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Le Grand Tour France - Luxury Train Journey (6 Days)
Get on board the most extravagant and unique stage to experience a 4,000km show-stopper where the wonders of France are centre stage.
Puy du Fou has designed a plush Belle Époque setting to whisk you away on a magical and spectacular adventure that’s full of surprises and thrills.
Follow in the footsteps of famous artists who inspired the French lifestyle and moulded the Belle Époque spirit as you hop on board «Le Grand Tour» to feast your senses on the wonders that make France so magical.
Sitting comfortably in your fabulous cabin as the train rides the most iconic railway lines, drink in staggering locations and landscapes off the tourist trail, experience the finest dishes and soak up the incredible stops on this legendary train.
The dawn of the 20th century was full of promise and the golden age of train travel. The enormous metallic colossus, with its titanic power, was finally tamed. Elegant new and tasteful styles came on board its glossy and plush interior.
The train brought with it the carefree spirit of the Belle Époque which opened up new horizons, cultivating a spirit of adventure.
The train then became a genuine work of art, where the cosy atmosphere of the enchanting cabins met the warmth of the bar car and the bright colours of the dining cars.
The bar exudes a sense of relaxation and character. This social yet cosy setting is a peaceful haven where you can dive into a novel plucked from our library or sample the finest French wineries’ produce.
The dining car celebrates French gastronomy. It is the pleasure of savouring meals conceived by a double starred French chef and prepared with fresh and local products from the regions that pass before our eyes day after day.
Our train manager is the heart and soul of your journey. His attentive kindness and close bonds with our butlers ensure you have a relaxing break with us.
Eighteen cabins, thirty-six passengers and fifteen crew members, all ambassadors of elegance and the French art of travel.
Your cabin transforms to suit you. A private sitting room during the day, it becomes a comfortable bedroom at night. All cabins are provided with ensuite bathrooms (shower and toilet), customisable comfort, butler at your service as well as from 10 - 25 square meters of space.
Throughout your Grand Tour, we offer you the possibility to make your stay unique by picking additional bespoke activities (spa, sports and outdoor activities, private trips...). Don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] to book extra's.
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Epernay to Reims
MORNING: We roll out of Gare de l’Est and leave Paris behind. The first hillside vineyards form the landscape until we reach Épernay, where we are expected for an exclusive tour of a champagne house.
AFTERNOON : After lunch, it is time for the next adventure to Reims. We visit the cathedral and some little-known spots that are full of surprises. After a quick tour of the city, let’s get back on board for dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Burgundy to Annecy
MORNING: Burgundy shows off its most beautiful scenery and Beaune dazzles with its colourful rooftops. They are expecting us for a private tour to explore unique sites and unlock the secrets behind the famous Hospices.
AFTERNOON: Lunch offers a unique panorama on the way to the Alps. The afternoon is dedicated to a visit of Annecy from different angles, with many possibilities to personalize your experience with bespoke options (culture, outdoor, sport...).
Avignon and the Alpilles
MORNING: The night leads us to Provence with a stop in Avignon. Unlock the city’s best kept secrets in the Pope’s Palace then take to the rooftops, where a unique experience awaits us, with a chance to taste the region’s finest wines and specialities.
AFTERNOON: Provence is gradually taking shape with the song of cicadas and the scent of lavender... Here is the time to stroll under the plane-trees, to enjoy a sunny terrace, and to discover the sweetness of the Mediterranean life. Driven by the mistral wind, our train heads west, winding along the creeks and the sun-drenched Mediterranean Sea.
Arcachon and Saint-Emilion
MORNING: Wake up to the Atlantic sea air and Arcachon Bay in all its splendour. Our boat crosses the bay after visiting the Dubourdieu boat workshop. This timeless experience is accompanied by a seafood tasting.
AFTERNOON: Our train winds its way through the vineyards, where the greatest wineries in Bordeaux’ region welcomes us.
Chenonceau and its château
MORNING: The sun rises over the river Cher. The fog melts away to reveal a limestone miracle: Chenonceau, the Château des Dames. A fascinating private tour awaits, followed by a floral workshop overseen by the château’s head gardener.
AFTERNOON: Le Grand Tour ends with a spectacular journey through time at Puy du Fou. History meets legend and comes back to life, and when night falls, the night-time extravaganza amazes us beneath the stars.
MORNING: The scenery flies by during brunch on board. The breeze smoothes a wave across the wheat fields in the golden light. Our memories will have a perfume of eternity.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Oct 09 2023||Oct 14 2023||36||Single rooms||11,900€|
|Oct 23 2023||Oct 28 2023||36||Single rooms||11,900€|
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote
Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]