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$ 2,595 USD* / $3,295 CAN*

 

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France Literary Arts Tour

Learn about France’s most revered authors and intellectuals

 

DAY 1: HOME – PARIS

Board your transatlantic flight and fly through the night to France

 

DAY 2: PARIS

Bienvenue en France! Meet your Prométour Tour Director upon arrival at the airport

Transfer to your hotel and drop off your luggage

Explore Paris with your Prometour Tour Director; see Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Admire the architecture of Paris from the Seine aboard a Bateau Mouche

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Paris

 

DAY 3: PARIS 

Breakfast at the hotel

Pass by Café de Flore and Café des Deux Magots located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood of Paris’ left bank. Many French intellectuals such as Jean-Paul Sartre et Simone de Beauvoir spent their time in the area!

Enter the Panthéon -the resting place of many French Great Man, such as Victor Hugo and Emile Zola

Enter Shakespeare Co. Bookstore located in the heart of Paris and browse the many books they have to offer!

Lunch on your own

Visit La Maison de Victor Hugo, where he wrote some of his major works facing the lovely Place des Vosges

Discover the Père Lachaise Cemetery, the final resting place for Hononé de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and more

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Paris

 

DAY 4: EXCURSION TO VERSAILLES

Breakfast at the hotel

Board the RER Train towards Versailles

Guided visit of the Château de Versailles – You’ll see the Grand Apartments, the Royal Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors

Explore the elegantly landscaped Gardens of the Château

Enjoy lunch on your own

Board the RER and return to Paris

Discover Quartier Montmartre, known as “La Butte” – enjoy the always lively Place du Tertre

Dinner in a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Paris

 

DAY 5: PARIS 

Breakfast at the hotel

Tour the House of Honoré de Balzac; let the guide tell you all about the writer of ”La Comédie Humaine”

With your Tour Director, discover the Quartier Montparnasse known to be the heart of Intellectual and artistic life during the Roaring 20s. Many artists and writing such as Emile Zola, Baudelaire, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald frequented cafés like La Closerie des Lilas or La Rotonde

Lunch on your own

Explore Paris at your own pace or indulge in some shopping! Why not go the Quartier Latin do shop at the Le Petit Prince Store, it is dedicated to the St-Exupéry’s masterpiece!

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Paris

 

DAY 6: PARIS – ROUEN 

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel to Normandy

Home to several French novelists and authors, such as Corneille, discover the charming town of Rouen. Gustave Flaubert is also native to Rouen, he became famous after illustrating the complex relationships he had with his hometown in his debut novel “Madame Bovary”

Explore Rouen at your own pace, make sure to take a look at the Gros Horloge

Lunch on your own

Travel to Le Havre

Discover the coastal town of Le Havre through quotes of famous French authors wrote there from 1830 to 2014. The Literary Walk is divided into 20 stops indicated by benches

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Le Havre

 

DAY 7: ETRETAT – PARIS

Breakfast at the hotel

Continue your route to Étretat

Admire the Étretat Chalk Cliffs – a natural beauty with dramatic views of the English Channel and home to the author of Arsène Lupin

Explore the village of Étretat at your own pace

Lunch on your own

Return to Paris

Head to Place du Trocadéro and then have a stroll through the Champs de Mars

Get a bird’s eye view of Paris from the observation platforms of the Eiffel Tower

Dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight accommodation in Paris

 

DAY 8: PARIS – HOME 

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to the airport

Say Au Revoir to your Prométour Tour Director

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