Glamorous Paris and the lovely seaside villages of the South of France - Beatrice Bradley

Glamorous Paris and the lovely seaside villages of the South of France
May 16 – 26, 2023
11days / 10 nights

paris & monaco france trip

Trip Status: Open
Single Occupancy – $7,900
Double Occupancy – $7,400

Dates: May 16 – 26, 2023
11 Days / 10 Nights

Paris – 3 nights
Nice – 5 nights
Paris – 2 nights

Location: Paris and South of France

Airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is commonly known as Roissy Airport. *Call Debra with help booking flights (860)305-5597

Accommodations: Hotel Montecristo & Hotel Carlton

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Debra Shutt

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Trip Details & Itinerary

Paris Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Paris – You will arrive at the Charles De Gaulle airport where you will meet at a gathering point and we will pick you up. Please book your flights leaving May 15 to arrive at CDG airport before noon on the 16th of May. We will then gather all and head to settle into the Hotel Montecristo very near the Latin Quarter 5th/6th arrondissement of Paris. You will have walking maps and a subway map of Paris and can spend the afternoon exploring along the lovely Seine River, walking in the Latin Quarter to see the Luxemborg Gardens, or the famous Sorbonne (world famous art school). We will have a welcome dinner near our hotel in the early evening.

  • Arrive CDG airport before noon, meet at designated spot to be driven to Hotel Montecristo
  • The afternoon is yours to explore the Latin Quarter or walk by the Seine River
  • Meet for a welcome dinner in the early evening
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Day 2 May 17 –  Today we gather for breakfast in the hotel and then meet in the lobby about 10 am for our guided tour of two famous districts in Paris: the Latin Quarter and the Marais. Quintessential French architecture is found in these areas and our guide will give us a history lesson as we walk along side the Seine River. Once finished we will head over to the Louvre Museum where we will be guided through the French Impressionists area and past some of the most famous sculptures. You will have remaining time to visit areas of the museum which interest you the most as small groups. You will return to our hotel and we will dine together at a lovely restaurant with typical French food.

Day 3 May 18 – after our breakfast at the hotel, you will have time to sightsee on your own ( visit the Eiffel tower if you like, or Musee D”Orsay, OR, you may come with me while I take you on a retail therapy tour complete with fine chocolates, fashion and jewelry. Shortly after lunch (today this is on your own) we will meet our guide for a walking tour of the Opera, Pigalle and Montmartre (approximately four hours). Here we will see the Rue Lepic where many key art movements were born, also the Place du Tertre where we discover a village like charm in the heart of the city, you will even see a Parisian vineyard! We end our Montmartre tour with a visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, famous around the world!

We return to our hotel to freshen up and head out for an evening of French cookery. We will make a three course traditional meal , under special Chef supervision, learning the secrets to successful French cooking. And the best is at the end when we eat what we have created.

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paris france trip
paris france trip

Day 4 – Today we have an early breakfast and pack up to get to Gare Le Nord station for a fabulous day of seeing the countryside via the Train. We will zoom our way from Paris to Nice, in first class train seats where you can see the magnificent French countryside, so very picturesque. We arrive about 4pm and our driver will meet us to take us along the most beautiful cliffside drive from Nice to Beaulieu Sur Mer. We will check into the Hotel Carlton and after cocktails we will walk to dinner at the beach.

  • Have breakfast and head to train station
  • Board the train at 10:45am.  Arrive Nice 4pm
  • Driver takes us along the coastal route to our hotel in Beaulieu Sur Mer
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paris france trip
paris france trip

Day 5 – We will have a lovely breakfast at the Hotel Carlton and afterwards we should walk to the local Farmers market to see the wonderful French specialties. Then we will meet again to discuss the variety of activities available to everyone. A trip to the beach, a walk around the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat point, (about five miles total) along the oceanside and passing several famous Riviera mansions, will be offered, or you may sit by the pool and then walk into town. You can walk to lunch spots, lunch will be on your own due to women going in different directions today. We meet again for cocktail hour and then head to the port for a lovely dinner together.

Day 6 – After breakfast we will have a walk through some of the picturesque parts of town and hear a little history. Then we will meet our driver around 11 am to head about 10 miles down the road to the famous Medieval village of Eze. Before we ascend a steep hill we can visit the Fragonard store, a famous place for wonderful skin care, perfumes, soaps, etc. on the outskirts of the actual village. Then we walk up to our charming spot, a rebuilt castle with wonderful artistic galleries and shops (jewelry, clothing, paintings, ceramics, etc.). After exploration for 1-2 hours, we meet at the entrance to the Botanic Garden built 3,000 feet up on the cliff that is EZE. Fabulous picture taking, the garden is very relaxing and has places to sit all around to enjoy the waterfalls and statues. We finish our lovely experience by dining at the famous Golden Goat ( Chevre D ‘Or ) overlooking two Mediterranean bays thousands of feet below us. You can see all the way to Monaco. Our driver comes back to escort us back to our hotel.

