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Jura and Alps Tours

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Chauffeured tour itinerary in 14 days
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Lake Annecy
Welcome to your 14 day A La Carte France tour of the Jura Alps of France. I am Marc Christophe, your private driver-guide, and it is my pleasure to accompany you on a luxury journey through this region. This tour focuses on the Eastern mountain areas of France and includes Jura, karst landscapes, Cantal and the Alps of France.

I have personally designed this tour to provide you with an extensive experience of the sights this area has to offer including visits to Fontenay Abbey,luxury tour in style france Saut du Doubs waterfall, numerous spectacular lookout points, Cascade du Herisson waterfall, Annecy medieval town, Mont Blanc and glaciers, several scenic mountain passes, Puy en Velay, Puy de Dome, Clermont-Ferrand and Bourges fortress.

I am happy to customise this tour in any way to cater to your needs including altering its duration. Before or after it I recommend our Paris tours and other tours in France.

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Jura and the Alps
jura alps tour Jura is a region in Eastern France and is neighbouring the beautiful French Alps, a particular favourite amongst the skiers of the world. You will get some absolutely stunning photographic opportunities within Jura and Alps.

The majority of activities here are purely scenic; a favourite amongst tourists is a trip up Aiguille Du Midi in the French Alps. This will give you one of the most beautiful views in France. There are numerous walking tours and natural sites to see throughout the Jura Region. Many people take delight in paying a visit to Orans where they can explore the ancient caves.

beautiful spots in jura alpsIf you are more of a city bug however there is still plenty to whet your appetite within this area of France. You have small, beautiful towns like the medieval Annecy.

If you want the best trip possible it is suggested that you hire a private chauffeur in France. This will give you a hassle free stay throughout the Jura region of France. They will take you direct to all of the best things to see within the area and have your accommodation booked and ready every step of the way. You really won't even have to lift a finger to plan your holiday.
jura alps tour itinerary Fontenay Abbey, Saut du Doubs waterfall, Jura, Nouailles Gorge, Ornans, Lons-le-Saunier, Cirque du Fer à Cheval, Herisson (Hedgehog) waterfall, Annecy mediaeval town, Talloires, Lake Annecy, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, Galibier, Lautaret Pass, Valence, Tour-non, Puy en Velay, Château de Polignac, Puy de Dôme

Tour starts and ends in : Paris
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Tour duration in days : 14

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Itinerary
Days Itinerary
1
Paris - Fontenay - Dijon - Rochefort sur Nenon
Tour the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy; a city hall housing the mayor's office.
Travel by minivan with your tour guide to the city of Dijon and view an array of historic monuments including the 14th century palace of the Dukes of Burgundy which was once a royal residence and is now the city hall.
tour in franceYour A La Carte France tour commences with your personal driver collecting you from your Paris accommodation or Paris airport and taking you to Fontenay Abbey. This Romanesque style abbey was one of the first French UNESCO monuments and exhibits a well preserved Abbey church, dormitory, chapter rooms, forge, dormitory and common rooms as well as surrounding landscaped park gardens. Continue from here on to Dijon, a city which dates back to the neolithic period and is home to a large number of historic churches, museums, and the luxury Ducal palace; a 14th century royal residence. Overnight in Rochefort sur Nenon, a small tranquil village.

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Rochefort sur Nenon - Saut du Doubs waterfall - Ornans
Travel to Saut du Doubs waterfall, located in Villiers-le-Lac.
Enjoy a personally guided tour of Villiers-le-Lac and enjoy a cruise. View the impressive scenery of this region including the impressive Saut du Doubs waterfall.
private touring franceToday you will travel from the village of Rochefort sur Nenon towards Ornans. On your journey, your A La Carte France tours driver guide will take you to view a range of scenic landmarks including the magnificicent Saut du Doubs waterfall, picturesque views from the Cirque de Consolation lookout, and allow you to experience a luxury boat cruise at Viller-le-Lac. Continue on to view Noailles gorge, and visit the historic dwellings and 16th Century bridge of Vuilafans, then arrive in the small town of Ornans; birthplace of the French realist painter Gustave Courbet. Two nights in Ornans area.

