Luxury France Vacation Package - Holidays 2022

Enjoy a Holiday Extravaganza in France!

Our Luxury France Vacation Package includes spending Christmas in Reims and Epernay and then visiting Paris before heading to Versailles for two days to Celebrate New Year's Eve.

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What's Included in your Luxury France Vacation Package

  • 3-Nights in Reims for Christmas
  • 4-Nights in Paris for Romance
  • 2-Nights in Versailles for New Years Eve
  • First Class / 5-Star Accommodations
  • Luxury Transportation between Reims, Paris and Versailles
  • All Dinners, Show Tickets and Celebrations as noted in Itinerary
  • Guided Tours with expert local guides in each destination
  • Full support before, during and after your stay
  • Your Travel Designer available 24/7

Your Luxury France Vacation Package Itinerary

Day 1-3 Reims, France

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our Luxury France Vacation Package starts in Reims at La Caserne Chanzy Hotel and Spa! Open the doors of this former fire station and relive the unique history of this place, a picturesque heritage of 1926 … Its legend and secrets are revealed in a fabulous tête-à-tête with the Notre Dame Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic art. Staying at La Caserne Chanzy is a guaranteed cultural immersion.

Overlooking the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage site, La Caserne Chanzy offers an exclusive stay in a high-end location. Heritage, craft, initiation…

This hotel and spa have been designed in order to give visitors a sense of immersion into the world of Champagne, both the region and the famous beverage. The Tau Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Opera… The most beautiful spots of the city are only a few steps away.

The sense of immersion is immediate, sophisticated, cultural, and culinary in a land of fantasy, the art of living, and memory.

ACTIVITIES in REIMS, FRANCE

  • Reims cathedral and Palace of Tau

A must-see during a stay in Reims, the Cathedral drapes itself with lights during Christmas time. The architectural details of this gothic 13th-century gemstone are thus highlighted with elegance and sobriety. Do not forget to admire the famous big “rose window” on the main facade and its many other windows dating from the 13th century.

At the foot of the cathedral, you can walk in the alleys filled with chalets and typical Christmas cabins. These paths will take you to the Palace of Tau, a short walk from the cathedral.

This former residence of the archbishops of Reims is today a museum dedicated to the cathedral and French king’s coronations. During holidays, the Palace is also covered with multiple bright decorations, and in the courtyard of the Palace, you will reach the stands of the craftsmen market. You will meet jewelers, ceramists, embroiderers, etc.

  • Grand Christmas Market in Reims

Le Marché de Noël de Reims is one of the most famous Christmas markets in France. It gathers over 1.5 million locals and tourists for the prime holiday shopping experience in front of the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims. The fair has over 140 cozy chalets, offering unique gifts and fragrant festive goodies. Also, the market features an adorable Christmas tree, dazzling holiday lights, and a carousel. So come to enjoy the ambiance in December.

Reims Christmas Market is not the only reason to celebrate your winter break in the unofficial capital of the Champagne wine-growing region. Reims also hosts a plethora of Christmas-themed events, including parades, concerts, children’s animations, and exhibitions. Make sure to check out a funfair, have fun on an ice-skating rink, and take a ride on the Ferris wheel above the illuminated city.

  • Christmas Eve Dinner Restaurant Le Parc

This restaurant is set inside the majestic Domaine Les Crayères, an incredible chateau whose grounds cover seventeen acres in Reims. You will be blown away by the setting, and equally as impressed by the interior, complete with chandeliers and traditional fine dining charm. The food here is excellent, with both à la carte and fixed-price menu options. Did we mention that they have over 750 different champagnes on the wine list?

  • Midnight Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims

  • Ferris Wheel on Erlon Square

For a magnificent view overlooking Reims and its Christmas market, go to Erlon square. The Ferris wheel is 50m high and is open every day from 19th November 2021 to 9th January 2022 from 10 am to 10 pm.

