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Tour de France

The Grand Tour

We have announced our new 2017 trips!

2017 TOUR DE FRANCE TRIPS

Reserve your seat before it's gone. As an Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France and official partner of the Trek-Segafredo team, our trips are the best the industry has to offer, with VIP access, exclusive viewing spots, and as always, daily rides on industry-leading Trek bikes.

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Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France

The Grand Depart

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Today's Ride:

Chateau La Cheneviere to Arromanches
Approximately 11 miles with 200 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to the Tour de France trip you've been dreaming of! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Caen Centre Train Station (15 Place de la Gare) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your newfound friends will board a private coach to one of Normandy’s quaint inland villages. After an in-depth bike fitting and a peaceful lunch, you’ll journey along quiet roads for Arromanches. Now a scenic beach filled with children playing and people sunbathing, it is challenging to visualize this serene countryside as a treacherous battlefield, first as a landing for the soldiers of World War II, and soon for the pro cyclists who have been training their entire lives for a shot at glory. The relaxing warm-up ride will skirt along the shoreline and conclude at La Chenevière. Take some time to acquaint yourself with the hotel’s exceptional gardens and tastefully decorated interiors. This evening, with a view of the garden as your backdrop and perhaps a glass of French wine in your hand, you and your guides will discuss the adventures that await you this week before you dine on succulent gastronomic cuisine.

Hotel:

Château La Chenevière
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

D-Day Memorial Loop
Approximately 38 miles with 700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

D-Day Memorial to German Cemetery with Shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 500 ft of climbing

Today's Race Access:

VIP Access to the Tour de France Team Presentations

Description:

Today will be among the most memorable history lessons of your life, as we meander along the coast, focusing on the American war sights. Start your morning in awe of the courageous sacrifice made by young American men and visit the rows upon rows of white crosses at the American war cemetery. You will learn about the tragic events that took place at Omaha Beach, where more than 3000 men were killed in a matter of hours. Through the stories and commentary told by our private guide, you’ll learn first-hand about the amazing history of this important site. This morning will close with a visit to the home of the LeBrec’s, where you’ll try some of their family apple cider and enjoy a Trek Travel picnic. Although now well-known for their tasty beverages, this estate home was occupied by over 300 Germans during the Second World War. After D-Day, it was the home to hundreds of American soldiers. Post-lunch, you’ll make your way to Le Pont d’Hoc, where large craters formed by the bombs during World War II and old bunkers are left intact. You will also visit the German Cemetery, which provides a dramatic visual contrast to the American Cemetery. Afterwards enjoy a scenic and rolling ride through the countryside or decide to shuttle back to the hotel. Tonight get ready for VIP access to the 2016 Tour de France team presentation! You'll shuttle to the town of Sainte Mere l’Eglise, a spectacularly historic venue just a few miles from D-Day landing beaches. Here you watch the pro teams parade in historic vehicles and afterwards enjoy a cocktail and guided visit to the Airborne Museum.

Hotel:

Château La Chenevière
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

La Cheneviere to Beseque Loop
Approximately 24 miles with 1,150 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes
Open-top bus at the finish line of Stage 1

Today's Team Access:

Behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team
Cocktail hour Q&A session and tour of the team bus

Description:

There’s little doubt that today will be historic as the first stage of the Tour begins with a spectacular departure from Mont-Saint-Michel. The excitement is palpable as you bear witness to the world’s biggest cycling stage. This morning’s ride will loop into the Calvados region of Normandy and visit the pretty village of Bernesq. Then after lunch back at the hotel, you’ll be able to freshen up before shuttling to the race finish line for the final sprint. Today’s stage is fairly flat, but coastal winds may disrupt the peloton and change the complexion of the finish at Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Take your place in the finish area where you'll watch the arrival of the racers from a unique vantage point aboard a VIP luxury open-top bus right next to the finish line. This exclusive viewing location is head-and-shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and large-screen TVs so you don’t miss any of the action! Afterward, we'll continue onto this evening’s exclusive glimpse behind the scenes with a special private event with Trek-Segafredo. You'll mingle with team representatives during our cocktail hour Q&A session, take a tour of the team bus and meet the team’s mechanics to talk specs, techs and get up close to the ultimate Trek bikes. Take it all in and prepare for more live race action tomorrow.

