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France vacations from $559

We could all use a little of the  joie de vivrementality, and there’s no better place to get in that frame of mind than France.
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The deal
We could all use a little of the joie de vivre mentality, and there’s no better place to get in that frame of mind than France. Check out these fantastic deals to the best of France, with Paris and Bordeaux vacations from just $559.

From the glamorous shops of the Champs Elysees to the chic cafes along the Seine, nothing compares to a stylish Parisian vacation. Now you can visit the city of lights with this affordable package on offer from TourCrafters.

Valid through March 31, this package includes the round-trip flight from New York and a four-night stay at your choice of superior quality hotels (including the luxurious St. James & Albany, originally constructed as a private residence under Louis XIV). Before heading out for a day of sightseeing, enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Rates start as low as $559, however the package price will depend upon your choice of hotel. Airport taxes (around $112) and fuel surcharges (around $165 each way) are not included in the cost of the tour.

A delectable culinary adventure can be had on a Bordeaux wine country tour. This Globus vacation starts off with two nights in Paris, where you will be treated to a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and then given a guided city tour the following day with a visit to Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School for a demonstration and tasting.

Next, you’ll hop aboard a high-speed TGV train en route to the picturesque Bordeaux wine region where you’ll have lunch and enjoy a wine tasting in St. Emillion. Other tour highlights include two nights in Lourdes, a special pâté tasting in the town of Carcassone, and local meals in Nîmes and Cannes, Avignon and Monte Carlo. Departures are available through October, but tend to sell out quickly. Be sure to book soon for best availability.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Neither one of these tours lies off the beaten path. Expect lines at some attractions, especially during the high season of summer.

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