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Begin this exciting journey...

... in the romantic city of Paris, then continue to the world-renowned wine capital of the world, Bordeaux. Immerse yourself in the seasonal wine harvest, picking the 'fruit of the vine' and sampling phenomenal wines and cuisine along the way. This is truly a wine love's Mecca, boasting over fifty appellations and nearly 10,000 chateaux. Savor the good life of this area where time is measured by the popping of corks. Then it's off to the sun-drenched, star-studded French Riviera to relax by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Salut et bon appétit--the fabulous flavors of France await.

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Paris

Paris, a city boasting more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world. First-time visitors expectations include visions of grand vistas, intellectual people in cafes, couples strolling along the Seine, incredible nightclub revues and maybe even rude people who won't speak English. You can probably find all of those, but why not rather explore the city's avenues and backstreets as if the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame didn't exist. You will discover Paris' charm and be enchanted by its architecture, its people and its cuisine and you will always return.

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Bordeaux

Find the city known as 'Sleeping Beauty' well and awake after years of slumber.The turn of the millennium brought big changes for Bordeaux, when its neoclassical buildings were restored, high-tech public transportation was implemented and its fabulous boulevards became pedestrian-friendly. Known as a popular university town, its student population ensures that this is another city that never sleeps.

The region of Bordeaux is the largest region of wine growing in the world. It is made up of five main districts - Medoc, St. Emilion, Pomerol, Graves, and Sauternes.

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Nice

Côte d'Azur's cosmopolitan capital offers something for everyone. It is more than just a place for fun in the sun. Nice itself is an attraction with its rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades. Must see sites include the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, ancient Roman ruins and the Russian Cathedral. It is second only to Paris in the number of museums and galleries.