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PARIS + CHAMPAGNE AREA (5 Days, 4 Nights)

 
DAY 1 – Paris city tour
Day 2 – Visit Chateau de Versailles & dinner at seine river cruise.
DAY 3 – Leave for Reims for the tour of the world famous champagne region, visit cellars of Moet & Chandon, Lanson et Hennesy , Wine tasting with luxury French 4 course dinner.
Day 4 – Disney Land or Visit Fashion streets of Paris and attend a fashion show followed by show at Lido/ Moulin rouge / French cabaret* or Gala dinner.
Day 5 – Transfer to the airport .
 
 
 
 
DAY 1
CITY TOUR OF PARIS
City tour of Paris : Climb up to the top of Eiffel tower to have that unprecedented view over Paris, the city of love.  “Eiffel tower”, also called “Dame de Fer –Iron Lady”  is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall,[2] about the same height as an 81-storey building.
Later visit Louvre Museum: a historic monument in center of Paris, France. Louvre is not only one of the world's largest museums but it is also  the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014.
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Masterpieces like Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, The Nike of Samothrace, Raft of the Medusa" by Théodore Géricault, Sleeping Hermaphroditos and many more will make you travel through the time!!!!
Lunch in the Marais Area: situated in 3rd and 4th arrondisement of Paris , where you get to feel the medieval Paris
Later visit Notre Dame Cathedral : one of the oldest monument of Paris, over 800 years old!!! The Notre Dame Cathedral is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.. The name Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French, and is frequently used in the names of Catholic church buildings in Francophone countries! Appointed bishop of Paris in 1160, Maurice de Sully decided to give the capital a cathedral worthy of France’s largest city. He wanted to build it in the style of the day, now known as the gothic style. King Louis VII, one of his classmates, encouraged the project. The Church, notable residents of the city, and the entire population participated in construction: some offered money, others offered their labour, while others offered their knowledge. Construction began in 1163, and Notre-Dame would be completed some 100 years later, in 1272. During this time, many craftsmen’s guilds (tailors, sculptors, carpenters, joiners, masons, and glassblowers) worked relentlessly under the supervision of seasoned architects.
Drive to Arc de triomphe – Champs Elysée passing through Sacré Coeur Basilica and famous Pigalle area.
Arc de triomphe was built between 1806 and 1836 is an honour for those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where  the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site. 
From Arc de triomphe you walk down the avenue de champs elysée admiring the elegant facades, high end beauty stores, stylish cafés and restaurants,  and leafy plane trees along the massive saide walks and not to forget the Grand Palais & Petit Palais.
Walk Leading to Place de la Concorde provides the quintessential "Parisian view". From here you can see the Arch in the distance, the massive avenue, the National Assembly, the Madeleine church, the famous Hotel de Crillon, the Grand Palais, the Obelisk of Luxor, and the Eiffel Tower rising behind it all. While the scene is breathtaking, it helps to remember that thousands of people were executed in the center of the square during the revolution, including Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. The obelisk was a gift from Egypt---. Facing the obelisk is the Hotel de Crillon---- This is generally considered the most exclusive hotel in Paris.
Later we drive to Galleries Lafayette in the Opera distric of Paris passing through Madeleine. Gallerie Lafayette A symbol of French lifestyle offers all the latest fashion trends to offer a unique shopping experience to its visitors.
One of the world’s largest upmarket luxury store bringing together the best creations in 70,000 m² spread across 3 buildings. whose magnificent stained-glass dome is over a century old


After shopping visit the OPERA PALAIS GARNIER from outside The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was originally called the Salle des Capucines, because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier, in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. The.
The Palais Garnier is "probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica."[

Dinner in a restaurant of your choice.
 
DAY 2
CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES AND SEINE RIVER CRUISE
After Breakfast at the hotel we drive to Majestic Palace de Versailles , royal residence of the Kings of France, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 to 1789.
The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful.
The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France. The Château de Versailles, the seat of power until 1789, has continued to unfurl its splendour over the course of centuries. At first it was just a humble hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. But Louis XIV chose the site to build the palace we know today, the symbol of royal absolutism and embodiment of classical French art.
Finally, take advantage of the opportunity to delight in Versailles's captivating French-style gardens. Take a walk around the impressive gardens (you might be pushed to cover all 250 acres though) and meander through the landscaped geometric paths and manicured lawns. As Europe’s largest palace garden it’s nothing short of breath-taking and spans down into basins with regal fountains for the complete picturesque setting. Make sure you stop off at the Apollo and Latona fountains to admire the marble statues
 Lunch in a reataurant around Versilles.
Later in the evening we board Seine River cruise to have an whole new perspective of the wonderful monuments and picturesque bridges of Paris: Pont d’arts, Conciergerie , Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower ….Dinner can be organized on the cruise or post cruise.
 
DAY 3
TOUR OF CHAMPAGNE REGION
The Champagne region is a historic province within the administrative province of Champagne in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine “CHAMPAGNE” also known as “ King of Wines” that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. The towns of Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area.
Drive to Reims, capital of Champagne Region – situated 1H30 from Paris. After a journey looking at French countryside we arrive at Eperany were is situated the World renowned Champagne House of“ Moet & Chandon” - established in 1743, their champagne became famous in the 1750s when King Louis XV demanded sparkling wine . The company holds a royal warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II.[2] Moët et Chandon today owns 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne. [3]
Upon arrival a guide will take you an enriching tour of wine cellars and wine making process completed by a glass of imperial moet champagne.
Lunch in a typical regional brasserie.
From Moët & Chandon, your tour continues to the village of Hautvillers, located just north of Épernay on the banks of the bubbling river Marne. Hautvillers is where Dom Pérignon worked to improve the quality of wine and champagne in the 1670s. Dom Pérignon's tomb rests today in the chancel of the Saint-Sindulphe abbey church in Hautvillers. It is also a charming wine-producing village with houses decorated with beautiful forged iron shop signs.
Later we Drive to another world Renowned Champagne Houses situated in Reims “MMM Cordon Rouge” . Established in mid 1800 by german manufacturers,The Mumm Company is most famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge) champagne. We take a guided tour of the the private wine cellars, champagne manugfacturing techniques, museum and in the end a toast of famous MMM champagne.
Later visit the Notre Dame de Reims before heading Back to Paris. Dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
 
DAY 4

DISNEY LAND
OR
Visit Montmartre, Leisure time followed by fashion show and shopping, Moulin Rouge show in the evening or Gala Dinner at the hotel or an exclusive venue of your choice


DAY 5
DEPARTURE: Transfer to the Airport
 
 
 



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