  • Traditional French Christmas 5 Course Noel Lunch at Le Millenaire (Michelin Star)

The contemporary decor is the work of the Rémois architect Giovanni Pace. Wood and champagne tones harmonize harmoniously on the two levels of the restaurant: the large room on the ground floor and the two small lounges upstairs. The atmosphere is soft and relaxing. 

Hervé Raphanel puts his experience and his talent at the service of a precise cuisine, full of flavors and naturalness. He immediately became involved in the region, using local products in his dishes. He goes to meet professionals to immerse himself in their state of mind, their production approach, and to understand this magnificent Champagne. In the dining room, it is with attentive and discreet service that his wife Florence ensures the well-being of her customers.

  • Epernay Christmas Markets, A Walk Along Avenue De Champagne, with Lunch and Tastings

Epernay also offers a delightful Christmas market. Wander around and encounter all kinds of gastronomic, homemade, and festive products. 

Have lunch in a restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious meal comprised of a starter, a main course, and a dessert. Your menu will also include coffee, water, and a glass of champagne.

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk along the Avenue du Champagne with its impressive Christmas lights, ice skate on the outdoor rink, and admire the Nativity scene flanked on both sides by prestigious houses of Champagne.  

Several elegant cellars were built in the late 17th century; and by the end of the 18th century, the avenue had become the preferred location of pioneering Epernay Champagne makers. 

The coming of the railway, too, resulted in a rise in trade, which prompted a love for grandiose buildings. Because of this, Avenue de Champagne became home to extravagant houses of many styles, which were periodically rebuilt after several wars. 

Möet & Chandon, Mercier, and Boizel are among the world-famous occupants of the Avenue.

Then finally a visit to a “Premier Cru” producer, who will show you the secrets of champagne production. Note that the visit to their cellar will end with a tasting of 3 champagnes.

Onto Hautvillers, the village is considered to be the cradle of champagne. You will then walk in Dom Pérignon’s footsteps by discovering his tomb and the village church.

To continue our journey, we will drive you through the vineyard, stopping to take some pictures and give you some explanations about the vine.

To end a perfect day you will get a second “Premier or Grand Cru” producer before moving on to meet a third “Grand Cru” producer. Each visit includes a tour of the cellars and a tasting of 3 types of champagne.

  • Private Transfer from Reims to Paris with a stop at Val d’Europe Shopping Center

Covering 1,000,000 square feet, Disney made an amusement park for shoppers. The main gallery is lined with 160 shops, ranging from beauty, to fashion, to high-tech. Visitors can take a break at one of the many restaurants and cafes, which offer everything from sushi to croissants. Meanwhile, the nearby Vallée Village has 115 outlet shops offering huge discounts.

Day 4-7 Paris, France

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Once upon a time, there was the palace of tomorrow. True to its extraordinary city, the Hotel Plaza Athénée is no ordinary palace. Here, on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the address of French Haute Couture, our hotel proudly offers you the best of Paris.

On the famous avenue de la Haute Couture where, for more than a century, designers and artists have perpetuated audacity and passion, a mythical hotel awaits your arrival. Here, everything is luxury, voluptuousness, and enchantment.

It’s Paris, it’s the Avenue, it’s Dior and Marlène Dietrich. This is where, since 1913, icons and trends are born and love stories flourish. You too can enter into the history of a Palace with a unique heritage and write the next chapters with us.

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ACTIVITIES in PARIS, FRANCE

  • Bateaux Parisien Dinner Cruise with Premier Service

Nothing beats exploring the City of Lights on a boat excursion down the French river, the Seine. Bateaux Parisiens is one of the leading excursion cruise companies in Paris that offers you an unforgettable experience of catching mesmerizing views of top Parisian attractions while sailing across the Seine.

While you enjoy spectacular sights like the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel tower, the chefs on board will treat you to authentic French delicacies available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. You may also celebrate the incredible river tour of Paris with a glass of champagne offered on the cruise.

Includes:

    • Table at front of boat
    • Two glasses of Champagne (one welcome glass and one with dessert)
    • Appetiser + choice of starter + main dish + cheese + dessert
    • Selection of fine wines 
  • Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and head out.

