabin: A/C, private bathroom, hair dryer, safe, TV. • Large Panoramic windows on the upper deck Cruise Information: Itinerary: Return Paris Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights Departure dates: Sept 1 Includes: • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Chef • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic/ non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary • Service of 5 crew • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and Jacuzzi Cruise Highlights: • Visit Arras and explore the city’s architecture and historic buildings, • See the Wellington Quarry and learn about the Battle of Arras of 1917 • Visit Poperingen one of the towns unoccupied by the Germans • Visit the military cemetery at Lijssenthoek. • Visit the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery • Visit the Memorial to the Missing • Visit to Passchendaele Museum • Discover Ypres and visit the In Flanders Fields Museum • See Hill 60 and visit the Australian memorial • Attend the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres • Visit Diksmuide town the scene of confrontations during World War I • Visit the “Trench of Death” • Discover Vladslo German War Cemetery and the Yser Tower Memorial • Discover Bruges and enjoy a trip along the town’s canals Cruise Highlights: • Transfer by coach from Paris to Epernay • Visit Verdun, including a visit to Fort Douaumont, and visit of the Douaumont ossuary and visit the “Tranchée des Baïonnettes” (bayonet trench). • Visit the famous Champagne Tourist Route including the village of Hautvillers once home to the famous Dom Perignon, and visit to a prominent champagne hous with a tasting • Visit of the Remembrance Museum of Belleau, and visit of the Aisne-Marne Cemetery. • Visit the Battlefields of the Marne and the Museum of the Great War. • Visit of Paris including Les Invalides, which retraces history from 1871 to 1945, including the two World War OSTEND - BRUGES - KORTRIJK - COMINES - LILLE RIVER CRUISE -The Great War - A Commemorative Cruise - Ms Victor Hugo 4* CREWED CANAL BARGE -The Great War - Ms Raymonde - Charming Class PARIS - EPERNAY- DORMANS - CHATEAUTHIERRY - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - MEAUX– LAGNY- SUR-MARNE - PARIS Ref. LIO Price from 1,285 Euros per person, per cabin Ref. ECP .WW Price from 1,270 Euros per person, per cabin 73 TOUR I N D EPEND E N T E SCORTE D TOUR E SCORTE D TOUR The Waterways of France by French Travel Connection Cruising along France’s waterways is a unique and unforgettable way to travel and discover the country. As the leading travel specialist to France, we offer a variety of options: Self-Drive Canal Boats, Crewed Canal Barges and River Cruising. Self-Drive Canal Boats You are the captain as you make your way along peaceful canals to discover the charm and mystery of hidden France. You have the freedom to stop whenever, and mostly wherever, you please, stepping off your boat to explore the many attractions of the local area on foot or by bicycle. No experience or licence is required to operate these boats and we can suggest models to suit everyone’s requirements - from small families to larger groups. Each boat provides the comforts you need, including separate sleeping cabins, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and towels. Crewed Canal Barges Cruising on a crewed canal barge is a truly luxurious and relaxing way to see France. Everything is taken care of from the moment of arrival, with the crew including a captain, tour guide, house keeper and chef. All barges include three gourmet meals a day featuring fresh local produce. Daily tours and activities on the barge’s minibus are included and travellers can also make use of the onboard bicycles to explore the local area.You may choose to simply book a cabin or, alternatively, travel with family members or friends and charter the entire barge. River Cruising River cruising offers an unparalleled level of convenience with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. For many stops, you will dock right in the heart of a town, only moments from charming squares, magnificent cathedrals and bustling marketplaces. These boutique ships offer three categories of staterooms as well as luxury suites. Proximity to the shore throughout the cruise means that great views are on offer from all staterooms and suites as well as the restaurant, lounge and sun deck. SELF-DRIVE BARGE CRUISE
Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 74 Self-Drive Canal Boats TOUR I N D EPEND E N T Self-drive canal boating is the ideal way to discover the charm and mystery of hidden France. Cruise through the peaceful countryside, past tempting vineyards and historic villages where tiny medieval churches, ancient castles, quaint markets and small local restaurants will offer you an endless stream of new experiences and delights. E x c l u s i v e O f f e r *FREE bike maximum one per booking, subject to availablity ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY Access to and from the base Our experienced staff can advise you of the closest airport, train station or car depot. Ease of navigation No experience required. Prior to departure, a captain’s handbook is provided and a demonstration is given at the base. Technical assistance during your cruise is available if required. Average cruising per day is 5 hours. We have considerable expertise in this unique type of holiday and are happy to share our personal cruising experience with you. Locks Most locks are automatic and operated by a lock keeper, some canals have manual locks. The time taken to go through a lock is 15-20min on average (but varies depending on season and traffic). Our team can advise which canal is suitable for your requirements. Where to moor Generally, you can moor anywhere you want along the public canals or riverways. There are some restricted and private areas, but in most cruising regions, finding free moorings is not a problem. You may however, prefer to moor in a public or private marina which, for a fee, offer facilities such as electric hook-ups, water refill, showers, snacks, etc. Moorings in marinas are subject to availability so we recommend you call the marina a few hours before your arrival. Bikes We recommend you confirm bikes in advance. You can explore the surrounding towns and villages or simply ride along the footpath in search of a baguette! Prices All prices shown are per boat for weekly rental (8 days / 7 nights). They are based on low season and should be used as a guide only. Actual prices vary according to region, boat type and time of year. Standard Bike BOOK One week cruise BOOK FREE* second Standard Bike RECEIVE Book more and Save! SELF-DRIVE CRUISE Waterways 75 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 TOUR I N D EPEND E N T Price Includes Price does not Include – A fully equipped galley – Towels and linen for all passengers – Boat handling demonstration – Technical support 7 days a week – On board cruising information – Free car parking – Travel to and from the base – Fuel – Waterway guide – Any Optional extras – Personal holiday insurance THINGSTO CONSIDER Choosing a region When considering a self-drive canal boating holiday, we recommend starting by choosing the region in which you wish to cruise. The following pages contain information about the regions and the benefits of each one. It is a very personal choice – everyone will be attracted to different aspects of self-drive canal boating, so it is important to choose a region that suits your group best. See map at the bottom of the page showing the 9 regions where you can cruise on-board your self drive boats. Choosing an itinerary The next thing to consider is the type of itinerary. Would you like to see as much of the region as you can with a one- way cruise (supplement applies, contact our team for more details), or would you prefer the convenience of returning to your starting point with a round trip? Sample itineraries in each region are available on the following pages, or you can create your own! Choosing your boat Our boats come in a variety of layouts, so it’s easy to find the perfect one for you. Couples, families, and even large groups of friends will feel at home. When you have made these decisions, you need to consider the type of boat you would like for your trip. Boats vary in size and standard, but all contain separate sleeping cabins, fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms with linen and towels. We recommend booking a boat with one extra sleeping cabin to store your luggage. On this page is a small selection of our range, our website contains detailed information about each boat. Making a booking Once you have considered all of these factors, we will be able to provide you with a quotation for your chosen travel dates. Please contact us if you would like more information or advice. EXTRAS AVAILABLE • Late check out • Early Boarding • Cruising assistant • Starter Pack • Sundowner Pack • Ecological Cleaning Pack • Cleaning Service • Standard Adult Bike • Standard Child Bike • Tag-a-long Bike • Bike Child Seat • Bicycle Theft Waiver • BBQ and Lantern • Sunder Cushions • Angling Pack Only available in Douelle and Jarnac. • Stand-up Paddle Boards Only available in Jarnac (Charente), Douelle (Lot), St Jean de Losne (Burgundy), Port- Cassafières (Camargue) • WiFi • Special Occasion Gift Basket SELF-DRIVE
Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 76 Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries TOUR I N D EPEND E N T CANAL DU MIDI SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Canal du Midi Cruise Homps to Castelnaudary 81kms I 44 locks I 30hrs The Midi-Robine Cruise Narbonne to Carcassonne/Trèbes 87kms I 43 locks I 23hrs CAMARGUE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestion (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Seaside Cruise Beaucaire to Port Cassafieres 128kms I 3 locks I 23hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestion The Crusader Cruise Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes Port Cassafières 168kms I 4 locks I 30hrs AQUITAINE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Delicacies of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Castelsarrasin 146kms I 57 locks I 29hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais via Moissac 184kms I 36 locks I 30hrs CHARENTE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts and History Cruise Jarnac to Angouleme to Jarnac 88km | 30 locks | 22hrs The Cognac Cruise Jarnac to Rochefort to Jarnac 186km | 12 locks |33 hrs 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA HOMPS PORT CASSAFIÈRES ST GILLES BEAUCAIRE NÎMES MARSEILLE AVIGNON Corbières Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Frontignan Bouzigues Sète Palavas- les-Flots Les Stes-Maries- de-la-Mer Montpellier Galician Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Arles Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E G R A N D C A N A L D ’A R L E S À B O U C À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Clairette du Languedoc THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river 1 / 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m Libourne Bergerac L O T L O T LE MAS D'AGENAIS Condom Agen G A R O N N E Villeneuve- sur-Lot C A N A L G A R O N N E B A Ï S E Toulouse Bordeaux Cahors D E Pont-canal d'Agen Aqueduc du Cacor Cahors Castets en-Dorthe Cadillac Meilhan sur-Garonne Buzet-sur-Baïse Damazan Aiguillon Nicole Castelmoron Fumel Luzech Trentels Valence- d’Agen Moissac CASTELSARRASIN Montech Montauban Grisolles Nérac Vianne Valence- sur-Baïse Moncrabeau Canal de Montech Armagnac Buzet Bordeaux Bergerac Frontonnais THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries TOUR I N N T SELF-DRIVE CANAL DU MIDI 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte Villesèquelande Marseillette Domaine Gayda Minervois CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS NARBONNE PORT CASSAFIÈRES NÎMES Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D E L A R O B I N E C A N A L D U M I D I Olonzac Corbières Capestang Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Palavas- les-Flots Montpellier Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Aires Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Le Somail Montgiscard Le Segala Argens - Minervois Bram Etangs de Bages et de Sigean Port-la-Nouvelle Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U H È R A U LT Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Canal du Midi Cruise Homps to Castelnaudary 81kms I 44 locks I 30hrs The Midi-Robine Cruise Narbonne to Carcassonne/Trèbes 87kms I 43 locks I 23hrs BRITTANY 1 / 9 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m BEAUCAIRE Carcassonne Brest Rennes Nantes Capestang Pont-de-Buis Châteaulin Quimper Gouarec Rohan Josselin Montertelot la Gacilly Guipry Pont-Réan Redon Arzal St-Nazaire Chât Théb Blain Beslé Guenrouët la Roche- Bernard Pontivy St-Nicolas -des-Eaux Lorient Vannes Malestroit Le Roc-St-André Tunnel de Malpas O R B NORTSUR MESSAC DINAN A U L N E B L A V E T L A C D E G U E R L É D A N C A N A L D E N A N T E À B R ES T C A N A L D E NA N T E À B R ES T E R D R E V I L A I N E V I L A I N E Hédé Tinténiac Léhon Dinard