Highlights:Visit the cities of Rouen, Honfleur and Saint Malo; visit the Mont Saint Michel on your own and discover the wonderful bay; Guided visit of the Landing Beaches of Normandy, Mont Saint Michel Abbey, the Loire Valley Castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny.
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Paris - Rouen - Honfleur - Normandy - Caen (249 km)
Today we will leave Paris and drive northwest toward the French coast. Our first stop will be the town of Rouen, FR, where we will embark on a sightseeing tour that will take us past places such as the Rouen Cathedral. From there, we will head to the beaches of Normandy, FR. We will explore the history of the area at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and Arromanches-les-Baines before retiring to the town of Caen for the night.
More»This 800-plus year old cathedral in northwestern France is a dramatic example of the type of architecture that dominates the Gothic tradition. Its many intricate spires and elaborate stained glass have made it popular with visitors the world over.«Less
More»This small township on the northeastern coast of France is significant due to its location at the center of the area in which the Allied invasion of Axis-occupied France took place on D-Day during World War II.«Less
More»This military cemetery and war memorial near the northern coast of France serves as a tribute to the American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II, particularly those who were killed during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.«Less
Deluxe Hotel: Caen Novotel or similiar
Caen - Saint-Malo - Le Mont-Saint-Michel - Angers (472 km)
Today we will visit two unique cities on the coast of Normandy. Our first stop is the walled port town of Saint-Malo, FR, where we will take a guided tour of the area. Next, we will head to Le Mont-Saint-Michel, FR, home of a tiny island commune and castle called Mont Saint-Michel. Here, we will take another guided tour and then have some free time to explore. We will head back inland to the town of Angers, FR, for the night.
More»Saint-Malo is a walled city on the northern coast of France that dates back to the sixth century AD. Its many history buildings dating back over a millennia have made it a popular destination for tourists and vacationers.«Less
More»is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located about one kilometre (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 100 hectares (247 acres) in size, the island has a population of 44 (2009).«Less
More»Mont Saint-Michel is a town of 44 people located on an island off the coast of Normandy. The island is dominated by a massive castle that is one of France's most popular landmarks. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.«Less
Deluxe Hotel: Angers Centre Hotel or similar hotel
Before leaving Angers in the morning, we will make a brief photo stop at the Chateau d'Angers. On our way to the town of Amboise, FR, we will stop for a guided tour of the Chateau de Langeais. Upon our arrival in Amboise, we will have lunch and then see the historic Chateau du Clos Luce, the former home of the great Leonardo da Vinci. Our last stop of the day will be the Chateau de Villandry. We will spend the night in Tours, FR.
More»Built in the 800s AD and then expanded to its current size in the 1200s, this amazing medieval castle towers over the Maine River. It is the home of the incredible Apocalypse Tapestry, and it open to the public.«Less
More»This medieval castle and chateau contains structures that were built in the 10th century AD. The bulk of the castle was constructed in the 1400s, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of late medieval architecture.«Less
More»is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River, 17 miles (27 km) east of Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. The town of Amboise is also only about 11 miles (18 km) away from the historic Château de Chenonceau, situated on the Cher River near the small village of Chenonceaux. Its former name was Ambacia, from the old name of the river and marsh Amasse.«Less
More»This small chateau's claim to fame was the years it spent as the official residence of Leonardo da Vinci. It is primarily a museum dedicated to the inventions of the famous Renaissance Man, and includes several models of his ideas.«Less
More»A UNESCO World Heritage Site and French Historic Monument, this historic chateau is one of the most-visited in all of France. After the French Revolution, it became home to members of the Bonaparte family. It is known for its amazing gardens.«Less
Deluxe Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord Hotel or similar hotel
Tours - Chenonceaux - Cheverny - Chambord - Paris (265 km)
Our day today is dedicated to guided tours of three amazing castles: the Chateaus de Chenonceaux, Cheverny, and Chambord. After exploring these amazing sights, we will conclude our tour and return to Paris.
More»The population of permanent residents hovers about 400, as of 2012, but there is a large influx of tourists during the summer months, because the village adjoins the former royal Château de Chenonceau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in France. The chateau is distinctive in being built across the river. The village is also situated in Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area, and bordered on its northern edge by the Forest of Amboise.«Less
More»The Chateau de Chenonceau dates back literally a millennia. The first mention of it in writing occurs in the eleventh century A.D. It is immediately recognizable due to the sweeping arches that make up the base of the building.«Less
More»The Chateau de Cheverny is a French noble estate with a tumultuous past. It has passed through many hands since the early seventeenth century, and in 1914, the owners decided to open it to the public.«Less
More»Chambord is a town in Loir-et-Cher in France. It is famous for the royal Château de Chambord. The domain of Chambord may count as one of the most impressive in the region.«Less
More»The Chateau de Chambord is a Renaissance-era palace that is distinct for its amazing architecture. It is constructed for François I, but despite thirty years of work in sixteenth century, it was never completed. It sees more than 700,000 visitors yearly.«Less
Dinner on evenings 1, 2 & 3, buffet breakfast on mornings 2, 3 & 4 and farewell lunch on day 4
Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach
Entrance tickets for the various monument visits
Accommodation (3 nights) in 3*** hotels (double room accommodation with private bathroom).
Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure
Services of our licensed multilingual guide
Meals and drinks unless specified above
For any booking required a single room, you will be asked to pay extra fee at the agency before the departure.
No triple room available
Clients with walking difficulties will not be able to reach the Abbey (many steps)
Comfortable clothing and good shoes recommended
Every customer will be offered a booklet about the battle of Normandy
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