With Bastille Day happening this weekend, why not get inspired by these French adventures?
These dreamy trips will have you planning a French adventure faster than you can say Bastille Day.
With fashionable past guests including designer Coco Chanel and actresses Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, the chic Côte d’Azur screams elegance. A health retreat in the 18th century, it has been the chosen retreat for aristocrats, artists and celebrities for centuries. Make like the jet set as you cruise along its coastal roads to a perfumery, where you’ll unlock the secrets of the world-famous perfume industry on Insight Vacations’ Country Roads of France trip.
Is there a better way to celebrate Bastille Day than joining Count Remy de Scitivaux for a dazzling dinner at Le Procope, the oldest Parisian restaurant in continuous operation? The restaurant is a place full of history and is where some of the greatest writers and intellectuals met, including Rousseau, Diderot and Verlaine. Travellers can meet Count Remy on Luxury Gold’s French Vogue itinerary.
Put on your dancing shoes
Name a more perfect time to learn the famous Can Can, than while you sail the beautiful Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers in France’s esteemed wine region, Bordeaux? Learn the original, high-energy French cabaret dance the only way we know how, while you’re cruising on an elegantly appointed refurbished ship, Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage.
In cosmopolitan Paris, how else do you take in the sparkling city than sampling the sumptuous food and wine? On a foodie tour with a Parisian on Insight Vacations’ French Heritage, travellers will visit tiny shops that the locals for to for their produce and stock up on cheese, desserts, breads and other delicacies before picnicking in the chic Tuileries Garden.
If you didn’t visit a vineyard in France, did you even visit France? Insight Vacations Country Roads of France guests visit Chablis en route to Burgundy, giving its name to one of the most famous French wines. How better to celebrate the French Revolution than joining an expert vintner for a taste and introduction to these refreshing, steely whites.