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Let the passion of Spain sparkle your spirit! History and people, arts and fiesta, life and fever: Spain lives through day and night.
Our amazing program offers you the opportunity to discover the multiple facets of a fascinating country. Our luxury hotels and accommodations will offer you the best conditions to immerse yourself in the Latin culture.
We will begin our tour from the gorgeous Catalonia, in the frenzy Barcelona, home of one of the best football teams and of the most vibrant culture hubs in the world. Welcome Spain, home of tapas and small fishing harbors, of colored markets and shopping streets!
In Madrid, the capital, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace before a walk in the historic town, we will taste the fever of Flamenco and discover the impressive Prado museum. Of course, we will not forget a few hours of shopping at the Gran Via, known as the Spanish Broadway, one of the streets with the most nightlife in Europe, also noted for the grand architecture of many of its buildings.
According to your choice, English or French, 2 hours of language classes Monday to Saturday
Welcome to Spain!

DATES:
01/07/2018 > 15/07/2018
15/07/2018 > 29/07/2018

  1. WEEK 1 Paris
    Arrival at Paris Airport, welcome and private transfert to the hotel.
    You will be staying at the Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower hotel, close to the most popular monument in Paris!
    On your arrival on Sunday, we will be pleased to welcome you with a drink and the presentation of your program.
    Then we will take you to diner at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a typical Parisian neighbourhood.
    MondayIn the morning, you will discover Paris on an open top bus to see the sights of the French capital, before stopping by the Trocadéro for a lunch in a typical Parisian  brasserie.
    In the afternoon, you will go up the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the best view over Paris, to have a look at all the Parisian monuments all in one go, which is a truly amazing experience.
    You will then visit the great Aquarium of Paris.
    In the evening, we will invite you to discover Paris on the water! You will dine on a “Bateau Mouche” and you will admire the magic monuments of Paris illuminated at night.

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    TuesdayTour of the Latin Quarter, the students’ district on the left bank of the Seine. You will discover the Sorbonne, one of the first universities in the world and the oldest university in France, which dates back to the 13th century.
    For lunch, we will go on a picnic at the ”Luxembourg Gardens”, one of the most popular gardens in Paris that houses the French Senate.
    After the lunch break, you will visit the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, a medieval cathedral, and the Sainte Chapelle which is a royal chapel. You can also choose to go for a stroll on the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine river, and we will enjoy the world-famous ice cream from Berthillon.
    In the evening, you will play a bowling competition et we will reward the victorious team during the dinner. Or participate in an escape game where you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles using clues and strategy.

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    WednesdayVisit of the Palace of Versailles, once the seat of power in the Kingdom of France and the castle of Louis XIV called the Roi Soleil.
    You will go for a picnic in the Gardens of Versailles and then you will discover the estate of Trianon, closely associated with Queen Marie-Antoinette.
    In the evening, you will admire the extraordinary water and music show in the palace gardens.
    Then back to Paris for a late dinner.

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    ThursdayVisit of the Louvre, certainly the largest and most beautiful museum in the world, which is housed in the royal Louvre Palace. The museum exhibits Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa which is the most popular attraction.
    Then you will walk along the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Place Vendôme, the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne, where the most luxurious and trendy fashion stores and world-renowned jewellers are located. A truly amazing shopping experience on the world’s most beautiful avenues to make the most of your trip to Paris.
    On our way an unexpected experience awaits you. You will prepare your own lunch during a French cooking class at the ”Atelier des Chefs” with a great French chef.
    Later on, in the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the backstage of the Paris Opera House at Palais Garnier.
    In the evening, after your dinner at the hotel, we will all go dancing and listening to music in a popular nightclub attended by young Parisians.

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    FridayAfter a late breakfast, you will certainly want to discover the famous Parisian ”grands magasins” (department stores), the Galeries Lafayette known as the largest in the world and the Printemps.
    Lunch break on the hill of Montmartre, at the place du Tertre, a well-known public square where the most famous painters of the 19th century, such as Van Gogh and later Picasso worked and lived.
    You will walk around Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica overlooking the city or explore the Dalí museum.
    Dinner and evening spent at the Aquaboulevard water park.

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    SaturdayAll day at Disneyland Paris, fireworks and return to the hotel around 10pm. What a day!

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    SundayBreakfast/Brunch in an elegant Parisian tea room, then you will walk to the Place des Vosges in the middle of the oldest district of Paris and a very lively neighbourhood on Sundays!
    Later in the afternoon, departure for your next destination, the French Riviera or London.

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  2. WEEK 2 Riviera
    During this week on the French Riviera, we will be happy to make you discover places rich in history, beautiful landscapes and flavours!
    This tour on the Mediterranean coastline of the South of France will take you to Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez, among other magical places!
    SundayArrival late afternoon at Nice airport and transfer to your hotel.
    The Mercure Hotel is located in the heart of Nice, overlooking the seafront and the Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d’Azur.
    On your first night, you will dine under the shade of the flower market trees.

