b'FranceChristmas Lights and Holiday DelightsParis in December is a magical and enchanting experience, filled with the festive spirit of the holiday season. Beautifully adorned with festive decorations and sparkling lights, the Champs-Elyses, the Eiffel Tower, and the grand boulevards are illuminated with stunning displays, as the city transforms into a winter wonderland and a palpable sense of excitement fills the crisp, chilly air.Alsace, in northeastern France, is celebrated for its picturesque villagesand authentic Alsatian culture. Half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and historic architecture create a fairy tale-like atmosphere. The Christmasmarkets in Alsace are deeply rooted in local traditions and community spirit. Adorned with twinkling lights, garlands, and festive decorations that transform the towns into a magical wonderland. The scent of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread fills the air; carol singers and streetperformers add to the festive ambiance. Enjoy superlative French service aboard your intimate 11-cabin canal barge, and explore from well-located boutique hotels.Savor Parisian flavors and Alsatian holiday traditional treats and plenty of vin chaudmulled wineto keep warm as you stroll the wintry, cobblestone streets.ITINERARY7 nights|Paris 2 nights; train to Strasbourg 2 nights; River BargeMS Madeleine, 3 nights; train to Charles de Gaulle Airport, departures Customized additional nights in Paris available to expand your tour.HIGHLIGHTSDelight in Paris, the City of Holiday Lights displays by night: the ChampsPrices Starting FromElysees, the grand boulevards and the spectacular windows of the famed$4,999 per personParisian department stores Visit Vaux-le-Vicompte chteau, decorated for the holidays Group Size: Maximum 21 travelers Season: DecemberTake in the effervescent Christmas markets in picturesque medieval townsAccommodations: Four-Star boutique hotels; decorated in festive lights: Strasbourg, Colmar, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg,French River Barge with panoramic viewsEguisheim, Obernai HistoryHeritage Wine Enjoy the unique French-German customs, gastronomy and wines ofCulture Gastronomy ChristmasAlsace and the Rhine RegionsContact Us|journeys@conservancytravel.org 25'