French Riviera, Burgundy & Loire

Two half-hour shows featuring:

French Riviera: From Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots along the Mediterranean’s famous Cote d’Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb modern art museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso and Signac. A short hop up along the winding Grande Corniche leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it’s on to glamorous Cannes and the lively beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a medieval hill town.
Tips on renting a car and accommodations.

Burgundy & Loire, France: The Burgundy region boasts top French wines, romantic canals, Romanesque churches and some of France’s most renowned cuisine. We base in the small town of Beaune and learn about its history of wine making. From the vineyards of the Côte d’Or to the culinary delights – we discover the exquisite taste of Burgundy. The city of Dijon and the cathedral at Vezelay add artistic treasures to the Burgundy experience. For the second half of our trip, we head for the Loire Valley and chateaux country. From our home base in Amboise, we visit the famous chateaux, including magnificent Chenonceau, and François I’s overwhelming Chambord.
Tips on touring wine country, discovering smaller chateaux and ballooning over the Loire.



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