St-Brieuc Betton C A N AL D ’ I L L E E T  R A NC E THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river CAMARGUE 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS PORT CASSAFIÈRES ST GILLES BEAUCAIRE NÎMES MARSEILLE AVIGNON Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D U M I D I Corbières Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Frontignan Bouzigues Sète Palavas- les-Flots Les Stes-Maries- de-la-Mer Montpellier Galician Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Arles Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E G R A N D C A N A L D ’A R L E S À B O U C À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Clairette du Languedoc THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestion (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Seaside Cruise Beaucaire to Port Cassafieres 128kms I 3 locks I 23hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestion The Crusader Cruise Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes Port Cassafières 168kms I 4 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE S A Ô N E L O I R E S A Ô N E S E I L L E CA N A L D E B O U R G O G N E FONTENOY LECHÂTEAU STJEAN DELOSNE BRANGES GRAY Corre Langres Épinal Chaumont Dijon Montceau- les-Mines Mâcon Port-sur-Saône Auxonne GENF BASEL MULHOUSE LYON Dôle Seurre Pont- d'Ouche Châteauneuf St-Thibault Tonnerre Pouilly-en- Auxois Louhans Cuisery Pont-de-Vaux Tournus Navilly Chagny Beaune Santenay Villefranche- sur-Saône Dampierre Scey- sur-Saône Verdun-sur- le-Doubs Villegusien- le-Lac Ray-sur-Saône Besançon Chalon-sur-Saône D O U B S Jura Bourgogne Chablis Chalonnais Mâconnais C A L D U R H Ô N E A U R H I N C A N A L D U C E N T R E 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river AQUITANE 1 / 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m Libourne Bergerac L O T L O T LE MAS D'AGENAIS Condom Agen G A R O N N E Villeneuve- sur-Lot C A N A L G A R O N N E B A Ï S E Toulouse Bordeaux Cahors D E Pont-canal d'Agen Aqueduc du Cacor Cahors Castets en-Dorthe Cadillac Meilhan sur-Garonne Buzet-sur-Baïse Damazan Aiguillon Nicole Castelmoron Fumel Luzech Trentels Valence- d’Agen Moissac CASTELSARRASIN Montech Montauban Grisolles Nérac Vianne Valence- sur-Baïse Moncrabeau Canal de Montech Armagnac Buzet Bordeaux Bergerac Frontonnais THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts & Armagnac Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Condom 62kms I 22 locks I 16hrs The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Montauban 123kms I 43 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS LOIRE Y O N N E S E I N E C a n a l l a t é r a l À L A L O I R E MIGENNES TANNAY CHÂTILLON SURLOIRE DECIZE Briare Sancerre Sancerre Marseilles- lès-Aubigny la Charité- sur-Loire Chalon- sur-Saône Montceau- les-Mines St-Florentin Villeneuve- sur-Yonne St-Mammès Corbigny Baye Digoin Montchanin Chagny Plagny Moulins Roanne Nevers Auxerre Montargis Dijon Clamecy Châtillon- en-Bazois Chitry-les-Mines Mailly-le-Château Cergy- la-Tour Paray-le-Monial le Creusot Châteauneuf Pouilly-en- Auxois LO I R E Étang de Baye S A Ô N E Chablis Bourgogne Pouilly Champagne Montereau Joigny Sens Tonnerre Tanlay Chablis Montbard Ancy-le-Franc Vermenton Prégilbert Châtel-Censoir C A L D U L O I N G C A L D ' O R L É A N S C A L D E B R I A R E Y O N N E C A N A L D E B E R R Y C A L D E B O U R G O G N E N I V E R N A I S C A L D U 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Paris Charles de Gaulles, Beauvais. Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river CHARENTE Rochefort Rochefort St-Savinien Taillebourg St-Jean-d'Angely Tonnay- Charente Saint- Hippolyte Fouras Marennes Port d'Envaux Bussac-sur- Charente Port-des- Barques ÎLE D‘AIX C A L D E L A S E U D R E À L A C H A R E N T E LA ROCHELLE THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts and History Cruise Jarnac to Angouleme to Jarnac 88km | 30 locks | 22hrs ALSACE Thionville Vignobles de Moselle Apach Remich Saarburg Mettlach Merzig Saarlouis Sarreguemines Sarrable Mittersheim Sarrebourg Lutzelbourg Arzviller Gondrexange HESSE Lagarde Etang de Gondrexange St Nicolas de Port Nancy Toul Pont-à- Mousson Lunéville Saverne Hochfelden Haguenau Strasbourg Metz GERMANY SAARLAND Saarbrücken Konz LUXEMBOURG M O S E L L E S A A R E R H I N C A N C A N A L D E L A M A R N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E L A M A R N E AU R H I N R H I N C A N A L D E S H O U I L L L È R E S D E L A S A R R E 1 / 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Licence Required Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river Waterways Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 88 89 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries TOUR I N D EPEND E N T TOUR I N D EPEND E N T SELF-DRIVE SELF-DRIVE CANAL DU MIDI 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte Villesèquelande Marseillette Domaine Gayda Minervois CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS NARBONNE PORT CASSAFIÈRES NÎMES Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D E L A R O B I N E C A N A L D U M I D I Olonzac Corbières Capestang Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Palavas- les-Flots Montpellier Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Aires Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Le Somail Montgiscard Le Segala Argens - Minervois Bram Etangs de Bages et de Sigean Port-la-Nouvelle Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U H È R A U LT Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Canal du Midi Cruise Homps to Castelnaudary 81kms I 44 locks I 30hrs The Midi-Robine Cruise Narbonne to Carcassonne/Trèbes 87kms I 43 locks I 23hrs BRITTANY 1 / 9 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MANCHE BEAUCAIRE Carcassonne Brest Rennes Nantes Capestang Pont-de-Buis Châteaulin Quimper Gouarec Rohan Josselin Montertelot la Gacilly Guipry Pont-Réan Redon Arzal St-Nazaire Château- Thébaud Blain Beslé Guenrouët la Roche- Bernard Pontivy St-Nicolas -des-Eaux Lorient Vannes Malestroit Le Roc-St-André Tunnel de Malpas O R B NORTSURERDRE MESSAC DINAN A U L N E B L A V E T L A C D E G U E R L É D A N C A N A L D E N A N T E À B R ES T C A N A L D E NA N T E À B R ES T E R D R E V I L A I N E V I L A I N E Hédé Tinténiac Léhon Dinard St-Brieuc Paimpol Perros-Guirec St-Malo Betton C A N AL D ’ I L L E E T  R A NC E THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Corsaires Cruise Messac to Dinan 127kms I 57 locks I 30hrs The Dukes of Brittany Cruise Nort-sur-Erdre to Messac 260kms I 18 locks I 35hrs CAMARGUE 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS PORT CASSAFIÈRES ST GILLES BEAUCAIRE NÎMES MARSEILLE AVIGNON Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D U M I D I Corbières Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Frontignan Bouzigues Sète Palavas- les-Flots Les Stes-Maries- de-la-Mer Montpellier Galician Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Arles Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E G R A N D C A N A L D ’A R L E S À B O U C À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Clairette du Languedoc THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestion (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Seaside Cruise Beaucaire to Port Cassafieres 128kms I 3 locks I 23hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestion The Crusader Cruise Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes Port Cassafières 168kms I 4 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE S A Ô N E L O I R E SA Ô N E S E I L L E CA N A L D E B O U R G O G N E FONTENOY LECHÂTEAU STJEAN DELOSNE BRANGES GRAY Corre Langres Épinal Chaumont Dijon Montceau- les-Mines Mâcon Port-sur-Saône Auxonne GENF BASEL MULHOUSE LYON Dôle Seurre Pont- d'Ouche Châteauneuf St-Thibault Tonnerre Pouilly-en- Auxois Louhans Cuisery Pont-de-Vaux Tournus Navilly Chagny Beaune Santenay Villefranche- sur-Saône Dampierre Scey- sur-Saône Verdun-sur- le-Doubs Villegusien- le-Lac Ray-sur-Saône Besançon Chalon-sur-Saône D O U B S Jura Bourgogne Chablis Chalonnais Mâconnais C A L D U R H Ô N E A U R H I N C A N A L D U C E N T R E 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions The Three Regions Cruise Gray to St.Jean-de-Losne to Branges 193kms I 12 locks I 34hrs The Burgundy Vineyards Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Chagny to Branges 159kms I 28 locks I 33hrs AQUITANE 1 / 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m Libourne Bergerac L O T L O T LE MAS D'AGENAIS Condom Agen G A R O N N E Villeneuve- sur-Lot C A N A L G A R O N N E B A Ï S E Toulouse Bordeaux Cahors D E Pont-canal d'Agen Aqueduc du Cacor Cahors Castets en-Dorthe Cadillac Meilhan sur-Garonne Buzet-sur-Baïse Damazan Aiguillon Nicole Castelmoron Fumel Luzech Trentels Valence- d’Agen Moissac CASTELSARRASIN Montech Montauban Grisolles Nérac Vianne Valence- sur-Baïse Moncrabeau Canal de Montech Armagnac Buzet Bordeaux Bergerac Frontonnais THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts & Armagnac Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Condom 62kms I 22 locks I 16hrs The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Montauban 123kms I 43 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS LOIRE Y O N N E S E I N E C a n a l l a t é r a l À L A L O I R E MIGENNES TANNAY CHÂTILLON SURLOIRE DECIZE Briare Sancerre Sancerre Marseilles- lès-Aubigny la Charité- sur-Loire Chalon- sur-Saône Montceau- les-Mines St-Florentin Villeneuve- sur-Yonne St-Mammès Corbigny Baye Digoin Montchanin Chagny Plagny Moulins Roanne Nevers Auxerre Montargis Dijon Clamecy Châtillon- en-Bazois Chitry-les-Mines Mailly-le-Château Cergy- la-Tour Paray-le-Monial le Creusot Châteauneuf Pouilly-en- Auxois LO I R E Étang de Baye S A Ô N E Chablis Bourgogne Pouilly Champagne Montereau Joigny Sens Tonnerre Tanlay Chablis Montbard Ancy-le-Franc Vermenton Prégilbert Châtel-Censoir C A L D U L O I N G C A L D ' O R L É A N S C A L D E B R I A R E Y O N N E C A N A L D E B E R R Y C A L D E B O U R G O G N E N I V E R N A I S C A L D U 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Paris Charles de Gaulles, Beauvais. Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Classic Nivernais Cruise Tannay to Migennes 100kms I 50 locks I 28hrs The Sparkling Cruise Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize 133kms I 26 locks I 27hrs CHARENTE 1 / 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m JARNAC Angoulême Rochefort Rochefort Royan Saintes Cognac St-Simon St-Simeux Nersac Mosnac Bassac St-Brice St-Savinien Taillebourg St-Jean-d'Angely Tonnay- Charente Saint- Hippolyte Pons Chaniers Fouras Marennes Port d'Envaux Saujon Le Verdon- sur-Mer Châteauneuf- sur-Charente Bourg- Charente Trois- Palis Brives- sur-Charente Bussac-sur- Charente Port-des- Barques ÎLE D‘AIX POINTE DE GRAVE C A L D E L A S E U D R E À L A C H A R E N T E G IRO N D E LA ROCHELLE BORDEAUX THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts and History Cruise Jarnac to Angouleme to Jarnac 88km | 30 locks | 22hrs The Cognac Cruise Jarnac to Rochefort to Jarnac 186km | 12 locks |33 hrs ALSACE Thionville Vignobles de Moselle Apach Remich Saarburg Mettlach Merzig Saarlouis Sarreguemines Sarrable Mittersheim Sarrebourg Lutzelbourg Arzviller Gondrexange HESSE Lagarde Etang de Gondrexange St Nicolas de Port Nancy Toul Pont-à- Mousson Vignobles deToul Charmes Lunéville Saverne Hochfelden Haguenau Strasbourg Erstein Rhinau Rust Vignobles d’Alsace Colmar BOOFZHEIM Metz GERMANY SAARLAND Saarbrücken Konz LUXEMBOURG M O S E L L E S A A R E R H I N C A N A L D E S V O S G E S C A N A L D E L A M A R N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E L A M A R N E AU R H I N C A N A L D E R H O N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E S H O U I L L L È R E S D E L A S A R R E 1 / 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Licence Required Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Cosmopolitan Cruise Hesse to Strasbourg to Hesse 156kms I 68 locks I 37hrs The Art Nouveau Cruise Hesse to Nancy to Hesse 152kms I 42 locks I 25hrs SELF-DRIVE Waterways 77 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 TOUR I N D EPEND E N T BRITTANY SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Corsaires Cruise Messac to Dinan 127kms I 57 locks I 30hrs The Dukes of Brittany Cruise Nort-sur-Erdre to Messac 260kms I 18 locks I 35hrs BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions The Three Regions Cruise Gray to St.Jean-de-Losne to Branges 193kms I 12 locks I 34hrs The Burgundy Vineyards Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Chagny to Branges 159kms I 28 locks I 33hrs BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS LOIRE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Classic Nivernais Cruise Tannay to Migennes 100kms I 50 locks I 28hrs The Sparkling Cruise Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize 133kms I 26 locks I 27hrs ALSACE SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Cosmopolitan Cruise Hesse to Strasbourg to Hesse 156kms I 68 locks I 37hrs The Art Nouveau Cruise Hesse to Nancy to Hesse 152kms I 42 locks I 25hrs S A Ô N E L O I R E SA Ô N E S E I L L E CA N A L D E B O U R G O G N E FONTENOY LECHÂTEAU STJEAN DELOSNE BRANGES GRAY Corre Langres Épinal Chaumont Dijon Montceau- les-Mines Mâcon Port-sur-Saône Auxonne GENF BASEL MULHOUSE LYON Dôle Seurre Pont- d'Ouche Châteauneuf St-Thibault Tonnerre Pouilly-en- Auxois Louhans Cuisery Pont-de-Vaux Tournus Navilly Chagny Beaune Santenay Villefranche- sur-Saône Dampierre Scey- sur-Saône Verdun-sur- le-Doubs Villegusien- le-Lac Ray-sur-Saône Besançon Chalon-sur-Saône D O U B S Jura Bourgogne Chablis Chalonnais Mâconnais C A L D U R H Ô N E A U R H I N C A N A L D U C E N T R E 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river Y O N N E S E I N E C a n a l l a t é r a l À L A L O I R E MIGENNES TANNAY CHÂTILLON SURLOIRE DECIZE Briare Sancerre Sancerre Marseilles- lès-Aubigny la Charité- sur-Loire Chalon- sur-Saône Montceau- les-Mines St-Florentin Villeneuve- sur-Yonne St-Mammès Corbigny Baye Digoin Montchanin Chagny Plagny Moulins Roanne Nevers Auxerre Montargis Dijon Clamecy Châtillon- en-Bazois Chitry-les-Mines Mailly-le-Château Cergy- la-Tour Paray-le-Monial le Creusot Châteauneuf Pouilly-en- Auxois LO I R E Étang de Baye S A Ô N E Chablis Bourgogne Pouilly Champagne Montereau Joigny Sens Tonnerre Tanlay Chablis Montbard Ancy-le-Franc Vermenton Prégilbert Châtel-Censoir C A L D U L O I N G C A L D ' O R L É A N S C A L D E B R I A R E Y O N N E C A N A L D E B E R R Y C A L D E B O U R G O G N E N I V E R N A I S C A L D U 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Paris Charles de Gaulles, Beauvais. Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river Waterways Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 88 89 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries TOUR I N D EPEND E N T TOUR I N D EPEND E N T SELF-DRIVE SELF-DRIVE CANAL DU MIDI 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte Villesèquelande Marseillette Domaine Gayda Minervois CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS NARBONNE PORT CASSAFIÈRES NÎMES Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D E L A R O B I N E C A N A L D U M I D I Olonzac Corbières Capestang Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Palavas- les-Flots Montpellier Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Aires Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Le Somail Montgiscard Le Segala Argens - Minervois Bram Etangs de Bages et de Sigean Port-la-Nouvelle Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U H È R A U LT Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Canal du Midi Cruise Homps to Castelnaudary 81kms I 44 locks I 30hrs The Midi-Robine Cruise Narbonne to Carcassonne/Trèbes 87kms I 43 locks I 23hrs BRITTANY 1 / 9 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MANCHE BEAUCAIRE Carcassonne Brest Rennes Nantes Capestang Pont-de-Buis Châteaulin Quimper Gouarec Rohan Josselin Montertelot la Gacilly Guipry Pont-Réan Redon Arzal St-Nazaire Château- Thébaud Blain Beslé Guenrouët la Roche- Bernard Pontivy St-Nicolas -des-Eaux Lorient Vannes Malestroit Le Roc-St-André Tunnel de Malpas O R B NORTSURERDRE MESSAC DINAN A U L N E B L A V E T L A C D E G U E R L É D A N C A N A L D E N A N T E À B R ES T C A N A L D E NA N T E À B R ES T E R D R E V I L A I N E V I L A I N E Hédé Tinténiac Léhon Dinard St-Brieuc Paimpol Perros-Guirec St-Malo Betton C A N AL D ’ I L L E E T  R A NC E THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Corsaires Cruise Messac to Dinan 127kms I 57 locks I 30hrs The Dukes of Brittany Cruise Nort-sur-Erdre to Messac 260kms I 18 locks I 35hrs CAMARGUE 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS PORT CASSAFIÈRES ST GILLES BEAUCAIRE NÎMES MARSEILLE AVIGNON Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D U M I D I Corbières Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Frontignan Bouzigues Sète Palavas- les-Flots Les Stes-Maries- de-la-Mer Montpellier Galician Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Arles Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E G R A N D C A N A L D ’A R L E S À B O U C À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Clairette du Languedoc THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestion (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Seaside Cruise Beaucaire to Port Cassafieres 128kms I 3 locks I 23hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestion The Crusader Cruise Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes Port Cassafières 168kms I 4 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE S A Ô N E L O I R E SA Ô N E S E I L L E CA N A L D E B O U R G O G N E FONTENOY LECHÂTEAU STJEAN DELOSNE BRANGES GRAY Corre Langres Épinal Chaumont Dijon Montceau- les-Mines Mâcon Port-sur-Saône Auxonne GENF BASEL MULHOUSE LYON Dôle Seurre Pont- d'Ouche Châteauneuf St-Thibault Tonnerre Pouilly-en- Auxois Louhans Cuisery Pont-de-Vaux Tournus Navilly Chagny Beaune Santenay Villefranche- sur-Saône Dampierre Scey- sur-Saône Verdun-sur- le-Doubs Villegusien- le-Lac Ray-sur-Saône Besançon Chalon-sur-Saône D O U B S Jura Bourgogne Chablis Chalonnais Mâconnais C A L D U R H Ô N E A U R H I N C A N A L D U C E N T R E 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions The Three Regions Cruise Gray to St.Jean-de-Losne to Branges 193kms I 12 locks I 34hrs The Burgundy Vineyards Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Chagny to Branges 159kms I 28 locks I 33hrs AQUITANE 1 / 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m Libourne Bergerac L O T L O T LE MAS D'AGENAIS Condom Agen G A R O N N E Villeneuve- sur-Lot C A N A L G A R O N N E B A Ï S E Toulouse Bordeaux Cahors D E Pont-canal d'Agen Aqueduc du Cacor Cahors Castets en-Dorthe Cadillac Meilhan sur-Garonne Buzet-sur-Baïse Damazan Aiguillon Nicole Castelmoron Fumel Luzech Trentels Valence- d’Agen Moissac CASTELSARRASIN Montech Montauban Grisolles Nérac Vianne Valence- sur-Baïse Moncrabeau Canal de Montech Armagnac Buzet Bordeaux Bergerac Frontonnais THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts & Armagnac Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Condom 62kms I 22 locks I 16hrs The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Montauban 123kms I 43 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS LOIRE Y O N N E S E I N E C a n a l l a t é r a l À L A L O I R E MIGENNES TANNAY CHÂTILLON SURLOIRE DECIZE Briare Sancerre Sancerre Marseilles- lès-Aubigny la Charité- sur-Loire Chalon- sur-Saône Montceau- les-Mines St-Florentin Villeneuve- sur-Yonne St-Mammès Corbigny Baye Digoin Montchanin Chagny Plagny Moulins Roanne Nevers Auxerre Montargis Dijon Clamecy Châtillon- en-Bazois Chitry-les-Mines Mailly-le-Château Cergy- la-Tour Paray-le-Monial le Creusot Châteauneuf Pouilly-en- Auxois LO I R E Étang de Baye S A Ô N E Chablis Bourgogne Pouilly Champagne Montereau Joigny Sens Tonnerre Tanlay Chablis Montbard Ancy-le-Franc Vermenton Prégilbert Châtel-Censoir C A L D U L O I N G C A L D ' O R L É A N S C A L D E B R I A R E Y O N N E C A N A L D E B E R R Y C A L D E B O U R G O G N E N I V E R N A I S C A L D U 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Paris Charles de Gaulles, Beauvais. Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Classic Nivernais Cruise Tannay to Migennes 100kms I 50 locks I 28hrs The Sparkling Cruise Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize 133kms I 26 locks I 27hrs CHARENTE 1 / 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m JARNAC Angoulême Rochefort Rochefort Royan Saintes Cognac St-Simon St-Simeux Nersac Mosnac Bassac St-Brice St-Savinien Taillebourg St-Jean-d'Angely Tonnay- Charente Saint- Hippolyte Pons Chaniers Fouras Marennes Port d'Envaux Saujon Le Verdon- sur-Mer Châteauneuf- sur-Charente Bourg- Charente Trois- Palis Brives- sur-Charente Bussac-sur- Charente Port-des- Barques ÎLE D‘AIX POINTE DE GRAVE C A L D E L A S E U D R E À L A C H A R E N T E G IRO N D E LA ROCHELLE BORDEAUX THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts and History Cruise Jarnac to Angouleme to Jarnac 88km | 30 locks | 22hrs The Cognac Cruise Jarnac to Rochefort to Jarnac 186km | 12 locks |33 hrs ALSACE Thionville Vignobles de Moselle Apach Remich Saarburg Mettlach Merzig Saarlouis Sarreguemines Sarrable Mittersheim Sarrebourg Lutzelbourg Arzviller Gondrexange HESSE Lagarde Etang de Gondrexange St Nicolas de Port Nancy Toul Pont-à- Mousson Vignobles deToul Charmes Lunéville Saverne Hochfelden Haguenau Strasbourg Erstein Rhinau Rust Vignobles d’Alsace Colmar BOOFZHEIM Metz GERMANY SAARLAND Saarbrücken Konz LUXEMBOURG M O S E L L E S A A R E R H I N C A N A L D E S V O S G E S C A N A L D E L A M A R N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E L A M A R N E AU R H I N C A N A L D E R H O N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E S H O U I L L L È R E S D E L A S A R R E 1 / 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Licence Required Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Cosmopolitan Cruise Hesse to Strasbourg to Hesse 156kms I 68 locks I 37hrs The Art Nouveau Cruise Hesse to Nancy to Hesse 152kms I 42 locks I 25hrs Waterways Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 88 89 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Self-Drive Canal Boats - Itineraries TOUR I N D EPEND E N T TOUR I N D EPEND E N T SELF-DRIVE SELF-DRIVE CANAL DU MIDI 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte Villesèquelande Marseillette Domaine Gayda Minervois CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS NARBONNE PORT CASSAFIÈRES NÎMES Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D E L A R O B I N E C A N A L D U M I D I Olonzac Corbières Capestang Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Palavas- les-Flots Montpellier Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Aires Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Le Somail Montgiscard Le Segala Argens - Minervois Bram Etangs de Bages et de Sigean Port-la-Nouvelle Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U H È R A U LT Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Canal du Midi Cruise Homps to Castelnaudary 81kms I 44 locks I 30hrs The Midi-Robine Cruise Narbonne to Carcassonne/Trèbes 87kms I 43 locks I 23hrs BRITTANY 1 / 9 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MANCHE BEAUCAIRE Carcassonne Brest Rennes Nantes Capestang Pont-de-Buis Châteaulin Quimper Gouarec Rohan Josselin Montertelot la Gacilly Guipry Pont-Réan Redon Arzal St-Nazaire Château- Thébaud Blain Beslé Guenrouët la Roche- Bernard Pontivy St-Nicolas -des-Eaux Lorient Vannes Malestroit Le Roc-St-André Tunnel de Malpas O R B NORTSURERDRE MESSAC DINAN A U L N E B L A V E T L A C D E G U E R L É D A N C A N A L D E N A N T E À B R ES T C A N A L D E NA N T E À B R ES T E R D R E V I L A I N E V I L A I N E Hédé Tinténiac Léhon Dinard St-Brieuc Paimpol Perros-Guirec St-Malo Betton C A N AL D ’ I L L E E T  R A NC E THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Corsaires Cruise Messac to Dinan 127kms I 57 locks I 30hrs The Dukes of Brittany Cruise Nort-sur-Erdre to Messac 260kms I 18 locks I 35hrs CAMARGUE 1 / 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m MEDITERRANEAN SEA Villepinte CASTELNAUDARY TRÈBES HOMPS PORT CASSAFIÈRES ST GILLES BEAUCAIRE NÎMES MARSEILLE AVIGNON Carcassonne Toulouse S E U I L D E N A U R O U Z E C A N A L D U M I D I Corbières Fonsérrannes Colombiers Agde Frontignan Bouzigues Sète Palavas- les-Flots Les Stes-Maries- de-la-Mer Montpellier Galician Pic Saint-Loup Carnon la Grande- Motte Aigues-Mortes Tarascon Arles Mas- Thibert le Grau-du-Roi Béziers Marseillan C A N A L D U R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E R H Ô N E G R A N D C A N A L D ’A R L E S À B O U C À S È T E É TA N G D E V A C C A R È S É T A N G D E T H A U Tunnel de Malpas Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet Clairette du Languedoc THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestion (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Seaside Cruise Beaucaire to Port Cassafieres 128kms I 3 locks I 23hrs 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestion The Crusader Cruise Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes Port Cassafières 168kms I 4 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY FRANCHE-COMTE S A Ô N E L O I R E SA Ô N E S E I L L E CA N A L D E B O U R G O G N E FONTENOY LECHÂTEAU STJEAN DELOSNE BRANGES GRAY Corre Langres Épinal Chaumont Dijon Montceau- les-Mines Mâcon Port-sur-Saône Auxonne GENF BASEL MULHOUSE LYON Dôle Seurre Pont- d'Ouche Châteauneuf St-Thibault Tonnerre Pouilly-en- Auxois Louhans Cuisery Pont-de-Vaux Tournus Navilly Chagny Beaune Santenay Villefranche- sur-Saône Dampierre Scey- sur-Saône Verdun-sur- le-Doubs Villegusien- le-Lac Ray-sur-Saône Besançon Chalon-sur-Saône D O U B S Jura Bourgogne Chablis Chalonnais Mâconnais C A L D U R H Ô N E A U R H I N C A N A L D U C E N T R E 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions The Three Regions Cruise Gray to St.Jean-de-Losne to Branges 193kms I 12 locks I 34hrs The Burgundy Vineyards Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Chagny to Branges 159kms I 28 locks I 33hrs AQUITANE 1 / 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m Libourne Bergerac L O T L O T LE MAS D'AGENAIS Condom Agen G A R O N N E Villeneuve- sur-Lot C A N A L G A R O N N E B A Ï S E Toulouse Bordeaux Cahors D E Pont-canal d'Agen Aqueduc du Cacor Cahors Castets en-Dorthe Cadillac Meilhan sur-Garonne Buzet-sur-Baïse Damazan Aiguillon Nicole Castelmoron Fumel Luzech Trentels Valence- d’Agen Moissac CASTELSARRASIN Montech Montauban Grisolles Nérac Vianne Valence- sur-Baïse Moncrabeau Canal de Montech Armagnac Buzet Bordeaux Bergerac Frontonnais THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts & Armagnac Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Condom 62kms I 22 locks I 16hrs The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise Le Mas d’Agenais to Montauban 123kms I 43 locks I 30hrs BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS LOIRE Y O N N E S E I N E C a n a l l a t é r a l À L A L O I R E MIGENNES TANNAY CHÂTILLON SURLOIRE DECIZE Briare Sancerre Sancerre Marseilles- lès-Aubigny la Charité- sur-Loire Chalon- sur-Saône Montceau- les-Mines St-Florentin Villeneuve- sur-Yonne St-Mammès Corbigny Baye Digoin Montchanin Chagny Plagny Moulins Roanne Nevers Auxerre Montargis Dijon Clamecy Châtillon- en-Bazois Chitry-les-Mines Mailly-le-Château Cergy- la-Tour Paray-le-Monial le Creusot Châteauneuf Pouilly-en- Auxois LO I R E Étang de Baye S A Ô N E Chablis Bourgogne Pouilly Champagne Montereau Joigny Sens Tonnerre Tanlay Chablis Montbard Ancy-le-Franc Vermenton Prégilbert Châtel-Censoir C A L D U L O I N G C A L D ' O R L É A N S C A L D E B R I A R E Y O N N E C A N A L D E B E R R Y C A L D E B O U R G O G N E N I V E R N A I S C A L D U 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 K M THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Paris Charles de Gaulles, Beauvais. Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week One-Way Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Classic Nivernais Cruise Tannay to Migennes 100kms I 50 locks I 28hrs The Sparkling Cruise Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize 133kms I 26 locks I 27hrs CHARENTE 1 / 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m JARNAC Angoulême Rochefort Rochefort Royan Saintes Cognac St-Simon St-Simeux Nersac Mosnac Bassac St-Brice St-Savinien Taillebourg St-Jean-d'Angely Tonnay- Charente Saint- Hippolyte Pons Chaniers Fouras Marennes Port d'Envaux Saujon Le Verdon- sur-Mer Châteauneuf- sur-Charente Bourg- Charente Trois- Palis Brives- sur-Charente Bussac-sur- Charente Port-des- Barques ÎLE D‘AIX POINTE DE GRAVE C A L D E L A S E U D R E À L A C H A R E N T E G IRO N D E LA ROCHELLE BORDEAUX THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Arts and History Cruise Jarnac to Angouleme to Jarnac 88km | 30 locks | 22hrs The Cognac Cruise Jarnac to Rochefort to Jarnac 186km | 12 locks |33 hrs ALSACE Thionville Vignobles de Moselle Apach Remich Saarburg Mettlach Merzig Saarlouis Sarreguemines Sarrable Mittersheim Sarrebourg Lutzelbourg Arzviller Gondrexange HESSE Lagarde Etang de Gondrexange St Nicolas de Port Nancy Toul Pont-à- Mousson Vignobles deToul Charmes Lunéville Saverne Hochfelden Haguenau Strasbourg Erstein Rhinau Rust Vignobles d’Alsace Colmar BOOFZHEIM Metz GERMANY SAARLAND Saarbrücken Konz LUXEMBOURG M O S E L L E S A A R E R H I N C A N A L D E S V O S G E S C A N A L D E L A M A R N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E L A M A R N E AU R H I N C A N A L D E R H O N E A U R H I N C A N A L D E S H O U I L L L È R E S D E L A S A R R E 1 / 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 k m THIS AREA IS GREAT FOR Le Boat base No entry Canal Licence Required Disused canal Navigable river Non-navigable river SUGGESTED ITINERARIES 1 Week Return Cruising Suggestions (Choose to cruise in either direction) The Cosmopolitan Cruise Hesse to Strasbourg to Hesse 156kms I 68 locks I 37hrs The Art Nouveau Cruise Hesse to Nancy to Hesse 152kms I 42 locks I 25hrs SELF-DRIVE
Waterways All prices are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) 78 MAGNIFIQUE 4 * | 4 CABINS | MAX 10 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $3,215 GRAND CLASSIQUE 3 * | 5 CABINS | MAX 12 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $3,480 CALYPSO 4 * | 3 CABINS | MAX 8 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $2,750 ELEGANCE 3 * | 3 CABINS | MAX 6 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $2,670 CLIPPER 4 * | 2 CABINS | MAX 6 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $2,360 CAPRICE 3 * | 2 CABINS | MAX 6 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $2,085 Boats vary in size and standard to suit your taste and preferences. A variety of boats are available to accommodate both small and large group. These boats will take you through regional France to discover some of its hidden gems. Our selection below is only a small sample of our offer. Self-Drive Canal Boats - Fleet SELF-DRIVE Waterways 79 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 VISION 4SL 5 * | 4 CABINS | MAX 9 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $4,170 VISION 3 SL 5 * | 3 CABINS | MAX 10 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $4,060 VISION 3 5 * | 3 CABINS | MAX 10 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $3,780 MYSTIQUE 5 * | 3 CABINS | MAX 8 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $3,485 VISION 4 5 * | 4 CABINS | MAX 9 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $3,980 ROYAL MYSTIQUE 5 * | 2 CABINS | MAX 6 PEOPLE Weekly rental price from $2,925 SELF-DRIVE Air Conditioning Air Cooling Bimini Sun Shade Bow Thruster Flat Screen TV DVD Player Electric Toilet Dual Steering Positions Satellite Television Heating Shore Power
Waterways 80 Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR F rench Odyssey details chef Rick Stein’s gastronomic journey through the canals of France, from Bordeaux to Marseille. Accompanied by beautiful images, Stein’s travel diary describes his trip aboard two crewed canal barges and finishes with a recipe section inspired by his encounters with food producers and locals along the way. A delightful accompaniment to the 2005 BBC TV series, this book provides a fascinating insight into the wonderful world of crewed canal barging. BARGE A gentle cruise on a crewed canal barge is the perfect way to discover the very soul of France, exploring its wonderful countryside and historical treasures. Everything is taken care of from the moment of your arrival on these all-inclusive cruises. E x c l u s i v e O f f e r ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY Travelling to your Barge Ask your French Travel Connection specialist for advice on the best way to travel to the designated meeting point for your barge. You may choose to hire a car, take a train or fly to your destination. To complete your French experience, why not add one of our Paris packages to the beginning or end of your trip?. Inviting Accommodation Whichever barge you choose to cruise on, you can rest assured that a lot of thought and care has gone into combining traditional features with modern comforts. Accommodation ranges from charming staterooms to suites with sitting areas. All rooms have storage facilities and private en-suites bathrooms. Outstanding Service Your crew is made up of an experienced captain - who often also serves as a tour guide - a master chef, a deck hand and a hostess who serves your meals and keeps the barge clean and tidy. The highly professional, English-speaking crews take their roles very seriously; they are always attentive to your needs and will happily share their rich, local knowledge. a guide only. Actual prices vary according to region, boat type and time of year. Enticing Excursions Every barge includes daily excursions to local places of interest - imposing citadels, elegant châteaux, colourful markets and distinguished wine cellars. Many of the outings are a short walk from the barge. If further, you will be taken by air-conditioned minibus. Tours are led by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Cuisine & Dining Aboard Wake up to fresh bread, pastries and fruit, brought on board from local shops every morning. Lunch is an assortment of salads, pâtés, quiches and cheeses accompanied by fine wines. Dinner is the culinary highlight the day, prepared using fresh local ingredients and as always, paired with the most exquisite of wines. Receive a FREE signed copy of “French Odyssey” One per cabin booked on selected barges. Look out for the cover! Waterways 81 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR BARGE THINGSTO CONSIDER Choosing a region If there is one specific region of France that draws your attention, pick your cruise this way. Have a look at the map on page 82 to jog your memory. Would you prefer drifting past the Loire Valley’s captivating chateaux or the quaint medieval villages of Alsace? Burgundy’s famous vineyards or lavender fields in Provence? These are all questions we will happily help you answer. Choosing a theme When considering a barge cruise tour, we strongly recommend selecting one of our themes. Are you looking for an active break? If so, choose from a cycling, walking, tennis or golf cruise. If you are an art enthusiast, a cruise along the inspirational Canal du Midi could be the perfect setting for painting. Alternatively, our gastronomy and wine appreciation cruises sailing through the country’s local wine and cuisine might be more appropriate. Whatever your interests or type of group (group, family, honeymoon), speak to our experts to book the ideal cruise. Choosing a barge We have a wide range of barges located in various regions of France. Whether you are on your honeymoon, a single traveller, a group of friends or a family we can guarantee there will be a suitable barge for your group size. Page 82 lists our four different barge ratings: from charming class offering comfortable facilities for up to 24 guests, to ultra luxury for a finer, highly personalised service – our price range should suit all travellers. Making a booking Once you have considered all of these factors, we will be able to provide you with a quotation for your chosen travel dates. Please contact us for more information or advice. � Accommmodation in an air-conditioned en suite cabin � All gourmet meals aboard and ashore � Fine wines with meals � An all day open bar � All excursions and admittance fees � Use of bicycles and other barge facilities (such as jacuzzi) � Local transfers � Services of an experienced crew � WiFi Crewed Canal Barging is a fully inclusive experience! Save up to 10% S p e c i a l O f f e r Special offers on selected barges & 2017 departure dates. Save up to 10% per cabin and per charter. Book before 31st December 2016 Visit www.frenchtravel.com.au/cruising/crewed-canal-barg es for more information.
Waterways 82 Prices are in currency specified. BREST Epernay Nevers Tanlay Chatil - lon-sur- Loire Auxerre Chevroches Venarey- les-Laumes Saint-Jean- de-Losne Argeliers Marseillan Libourne Chagny Saint-Leger- des-Vignes Montchanin Nitray Montrichard Xouaxange Besancon Tain- l’Hermitage Carcassonne Trebes Beziers Le Somail Clamecy Escommes Agen Montauban ARLES Fleurey-sur -Ouche 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 12 7 10 11 9 6 5 8 4 3 2 1 20 1 LA BELLE EPOQUE 2 L’ART DE VIVRE 3 L’IMPRESSIONNISTE 4 JEANINE 5 BELMOND AMARYLLIS 6 BELMOND FLEUR DE LYS 7 RENAISSANCE 8 FINESSE 9 BELMOND HIRONDELLE 10 DEBORAH 11 NYMPHEA 12 LA NOUVELLE ETOILE 13 ATHOS 14 ENCHANTE 15 ANJODI 16 CLAIR DE JUNE 17 BELMOND ALOUETTE 18 BELMOND NAPOLEON 19 ROSA 20 ANNE MARIE 21 PANACHE 22 MADELEINE 23 BELMOND LILAS 24 BELMOND PIVOINE Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR BARGE To set expectations, we have classified all barges according to 4 different ratings: Charming Class, Premier Class, Luxe Class and Ultra Luxury Class. Charming Class For guests who are interested in comfortable barges and regional experiences rather than in on-board amenities and high customised service. These barges can welcome up to 24 guests and have few crew members. The barges are cosy and comfortable; each cabin has an en-suite bathroom. From 1,460 Euros per person Premier Class This category include barges with small en-suite cabins with authentic décor. These cruises will reflect the area where you are and the excursions are included as well as an attentive crew. All meals are included and accompanied by local wines. From 3,590 Euros per person Luxe Class These barges offer spacious cabins, amenities such as hot tub, personalized and charming décor, and fabulous cuisine with a variety of wines and highly-trained crew. From 4,190 Euros per person Ultra Luxury Class These barges have the best service you can think of as well as the most spacious cabins. The barges are ornately decorated, often using fine fabrics and antiques, and offer amenities such as a hot tub, open chef’s kitchen and grand piano, and show an overall commitment to top quality in cuisine, wines and highly personalized service. From 5,490 Euro per person Visit: www.frenchtravel.com.au/cruising/crewed-canal-barg es to discover our wide range of crewed canal barges. Learn more about the crewed canal barges on www.frenchtravel.com.au/cruising/crewed-canal-barg es/learn-more- crewed-canal-barges Waterways 83 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 BARGE Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Tanlay