2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival at
Paris goes hand in hand with shopping, wine and chocolate, trendy neighborhoods, and history at every corner.
The 5-Star Narcisse Blanc Hôtel & Spa is an exceptional address in the heart of a district steeped in history where the legend of Paris “City of Light” was written.
Between history and modernity, romance and comfort, our hotel spa offers a rare change of scenery, an immersion in typically Parisian culture, art, and well-being.
Sea resorts, palm trees, the red colors of the Esterel mountains, fields of lavender, olive trees, the scent of rosemary, sunflowers, historical sites, and sidewalk cafes. All of this is Provence.
Nestled high on a hillside, surrounded by the cool shade of the Cyprus trees and fragrant lavender bushes, discover a unique place, designed to stimulate your senses.
Experience the joy of living, or ‘Joie de Vivre’! Discover the joy of everything; wonderful food, breath-taking views, great company, and the joy of feeling completely relaxed.
With its many restaurants and art galleries, Mougins offers a lot of options being its a renowned dining destination with multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in the old village center.
Only 15 minutes from Cannes, this superb medieval village is set amongst pines, olives, and Cypress trees. Surrounded by forests, Mougins has kept the quality of its environment intact, and offers visitors, from the height of 260 meters, a panoramic view of the “Baie de Cannes”, the Lerins islands, Grasse, and the “Préalpes”.
Visit an authentic, charming family vineyard on a guided tour and cellars, including the winery where you’ll learn all about making these wines. Enjoy a tutored tasting of the latest vintages from the cellar.
Visit the second Vinyard, the Chateau, the historic heart of Bellet with stunning views of the sea and mountains.
Lunch will be in the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, where you will walk the ancient narrow streets and see the best art and modern art galleries to be found anywhere.
Lastly, visit the third Vinyard with a real human story and an amazing wine history. This wine artist relies on ancestral methods and nature to produce very limited quantities of bottles.
Private transfer from Provence to Nice with a tour of Cannes, Grasse, Gourdon, a stop in Cannes for lunch.
You will initially experience the region through smell, before even reaching Grasse, the first stage of the journey… Between the renowned perfumes, such as Fragonard and Molinard, the international museum of perfumes, and the rose centifolia fields, used, most notably in the production of number 5 and 19 Chanel perfumes, it is undoubtedly an enchanting experience for all the senses, that awaits you. The old town, with its brightly colored facades, where you are encouraged to enjoy a moment exploring the little shops and getting lost in the streets, is a delightful visual experience.
Often referred to as “eagle’s nest”, and rightly so, the town of Gourdon is perched on top of cliffs of up to 1000 meters high. This is the ideal place to enjoy a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the valley of the wolf (valley of Loup) and of the French Riviera. This is also the ideal location to taste the local specialties such as its famous spiced bread. Finally, you will admire an internationally renowned glassblowing artist, undoubtedly an experience that will stay with you for a long time. On your return journey, your chauffeur will make a final stop at the gorges of Loup, so that you can experience, first-hand the magnificent waterfalls and emerald-green pools.
Next stop: Bar-sur-Loup, where you will meet with the celebrity confectioner, Florien, and, of course, feast on one or two of his specialty delicacies of homemade confectioned fruit desserts. The final stage of this tour is in the medieval village of Valbonne where you will visit the main square, lined with arcades, that gives the impression of being in a film.
The south of France, a magnet for artists and writers during the postwar years of the 20th century, is an incredible destination for touring art collections, villas, and the former homes and studios of luminaries such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Renoir. One unique private collection on the Cote d’Azur, however, belongs to the legendary La Colombe d’Or, a small, historic auberge (inn) and restaurant in the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence.
The Land of the Rich and Famous, the Jet-setters.
You’ve arrived. Welcome to the French Riviera aka “Cote d’Azur”! The southeast coast of Provence, France, and the Mediterranean coastline which stretches from the Italian border, is sprinkled with some of the world’s most popular beaches and destinations, including Monaco, Nice, Cannes, and Saint Tropez.
Where Parisians flock to summer and celebrities come to play, Saint-Tropez epitomizes the region’s glamour dating back to the 1950s, when influential French stars like Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel began vacationing there. Today Saint-Tropez still glitters with a super-yacht-filled gulf and the heart of the Riviera.
Cannes known for the film festival keeps its glitzy charm for the rest of the year with the palm-lined palm-lined Promenade de la Croisette flanked by the sand, beach, and luxury shops.
Edgy Nice, the largest city and capital of the region, enjoys a similarly grand seaside setting, along with glorious architecture, a charming old town, and great food.
What other palace best symbolizes the legend of the French Riviera? More than 100 years after its creation, as the perfect image of the legendary Riviera, Le Negresco reveals our desire for enjoyment, relaxation, and comfort.
During HALF DAY driving through The Promenade des Anglais, The Port, The Garibaldi Place, and Cimiez with several stops to discover The Capital of The French Riviera.
The city is called “Nice La Belle’’ which means The Beautiful Nice. The area of today’s Nice is believed to be in the center of the oldest human settlements in Europe. One of the archeological sites, Terra Amata, displays evidence of very early use of fire.
Cimiez: passing through the residential area of Queen Victoria, Ancient Roman Ruins (1st century), and the 16th-century Franciscan Monastery with its beautiful and attractive gardens.
Russian Cathedral: Built under the last Tsar Nicolas II, the most important and unique cathedral outside of Russia !!!
Castle Hiss, “La Colline du Château”: With its magnificent waterfall considered to be the origin of The Town of Nice. Its whole area became a formidable fortress with mighty walls surrounding it from the lower part of the town, nowadays known as Old Nice. It offers the most fabulous views over the Promenade des Anglais, Old Town, and The Port.
Flower Market: In the heart of the Old Town, so colorful and amazing. You will also have an opportunity to see the city’s main Promenade des Anglaise.
Your tour will start with the city called Port-Grimaud. This city is nicknamed “Little Venise”, with its fictional streets, small areas, channels for promenade…..
Modern city on water. It is located in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. It is composed of multi-colored, completely different from each other fishing houses.
After Port Grimaud, we will finally reach the cozy town of Saint-Tropez. It is the most fashionable and snobbish resort in the French Riviera. Saint-Tropez is full of fancy, famous millionaires, fashion models, cosmopolitan artists real or imaginary and its Port contains luxury yachts across all over the world.
After Saint-Tropez, you’ll have a break in the cozy town Saint-Maxime.
There you’ll visit the Old town with its amazing shops, with an unforgettable view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Take the train or bus to nearby Villefranche-sur-Mer, explore, and have lunch. Take a seaside walk in Cap Ferrat, or take the one-hour boat cruise from Nice’s port. Spend the afternoon or evening in almost-neighboring Monaco.
Design luxury in the heart of Paris. Housed in a Haussmann building, featuring signature clean limestone & black ironwork balconies, the hotel Vernet invites you to an intimate setting with intuitive service in the heart of Paris.
The Vernet hotel is a Parisian building in the purest Haussmann style, a place that has spanned the centuries, located between the Golden Triangle and the Place de l’Etoile, with a 4-minute walk to Champs-Elysees avenue. Considered the most beautiful avenue in the world and a must-see address in Paris, the Champs Elysées is home to luxury brands and the biggest events in Paris.
Enjoy Paris on your last day before heading home.
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Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!