Paris, Normandy & the Loire
Experience the highlights of northern France, including Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley. Starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and many more. Visit Giverny and its famous gardens, source of inspiration for some of Monet’s most famous paintings, see Rouen with its impressive cathedral, admire Normandy’s striking coastline with memories of D-Day, and relive William the Conqueror’s feats as embroidered in the Bayeux tapestry. The wonder of Mont St. Michel is next, then St. Malo, Rennes, and the Loire Valley. On the way back to Paris, visit gothic Chartres Cathedral. Spend a final night in Paris to celebrate your holiday “joie de vivre!”
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Day 1: Arrive In Paris, France
Check into your hotel and use your CosmosGO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Hotel: Ibis Tour Eiffel Chambronne, 2 nights
Day 2: Paris
One full day to explore the “City of Light”—that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, cuisine, and joie de vivre. Enjoy included sightseeing with a local expert to see many of the best-known Parisian sites. Optional excursions are also available.
Day 3: Paris – Giverny – Rouen – Honfleur – Deauville
Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The famous Water Garden at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet’s finest work (gardens open from April to October). Continue to Rouen to visit its great Cathedral. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville.
Hotel: Ibis Centre
Day 4: Deauville – Normandy Landing Beaches – Bayeux – Mont St. Michel
Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the American Cemetery at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex—who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway.
Hotel: Hotel Vert
Day 5: Mont St. Michel – St. Malo – Rennes – Châteaux Country
Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its Cathedral and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colorful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Châteaux Country.
Hotel: Novotel at Amboise, 2 nights
Day 6: Châteaux Country
Spend a whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion to Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley. Visit Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.
Day 7: Châteaux Country – Blois – Chartres – Paris
Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, visit Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Arrive in Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion.
Hotel: Ibis Tour Eiffel Chambronne
Day 8: Depart Paris
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2019 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 03, 17, 31||$1,869.00||$2,392.00|
|June: 07, 14, 21, 28||$1,869.00||$2,392.00|
|July: 12, 26||$1,789.00||$2,312.00|
|August: 09, 23||$1,789.00||$2,312.00|
|September: 06, 13, 20, 27||$1,869.00||$2,392.00|
|October: 04, 11||$1,869.00||$2,392.00|
|Meals:||7 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Transport:||First Class air-conditioned motorcoach while touring|
|Accommodation:||7 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Tour Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.