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    MondayIn the morning, you will discover the Mediterranean Sea and its beaches.
    Lunch on the beach to make the most of your tour in the South of France.
    In the afternoon, departure for Saint Paul de Vence, known as the town of Picasso and many great artists and actors. You will walk around the side streets of this charming town and you will visit the Maeght Foundation, which exhibits one of the biggest 20th century art collections in Europe.
    This museum nestled in nature brings together a collection of paintings and sculptures of modern and contemporary art.
    Return to Nice for an amazing dinner at Les Pêcheurs restaurant in the harbour, to taste the famous ”bouillabaisse” which is a local fish speciality.

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    TuesdayVisit of Monaco.
    A day spent by the sea with many activities: swimming, discovery of the coast, visit of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Villefranche Bay.
    Lunch by the sea.
    At the end of the afternoon, you will visit the Principality of Monaco, a city-state located on the Mediterranean coastline and surrounded by France.
    Dinner in a trendy restaurant by the harbour and evening spent at Monaco.

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    WednesdayVisit of Antibes, from the old town to the ramparts.
    Visit of the Marineland of Antibes, the biggest marine zoological park in the French Riviera. With orcas, dolphins and otters shows. Besides the various shows, you will discover the secret life of sharks and penguins.
    You will have lunch in the theme park.
    After the visit, you will take a dip in the pools of the Aquasplash water park!
    Dinner in Cannes and disco night at the Siesta of Antibes, a popular place by the beach with 3 dancefloors.
    Back to Nice.

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    ThursdayOn the road towards Saint Tropez, a world-famous city thanks to Brigitte Bardot and its harbour that welcomes the most luxurious yachts.
    Loose yourself in the old streets.
    Lunch on one of the exclusive beaches of Pampelonne. Beach activities in the afternoon.
    At the end of the day, we will drive to the Gorges Du Verdon, a spectacular river canyon that is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful.
    Dinner and evening spent at the gorgeous “Hôtel et Spa” in the Gorges Du Verdon, the deepest canyon in Europe.

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    FridayRafting, kayaking… in the Gorges Du Verdon to explore the region, we will also go for a picnic and take a swim in the river canyon.
    At the end of the day, we will take the road to Aix-en-Provence where you will eat a gastronomic dinner cooked by chef Pierre Reboul, a star rewarded chef. Accommodation at the “Château de la Pioline” hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

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    SaturdayBuilt more than 2000 years ago, you will need a whole day to discover this amazing town of Provence.
    The city has a remarkable architectural heritage within its historical centre especially from the 17th and 18th centuries. With 140 listed historical monuments, Aix-en-Provence is the richest city in heritage after Paris in France. In the morning, we will discover the Provençal market and its local and Mediterranean products.
    Dinner at one of the best Mediterranean restaurants of Aix-en-Provence.
    Musical evening with the lyric art festival of Aix in July (the program is not yet defined).

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    SundayDeparture for Paris on the TGV, the high-speed train, Barcelona or Rome by plane for the 3-weeks visitors.

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  3. WEEK 3 Spain
    You will be staying in the magnificent Pullman hotel of Barcelona in a double room. All our rooms are equipped with twin beds.
    SundayAfter leaving your bags at the hotel, you will go explore the heart of the historical part of the city.
    You will walk in the Barrio Gotico and the Passeig de Gracia, the most exclusive street of Barcelona.
    Dinner will be served in a tapas restaurant to make the most of your first evening in Spain and to taste the Spanish culinary specialities.

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    MondayYou will visit the Sagrada Familia, the building born from the imagination of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
    Then you will head over the Boqueria market that is rich of colours and flavours!
    You will have lunch at the market in one of the many traditional restaurants.
    In the afternoon, you will discover Barceloneta, a traditional fishing neighbourhood in Barcelona. A lively area to visit before going to the beach and paddling in the sea.
    In the evening, you will dine at the port of Barcelona.

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    TuesdayVisit of the Park Güell, one of the major work of Gaudí, composed of gardens and architectonic elements and offering a great view over the city.
    Picnic lunch at the park.
    In the afternoon, trip to the Tibidabo amusement park on a mountain overlooking Barcelona.
    Dinner at the Mirabe restaurant which offers a beautiful view of Barcelona by night, with a tasting menu created by the great chef Joaquin Reig

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    WednesdayDeparture on Wednesday morning by train (the Renfe).
    Arrival at Madrid and check in to the Mercure Madrid Plaza de España hotel.
    Lunch at the hotel.
    Then you will take a walk in the historical district of Madrid: Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza Oriente, Gran Via, Paseo del Prado.
    Visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family also used for state ceremonies.
    Dinner and flamenco show in the Latina quarter, one of the most vibrant areas to enjoy the Madrid nightlife.