Hotel:

Château La Chenevière
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Today's Ride:

Beuvron en Auge to Deauville
Approximately 18 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes
Departure village of Stage 2 in Saint Lô

Description:

The action of the Tour is just heating up and we’ll be right there for the start of Stage 2. After your morning 'pain au chocolat' you'll head to Saint-Lô for another VIP experience at the heart of race day excitement, where Trek Travel’s Official Tour Operator status grants you coveted VIP passes to Stage 2’s official Departure Village. Soak up the excitement and snap a few pictures as the pros prepare for today’s stage, then position yourself to watch the riders take off and cheer your favorites on their day ahead. Today the race will touch the coast, and zip toward La Hague and the tough climb of La Glacerie, which boasts a three-kilometer stretch of 14%! This afternoon, after a 90 minute shuttle, you will enjoy a bistro lunch in Beuvron en Auge a village that is consistently acclaimed as the cutest village in France. You’ll ride to Deauville, a city known as the “City of Horses” for its passion and pastime of horse racing. Stroll along the famous boardwalk known as "les planches", enjoy the luxury shopping amid beautiful 19th-century manor homes, or opt to simply relax at your remarkable hotel. Deauville is well-known as a luxurious getaway with elegant hotels, restaurants and relaxing seaside cafés. It is also the gateway to Calvados, a region famed for producing an apple brandy praised all over France. Tonight you are free to explore the various dining options found in Deauville.

Hotel:

Normandy Barrière
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Deauville to Honfleur Loop
Approximately 53 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Deauville to Honfleur with Shuttle
Approximately 23 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Description:

Wake up to freshly-baked pastries and a creamy café au lait that's so typically French. Today you’ll cycle past timber-framed homes, through fields and forests on your way to the village of Honfleur. This seaside port town is appreciated for its changing light that provides just the right amount of romance you'd expect from a charming French town. Renowned painters and photographer such as Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet have sought to capture this ever-changing light on their still canvas. This afternoon, explore town and dine in one of its quaint port bistros. A few options grant you flexibility for the remainder of the day: continue to explore this stunning town as you shop for antiques, or return to Deauville, either by bike or shuttle, for a relaxing afternoon at the beach or a round of golf. For those who wish to ride further, enjoy a rolling adventure through the countryside in an area known for its cheese. Tonight, you’ll gather with the entire group and your guides will lead you in a toast to tribute the 2016 Tour de France and incredible memories of the week.

Hotel:

Normandy Barrière
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Deauville Loop
Approximately 12 miles with 300 feet of climbing

Description:

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before everyone continues on to their next destinations. For those looking to spin out their legs, an early morning ride will satisfy your needs in time to clean up and depart. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 10:00AM at Normandy Barrière, then take a private shuttle to the Caen train station arriving at approximately 11:00AM. Please allow adequate time for ongoing travel connections and do not schedule a train before 12:00PM.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Provence and Mont Ventoux

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Today's Ride:

Uchaux to Rochegude Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Uchaux to Rochegude to Serignan Loop
Approximately 24 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to Provence! This morning your guides will meet you at the Avignon TGV Station at 11:00AM. After a scenic private shuttle into the French countryside, you will arrive at our stunning hotel, Chateau de Massillan. Enjoy lunch before your guides familiarize you with your Trek bicycle and ensure a comfortable fit. This afternoon, test out your ride as you pedal through quiet country roads and rolling vineyards. Marvel at the impressive medieval castles atop the villages of Suze La Rousse and Rochegude. Wineries dot the landscape here, from large estates to small family-run domaines. Feel free to stop and sample as you ride by! Back at the hotel we'll gather for drinks and dinner to toast the week ahead.

Hotel:

Château de Massillan
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

Uchaux to Bedoin
Approximately 25 miles with 1,270 feet of climbing

Today's Race Viewing:

Live Race Viewing of Stage 12
At the base of Mont Ventoux

Today's Team Access:

Behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team
Cocktail hour Q&A session and tour of the team bus

Description:

C'est le grande spectacle! It's Bastille Day in France and sure to be a good one! You’ll wake early and ride to the quaint village of Bedoin to arrive at the base of Ventoux before the race. Here you will find our prime viewing location at the base of Mont Ventoux, complete with live broadcast of the race on TVs, a sumptuous lunch unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Then, witness live race action on the course as the pros battle toward the summit of the giant Mont Ventoux. Will your favorites be in front? Afterward, we'll take a private shuttle back to the hotel and freshen up for this evening’s exclusive glimpse behind the scenes with a special private event with the Trek-Segafredo team. You'll mingle with team representatives during our cocktail hour Q&A session, take a tour of the team bus and meet the team’s mechanics to talk specs, techs and get up close to the ultimate Trek bikes. Take it all in and prepare for more live race action tomorrow.