You will head to the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Be ready to discover a lost world of medieval fairy tales and legends and understand how its magic still captivates us today, despite all tragic events.

Then, explore the ever charming Cité and Saint Louis islands. Your local expert knows all the best food parlors and will take you for a croissant, an ice cream, or a bit of cheese – that’s up to you!

Cross the river Seine to walk the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain. Pass by amazing sites like Shakespeare & Co bookstore or Café de Flore where Picasso, Sartre, or Hemingway found their inspiration.

Gourmet Bistro Lunch with wine

Start the afternoon part of your Paris private tour by crossing Pont des Arts (famous once for its extravagant love locks) and reaching the Louvre. The world’s most famous museum has many secrets to reveal. Hear about the Red Wedding, Napoleon, or the mysterious theft of the Mona Lisa!

Continue your day strolling the luxurious Tuileries garden. Enjoy views over Musée d’Orsay and Sacré Coeur basilica of Montmartre while discovering the unique Parisian architecture from Place de la Concorde, the site of the Bastille day parade.

Reach the Champs Élysées, the most famous avenue of Paris, and Napoleon’s folly: the Arc de Triomphe.

At the end of the day, it’s not only a fantastic journey through Paris you will remember but a walk through Art, History, and Culture like no other.

This is where your local guide will give you a list of recommendations for where to go and what to do for the remaining days you have here with us. There is nothing like tips and advice from a friend who lives in the city!

  • Moulin Rouge with Champagne, The Feerie Revue Show

Every evening a whirlwind of feathers, sequins, and rhinestones blows through the Moulin Rouge, the emblematic Parisian cabaret, as the great revue show “Féerie” takes the stage in four spectacular acts.

From the sleepy gardens of the Moulin to the decks of a pirate ship in Indonesia, to encounters with a traveling circus, before returning with the troupe to a touch of Parisian nostalgia from 1900 to today…The Moulin Rouge takes us on a journey through an enchanting universe during a lovely evening with family, friends, or a romantic tête-à-tête.

Come and enjoy the Féerie Revue show, composed of 80 artists from all over the world, some 1000 costumes of feathers, sequins, and rhinestones which enhance the bodies of our artists, a multitude of breath-taking acts which punctuate the show, and the legendary French Cancan – the Parisian cabaret invites you to enjoy an unforgettable moment of enchantment in the heart of Montmartre.

  • Louvre Museum Skip-The-Line Tour with Licensed Guide

Louvre Museum Private tour,  with access to The Mona Lisa.

  • Private Tour at Palais Garnier

Home to the Opera de Paris, ballet performances, and the fictional Phantom of the Opera, the grand 19th-century Palais Garnier—also known as Opera Garnier—recalls the splendor of France’s Second Empire, an era synonymous with elegance and extravagance. Beyond its opulent exterior and foyer, the 2,000-seat auditorium is a riot of red velvet, gold, and bronze, with a massive chandelier and a colorful ceiling painting by modernist master Marc Chagall.

This tour lifts the curtain on one of the premier performance venues in Europe, revealing the hidden, and at times, surprising history behind the impressive design.

    • Enter through the stately Members’ Rotunda, with its elaborate architecture and grandiose decor, and take center stage as you ascend the Grand Staircase.
    • Explore the lofty nave, carved from marble, onyx, copper, and gold leaf, and discover the secrets behind its construction.
    • Experience the Grand Foyer, lined with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and windows, and soak up the view over the pretty Avenue de l’Opéra. Learn what inspired the area’s unique Renaissance architecture, and the colorful characters who helped shape it.

With your guide, explore the fascinating collection of artifacts housed in the Garnier Museum, and take in the many works of sculpture and art peppered throughout the venue.

  • Swan Lake – Opera Bastille – 2 Optima Tickets

It is hard to believe that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s first ballet, Swan Lake, created in 1877 for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, was a failure, so striking is its music’s melodic power.