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Ornans - Arbois - Lons-le-Saunier - Ornans
Spring of the Lison is an impressive karst natural site.
Your guided tour of the natural karst landscape will allow you to experience the Lison spring which can be found at the bottom of a unique cave formation at the end of a long subterranean passage.
private limo tourToday your trip through Jura will take you to view several interesting features of the natural landscape, including the Lison spring which can be found at the bottom of a unique cave formation at the end of a long subterranean passage. Nearby you can also see the iconic Sarrazine cave, the Pont du Diable and the Creux-Billard. From here, travel through the French commune of Arbois where you can see ancient houses lining the streets, then continue on to the spa town of Lons-le-Saunier where attractions include the Rue du Commerce, and the town theatre. Second night in Ornans area.

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Ornans - Doucier - Talloires
Travel past Herisson Waterfall which is fed by the lakes of Bonlieu and Ilay.
Experience a personally guided tour of the Herisson valley which is home to the Herisson waterfall, and 30 other huge waterfalls, including the 195 feet tall Grand Saut.
tour private guideExperience a personally guided A La Carte France tour of the Herisson (Hedgehog) valley and its 31 impressive waterfalls including the famous Eventail and the 195 feet tall Grand Saut. You can also visit the Maison des Cascades museum which provides a concise history of the geology and legends of this iconic landscape. Continue from here past the picturesque Chambly lake, and through the Faucille Pass; a site historically used for border information exchanges, and now home to the Tour de France stage. From here you can experience magnificent views over Geneva and Switzerland. Your limousine will then take you to your final sight for the day, the small town of Bellegarde which sits at the confluence of the Rhone and Valserine rivers. Two nights in Talloires, near Annecy historic town.

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Talloires - Annecy - Talloires
Lake Annecy is the third largest lake in France, known for being  'Europe`s cleanest lake'.
Enjoy a private tour of Lake Annecy either by boat or car, and view the lake's clear, fresh, mountain stream water and the beaches, historic villages and mountains that line its shores.
private driver guideToday your A La Carte France tours driver-guide will take you for a tour of Lake Annecy either by boat or car, and allow you to view the lake's clear, fresh, mountain stream water and the beaches, villages and mountains that line it shores. Take some time to explore the historic villages of this area on foot, including the Veyrier du Lac, the Menthon St Bernard (where visitors can walk through a castle), and the local shops at Talloires. You can also take an excursion to Mont Saleve for a spectacular view over Geneva and Jura. Second night in Talloires.

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Talloires - Mont Blanc - Chamonix
Travel on an Aiguille du Midi cable car; the  highest vertical ascent cable car in the world.
Travel with your guide to the peak of Aiguille du Midi by cable car and experience a panoramic view of the mountain landscape from an altitude of 2.5 miles.
private tour driverYour trip today will allow you to take a ride by cable car to Aiguille du Midi in the heart of the alps. From Chamonix, your A La Carte France tours guide will accompany you as you travel to a height of 1.5 miles where you can stop at the Plan de l’Aiguille and enjoy views of the Mount-Blanc Glacier des Bossons, the Drus, the Aiguille Verte and the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Continue higher up the mountain to reach an altitude of 2.3 miles, rise above the glaciers and seracs and experience magnificent views across the whole mountain landscape. Overnight in Chamonix.

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Chamonix - Iseran - Bonneval-sur-Arc
Travel to Tignes dam, the Highest dam in France.
Your A La Carte France tours guide will drive you past the Mont Pourri glaciers and the Tignes Dam; a hydroelectric arch dam on the Isere River which displays a fresco of Hercules on its face.
personal limousine driverToday you will travel with your A La Carte France minivan tour to the Beaufort area where you can enjoy a local tasting of the towns famous cheese. You can also view the remains of the Beaufort castle (an 11th century fortress) and the 13th century castle of La Grande Salle. Continue on through the landscape and view the Mont Pourri glaciers and the Tignes Dam; a hydroelectric arch dam on the Isère River which displays a fresco of Hercules that was painted on its face in preparation for the 1992 winter Olympics. Overnight in Bonneval-sur-Arc.

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Bonneval-Sur-Arc - Galibier - Eybens
Col du Lautaret had been used by Robert Falcon Scott to test-drive his vehicles for Antarctica.
Your private, chauffeured tour through the mountains will take you through Galibier pass and Lautaret pass, via one of the most famous mountain roads in France.
personal driver tourEnjoy an A La Carte France tours guided drive along one of the most famous mountain roads in France, through the Galibier pass and Lautaret pass. This area is a well known part of the Tour de France; the Col du Galibier is the highest point of the tour. Experience the stunning caves of ice amongst the glaciers and gorges of the Meije, and visit the town of Grenoble where you can see the 19th century facades of the old town, the local art museum, and the famous bubble telepherique cable cars which will take you across the Isere river to the Bastille fort where you can enjoy views over the valley and mountain ranges. Overnight in Eybens.