to Venarey-Les-Laumes Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Minivan between Paris and the hotel barge • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and spa pool Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Auxerre and Chevroches Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Minivan between Paris and the hotel barge • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and spa pool Cruise Highlights: • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay • Wine tasting of Chablis wines in the cellars of a renowned Domaine • Visit the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain,location of the film ‘Chocolat’ • Visit to Château d’Ancy-le-Franc • Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy • Visit to famous battle site of Alesia • Optional hot air ballooning • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruises available: walking and wine Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/la-belle-epoque Cruise Highlights: • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral • Wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in the cellars of a renowned Domaine • Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy • Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica • Visit elegant Château de Bazoches • Optional hot air ballooning • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruises available: cycling, tennis, wine and walking Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/lart-de-vivre 1 LA BELLE EPOQUE – BURGUNDY – LUXE CLASS 2 L’ART DE VIVRE – BURGUNDY – PREMIER CLASS La Belle Epoque is a spacious, luxurious 6 cabin hotel barge. She is the perfect vessel for cruising the Burgundy Canal with its towpaths that are ideal for walking and cycling. She has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind and offers a sun deck with spa pool, wood-panelled saloon/dining room and other luxury amenities. L ’Art de Vivre was built during World War One as a supply vessel to the allied troops of the Somme. She has been carefully transformed into a floating celebration of the Burgundian “good life” . The 4 comfortable cabins have modern en suite. There is a sun deck to relax on with a glass of wine as you glide through the pretty Burgundy countryside and a spa pool. Price from 4,190 Euros per person, per cabin Price from 3,590 Euros per person, per cabin
Waterways 84 Prices are in currency specified. Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Fleurey-sur-0uche and Escommes Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by chauffeured Minibus between Paris and the hotel barge • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles, spa pool, and library Cruise Highlights: • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of theChevaliers du Tastevin • Wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy domaines • Tour of Dijon and its markets • Visit to 13th century Château de Bussy-Rabutin • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice • Visit to medieval Châteauneuf-en-Auxois • Optional hot air ballooning • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruises available: wine and golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/l-impressionniste 3 L’IMPRESSIONNISTE – BURGUNDY – LUXE CLASS The 12-passenger L ’Impressionniste, is light and airy and features beautiful picture windows and selections of prints, fabrics and wall colourings reminiscent of the turn of the century era after which she is named. A week cruising aboard l’Impressionniste introduces you to a wonderful blend of Burgundian countryside, history and viticulture. Price from 4,190 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Besancon and Dijon or Saint Leger and Dijon Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: On Sunday from April to October Includes: • Transfer by coach Besancon/Dijon D7 or Dijon/Saint- Leger-Sur-Dheune • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Chef • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bar, bicycles and Jacuzzi Cruise Highlights between Besancon and Dijon: • Visit the many estates in Dijon and enjoy a wine tasting session • Explore the charming village of Petit-Ouges Saint-Jean-de-Losne • Visit Dole which is a hilltop city and birthplace of Louis Pasteur • Discover Saline-Royale, listed by UNESCO Cruise Highlights between or Saint Leger and Dijon: • The Cirque du Bout du Monde and the Mont de Sène • Wine tasting at Santenay and discovery of The Grands Crus Wine Route • Chalon-sur-Saône, town of art and history • Saint-Jean-de-Losne, top European marina Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/jeanine 4 JEANINE – BURGUNDY – CHARMING CLASS Jeanine is one of the most modern barges in operation today. It has 11 cabins that accommodate a maximum number of 24 passengers. Jeanine sports a very bright look making it stand out in the waterways. On this cruise you will be taken on a magnificent journey through the Saône-et-Loire and La Côte d’Or regions of France Price from 1,460 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE Waterways 85 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Dijon and Vandenesse en Auxois Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from March to Oct. Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6 night cruise and accommodation • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • All excursions and entry fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles, heated swimming pool, Piano Cruise Highlights: • Visit Clos de Vougeot where the Cistercian monks first started making wine in the 12th century • Walking tour of historic Dijon • Visit the historic city of Beaune, private tour of the magnificent 15th century Hotel Dieu • Visit Château de Pommard, tour of the cellars and tasting • Dine out at Abbey de la Bussiere,This restored Cistercian abbey is now a Michelin- starred restaurant. • Discover the hilltop village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. And visit its 12th-century castle and take in the splendid views. Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-fleur-de-lys 6 BELMOND FLEUR DE LYS – BURGUNDY – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Tour Burgundy’s chateaux and vineyards in opulent style 6 passengers Belmond Fleur de Lys. Rich Indian fabrics and four-poster beds create a sumptuous décor. Spacious cabins comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Each features an en-suite bathroom and dressing area. By day, go for a dip in the pool and watch stunning scenery slip by. Price from 45,130 Euros per charter 6 guests Chateau de Chamirey Chateau de Germolles VANDENESSE EN AUXOIS DIJON Vougeot Beaune Rully Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Dijon and St Leger or Dijon & Vandenesse Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from March to October Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6 night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All Excursions and entry fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, heated swimming pool Cruise Highlights: • Visit Chateau de Chamire, a family wine estate in Mercurey • Dine at a local Michelin-starred restaurant close Rully • Tour the magnificent 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, and enjoy an in-depth wine tasting. • Visit the medieval Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks began making wine in the 12th century. • Tour the Château de Germolles, the only remaining residence of the Dukes of Burgundy • Visit Dijon’s magnificent Ducal Palace and Grey Poupon mustard shop Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-amaryllis 5 BELMOND AMARYLLIS – BURGUNDY – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Explore the highlights of Burgundy’s wine-making heritage in French splendour, on board Belmond Amaryllis French style. There are 4 generous cabins with king-size or twin beds and en-suite marble bathrooms. On a sunny day, cool off with a dip in the pool. Come evening, dine in style in the formal dining room. Open the full-width lounge doors to enjoy a delightful alfresco dinner. Price from 60,050 Euros per charter 8 guests Chateau de Chamirey Chateau de Germolles VANDENESSE EN AUXOIS DIJON Vougeot Beaune Rully BARGE
Waterways 86 Prices are in currency specified. E SCORTE D TOUR Crewed Canal Barges Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Chatillon-sur-Loire and Montargis Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Minibus between Paris and the hotel barge • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: Bicycles, DVD player and spa pool Cruise Highlights: • Visit to Château de Fontainebleau and the privately-owned Château de la Bussière • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses • Visit to Château de Sully-sur-Loire, a moatedfortress and ‘monument historique’ • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel • Wine tasting in Sancerre • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling • Themed cruises available: wine and golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/renaissance 7 RENAISSANCE – BURGUNDY & LOIRE VALLEY – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Renaissance is a very spacious hotel barge that accommodates up to 8 passengers in ultimate luxury. Her cruise route takes her across the mighty River Loire on the Canal de Briare, France’s oldest canal and steeped in history, past beautiful scenery and small country villages towards Sancerre, a region famed for its wonderful white wines. Price from 5,490 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between St-Julien-sur-Dheune and St-Jean- de-Losne Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by Minivan between Lyon and the hotel barge • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and spa pool Cruise Highlights: • Tour of historic Dijon and its wonderful markets • Visit to the 14th century Château de Germolles • Tour and private tasting of fine wines at 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey • Gastronomic lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Le Montrachet • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel Dieu Hospice • Tour of ancient Autun and its 12th century cathedral • Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling • Themed cruise available: wine Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/finesse 8 FINESSE – BURGUNDY – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Finesse is a luxurious 8 passengers hotel barge that cruises the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy. She boasts a large saloon with panoramic windows and modern design. Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy. Price from 5,490 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE Waterways 87 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Cartography by Euromapping E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Dole and St Leger sur Dheune Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from March to October Includes: • Transfer • Luxury 6-night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All excursions and entry fees • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck and bicycle Cruise Highlights: • A walking tour of the old town of charming Dole • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs and dine out at a beautiful, Michelin-rated restaurant • Trip to the heartland of Burgundy to visit the Chateau de Clos de Vougeot • Visit the historic city of Beaune, • Tour at Château de Chamirey, a family-run wine estate, complete with a tasting session • Enjoy the bustling local market in Chalon sur Saone Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-hirondelle 9 BELMOND HIRONDELLE – FRANCHE COMTE & BURGUNDY – LUXE CLASS Belmond Hirondelle comfortably accommodates up to 8 people in sumptuous surroundings in 4 generously-sized cabins each enjoy an ensuite bathroom. Savour the inspiring scenery as you travel from the Franche-Comte region into Burgundy and discover Franche-Comté’s rich culinary and architectural heritage from spacious Belmond Hirondelle. Price from 5,080 Euros per person, per cabin Lezinnes Ravieres Chablis Montbard Flavigny-sur-Ozerain Ancy-le-Franc Noyers-sur- Serein TANLAY VENAREY-LES-LAUMES Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Paris and Nevers Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: On Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfer by coach from Paris to Nevers D1 • the transfer by coach from Briare to Paris D7 • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Chef • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic/ non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and Jacuzzi Cruise Highlights: • Discover Briare Aqueduct for it is one of the most prestigious waterways in France. • Stroll through history, authentic and well-preserved sites, and traditional regions during this exceptional cruise • Visit Pouilly-sur-Loire and enjoy wine tasting in the wine cellar and vineyards Tour at one of the most important restoration sites in Burgundy and an authentic farm • Explore the Fontmorigny Abbey, a privately-owned French historical monument Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/deborah 10 DEBORAH – LOIRE VALLEY & BERRY – CHARMING CLASS Cruise sedately through the former Berry province and the Sologne region. Take a wonderful tour of breathtaking sites, historic sites, and the prestigious vineyards. Deborah is a new built barge, you will appreciate the 11 comfortable cabins modern design of this barge and the comfort on board including a spacious lounge with bar a sun deck a barbecue area and a Jacuzzi . Price from 1,650 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE
