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Welcome to Nice and Monte-Carlo

Tauck’s cruise-tour begins at 6:30 PM at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. A transfer is included from the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, Nice Ville Train Station and Nice Riquier Train Station to the Fairmont Monte Carlo; guests...


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A wonderful day in Monte-Carlo

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic or sophisticated place than Monte-Carlo; it brings to mind jet setters, mega-yachts bobbing in the harbor, the glittering casino where the rich and famous play, and the fairy-tale legacy of Princess Grace, Prince...


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Nice & embark ship in Arles

Today you’ll discover why Nice is a perennial favorite of sophisticated travelers. Go on a city orientation walking tour this morning, followed by time to explore as you please. Early afternoon, travel to Arles, where you'll board ms...


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Arles & the cowboys of the Camargue

It may seem strange to encounter Roman ruins in Provence but Arles was, after all, once a Roman city; while the gladiators are gone, the arena they left behind – just one of the town's many Roman remnants – still hosts performances and bullfights today....


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Avignon & a gala dinner in Uzès

The fortified city of Avignon was probably a much more peaceful place before Rome became "inconvenient" for the popes who moved the papacy here about 700 years ago. Although they stayed for less than a century, they kept busy during those years......


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Avignon, St. Remy & Chateauneuf du Pape

With your riverboat docked in Avignon for the morning, you can spend more time exploring the medieval city or take a morning excursion to Saint-Remy-de-Provence – home to the ruins of the Roman city of Glanum, as well as the Saint-Paul Asylum...


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Vienne or a bike tour along the Rhône

It seems that the Romans were everywhere along the Rhône, and Vienne (which they called "Vienna" in their day) was no exception. During your time on a walking tour here this morning, look for the theatre and temple they left behind, as well as...


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Mâcon & Cluny – Horses, an abbey & more

Your riverboat arrives in Mâcon on the Saône River this morning, for exploration in Cluny. During the reign of Charlemagne (742 - 814), monastic influences inspired a great revival in art, education and culture; today you'll visit one of...


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Tastings in Chalon-sur-Saône & Mercurey

Chalon-sur-Sâone on the River Saône lies in the heart of southern Burgundy. Although its history dates back to the time of Charlemagne, it has another significant claim to fame – this is considered the birthplace of photography. So...


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Tournus & a day in beautiful Burgundy

After cruising the Saône overnight, ms Emerald calls on Tournus this morning, from which you'll head out to explore the beautiful wine producing region of southern Burgundy, where history lies around every corner (this was a major crossroads...


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Lyon, where food is king

Ahh, Lyon. If you’re a serious foodie, Lyon is the place for you! But of course there is more to this 2,000 year-old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, than food. Your day includes getting a panoramic view of Lyon from the hilltop district of...


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Disembark in Lyon & on to Paris via TGV

As all river cruises in France must, the cruise portion of your vacation ends today as you disembark in Lyon and bid a fond farewell to ms Emerald. Board the TGV (a high-speed train) for two nights in the capital city of Paris. Whether...


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Paris as you please & dinner at Fouquet's

Ernest Hemingway called Paris a “moveable feast" – and even if you’ve been here many times, today might be the day that you discover something about the city that you didn’t know before. The day is free to explore and enjoy...


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Homeward bound

This most memorable of river cruises in France ends in Paris. Fly home anytime. A transfer from InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Gare de Lyon Station, Charles de Gaulle Station and Gare du Nord is...


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