Grand Tour of France 2010

Starting on September 20, our 2-Week Adventure in France with Cosmos

Arrival in Paris

After our transatlantic flight starting September 20th with British Airways we arrived the next day in Paris on the 21st. We stayed overnight at the FOREST HILL LA VILLETTE in Paris to get ready for our 14-day tour. On the morning of the 22nd we were off to Caen.

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Paris to Caen

Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville with an overnight stay at the MERCURE CAEN COTE DE NACRE in HEROUVILLE-ST.CLAIR on Sept 22nd

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Caen to Mont St. Michel

Caen - Normandy Landing Beaches - Bayeaux - Mont St. Michel
Overnight stay at the MOTEL VERT outside of MONT SAINT MICHEL on Sept 23rd

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Mont St. Michel

Mont St. Michel on Sept 24th

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To Tours

Angers - Loire Valley - Tours with a two nights stay at the KYRIAD LA BOETIE in TOURS on the Sept 24-25th

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Chateaux Country Tour

Chateau Chenonceaux, Wine tasting and Chateau Amboise Tour on Sept 25

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Tours to Bordeaux

Tours - Poitiers - La Rochelle - Cognac - Bordeaux

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Bordeaux to Toulouse

Bordeaux - Dordogne - Rocamadour - Toulouse
Staying overnight at the RADISSON in TOULOUSE on Sept 27th

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Toulouse to Avignon

Toulouse - Carcassonne - Nimes - Avignon : Stayed at the IBIS AVIGNON CENTRE PONTE, AVIGNON on Sept 28th

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Avignon to French Riviera

Avignon - Arles - Aix En Provence: Staying at the Holiday Inn in Cannes on Sep 29-30

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French Riviera

We spent some time in Cannes and then took an excursion to Moraco and Monte Carlo on Sept 30th.

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French Riviera to Lyon

Starting at Grasse for a visit to a perfume workshop followed by a trip along the panoramic route that Napoleon took on his return to Elba from the Riviera. Staying at the PARK INN in Lion on October 1st

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Lyon to Paris

Lyon - Beaune - Paris: Staying at the Mecure Port St. Cloud in Paris on Oct 2nd-3rd

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Paris for our last two days was great. We arrived about 4:00 pm on Oct 2nd and visited the Louvre. We stayed two nights at the MERCURE PORTE ST.CLOUD

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Paris Day 1

We took a walk after our Louvre tour, walking toward the Arc de Triomphe followed by the Eiffel Tower. Then we took the Metro to the Mecure Porte St. Cloud. ( Oct 2nd-3rd)

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Paris Day 2

A guided tour of the city in the morning starting with a tour of Notre Dame Cathedral. (Oct 3rd)

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