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Eybens - Vercors gorge - Puy-en-Velay
View the Grand Goulets; one of the most spectacular old mountain roads in France.
Experience a private tour along the scenic mountain road through Vercors gorge. This rugged plateau is home to one of the most dangerous old mountain roads in the world, the now closed Grand Goulets, which was carved out of the cliff side in the 1800s.
france luxury tourToday your A La Carte France tours driver-guide will take you along a scenic mountain road through Vercors gorge. In this rugged plateau you can view the peaks, valleys, cliff, gorges and dales formed from limestone foundations that make up this complex geographic area. Key landmarks include the Hauts-Plateau, the Vercors Drômois, the Coulmes and the Quatre Montagnes. Continue on through the Cevennes mountains and view the basalt flows and flora that make up the volcanic landscape of Mont Mezenc. Two nights in the Puy-en-Velay region.

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Puy-en-Velay - Polignac Chateau - Puy-en-Velay
Tour the little town of Le Puy-en-Velay.
Travel by limousine across the French countryside to the town of Le Puy-en-Velay and enjoy a guided tour of its sights including the 14th century Polignac castle, and the 12th century Cathedral Notre-Dame du Puy.
luxury in franceSpend some time exploring the historic area of Puy-en-Velay where you can see the 12th century Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Puy which is striped in white sandstone and black volcanic breccia and can be reached by climbing sixty steps. See the Romanesque chapel on Saint-Michel rock, and the iron statue of the Notre-Dame de France which is made from 213 Russian cannons and stands overlooking the town. Your A La Carte France tour guide will also take you for a private visit through the remains of the 14th century Polignac castle including its ramparts, dungeon and tower. Second night in the Puy-en-Velay region.

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Puy-en-Velay - Saint-Flour - Salers
Tour the Cantal mountains some of the world’s largest  extinct volcanoes.
Explore the Cantal mountain region where you can view massif mountains and some of the worlds largest extinct volcanoes as well as the Garabit Viaduct railway arch bridge.
tour limousine travelYour limousine journey through the Cantal area will allow you to see the massif mountains and ancient volcanoes that make up the landscape, and the Garabit Viaduct; a railway arch bridge that was built in the early 1880s by Gustave Eiffel. From here, continue on to visit the town of Dienne, where you can see the 19th century Castle of La Cheyrelle and the 12th century Romanesque Church Saint-Cirgues. Travel past the Saint-Vincent gorge towards the 16th century village of Salers where you can see turret topped houses built from dark lavastone. Overnight in Salers.

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Salers - Puy de Sancy - Puy-de-Dôme
Puy de Dome is one of the youngest volcanoes in the Puys mountain chain.
Experience a private tour through the Puys mountain area and enjoy panoramic views from the slopes of the Puy de Sancy, and the expanse of inactive strata volcanoes that make up the Puy de Dome area.
tour limousine touringTravel across the slopes of the Puy de Sancy - the highest mountain in the Massif Central and part of an inactive stratavolcano. Here you can admire the deep blue lakes, several cirques shaped by glaciers, and pine and beech forests that make up the landscape. Your A La Carte France personal guide will take you to visit the 3100 mile Puy-de-Dome area and experience nature walks, sights including the Lemptegy Volcano and Vulcania, and preserved archeological heritage buildings including renaissance chateaux, villas, and churches. Overnight in the Puy-de-Dome area.

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Puy-en-Velay - Polignac Chateau - Puy-en-Velay
Clermont-Ferrand city is famous for the group of surrounding volcanoes.
Enjoy an A La Carte France Tours walking tour through Clermont Ferrand and view the 12th century Romanesque Notre-Dame du Port church, the Gothic style Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, and impressive volcanoes that surround the city.
luxury limousine tourTravel to Clermont-Ferrand, the cultural capital of the Auvergne region and enjoy a A La Carte France walking tour through the city. Here your exclusive guide will show you sights of interest including the 12th century Romanesque Notre-Dame du Port church, the Gothic style Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, and the Beaux-Arts museum. From here travel through the Forest of Troncais which is considered to be one of the most beautiful oak forests in Europe and contains many species of oak (including the 300-year old stebbing and sentinel oak species), as well as five picturesque ponds at its centre. Overnight in Troncais.

