2019 Bon Jour Tour
Main Trip - Paris, France| May 8-13, 2019
The moment you arrive in Paris, you sense a feeling of familiarity. First-time and frequent visitors alike instantly recognize the iconic architecture of such structures as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, The Arc de Triomphe and The Paris Opera House. There is so much to see...and eat!
Paris has a unique reputation for its cuisine. Every establishment takes pride in exquisite preparation and presentation from the highest quality produce. The culinary attention to detail is evident in every establishment from cozy bistros to five-star restaurants and each bakery, cheese shop and street market in between. Parisians are known for their style, so luring tourists to shop for fashion is their forte. Paris is at the forefront of international trends, and also supports both emerging and established designer boutiques. Visitors can also find uberhip concept stores, quirky homeware shops, vintage shops and antique dealers.
Visiting Paris, the City of Light, with your Alliance Family will be an amazing experience. Sample the exquisite cuisine in a small café or on a dinner cruise down the Seine. Shop designer stores for haute couture or local flea markets to find a one-of-a-kind keepsake of your trip. During your stay in Paris, you will definitely want to see the major tourist attractions. There are a few ways to get around town. The bus or metro lines are a good source of transportation, as well as taxis or private cars. Boats are available along the River Seine, which runs through the city center, and provide amazing views of a city rich in history.
Regardless of the mode you choose, at the end of the day be sure to arrive at the chosen hotel for The Alliance Bon jour Tour, The Westin Paris-Vendome, which is centrally located in the city and is simply amazing. Enjoy first class service, sumptious dining and comfortable, spacious guest rooms.
Hotel - The Westin Paris Vendome
The Westin Paris-Vendome is perfectly situated in Paris and convenient to sightseeing, dining and shopping. The views of the City of Lights are breathtaking from your terrace, and the amenities are abundant. All rooms and suites have a Parisian chic look with a modern design and technology. Paris has too much to offer to spend time in your room, but be assured that your time spent will be very comfortable.
Lavishness, opulence and grandeur come to mind when entering the lobby of the Westin Paris-Vendome. Dark shades of wood fabricated into wall panels, columns and furniture are detailed with gold accents throughout the space. Carpeting and furnishings are complete in equally rich tones and textures.
Although the guest rooms and suites are extravagant as well, there is a welcoming, comfortable tone conducive for rest and relaxation after a full day of travel or seeing the sights.
The chic Le First restaurant in The Westin Paris-Vendome provides an inventive cuisine in an elegant setting. The eatery faces La Terrasse, which offers terrace dining in a serene harbor of tranquility.
Extension Trip - Montreux, Switzerland | May 13-16, 2019
It will be difficult to leave Paris behind, but The Alliance embarks on the next portion of the journey and travels by train into Switzerland! Trains are a modern efficient travel system in Switzerland that allows you to both socialize and see the countryside, all while moving forward to your destination! Take in the majestic sights of the Swiss Alps – a major natural feature of the country. You can take your eyes away from them just long enough to see what a perfect background they are to the exquisite Lake Geneva. It is simply amazing that the entire scene is natural, not man made.
Some of the sights we will see will provide wonderful memories for year's to come. Nestled in a small hill in the Swiss Alps is the charming Village of Gruyeres. Tourists enjoy visiting the local castle and museum with an 800 year history. The town has a medieval charm all its own and lends its name to the uniquely flavored cheese of the same name! In Corsier sur Vevey, Switzerland you can find an adventure at Chaplin’s World, a tribute to the artist Charlie Chaplin. The manor he called home the last 20 years of his life is now a museum, and a commemorative studio and park have been created in his honor. On the shores of Lake Geneva are the Olympic Museum, The Nest, an interactive museum in the birthplace of The Nestle Company, and Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress that is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. Situated on a rock that juts over the lake, it resembles a fairy-tale.
Hotel - Le Montreux Palace
What is an Alliance trip without the absolute best hotel available? While in Montreux, Switzerland enjoy the luxury of The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. Since the hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, you will have breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. The interior and exterior have a palatial feel which makes The Fairmont one of the largest and most prestigious hotels in all of Switzerland. The five star standards apply to both your accommodations and dining experiences. Most guestrooms have a panoramic view overlooking the lake. You are also invited to take a culinary journey around the world at any of the seven distinct dining venues within the hotel. Take advantage of the wellness facilities at The Fairmont during your stay. Multiple spa services can be reserved at the Willow Stream Spa. Fitness equipment and classes are also available.
Fairmont hotels have an impeccable reputation of connecting their guests to the very best at any of their locations. By combining unique architecture, expressive décor, magnificent features and superb service your experience as a guest is unforgettable. All 236 rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished and are equipped with the latest amenities and technology. The atmosphere of the hotel is both traditional and elegant, and has personalized and attentive service.