Rudy Maxa, the most trusted name in travel, goes beyond the guidebooks to share his authoritative "tips, trips and secret places." Now, Europe looks even better in spectacular Blu-ray. The world's most popular destinations, hidden treasures and off-the-beaten path surprises pop off the screen in spectacular high definition, making these discs a must-own collectible for millions of travel buffs. The first three discs in this collection make up the first travel series photographed in high definition. Rudy, one of America's foremost travel experts, is seen on more than 300 PBS stations every week, is the popular voice of The Savvy Traveler as heard on NPR, and is the contributing editor of National Geographic's Traveler magazine.
Program 1: Paris - Discover the real Paris, city of style, art, and pastries! You will visit the Eiffel Tower, take in the stunning masterworks housed in the Louvre, and visit intimate neighborhoods such as the bohemian Latin Quarter and artistic Montmartre.
Program 2: Provence - Explore the villages, country-sides and cities of Provence. On the itinerary are driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions, visits to the delightful cities of Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, and a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis.
Program 3: French Riviera - Rudy knows all the hot spots along the Mediterranean's famous Cote d'Azur, and you will, too. Visit the beaches and superb modern art museums of Nice. Then it's on to wealthy Monaco, glamorous Cannes, and stylish St. Tropez. Your Riviera adventure concludes with a trip to Grasse to make your own perfume, and a magnificent medieval hill town.
Program 4: France's Normandy - Enchanting villages, stunning abbeys and sparkling seaports beckon. You will visit Giverny's museums, where Impressionism was born, honor the soldiers who fought on Normandy's beaches on D-day, and marvel at the awe inspiring Abbey of Mont-St-Michel.