The past is everywhere in France. A drive down a country road may reveal a crumbling 13th Century chateau, or a farmhouse from the Middle Ages. Roman baths, pagan altars from Celtic days, Gothic cathedrals, and moated castles bring history to life.
France's geographical variety is as colorful as its history. While the country has produced some of the world's greatest artists and writers, many of them have found it difficult to portray the almost infinite variety of scenery. Landscapes vie with proper Gallic reserve for the acclaim of visitors.
The fresh prettiness of northwestern Normady's lush vegetation quickly changes to the stem beauty of Brittany's gray jagged coastline and sea-battered cliffs. On the eastern side of the country, eternally white Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps, faces southward from the Swiss and Italian borders across sunlit hills and plains toward the warm Mediterranean Sea.
5, 7, or 9+ day excursions which can include tours to Bayeux, Beaune, Bordeaux, Cannes, Giverny, Limoges, Lourdes, Paris, Versailles, and the beaches at Normandy.