Waterways 88 Prices are in currency specified. E SCORTE D TOUR Crewed Canal Barges Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Return Moulin de Nitray Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by private chauffeured minibus • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 2/3 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck and bicycles Cruise Highlights : • Cruise under the famed Château de Chenonceau • Visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and see the silkworm nursery • Excursion to the Château d’Amboise and Château du Clos Lucé • Private wine tastings at Montrichard and the Domaine de Fontenay • Visit to Château de Villandry and its magnificent gardens • Colourful street markets • Optional hot air ballooning • Themed cruises available: cycling, honeymoon and golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/nymphea 11 NYMPHEA – LOIRE VALLEY – PREMIER CLASS The 6 passenger Nymphea is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and is ideal for navigating the incredibly beautiful yet somewhat sandy reaches of the river Cher in the Loire valley. Refitted throughout, her traditional ship interior features a warm classic decor of rich varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere. Price from 3,790 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Holland, Burgundy, Loire, Champagne, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by private chauffeured minibus • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and hot tub Cruise Highlights: HOLLAND - (April & May) • See Zaanse Schans , the Royal Delft pottery and Keukenhof Gardens BURGUNDY & LOIRE (May, June & July) • See Fontainebleau Chateau and the river on the Pont Canal de Briare CHAMPAGNE & PARIS - (July & August) • Visit Chateau Thierry and Vaux le Vicomte Chateau ALSACE & LORRAINE - (August& September) • Visit Nancy and Strasbourg and the famous Alsatian wine route GERMANY & LUXEMBOURG - (September & October) • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12thC “Queen of German Castles Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/la-nouvelle-etoile La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra deluxe barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The elegant, air conditioned and teak-lined dining area and saloon, with an attractive bar and piano, feature warm and inviting furnishings. Price from 6,550 Euros per person, per cabin 12 LA NOUVELLE ETOILE – MULTI REGIONS – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS BARGE Waterways 89 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Argeliers and Marseillan Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Local transfers from/to Beziers to the barge • Luxury 6 night cruise • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • An open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • All Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles and sun deck Cruise Highlights: • Tour Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence • Wine tasting at a local château, such as Château Cabezac • Visit Pezenas, an architectural gem • Passage through Fonserannes locks • Visit Narbonne with its Archbishop’s Palace and lively covered market • Cross the 18th century Orb canal bridge • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruises available: art, wine, tennis and golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/athos 13 ATHOS – LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLION – PREMIER CLASS The 10 passenger Athos was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. She is air conditioned throughout, has bikes available for passenger and a spacious sundeck to enjoy the passing scenery. The spacious, traditionally decorated saloon, dining area and bar are perfect places to relax and cruise in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Price from 3,750 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Trebes and Salleles d’Aude Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from April to October Includes: • Transfers between Narbonne and the barge • Luxury 6 night cruise • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • An open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and entry fees • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycle s, sun deck and spa pool Cruise Highlights: • Winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colourful market • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey, with lunch in a stunning location • See the Cathar hilltop village of Minerve with its spectacular setting • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruise available: golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/enchante 14 ENCHANTE – CANAL DU MIDI– LUXE CLASS Enchanté is a state of the art, barge providing luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 spacious suites, the largest of any hotel barge on the Canal du Midi and with superbly appointed bathrooms. There is a large, spacious saloon and a demonstration galley allowing guests to see the skilled chef at work. There is a spacious sun deck, with alfresco dining area and gorgeous spa pool. Price from 4,950 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE
Waterways 90 Prices are in currency specified. Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Marseillan and Le Somail Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from April to October Includes: • Transfers between Narbonne and the barge • Luxury 6 night cruise • All meals on board catered for by the on board by a Master Chef • An open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • All excursions and entry fees • Services of 4 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles, spa pool, sundeck Cruise Highlights: • Tour Visit to Pezenas, a village associated with the playwright Molière • Private wine tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier • Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve • Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and colourful market • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history • Tour Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling • Themed cruise available: golf Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/anjodi 15 ANJODI – CANAL DU MIDI – PREMIER CLASS Discover the South of France as Rick Stein did aboard the Anjodi. Anjodi has been completely refurbished, to create a comfortable and charming ambience reminiscent of a classic yacht. The well planned accommodation offers a choice of 4 staterooms, each with full en suite facilities. The shaded sun deck is spacious, with a heated sunken spa pool and comfortable sun loungers. Price from 3,750 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Marseillan and Le Somail or Trebes and Narouze Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from March to October Includes: • Local transfers between Narbonne and the barge • Luxury 6 night cruise • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • An open bar 24/7 with alcoholic and soft drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and entry fees as per itinerary • Services of 4 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles, spa pool Cruise Highlights: • Winery Tour and tasting of fine Minervois wine • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colourful market • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives • Tour of beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve with its spectacular setting • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/clair-de-lune 16 CLAIR DE LUNE – CANAL DU MIDI– LUXE CLASS Clair de Lune is a deluxe hotel barge which provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 contemporary suites with en suite facilities, ideal for family charters. Cruise the canal between the charming village of Le Somail and the fortified city of Carcassonne, discovering some of the most beautiful scenery in the south of France along the way. Price from 4,350 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE Waterways 91 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Carcassonne and Beziers or Lyon and Avignon Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sunday from April to October Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6-night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All excursions and entry fees • Services of 4 crew members • Barge facilities: bicycles and sundeck Cruise Highlights: • Explore Carcassonne, Europe’s largest medieval fortress. • Visit Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. • Visit the colourful morning market in Narbonne and help choose ingredients for dinner. • Discover l’Abbaye de Fontfroide, an 11th-century Cistercian monastery. • Stop at Château Auris for a wine tasting. • Visit Oppidum d’Ensérune, an important pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-alouette 17 BELMOND ALOUETTE – CANAL DU MIDI – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Belmond Alouette features 2 beautifully furnished cabins to accommodate up to 4 guests, both with en-suite showers. Soak up the views on the sun deck. Enjoy tours in ruined castles and restored monasteries as well as exquisite wine tastings. Enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by your cordon bleu chef using the freshest ingredients. Belmond Alouette is available for private charter only. Price from 40,910 Euros per charter, 4 guests Narbonne BEZIERS CARCASSONNE Oppidum d'Enserune Minerve Peyriac-Minervois Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Arles and Tain l’Hermitage or Avignon and Lyon Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: On Sunday from April to October Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6-night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All excursions and entry fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: Sun deck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, exercise equipment and canopied dining area Cruise Highlights : • Tour of Arles famous for its Roman ruins. • Visit a provençal bastide in St Rémy for an olive oil tasting • Visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct • Tour Avignon and enjoy a guided walk in the Palace of the Popes. • Visit the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. Enjoy a wine tasting • Tour the Roman city of Orange, built in 100B • Visit Nyons and a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. • Lunch in the village of Grignan, famed for its medieval château • Visit a colourful market in La Voulte with your chef. • Visit a local winery is a stroll away, and enjoy a tasting and tour. Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-napoleon 18 BELMOND NAPOLEON – FRANCHE COMTE & BURGUNDY – ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Belmond Napoléon is perfect for convivial parties of up to 12 passengers. It has six decadent cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Discover the beautiful region of Provence by taking a cruise on board with Belmond Napoleon. It cruises from Tain to Arles taking you to the charming cities and towns of Provence. Price from 5,700 Euros per person, per cabin TAIN L’HERMITAGE ARLES Avignon Les Baux-de-Provence Chateauneuf-du-Pape Uzes Nimes Nyons Grignan Viviers Saint Remy-de-Provence BARGE