It was not until twenty years later – but Tchaikovsky was already dead – that the ballet was brought to the stage in the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Almost one hundred years later, Rudolf Nureyev reshuffles the deck by giving his own choreographic interpretation to this impossible story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, a woman transformed into a swan by the sorcerer Rothbart.

In creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev gave greater depth to the psychology of the prince, torn between his duty and his dreams, and illuminated Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a desperate depth.

  • New Years Concert At La Sainte-Chapelle

This breathtaking Gothic chapel, with its stunning stained glass windows, is one of the most exhilarating places in Paris. It was commissioned by Louis IX in the 1240s to house relics from the Holy Land. Imposing and yet marvelously intricate, La Sainte‐Chapelle is located on the Ile de la Cité near Notre Dame.

One of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture, the Sainte‐Chapelle boasts extensive displays of stained glass. Bask in the light of bygone days and feel the warmth and wonder emanating from some of the most beautiful windows in the world.

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Day 8-9 Versailles, France

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Experience palace life during your stay at Airelles Le Grand Contrôle in the heart of the Château de Versailles. Immerse yourself in this historic place where refinement and authenticity are always by your side. A one-of-a-kind hotel, Le Grand Contrôle is luxurious, warm, and intimate, offering its guests many benefits they won’t experience anywhere else.

Live in the utmost luxury in a 5-star hotel in Versailles. Airelles opens its doors to offer you an exceptional break in the grounds of the Château de Versailles, an icon of the French art of living. Built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favorite architect, Le Grand Contrôle is the only hotel at the Palace. It has 11 rooms plus 2 Signature Suites, all beautifully decorated in upmarket yet traditional 18th-century style.

Go back to the time of French Kings, and take your journey to another era during your stay at Le Grand Contrôle, the upscale hotel right next to the Chateau de Versailles. Both traditional and refined, you will have exclusive access to parts of the Palace and tailor-made experiences to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Your visit will fully immerse you in the history of the place and its beautiful 800-hectare gardens.

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ACTIVITIES at Versailles, France

  • New Year’s Eve At Airelles Château De Versailles Le Grand Contrôle – A Royal 2-night Celebration

This extravaganza offers a two-night celebration within the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Described as “the world’s most luxurious New Year’s Eve party”, the program arranged at Airelles Château de Versailles hotel Le Grand Contrôle is all about making the most of the exclusive setting in the grounds surrounding the palace of the French kings. 

At the heart of the planned New Year celebration is Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse’s idea to take those celebrating on a gastronomic journey through the centuries. The menu he has created is prepared with the idea of using the flavors and presentational style of the past and blending these with a number of contemporary creations.

After the New Year’s Eve Feast, it will be time for those attending to move on to the Themed Ball. This will take place in the Chapel Bar where the softness of light from chandeliers and candelabras will bring back the ambiance of the grand parties of the past. With music and dancing and champagne and cocktails – including the renowned “Royal Snowflake” with champagne poured over seasonal, scented granita – the mood will be right to step outside to see the gardens and Château lit up by fireworks announcing the arrival of the New Year.

Continuing the gastronomic theme, Le Grand Contrôle will lay on a New Year’s Day Royal Brunch featuring gourmet French classics and seasonal recipes. Resistance will be futile when faced with the sweet-treat dessert buffet where there is always something to delight the senses.

Those celebrating New Year at Versailles will also enjoy a private butler, tours of both the Château and the Trianon as well as access to the Palace grounds both before and after hours. It is a rare chance to walk with kings and connect with the past while looking ahead to 2023.

  • The Royal Brunch – January 1, 2023

So that the year begins in style, Le Grand Contrôle will invite its guests to the Brunch on January 1st, signed Alain Ducasse. As in the time of the King, they will taste classics of French gastronomy and two seasonal dishes served directly at the table. The Brunch will be a moment of sharing and conviviality between our different guests. To end this feast, guests will be tempted by the irresistible buffet of pastries.

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