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Experience life along the Rhône with this itinerary that features the City of Light and the beautiful Provence region of Southern France. Start your Journey with the Parisian classics and enjoy your first performance opportunity. Then head to the gorgeous countryside town of Giverny before journeying on to Avignon and Arles. After your second performance in Provence, your trip continues to the Cote d'Azur, or French Riviera, with its' collection of chic resort towns along the Mediterranean Sea. Here you'll visit playgrounds of the rich and famous such as Nice and Monaco before enjoying your final concert and a farewell dinner.
Departure from the United States.
Paris greets you today! Meet your Encore Tour Manager, acquaint yourself with the Metro, and check in at your hotel. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant as a group this evening, which is included each night during your tour.
This morning sightseeing of Paris with a local guide will show you the city's most important monuments, from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower to the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde, site of the guillotine during the French Revolution. This afternoon, discover the many treasures if the Louvre museum, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. This evening, enjoy a boat ride along the Seine to see the many historic monuments on the banks of the river.
Enjoy a visit of the famous Musée D'Orsay this morning, which is a converted train station. Then take advantage of some free time before your afternoon concert performance. After dinner, enjoy the view from the top of the famed Eiffel Tower.
This morning, enjoy an excursion to the famous chateau of Versailles, King Louis XIV's elaborate palace. After visiting the inside of the château, discover the resplendent gardens that enchanted the Court of Louis XIV and the rest of the estate with a Versailles by bike tour. Continue to Claude Monet's home in Giverny for a visit to Monet's house and gardens. Let your Tour Manager lead you on a walking tour around the water lily ponds, which served as inspiration for one of his most famous series of paintings. Return to Paris for dinner and overnight.
Take a morning journey to Avignon on the fastest train in Europe, the TGV. View the imposing Papal Palace and the nearby Pont du Gard. Continue to Nimes to see the Roman Arena an settle into your hotel in Provence.
Visit the fabled town of Les Baux before arriving in Arles, famous for its near-perfect amphitheater. Enjoy the incredibly beautiful countryside of Provence, famous for the numerous fields of lavender. This afternoon, prepare for your second performance opportunity!
Journey across the heart of Provence before reaching the coastline in France's chic playground known as the Côte d'Azur. Learn about regional specialties as you experience the wonderful flavors of tapenade, caviar de tomates and a variety of locally produced oils. Discover the city of Nice this afternoon as a local guide shows you this Mediterranean city.
This morning enjoy an excursion to visit the perched village of Eze with its ruined castle and steep streets. Tour the Fragonard perfume factory, then continue along the cornice to Monaco, glamorous residence of the rich and famous and home of the Grimaldi royal family. This afternoon, prepare for your final concert before enjoying a farewell dinner together.
Return to the U.S.
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