Waterways 92 Prices are in currency specified. Waterways Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Arles and Sete Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Friday from April to October Includes: • Transfer Sète/Arles D7 • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Chef • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic/ non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bar, bicycles and Jacuzzi Cruise Highlights: • Tour of the Roman city of Arles • Olive oil and other local products tasting • Visit of the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer • Tour of the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes • Visit the salt marshes • Tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon • Tour of the Étang De Thau , famous for its shellfish and its oyster farms • Visit of Sète’s historical downtown area Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/anne-marie 20 ANNE MARIE – CAMARGUE – CHARMING CLASS Anne Marie is a modern barge with has 11 cabins that accommodate a maximum number of 22 passengers. Anne Marie will take you on the Provence canal to explore this amazing region famous for its old historic cities such as Arles and Aigues-Mortes as well as for its beautiful natural sites. Price from 1,990 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Agen and Montauban or Castet-en- Dorthe to Boé Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • Transfers by private chauffeured minibus from Toulouse or Bordeaux • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic or soft drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 4 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck and bicycles Cruise Highlights: • Visit the Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and tasting • Cruise the River Tarn across the red-bricked Aqueduct du Cacor • Visit to Château de Goudourville and a tour of Auvillar Tour the medieval town and castle of Nérac • Visits to the village of Le Mas d’Agenais and the colourful market of Marmande • Visit the Abbaye St Pierre de Moissac • Tour of the famous Saint Emilion • Visit the impressive Château de Duras • Visit to the Bastide village of Vianne and ancient Barbaste • Wine, foie gras and Armagnac tastings Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/rosa 19 ROSA – GASCONY - AQUITAINE– PREMIER CLASS Rosa is an old 4 cabin Dutch “Clipper” barge that was completely refitted in 2010 to a high specification. Two of the staterooms have double beds and two have twin beds, all of which have full en-suite facilities. Outside there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable furniture. The region simply oozes charm and the cruise is a journey back in time along a magical waterway. Price from 3,590 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE Waterways 93 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Waterways E SCORTE D TOUR Waterways Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Holland and Alsace Lorraine Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from March to Oc Includes: • Transfers by private chauffeured minibus • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All wines served throughout the cruise • Excursions and admittance fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycles and spa pool Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Strasbourg and Lagarde Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: Every Sundays from April to October Includes: • D7 Transfer by coach from Lagarde to Strasbourg • Luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Chef • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner • Open bar 24/7 with alcoholic/ non alcoholic drinks • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary • Services of 5 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bar, bicycles and Jacuzzi Cruise Highlights: HOLLAND - (March to Early May) • Tour Keukenhof Gardens, the Royal Delft pottery and Haarlem • Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace ALSACE & LORRAINE - (June to October) • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and la Petite France district • Explore the Wine Route and visit the Meteor Brewery • Experience the unique Arzviller boat elevator and enjoy a candlelit meal cruising through two tunnels • Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/panache Cruise Highlights: • Visit of Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage site • See the Artzwiller inclined plane, an amazing engineering feat • Discover the scenery of the Zorn Valley and the Vosges • Hike through the hops fields in Wingersheim • Visit the Château de Hohbarr • Visit Saverne, a particularly charming small village • See Lutzelbourg Castle • Marc Chagall’s unique stained glass window in Sarrebourg Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/madeleine 21 PANACHE – HOLLAND & ALSACE – LUXE CLASS 22 MADELEINE – ALSACE – CHARMING CLASS Panache is a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins. Learn about the regions and explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire. Enjoy a journey between Alsace and Lorraine combining many cultures, combining unspoiled nature and exceptional architectural heritage onboard the 11 cabins Madeleine hotel barge. You will love the modern style and spacious lounge with a bar, a restaurant and the Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge. Price from 4,350 Euros per person, per cabin Price from 1,760 Euros per person, per cabin BARGE
Waterways 94 Prices are in currency specified. Crewed Canal Barges E SCORTE D TOUR Cartography by Euromapping Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Meaux and Châlons-en-Champagne Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure Dates: On Sundays Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6-night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All Excursions and entry fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycle and heated swimming pool Cruise Highlights: • Private visit to the magnificent baroque Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte • Visit Belleau Wood, site of a famous World War I battle • Visit the Champagne house of Billecart Salmon including a visit the vineyard and a tasting of the house’s finest champagnes • Champagne picnic overlooking the vineyards • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant • Ambassador from Champagne Laurent-Perrier on-board to host a tasting of the champagne house’s famed collection. • Visit to the family vineyard of Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart in Ludes • Discover Reims and its immense gothic cathedral • Enjoy an exclusive tasting hosted in the family home by Laurence Ployez • Discover Hautvillers, “the birthplace of champagne” its Abbey and Dom Pérignon’s tomb Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-pivoine 24 BELMOND PIVOINE - CHAMPAGNE - ULTRA LUXURY CLASS Belmond Pivoine is one of the newest out of Belmond’s luxury barge range. With the space to welcome up to eight guests, Belmond Pivoine allows you to travel in high-end style as you cruise past beautiful vineyards and enchanting Champagne villages. Stop to explore the region’s world-renowned wineries and historical sites. Price on request Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Krafft and Arzviller Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: On Sundays Includes: • Transfers • Luxury 6-night cruise • All meals including gourmet food and fine wines • All beverages whilst on board • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks • All Excursions and entry fees • Services of 6 crew members • Barge facilities: sun deck, bicycle and heated swimming pool Cruise Highlights • Gastronomic dinner • Visit Lutzelbourg, a picturesque village surrounded by verdant mountains, which is home to a ruined medieval castle. • Dinner at Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique restaurant • Discover part of “la Route des Vins” and visit Domaine MochelVisit the famous Meteor Brewery, which was founded in 1640 and has been in seven generations of the same family. Enjoy a private guided tour and a tasting of the brewery’s 12 beers • Visit Strasbourg, vibrant capital of the Alsace region • Visit one of the Alsace region’s vineyards Sipp Mack which produces some of the area’s finest organic wine. • Visit Saverne, ancestral home of the Comtes de Rohan Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/belmond-lilas ARZVILLER KRAFFT Lutzelbourg Saverne Strasbourg Hochfelden 23 BELMOND LILAS - ALSACE - ULTRA LUXURY CLASS The new ultra-luxury Belmond Lilas barge features 4 generous cabins. Its colourful décor, rustic charm and abundant amenities offer travellers cruising the Alsace region everything they need and more. Visit Alsace’s vineyards, taste the local gastronomy and stop to explore Strasbourg all the while staying on-board one of the most prestigious barge hotels in France. Price on request PARIS CHALONS-EN -CHAMPAGNE MEAUX Tours-sur-Marne Hautvillers Chateau-Thierry BARGE Waterways 95 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR River Cruises E SCORTE D TOUR CRUISE A Great Journey Your proximity to the shore means that stunning castles and charming villages are all within easy sight of the ship, whether you’re dining in the restaurant, relaxing on the sun deck or lounging in your stateroom. Ship Features The wide range of ships from 3* to 5* make these homes away from home available to holidaymakers with different budgets, and with an average capacity of just 130 guests, you will experience a level of privacy and autonomy that you won’t find on larger ships. These mid size ships sail right into the heart of big cities and small towns, docking mere steps away from the sights you’ve come to see! A selection of wines and beers are also included to complement your lunch and dinner each day. Your river cruise includes all meals on board, on-board entertainment WiFi and more! Themed & Customised Cruises Whether you are after a hiking or a gourmet cruise, we cater for many tastes. Spend your next Christmas holiday on a ship and discover some of Europe’s best markets in Strasbourg and Colmar, or celebrate New Year in Provence, the decision is yours! You can choose to book from a varied programme of shore excursions or to venture out on your own, giving you the flexibility to tailor your trip to your interests and to your budget! Discover the beauty of river cruising with an unforgettable journey on board a modern ship. Whether you’re cruising in the Loire, Provence, Rhone, Rhine or Dordogne, you will enjoy front-row seats to France’s most spectacular sights as your floating hotel takes you from one extraordinary destination to the next. Features of River Cruises • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception • Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess • A small ratio of staff member to guests • Professionally trained, all English-speaking staff • Flexibility to book a wide array of shore excursions hosted by English-speaking guides (supplement may apply) • On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. • All meals on-board • Farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests’ use
Waterways 96 Prices are in currency specified. River Cruises E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Return Nantes Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights or 8 Days 7 Nights Departure dates: from March to Oct Includes: • Unlimited drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks, coffees and tea. • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine • Welcome cocktail and farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi and Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Entertainments on-board • Lounge/bar, dance floor, patio, restaurant, sun deck, gift shop • Cabin: A/C, private bathroom, hair dryer, safe, TV. Large window to admire the scenery Cruise Information: Itinerary: Between Paris and Honfleur or Return Paris Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights or 7 Days 6 Nights Departure dates: from March to Oct Includes: • Unlimited drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks, coffees and tea. • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine • Welcome cocktail and farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi and Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Entertainments on-board • Lounge/bar, dance floor, restaurant, sun deck, gift shop. • Cabin: A/C, private bathroom, hair dryer, safe, TV. Cruise Highlights 6 Days 5 Nights (NSN): • Visit of Angers, the capital of the historical Anjou province • Visit of Azay-le-Rideau Château and Villandry gardens • Visit of Saint Nazaire • Visit of Nantes • Visit of Muscadet Wine Route Cruise Highlights 8 Days 7 Nights (NHN): • Same as the above highlights • Guided visit of Saumur and the Cadre Noir • Discover the Corniche Angevine and its picturesque villages • Wine tasting • Visit Guérande, medieval city overlooking the salt marshes Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/ms-loire-princesse Cruise Highlights 6 Days 5 Nights (HOP): • The Landing Beaches • Alabaster Coast, including Etretat and Fecamp • Visit Honfleur • Visit of Paris by coach • Visit of Abbeys in the High-Normandy region Cruise Highlights 7 Days 6 Nights (HON): • Same as above except Alabaster Coast tour • Cote Fleurie: Deauville, Breuil caslte and Calavados tasting • Guided visit of Rouen • Guided visit of Versailles Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/ms-seine-princess LOIRE VALLEY – Ms Loire Princesse 5* PARIS & NORMANDY – Ms Seine Princess 5* The MS Loire Princesse is ah high-tech paddle river boat cruising on the Loire. Two different lengths of cruises can be offer aboard the Loire Princesse to explore at different pace one of France’s most beautiful regions, where charm and authenticity unite. You will love visiting the castles, wine routes and medieval monuments of the Loire region. Enjoy a journey between Paris and Normandy on-board Ms Seine Princess. The Seine Princess ship offers many options for cruising from 5 to 8 days. These cruises will give you the opportunity to discover beautiful Paris city and the history and gastronomy region of Normandy. You will enjoy cruising on the Seine River and discover all the natural and historic treasures on your way. Price from 1,290 Euros per person, per cabin Price from 580 Euros per person, per cabin CRUISE Waterways 97 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 E SCORTE D TOUR E SCORTE D TOUR Cruise Information: Itinerary: Return Bordeaux Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights or 8 Days 7 Nights Departure dates: from April to Oct Includes: • Unlimited drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks, coffees and tea. • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine • Welcome cocktail and farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi and Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Entertainments on-board • Lounge/bar, dance floor, restaurant, sundeck, shop • Cabin: A/C, private bathroom, hair dryer, safe, TV. • Large Panoramic windows on the upper deck Cruise Information: Itinerary: Return Lyon Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights or 8 Days 7 Nights Departure dates: from April to Oct Includes: • Unlimited drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks, coffees and tea. • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine • Welcome cocktail and farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi and Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Entertainments on-board • Lounge/bar, dance floor, restaurant, sundeck, shop • Cabin: A/C, private bathroom, hair dryer, safe, TV. • Large Panoramic windows on the upper deck Cruise Highlights 6 Days 5 Nights (BOS): • Guided tour of Saint-Emilion and wine-tasting session • Visit of Bordeaux • Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region and taste some wine Cruise Highlights 8 Days 7 Nights (BOA): • Same as the above highlights • Bassin d’Arcachon including the Bird Island and Dune of Pilat • Discover Cognac and visit chateau of Cognac, birthplace of French king, François I, followed by a Cognac tasting • Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade, Cadillac town and Sauternes wine tasting Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/ms-cyrano-de-bergerac BORDEAUX & DORDOGNE – Ms Cyrano de Bergerac 5* PROVENCE & RHONE – Ms Camargue 5* Get on-board Ms Cyrano de Bergerac and discover history, wine and natural treasures that the Bordeaux region offers. Cruise along the Gironde and learn more about the villages, wines and gastronomy of this historic region on-board Ms Cyrano de Bergerac. Enjoy a journey between Lyon and the Provence on-board Ms Camargue. Ms Camargue offers many lengths options for cruising in the Rhone and Provence region (from 5 to 8 days). Discover the beautiful Rhone region and the famous city of Lyon, explore the Camargue region famous for its flamingos and visit the Provence and its famous monuments. Price from 790 Euros per person, per cabin Price from 950 Euros per person, per cabin Cruise Highlights 6 Days 5 Nights (LMX): • Visit Avignon and its Pope’s Palace • Explore the Camargue with its fauna and flora • See Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful village of France • Visit the Vercors Regional Nature Park and tast some local wines. • Guided tour of the Pont d’Arc Cavern to discover Gorges de l’Ardèche Cruise Highlights 8 Days 7 Nights (LSR): • Same as the above highlights • Visit Cluny Abbey, ancient Benedictine abbey consecrated in 1130 • Guided tour of Arles and its outstanding architectural heritage • Tournon, in the heart of the Rhone Valley to taste regional products and wines Learn more on www.frenchtravel.com.au/ms-camargue CRUISE
98 Copyrights ©PARIS CityVISION ©Châteaux de Versailles/Christian Millet ©Moulin Rouge ©Lido ©Louvre ©France Intense ©Cour des Loges / G. Picout, MPM, A. Rico, ME Brouet & DR ©Hugues Lagarde ©Photos Centre de Presse de Monaco ©Hyatt ©Chateaux Azay le Rideau ©Chambord and Cheonceau ©France Intense ©imagedemarc ©gilles-trillard BOOKING CONDITIONS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. BOOKINGS All reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. Any verbal quote given is only an estimate of the price which will be effective only upon the issuing of a written advice on confirmation of the reservation. All bookings with FrenchTravel Connection (“FTC”) are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by airlines, hoteliers, coach operators, and other service providers including, but not limited to, rail, car hire and restaurant operators whose services we utilise, some of which limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Bookings with carriers or tour operators are also subject to the carrier’s terms and conditions as printed or referred to in their tickets and/or timetables and/or regulations. FTC and/or its agents reserve the right, without notice, to modify, cancel or withdraw any of the arrangements and in this event the full amounts paid will be returned to the customer, and upon rendering the same, all liability of FTC and/or its agents in respect thereof shall cease. FTC and/or its agents reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any group at any time. FTC reserves the right to adjust any price without notice whatsoever at any time up to the day full payment is received by FTC. DEPOSITS, FINAL PAYMENT A non-refundable deposit of $300 per booking must be paid at the time of booking. Bookings for which this deposit is not received are subject to cancellation without notice. If FTC is unable to confirm the requested arrangements the deposit will be fully refundable. Deposits vary for each tour operator, hotel, canal cruise operator or provider of any service contained in this brochure, and will be payable according to the General Terms and Conditions of each operator. *Please note that for any service held on an option a firm reservation cannot be made until the required deposit is received. Option periods vary between suppliers - if a deposit is not received within the option period FTC may be unable to confirm the service. The balance payment must be received not less than 45 days prior to departure. If the balance payment is not received by FTC by the due date, we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled and to apply the appropriate cancellation charges. Payments by credit card are subject to merchant fees. ADDITIONAL FEES Amendments: For each amendment requested after confirmation a fee of $30 will be charged in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground/cruise operators or airlines. Reissue of Documents: An amendment requiring reissue of documents will incur a $50 fee in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground/cruise operators or airlines. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and not a transfer to another tour or date, wherein cancellation fees may apply. Minimum Booking: for a booking of less than $500 an administration fee of $30 will apply. CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS Should you or any member of your party wish to cancel, you must advise your Travel Agent and/or FTC in writing. Such written advice should be signed by the person who made the original booking. The cancellation is not effective until FTC receives the written advice. Cancellations are subject to a fee as follows: – 45 days, or more, prior to date of first service: forfeit of deposit – 15–44 days prior to date of first service: the greater of 25% of the total cost or deposit paid. – 14 days, or less, prior to date of first service: 100% of total cost Cancellations will also be subject to cancellation fees levied by each operator according to their respective BookingTerms and Conditions. *Please note that it is your responsibility to request from your Travel Agent or FTC the details of terms and conditions, and to ensure that you have understood their contents. The payment of your deposit constitutes an acceptance of those terms and conditions and your acknowledgement that you will be bound by their cancellation fee charges. Any unused Car Rental or tax free car leasing period is not refundable. No refund is made on any pre-booked accommodation, coach tours, villas, canal cruising or other travel not utilised. No refund is available for cancellation after the tour has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilised. No refund is available for transport and museum passes. Cancellation of confirmed services forming part of an existing booking will incur cancellation fees as listed. FTC does not authorise any overseas supplier to promise refunds on our behalf. INSURANCE It is strongly recommended that, at the time of booking, you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy of your choice. We suggest that the policy should include, but not be limited to the following features: Loss of deposit through cancellation, personal baggage, loss of money, medical expenses, additional expenses to cover hotel accommodation and repatriation costs to Australia should the tour or holiday need to be extended or curtailed due to illness while overseas, or due to the need to return to Australia because of unexpected death or illness of a close relative. Please consult your Travel Agent on the insurance policy most suitable for your needs. VISA,TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Passengers should familiarise themselves with any and all health or visa requirements that may be applicable in the areas they intend visiting. They shall be responsible for all exit, entry, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. Each person shall carry a valid passport at all times. An Australian Re-Entry Permit must be obtained for those not holding Australian passports. Kindly note that passport and visa requirements are not our responsibility or that of your Travel Agent and we are not liable for any loss or expense due to a passenger‘s failure to comply with the above or any statutory requirement made in any country whatsoever. LUGGAGE Luggage, including personal articles, is at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of its owners except to the extent of any insurance purchased by the customer. It is also the passenger’s responsibility to enquire prior to departure about the restrictions placed by any carrier or tour operator on the amount, weight or volume of luggage allowed and to comply with those requirements. Failure to do so might incur additional charges or refusal to carry the excess luggage. RESPONSIBILITY The obligation of FTC to you is to make travel bookings on your behalf and allow you to obtain travel related products from third parties. FTC acts as Booking Agent only for the persons or companies offering or providing the means of travel, conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and all receipts, tickets, vouchers, coupons or exchange orders are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which transportation and other services are provided. FTC does not accept any liability whatsoever for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those Airlines, coach operators, shipping companies, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour or travel pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control. We do not accept liability in contract or in tort for any accident, injury, damage, loss, delay, irregularity, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by any act or event which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to, war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, pandemic, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or of any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such action may be settled by acceding to demands of a labour group). Maps and photographs are only included for the purpose of general information and do not necessarily indicate actual itineraries or location of services provided. Photographs are purely for decorative purposes and do not show any service offered or any location visited on any of the tours contained in this brochure or advertised by any tour provider. Photographs of hotel rooms are only an example of a room available and do not necessarily represent the type of room or the room which will be made available. EXTRA SERVICES FTC, its agents and any tour operator or provider of services is not liable for any changes, fees or costs not included in the services offered, and any additional costs are the responsibility of the passenger. ERRORS OR OMMISSIONS (E&OE) We reserve the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated for any service, notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full. It is the responsibility of the Travel Agent to ensure all invoice details are correct and that the client acknowledges all cancellation conditions. PRICE All prices shown in this brochure are effective from 1st September 2016 unless otherwise specified and are subject to variation without notice. 99 www.frenchtravel.com.au • info@frenchtravel.com.au • 1300 858 304 Escape. Discover. Create. › Brand NEW tax free vehicle › Zero insurance excess › Unlimited kilometres Create your self-drive holiday | 1300 858 304 | www.frenchtravel.com.au/car-leasing Car leasing gives you more freedom to explore the open roads of Europe between 21 and 175 days. › FREE additional drivers* › FREE delivery & return in France * Conditions apply
OR CONTACTYOUR FRIENDLYTRAVEL AGENT FRENCH TRAVEL CONNECTION 601/83 MOUNT STREET NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 TEL +61 2 9966 1177 FAX +61 2 9966 1455 A DIVISION OF ENTIRETRAVEL CONNECTION PTY LTD ABN 51 328 832 827 For more detailed information, new products and specials visit our website www.frenchtravel.com.au or email us at info@frenchtravel.com.au For bookings: 1300 858 304