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Paris & Versailles at Christmas

 

Paris by night
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover Paris’ vibrant culture and incredible landmarks
    • Explore this mesmerising city at leisure
    • Dine in Montmartre at La Bonne Franquette on Christmas Eve
    • Spend time in the iconic Palace of Versailles

    For an enchanting Christmas holiday, join us as we make our way to Maffliers to enjoy an excellent short break. We’ll explore capital Paris, with its astounding architecture and culture, as well as dining at La Bonne Franquette and exploring the iconic city of Versailles. Read More

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    Paris by night
      
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    Our holiday to France is sure to be astounding, as we settle in to the charming town of Maffliers for our Christmas break. We’ll begin our holiday with an included excursion to Paris, perhaps one of the most popular cities in the world. Paris is filled with incredible sights, and at this time of year we’ll be able to take in the mesmerising Christmas decorations. See notable landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Tiomphe, the Champs Elysees and the Louvre, as well as many others.

    We'll make our way back into Paris the next day, enjoying more time at leisure to uncover the city's spectacular sights. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner at the excellent restaurant La Bonne Franquette in Montmartre, Paris.

    After this, we’ll spend our last day in France in Versailles, where we’ll discover the incredible Palace and its many amazing sights. Built by King Louis XIV, this magnificent palace and its gardens make for an amazing day out.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Novotel Chateau de Maffliers

    • Novotel Chateau de Maffliers
    • Novotel Chateau de Maffliers
    Located 18 miles outside of Paris, the Novotel Chateau de Maffliers offers guests the ideal place to stay, with great hotel facilities and comfortable hotel rooms. Guests will find a British-style bar at this hotel, as well as an indoor swimming pool and other leisure facilities. 
    • All rooms are en suite, with minibar, TV and air conditioning
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Paris
    Full Day: Paris

    No trip to this part of France would be complete without spending a day in Paris, so we’ll be sure to make our way to the capital city during our stay. This city has a plethora of attractions we’ll be able to visit during our free time in the city, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame to the Louvre and everything in between.

    We can also enjoy a drink in one of the many cafes in the city, or visit a local patisserie to sample some local cuisine. Or, better yet, we can simply wander through the streets and enjoy being in one of the world’s most romantic cities.

    Chateau de Versailles
    Half Day: Versailles
    We’ll explore the incredible Versailles Castle, allowing us to admire the stunning architecture and learn more about the historical significance of this castle. The Palace of Versailles boasts 800 hectares of manicured gardens, elegant statues and ornamental fountains. This is one of France’s most-visited attractions and is a World Heritage Site.

    One of Versaille’s most notable rooms is the Hall of Mirrors, containing 17 mirror arches, which are placed parallel to 17 arcaded windows looking out to the famous Versailles Garden. As well as this, the Grand Apartment, with its remarkable ceilings; the clock room, and the Royal Opera, made entirely of wood, are all well-worth viewing.
    Paris
    Paris & Dinner at La Bonne Franquette
    Join us for time at leisure in Paris this afternoon, with more time to discover the many mesmerising sights this romantic city is so famous for. Take a stroll along its picturesque boulevards, admire its iconic architecture, and soak up the captivating atmosphere here, before we continue to the wonderful La Bonne Franquette restaurant for dinner this evening. 

    The meeting point for many famous artists, La Bonne Franquette was popular with numerous world-famous names, including Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet and many more. Take in this historical setting and enjoy an excellent evening meal in the heart of Montmatre. 
    Paris
    Transfer to Paris
    We make our way into Paris today, enjoying time at leisure to further explore this magnificent city. From its cultural highlights, such as the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay, to its historical landmarks, including Notre Dame and the Sacre Coeur, there's simply so much to discover here!

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Chantilly Chateau
    Half Day: Chantilly Chateau
    The elegant town of Chantilly is the horseracing capital of France and also famous for its fine silk lacework and whipped cream, You will enjoy a visit the imposing chateau and explore surrounding formal gardens.
    Eiffel Tower
    Hidden Paris
    Discover the many sights of Paris during our excellent tour, allowing us to uncover more of the atmosphere here. Our tour will give us the opportunity to uncover some of the city’s superb landmarks, and to admire its many vistas. 
    Champs Elysees
    Paris Guided City Tour
    Enjoy an introduction to the French capital on our guided city tour. Along the way you will see the many iconic sights such as the glamorous Champs Elysees, lined with its exclusive designer boutiques; the spectacular Eiffel Tower that dominates the cityscape; the grandiose Arc de Triomphe that connects twelve wide avenues; Notre Dame Cathedral on Ile de la Cite and Montmartre, dominated by the white domes of the Sacre Coeur.
    Sailing on the Seine in Paris
    River Seine Cruise

    Paris is famous for its cultural attractions, but one of the best things to do while here is certainly to take a cruise along the impressive River Seine. 

    This scenic river cuts a beautiful route through the historical city, and so we’ll get to leisurely travel past some of the most famous sights in Paris. Travelling beneath stunning bridges and along busy waterways, we’ll get to see the city in a totally different light. Whether you’ve visited Paris before or this will be your first ever visit, this is an absolute must. 

    The waters of the River Seine have always been the heart and soul of Paris, and so it’s no wonder that its banks are classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the amazing architecture, see the famous sights and enjoy Paris’ unique atmosphere as we make our way along this historical route. 

    As the river winds its way through the city, enjoy views of the Musee d’Orsay, the impressive Grand Palais and the Notre Dame Cathedral. This is without a doubt a truly excellent way to enjoy the sights of this fascinating city, and makes the ideal way to explore one of the world’s most amazing cities.

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, three evening meals and one Christmas lunch at the Novotel Chateau de Maffliers
  • One evening meal at La Bonne Franquette in Montmartre
  • Porterage
  • Four included excursions
  • Four optional excursions
Novotel Chateau de Maffliers

Novotel Chateau de Maffliers

Located 18 miles outside of Paris, the Novotel Chateau de Maffliers offers guests the ideal place to stay, with great hotel facilities and comfortable hotel rooms.

Learn more about the hotel

Novotel Chateau de Maffliers

  • Novotel Chateau de Maffliers
  • Novotel Chateau de Maffliers
Located 18 miles outside of Paris, the Novotel Chateau de Maffliers offers guests the ideal place to stay, with great hotel facilities and comfortable hotel rooms. Guests will find a British-style bar at this hotel, as well as an indoor swimming pool and other leisure facilities. 
  • All rooms are en suite, with minibar, TV and air conditioning
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official four-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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