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    ThursdayWalk in the Buen Retiro park, composed by beautiful gardens and one of the largest parks in Madrid, and then we will go for a picnic at the park.
    Shopping at the Gran Vía, the one street to visit on your trip to Madrid to shop souvenirs and fashion accessories.
    Visit of the Prado Museum in Madrid, a must-see place to discover masterpieces by Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, El Bosco or El Greco. An amazing overview of the Spanish paintings from the 16th to the 20th century.
    Dinner in the Malasaña district, an historic neighbourhood with a provocative past and a unique atmosphere. Malasaña is quiet during the day but at night the streets are vibrant, especially la calle de la Luna and the Dos de Mayo square.

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    FridayDeparture by train on Friday morning to Málaga.
    Visit of the town of Picasso and its pedestrian streets.
    Lunch at La Tintero restaurant by the beach. In this unique restaurant, there is no menu and the waiters go by shouting the meals names, if you’re interested raise your hand! This is a convivial restaurant where locals love to meet in Málaga.
    After lunch, you will rest on a beautiful beach for a nap, as do Spanish people, before visiting the Picasso museum.
    You will spend the night at the Malaga Hotel Picasso.

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    SaturdayDeparture for Marbella.
    On the road, we will stop by typical white towns of Andalucia: Mijas, Ojen, etc.
    Lunch at Ojen.
    You will check in at the NH Marbella hotel and then you will take a walk in the lively and flowered streets of Marbella.
    Dinner and evening spent at Puerto Banus, a beautiful marina in the southwest of Marbella.

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Mercure Eiffel Tower hotel
Paris centre

Just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the Mercure Paris Center Tour Eiffel is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris. Ideal starting point for your leisure, you will appreciate the proximity of the public transport and our advice to visit the City of Light. Need a framework combining pleasure and work on a business trip? Discover our meeting rooms and relax in our fitness room with a view of the Eiffel Tower or the terrace of our restaurant.

Mercure Hotel
The heart of Nice

The Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs hotel enjoys an exceptional location facing the sea, directly overlooking the Promenade des Anglais. This 4-star hotel with 49 rooms, without lift, is just a few meters from the tramway and 8.5 km from Nice International Airport. Staying at the Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs hotel allows you to be in the center of the city, in the old town of Nice, a stone’s throw away from the Cours Saleya and its famous flower market. Located on the French Riviera, the Mercure Nice Marché aux Fleurs offers a privileged location on the Promenade des Anglais, facing the sea, with direct access to the beach. In the center of Nice, in the old town, the hotel Mercure Nice is located next to the Opera of Nice. Come and discover the French Riviera while being just a few steps from the Flower Market and Cours Saleya. Enjoy its exceptional location in the vibrant Old Nice area, ideal for sightseeing and outings. Most of the hotel In front of the sea In the heart of old Nice Charming hotel with Provencal inspired decoration 15 minutes from Nice airport and 10 minutes from the central station Breakfast room and bar completely renovated in 2015.

Hotel and Spa
Gorges Du Verdon

At 938 m altitude, in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon, our hotel is the most comfortable observatories. From the terraces, the swimming pool or even the Spa, nature offers itself permanently to 360 °. In this magnificent setting, taste the sweetness of life, enjoy gourmet moments and enjoy a well-being bracket!
Enter the atmosphere of a hotel, restaurant and spa where you feel at home: 4 star pleasure, local gastronomy, quiet corners with exceptional views of the Verdon Regional Nature Park and unlimited leisure at the heart of the most Grand Canyon of Europe, labeled ”Grand Site de France”.

Pullman hotel of Barcelona
Barcelona

A perfect location in front of the sea, an ideal starting point, whatever the reason for your trip.
A refined setting, a personalized service, a vocation to satisfy you, to make the most of your stay.
241 comfortable rooms, 2 swimming pools, 1 gymnasium and spa. For your meetings, our fully equipped lounges welcome up to 800 people.

Mercure Plaza de España hotel
Madrid

The hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, near the Plaza de España, 500 m from the theaters of Gran Vía. It offers 97 spacious, bright rooms with a contemporary design, renovated in 2017. If you wish to have a unique experience, book a Privilege room or Privilege room with terrace and enjoy a VIP welcome. We will surprise you soon with our new restaurant Vermuteria Chipén, where you can enjoy typical tapas of Madrid in a modern setting.

The Malaga Hotel Picasso
Malaga

Quiet, sun and good feelings.
Every thing is settled to welcome you to the most beautiful city of Spain.
SILENCE, ART AND BEACHES A FEW MINUTES FROM THE CITY CENTER
Our Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach. The Málaga Picasso Hotel is set near Guadalmar Beach and just 2.4 km from Málaga Airport. An outdoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi are set within attractive gardens. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

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