  • Explore Beaulieu Sur Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
  • Visit the beach or pool
  • Dinner seaside at the lovely Port.
  • Next Day visit Medieval village of EZE
  • Dinner at the famous Chevre D’Or (golden goat) high atop the mountainside
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paris france trip
paris france trip

Monaco Itinerary

Day 7 – After breakfast we have time to walk to the beach for a swim in the Ocean or stay by the pool for a little sun, you could also shop if you like. At 11am back to our rooms to change into a “nicer outfit” for a trip to the Luxurious land of opulence, the Principality of Monaco. If you have ever watched the famous car race “ Grand Prix”, or seen the James Bond movie filmed at the famous Monaco Casino, or heard about those 200 foot Yachts that the Billionaires own, then you know the essence of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Our driver will guide us through the streets and let us off in the center of the city. We will take a walking tour and end up at the Casino. After a time, we will make our way to the Port area, amongst the huge yachts, for a lovely dinner. We return to the hotel for a night cap.

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paris france trip
paris france trip

Day 8 – Grasse and the Birthplace of the Fragrance Industry

After a lovely breakfast we will spend our last full day on the Riviera by traveling to nearby Grasse, France where the idea of perfume was born. We will join a private workshop at one of the oldest perfume factories in Grasse. As we are welcomed by the hostess, we are escorted to our workshop area as we hear about perfume making at this factory. A trained “ NOSE” will have our classroom all set up to explain how essences are combined to make the desired fragrance, how perfume reacts with our skin. The chemistry of it all will be revealed and the perfect treat for us is taking home our own fragrances at the end.  We will find a spot for lunch at a sidewalk cafe.

Grasse also is home to lovely architecture and a great church which dates back to the 13th century, we will have time to walk along and visit the city too.

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paris france trip
paris france trip

​Day 9 , 10 &11 – Our departure

Day 9 – We gather for breakfast and then pack up to catch the train back to Paris. We will have a great time seeing the countryside, reading a book or maybe sharing pictures with each other while the train speeds along. Once we have arrived in Paris, our driver will pick us up and deposit us at the Hotel du Cadran, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. We will meet for a cocktail and then head off to a wonderful dinner.

Day 10 – This is our last chance to explore all the beauty of Paris in the Spring. We have left the day open to allow you and your new friends to visit anything we may not have seen yet. You can shop in some of the best Paris stores, we can visit specialty shops to find that special gift to take home, or, we can all go to the Sephora store on the Champs Elysee and get a “makeover”. When we are finished exploring we will all gather at the hotel and walk to the Seine River to board our boat for our nighttime dinner cruise. The lovely buildings become a Fairy Garden of lights and make for a memorable evening.

Day 11 – Our farewell breakfast is bittersweet but we have a last chance to make some photos and say our good byes. We will then take an early group and a later group to the airport to board your flights home.

  • Train ride back to Paris
  • Check into Hotel du Cadran (in the heart of Paris)
  • Enjoy exploration of Paris on the last day, see everything you want to be sure not to miss.
  • Nighttime dinner cruise on the Seine River
  • Farewell breakfast and then depart for aiport
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paris france trip
paris france trip

Pricing and Payment Information

Single Occupancy 

$7,900

Double Occupancy 

$7,400

 

Trip Status

Open

Secure your spot HERE with a $500 deposit

 

Payment Plan available for this Trip

If booked 90 days before trip

  • $500 down at time of booking
  • First Installment due: 90 days prior to event
  • Second Installment due: 2 weeks after first installment
  • Third Installment due: 4 weeks after first installment
  • Forth Installment due: 6 weeks after first installment

Secure your spot HERE with a $500 deposit 

Payment Options

  • Payment plan (if the trip is more than 90 days out)
  • Pay via ACH to avoid 3% credit card convenience fee
  • Pay via credit card – please note a 3% convenience fee will be charged on to the total balance

Included in Price

  • All meals noted in itinerary
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation

Not Included in Price

  • Airfare
  • Specialty Liquors
  • Gratuity for Hostess

Secure your spot HERE with a $500 deposit 

Payment Terms

  • Full Trip Balance is due if the trip is passed the payment plan window of 90 days
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival forfeits entire payment.
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival a 50% fee charged and balance is held on credit for future travel.
  • Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event full refund is given and Deposit is transferred to a new trip of choosing.

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Flight Details

Airfare is not included in any of our Beatrice Bradley Adventures

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window. 

Arrival Airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is commonly known as Roissy Airport.
Arrival Date
: May 16, 2023

Departure Airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is commonly known as Roissy Airport.
Departure Date:  May 26, 2023

 

Frequently Asked Questions –

Please call 763-784-8291 with any questions or concerns

Other Information

Activity Level

Moderate – must be able to walk uneven ground and climb hills. Must be able to climb stairs (no elevators). 

Transportation

All ground transportation is included 

Covid Policy

We do not require you to be vaccinated nor tested to book a trip with Beatrice Bradley. We do not require you to wear a mask. However, we can not control the state, local and federal restrictions. Please make sure to check airline and travel restrictions when booking your ticket.

Tipping 

ALL Tips for your local tour guides and meals are included.

Tips for your Hostess: Our Hostess and Trip Coordinator work extremely hard to make each and every trip run smoothly. Tipping is never required but always welcome.