Hotel:

Château de Massillan
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

Gordes to Senanque to Col de Murs Loop
Approximately 25 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

VIP access to Departure village
Stage 13 ITT at Bourg Saint Andéol

Description:

After your morning café au lait and pain au chocolat you'll head to Bourg Saint Andéol for another VIP experience at the heart of race day, where Trek Travel’s Official Tour Operator status grants you coveted VIP passes to join the excitement of the Individual Time Trial Departure Village. This is a special opportunity, and maybe you can catch a few of your favorite riders as they warm-up. Soak up the excitement and snap a few pictures as the pros prepare for today’s stage. Then, find a prime spot to watch the riders take off and cheer your favorites onward. This afternoon we move south into Luberon valley. Test your legs out on a ride that passes by the Abbaye de Senanque, a 12-century Cisterian Monastery nestled deep in a lavender-filled valley, then climbs back up the popular local training ride of the Col de Murs. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel's renowned restaurant perched atop the quintessential village of Gordes.

Hotel:

La Bastide de Gordes
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


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Today's Ride:

Gordes to Bedoin to Ventoux to Sault with Shuttle
Approximately 50 miles with 7,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Bedoin to Ventoux to Sault with Shuttle
Approximately 29 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to Bedoin to Ventoux to Sault Loop
Approximately 73 miles with 8,300 feet of climbing

Description:

Today's ride is sure to be an epic one. Le Mont Ventoux, or le Géant de Provence, awaits you. Your day will start early to give you the best opportunity to have a stellar climb. Be ready for a challenging 13.42 miles of climbing with no flat sections and an average grade of 10% through the middle 6.2 miles before you hit the moonscape. When you reach the top, take a photo and congratulate yourself on summiting one of history's most formidable challenges before the magnificent descent through brilliant lavender fields leading to Sault. Feel free to take a break and wander this cute village known for some of the best lavender in France and relax and refuel at a local cafe. Opt to shuttle the rest of the way, or continue your descent back to the Luberon Valley. This evening you have the chance to explore at one of the many fine restaurants in Gordes for dinner on your own.

Hotel:

La Bastide de Gordes
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
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Today's Ride:

Gordes to Bonnieux to Roussillon Loop
Approximately 26 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Gordes to Bonnieux to Roussillon with Shuttle
Approximately 19 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Gordes to Bonnieux to Buoux to Roussillon Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing

Description:

Options abound today as we ride through classic hilltop villages in the Luberon Valley. Quiet roads through rolling vineyards lead you through Lacoste and Bonnieux then over the 'Pont Julien'--a Roman bridge built in 3 B.C. Or, if you want more of a challenge, continue the climb through the stunning cliffs of Buoux to the cliff-hanging village of Saignon. Both rides reconvene at the ochre cliffs of Roussillon then back to Gordes. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool or drop into a local bar to watch the stage finish and cheer on the racers with other loyal fans. Tonight, you’ll toast to the 2016 Tour de France and incredible memories of the week.

Hotel:

La Bastide de Gordes
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Gordes to Lioux Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Description:

It's sadly your final morning, so take some time to enjoy an optional early morning ride or a well-deserved sleep-in. Pedal to the stunning cliffs of Lioux as the sun rises and birds circle overhead. You'll say goodbye to your guides at 11:00AM at the hotel, before boarding a private shuttle to Avignon TGV and/or Central Stations (approximately 60 minute shuttle). Here you can take a train to Paris or any other destination of your choice. Please do not book any train before 12:30 PM.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Paris Viewing Event

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Exclusive Trek Travel Paris Finish Viewing

Witness the 2016 Tour de France Grand Finale

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Join us at the private boutique Hotel Coslin for your exclusive Trek Travel gala viewing event. In this elegant venue on the magnificent Place de la Concorde, savor a celebratory glass of champagne and a buffet of elegant French hors d'oeuvres. Feel the ripples of anticipation as the racers arrive on the streets of Paris and cheer with the crowds as the passion of the race fills the heart of the city. Witness the energy of the peloton as it sweeps past at over 30 miles per hour, catapulting another champion toward the podium. The fanfare, excitement and energy of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France is yours as you celebrate the glory of this epic race. C’est magnifique!

