Ibis La Defense Hotel | Half-board | 4 days | 29/05/2015 The romantic city of Paris is surely one of the wonders of the world, literally oozing with culture and entertainment and is quite rightly recognised as the artistic capital of Europe, from its traditional cobbled streets to its wide boulevards. From the Gothic grandeur of Notre Dame to the artistic beauties that grace the walls of the Louvre, Paris extends its magic in all directions. Cafes, bars and restaurants line every street of this elegant city offering a unique ambience and a glimpse of one of the most sophisticated social societies in the world. The city itself has a remarkable history and like any great city, most of its leading heritage sites are available for public enjoyment; the Louvre Museum houses the world’s greatest art collection, the Eiffel Tower welcomes visitors to admire the incredible views from its highest levels whilst Notre Dame Cathedral will inspire and delight. The Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Avenue de Champs Elysees and the Moulin Rouge continue a list of sights which seems never ending! Things to do: Enjoy the many museums and art galleries; sample the traditional French cuisine and don’t forget to visit the Eiffel Tower.
Ibis La Defense Hotel The ibis Paris La Défense Centre hotel is located in the heart of Paris' La Défense area, not far from the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Porte Maillot convention center, and is close to the CNIT and the Grande Arche. The Esplanade de la Défense metro station lies opposite, providing access to the Eiffel Tower in just ten minutes. The hotel offers 286 renovated, air-conditioned rooms with free WIFI access. Some of our rooms offer views over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
Excursion to Paris Centre: An 11am departure from our hotel for the short journey to the Eiffel Tower, where we disembark our coach to enjoy the city at leisure. Later this afternoon we meet back at the Eiffel Tower and return to the hotel. Tour of Paris by night: This evening we rejoin our coach and experience Paris by night, with the opportunity to enjoy an evening meal at leisure. We include a stop at Place du Trocadero, from where there are wonderful views over the Seine, Eiffel Tower and in the distance, Montparnasse. Late return to our hotel this evening. Excursion to Versailles: Free day in Paris, or join our excursion to the world-famous and fabulous Palace of Versailles (admission around £15). The largest and most magnificent palace in France, Versailles offers a step back in time to the glorious era of Louis XIV and a taste of the lazy Arcadian world of Marie Antoinette. For those not wishing to visit the Palace, there is a super Sunday market close-by.
Day 1: Join coach and travel to Dover for our short sea crossing to the continent. On arrival in France, we continue to Paris and our hotel. This evening is spent at leisure. Day 2: Breakfast included. Join coach for the included excursions. Day 3: Breakfast. Join the coach for and included an excursion to Versailles. Day 4: Breakfast. We depart our hotel and make the return journey to Calais, with a stop at a discount shopping outlet (time permitting) en-route. We have a mid-afternoon crossing back to the UK and arrive home later today.
Return coach travel; hotel accommodation; entertainment as described; meals and drinks as selected; excursions and inclusions as selected
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