8-Day Jewels of France Tour
- Duration For Tour: 7 8
- Start City: Paris, France
- End City: Paris, France
Highlights: 7-night hotel accommodations. Visit Paris, Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, Deauville, Landing Beaches, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Rennes, Chateaux Country, Chartres...
$ 1299 ( Starting From Per Person )
Today we will gather in Paris. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
Today we will sightsee in Paris, FR. Stops on our tour include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Paris-Sorbonne University, Champ Elysees. We will also see the outside of the Louvre. At the end of the day, guests are invited to join the director at a farewell dinner in the city.
Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower.
One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a symbol of Paris, France, and Europe since 1889. It was erected as the entryway to the 1889 World's Fair, and has been wowing visitors ever since.
Arc de Triomphe
This breathtaking neoclassical arch is one of Paris' most famous monuments. It commemorates those who fought and died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It also sits atop the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for World War I.
One of the top-ranked universities in the world, the University of Paris IV -Paris-Sorbonne was formed after student protests and riots forced the division of the University of Paris into thirteen independent schools in the 1970s.
Champs Elysees is the name of both an upscale street and shopping district in Paris. It is on the cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, and more. One of the most famous streets of the world, is also known for its many monuments.
One of the most well-known art museums in the world with one of the largest collections, the Louvre houses such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and works by artists ranging from Raphael to Monet and everyone in between.
Standard Hotel: Timhotel Paris Berthier or similar
Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Deauville (233 km)
Today we will visit Giverny, FR, home of famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Here, we will visit the Monet House to learn about his life and work. From there we will travel to Rouen, FR, where we will tour the inside of the impressive Rouen Cathedral. We will make our way to Deauville, FR for the night.
A settlement has existed in Giverny since neolithic times and a monument uncovered attests to this fact. Archeological finds have included booties dating from Gallo-Roman times and to the earlier 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The town was known in ancient deeds as "Warnacum". The cultivation of grapes has been an occupation of the inhabitants of Giverny since Merovingian times.
For more than 40 years, this house was the home of legendary impressionist painter Claude Monet. After his death, his don donated it to the Academie des Beaux-Arts, who restored it and turned it into a museum.
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.
Standard Hotel: Ibis (ST) or similar
Deauville - Normandy (191 km)
Our day today is an exploration of Normandy, FR. We will first visit its beaches, which became famous after the World War II invasion on D-Day. Our exploration of modern history will take us to Arromanches-les-Baines and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Next, we will ancient history at the Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, home of the Bayeux Tapestry. Finally, we will visit the walled city at Mont Saint-Michel.
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.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
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.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
The Bayeux Tapestry is a 230-foot-long cloth from about 1070 AD that has embroidered on it the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It contains fifty historic scenes sewn in still-bright colors and a decorative border.
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.
Standard Hotel: Motel Vert (T) or similar
Normandy - Saint-Malo - Rennes - Amboise (588 km)
In the morning we will drive west along the French coast. Our first stop of the day will be the resort town of Saint-Malo, FR. From there we will head southeast, stopping briefly at the town of Rennes, FR. Finally, we will arrive in the town of Amboise, FR, where we will spend the night.
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.
Standard Hotel: Kyriad La Boetie (ST) at St. Pierre de Corps
Amboise - Chenonceaux - Amboise (25 km)
Today we will have an entire day dedicated to the exploration of the Loire Valley region. Guests are invited to join an optional tour that includes a visit to the Chateau de Chenonceau as well as an exploration of the town of Amboise, FR.
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 Chateau de Chenonceau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in France.
Chateau de Chenonceau
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Kyriad La Boetie (ST) at St. Pierre de Corps
Amboise - Chartres - Paris (249 km)
On our way back to Paris, we will stop in the town of Chartres, FR, which is famous for the imposing Chartres Cathedral. Upon our arrival in Paris in the evening, guests will have free time to explore or arrange an optional activity with the tour director.
The Chartres Cathedral is about 50 miles southwest of Paris. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known the world over for its amazing Gothic architecture. It dates back to the thirteenth century A.D.
Standard Hotel: Kyriad Ivry (ST)
After breakfast in the morning, we will conclude our tour.
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