What We Love
- The French cultural influence reaches far and wide. Much of the cuisine, language, design, art, and customs that we take for granted today have their roots in France. And when one visits, one can see why. The French have a lovely, intoxicating way of life that is most delightful to enjoy.
- The wine, the gardens, the champagne, the cheese, the chateaux, the gateaux, and the cadeaux of colorful macaroons one brings home to the kids.
- The Louvre at night, when one can explore Napoleon's apartment in peace, or visit one of Paris' hundred little museums where one is challenged to find a crowd.
- Whether it is a Michelin-starred hot spot or a baguette from the local boulangerie, one eats very well.
- From the rolling hills of Provence to the beaches of Biarritz, from the dramatic cliffs of Normandy to the glamorous caps of Côte D'Azur, France is a many-splendored place.
Things To See & Do
- Discover Paris, the “City of Light,” from the river up, as you cruise the Seine and absorb the stately buildings on either bank. It's touristy, but magical nonetheless.
- Gain private access to Coco Chanel’s apartment.
- Set off for the bucolic countryside of Provence, visit Roman ruins, lavender fields, and the Pope's brief residence in Avignon, and finish with the legendary seaside cliffs and caps (or capes) of Côte d’Azur.
- Take to France's gentle canals and rivers on a barge cruise through wine meccas such as Burgundy and the Loire Valley.