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Dates & Pricing

2017 DATES AND PRICING NOW AVAILABLE. See our 2017 Tour de France Trips »

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

SAMPLE 2016 HOTELS:

Stay at the Château La Chenevière on a Tour de France trip with Trek Travel

Château La Chenevière

Port en Bessin, France

Château La Chenevière is an 18th century château situated between Omaha Beach, where the American forces landed on D-Day in 1944, and the historic town of Bayeux. Each of the 29 rooms enjoys a garden view and all are uniquely decorated. The luxurious facilities, from its pool and tennis courts to the large parkland and comfortable outdoor seating, will appeal to every type of traveler.
Hotel Au Coeur du Village on Trek Travel's Tour de France Trip

Hotel Au Coeur du Village

La Clusaz, France

Relais & Chateaux LogoNestled in the heart of the Aravis mountain range in La Clusaz, a charming and authentic Savoyard village, 5-star hotel Au Coeur du Village is one of the most elegant hotels in the region where timeless luxury lives in harmony with the seasons.
Stay at the Westin Paris on Trek Travel's Tour de France Cycling Vacation

The Westin Paris - Vendôme

Paris, France

The Westin Paris - Vendôme is centrally located in Paris' first arrondissement and a 10-minutes walk to La Place du Concorde, the Louvre Museum and the Place Vendôme. Including breathtaking city views over The Tuileries Garden or The Eiffel Tower, each of the rooms and suites combine Parisian flair with modern design and technology.

What's Included

We Include More

Trek Travel's Tour de France difference ensures an incredible cycling vacation watching the pro peloton make their way to Paris. Over three incredible weeks of racing, unrivaled access, and legendary Trek Travel service combine to give you an experience you can't get anywhere else. Learn more about our race trip difference.

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • All nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations.
  • Daily breakfast, most lunches and dinners, social hour on some evenings, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist FX+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks
  • Trek-Segafredo team kit and customized Road ID

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | Varies
  • Average Daily Mileage and Elevation | Varies

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price.

Summer months in France usually bring clear, warm days Temperatures during these months range between 70s to high 80s. The mornings often start off cooler. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. If you are planning on riding in the mountains, we recommend bringing your fall/winter riding gear as the descent can be very cold.

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Want to learn more about our race trip difference? Check out our Race FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that pertain to our race trips.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at TBD Location on the first day of the trip. Please have your first day’s cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible and separate from your luggage.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

Varies By Trip | France

You will say farewell to your guides at TBD Location.

Before and After: PARIS, FRANCE

Paris is home to many of the world’s best-known monuments and museums. A backdrop of many famous photos, the Arc de Triomphe sits majestically at the top end of the Champs-Elysées. You can go to the observation deck for an expansive view down the world-famous boulevard from Napoléon’s huge triumphal arch—the largest in the world.The Arc isn’t the only site that offers a great view of the city, however. Other monuments with impressive vistas include the view from the white dome of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, or from atop the 56 floors of the Tour Montparnasse, and of course at the summit of the most famous monument in Paris—la Tour Eiffel. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre or post-trip hotel:

Hotel La Demeure

An oasis in the middle of the vibrant Latin Quarter on the left bank, this family-run hotel will make you feel comfortable and at home. 43 rooms.

51 Boulevard Saint Marcel | +33 (0)1 43 37 81 25 | www.Hotel-Paris-Lademeure.com | ~$210

Hotel Louvre Marsollier

In the heart of historic Paris, located on a quiet street in the center of a prestigious neighborhood, this is a stylish hotel where Oscar Wilde lived in 1899. The hotel’s website has some useful information and links to activities.

Opéra 13 Rue Marsollier | +33 (0)1 42 96 68 14 | www.Louvre-Paris-Hotel.com | ~$185

Hotel Royal Saint Honore

Located right on the main luxury shopping street and within walking distance to the Louvre, Opera, and the Tuileries, this 4 star hotel is a perfect spot to see the City of Lights. You can also enjoy a lunch or coffee at elegant on-site Café 221. Special rates for Trek Travel guests may apply – ask your trip consultant for more information.

221 Rue Saint Honore | +33(0)1 42 60 32 79 | www.leshotelsduroy.com


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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