Paris - Le Mont-Saint-Michel - Angers (458 km)
Today we will leave Paris and drive to the Normandy region.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.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, FRANCE
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).
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.
Deluxe Hotel: a minimum 3 star hotel in Angers
Angers - Landeais - Amboise - Villandry - Tours (216 km)
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.
A city in western France, about 300 km (190 mi) southwest of Paris. Angers enjoys a rich cultural life, made possible by its universities and museums.Main sights include the Chateau d'Angers, Saint-Maurice cathedral and 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.
Chateau de Langeais
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.
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 Chateau 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.
Chateau du Clos Luce
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.
Chateau de Villandry
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord Hotel or similar