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Tronçais - Bourges - Paris
The luxurious Jacques Coeur Palace was built for the French Finance Minister in 1450.
Experience a private guided tour of the city of Bourges and view an array of historic monuments including the former archbishopric, or the luxurious Jacques Coeur Palace which features an impressive Gothic façade.
limo style travelOn the final day of your tour, your driver-guide will take you to the city of Bourges by minivan. Here you can view an array of historic monuments including the former archbishop's palace, palace of Jaques Coeur which features a luxurious Gothic facade, and the medieval quarter; a well preserved medieval district at the foot of the Cathedral of Bourges. Following your A La Carte France tour through Bourges, you will be driven to Paris airport for your outbound flight. Au revoir et bon voyage, honores voyageurs.

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Please feel free to enquire about any custom-made tours in France. We are always happy to suggest an itinerary for your specific needs. We regret however we are unable to accept bookings for tours shorter than 10 days.

Prices of this tour
(all prices are per person and include private transport, private driver-interpreter and accommodation)
 
4-6 passengers per person
2-3 passengers per person
Boutique
US $13,100
US $15,400
Luxury
US $20,200
US $26,900
Travel tours prices Boutique / Luxury price includes: private driver-interpreter throughout the tour, private local guides, transport (air conditioned minivan or large sedan), all entrance fees as per suggested itinerary, porterage, accommodation in boutique / luxury (best available) style small hotels and Bed & Breakfasts (comfortable double room with private bathroom), continental breakfasts, light lunches (i.e. quiche, sandwich, soup), dinners in fine cuisine restaurants (3 items to choose freely à la carte) with best available local wine (half a bottle per dinner per person), all taxes and tolls. This price does not include: optional tipping (not compulsory), personal expenses, insurance, flights to and from France, drinks other than mentioned and optional activities.

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To secure your booking, A La Carte France Tours need 30% non refundable deposit a.s.a.p. (usually 3-12 months ahead); balance is payable 60 days before the start of the tour. Visa / MasterCard accepted for 30% deposit payment only. Please use the secure payment means as described during our booking correspondence.

Cancellations: the 30% deposit is non refundable; 20% of balance refunded for cancellations received in writing until the day before departure; no refund for cancellations received later.

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Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay Situated between two volcanic hills, Le Puy-en-Velay offers one of the most extraordinary natural landscapes in France and is one of the country's most popular pilgrimage destinations. Not-to-be-missed sights are the Saint Michel fortress, the Romanesque cathedral of Notre-Dame-du-Puy with its oriental-styled bell tower, the Corneille fortress, and the colossal statue of Notre-Dame-de-France atop the Rocher Corneille. Le Puy-en-Velay has always been referred to as the City of the Virgin.
Annecy
Annecy, Northern Alps Annecy is in the Northern Alps and is probably the city that has best known how to preserve its oldest human traces. The story begins in the Gallo-Roman period, circa 50BC, when a vicus, or encampment, of about 2,000 souls quickly grew in the Fins Valley. This settlement was named Boutae, and traces remain so well intact that it is possible to make out the forum, basilica, baths, and the theather, which has not yet been restored.
Gastronomy
reblochon Among the gastronomic specialities of the Savoy region are its cheeses. They are the protagonists of many recipes, including raclette and tartiflette, and should not be missed. The most famous is reblochon, a DOC cheese of raw cow's milk. It is a small cheese, typically uncooked, made with the milk of Alpine cows of the Tarine, Montéliarde, and Abondance types. It is easily recognizable by its saffron yellow crust covered with a fine white skin that indicates ideal ageing, and the cheese itself is ivory in color, velvety, and very tasty.
Notre-Dame de Liesse
Notre-Dame de Liesse The church of Notre-Dame de Liesse was built between 1846 and 1851 on the site of a thirteenth-century sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The construction was entrusted to François Justin, an engineer who was very familiar with the rules of neoclassical style. Despite the period's rigid rules he was asked to preserve the sixteenth-century bell tower, part of the south wall, and an interesting fifteenth-century Gothic window as a precious reminder of the early sanctuary, all of which he did quite successfully.