Oh La La ! Celebrate Bastille Day by booking a French tour
LIVE it up on Bastille Day by booking a French countryside frolic where you will enjoy great food, fantastic wine and cruise past and walk through picturesque towns.
APT are offering a four attractive tours in 2019.
It's no wonder artists have been drawn to the Seine River for centuries. Flowing through the centre of Paris, its banks are decorated with a progression of masterpieces from the Notre Dame and the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower.
Out of the city, a river cruise sweeps you through the Norman countryside, where orchards cling to green pastures and country lanes wind past manors offering calvados and cheese.
See the majestic ruins of Chateau-Gaillard overlooking Les Andelys, lose yourself in Monet's rambling gardens in Giverny and admire Rouen Cathedral.
The tour cost is from $5,695 per person, based on May 30, 2019, category E departure for trip code eusc08 and includes Companion Fly Free Superdeal.
If you only visit one French wine region in your lifetime, make in Bordeaux.
Wind along the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers, waving to passing boats with a full-bodied red in hand. Visit a romantic stone chateaux where you'll swirl wine amongst vineyards and historic cellars.
Taste your way along the Medoc wine route, explore the ancient cobbled streets of Saint-Émilion and nod off on the deck under the summer sunshine.
The tour cost is from $5,695 per person, based on July 4, 2019 category E departure for trip code eubc08 and includes a Companion Fly Free Superdeal.
Sun-kissed village squares, provincial harvests and fields emblazoned with cheerful sunflowers - a journey along the Rhone River takes you between Lyon and Arles via the hypnotic landscapes of Provence.
As you'd expect, gourmet delights abound. Sniff out truffles in Viviers, sample golden olive oil from the press in Les Baux-de-Provence and taste frog legs in the Beaujolais region.
A meal at the restaurant of acclaimed chef, the late Paul Bocuse, offers an inviting insight into French haute gastronomy. Délicieux!
The tour cost is from $5,595 per person based on May 9, 2019 category E departure for tour code eupcr08 and includes a Companion Fly Free Superdeal.
France by Rail
There's hardly a more convenient way to experience all the joys of French living than from the carriage of a train.
Watch dramatic views unfold from your seat as you click-clack through France in a loop from Paris.
First there's the Loire Valley, where you'll bed down in a 16th-century chateaux, then rub shoulders with winemaking royalty in Bordeaux.
Follow the sea breeze out to the Atlantic Coast, a haven for seafood aficionados, explore the fortified city of Carcassonne and stay in the heart of Provence.
The tour cost is from $8,795 per person based on September 2, 2019 departure for tour code eulft11 and includes a $500 per person Air Credit Superdeal.
To book any of these tours with APT call 1300 196 420, go to www.aptouring.com.au or speak with your local travel agent.