Jewels of France

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Jewels of France

From breathtaking Mont St Michel to the famed Bayeux Tapestry - add Paris: elegant, romantic and exciting, and you have a holiday sure to please.

8 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 01/09/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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  • Notre Dame, Paris Notre Dame, Paris
  • Mont St Michel Mont St Michel
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • The Louvre, Paris The Louvre, Paris
  • Honfleur Honfleur
  • Rouen Cathedral Rouen Cathedral
  • Monet's Gardens, Giverny Monet's Gardens, Giverny
  • Normandy Landing Beaches Normandy Landing Beaches

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Paris.

Fly Paris where you will be met by your representative and taken to your Paris hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 : Paris.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris today, with local guide, starting with a visit to and tour of Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, take in some of the best known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Boulevard St Germain, Eiffel Tower, Opera, Champs Elysees, and the Rue de Rivoli to name just a few. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville.

Start with a visit to Giverny, former home of the artist Claude Monet. The famous water garden at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet's finest work (gardens open from April onwards). Continue to Rouen to visit its great cathedral. Next, stop in lovely Honfleur before heading to the seaside resort of Deauville for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches - Mont St Michel.

This morning, visit the legendary Landing Beaches where the Allied troops came ashore during WWII. The historic highlights will include the Arromanches and the American Cemetery at Omaha. Next, it's on to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, made to commemorate the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Later, travel south to visit the uniquely beautiful Mont St Michel, with its abbey standing on an island reached only by a causeway. Overnight in Mont St Michel. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Mont St Michel - St Malo - Rennes - Amboise.

Drive along the coast to the fortified seaside resort of St Malo to admire the cathedral and ancient walls. Continue to Rennes, with its traditional colourful timber-framed houses, before continuing to Amboise in the heart of the Chateaux Country, for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Amboise. At leisure or Chateaux Country.

A whole day at leisure to discover the historic riverside town of Amboise. Alternatively, why not take an optional excursion to visit the fascinating Chateaux of Chenonceaux, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and the castle of Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. (B,D) Note: On Sunday departures your hotel on days 5 and 6 will be in Blois. Day 6 will be at leisure in Blois. The itinerary will be subject to change.

DAY 7 : Amboise - Blois - Chartres - Paris.

Drive to Blois for a short stop to see its renaissance town centre. Continue your journey to the city of Chartres with its cathedral, one of France's greatest buildings of the Gothic period. Reach Paris in time to enjoy an optional evening excursion. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Paris - UK.

Say farewell to Paris before transferring to the airport for your journey to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Amboise:Novotel Amboise (4*) or Villa Bellagio Blois or similar (3*)
  • Paris:Kyriad Bercy or similar
  • Paris:Kyriad Bercy or similar (3*)
  • Deauville:Ibis Deauville (3*)
  • Mont St Michel:Hotel Vert or similar (2*)

Easter in Paris

Special departure 25 April 2015.

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of this charming location at Easter.

Travel by Eurostar

Why not travel by Eurostar, from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet international?

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual audio system
  • Transfers
  • Single share option available

All this included

  • Giverny Monet's garden
  • Rouen Cathedral Visit
  • Normandy Landing beaches
  • Bayeux Tapestry museum visit
  • Châteaux Country Scenic drive
  • Paris City sightseeing

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

We love to hear from you and all your experiences whilst you’ve been travelling with us and to be able to share your experiences with other travellers. Below we’ve published the letters and emails we’ve received, if you’d like to add your own experience please email us at

Jewels of France

Gordan McGregor 11/08/2015

 Wonderful holiday, we keep thinking back and talking about it. The tour director was excellent, Clara Crawford, and she must be mentioned first. Organisation, genuine care, knowledgeable, interesting and really on the ball. We’ve had 3 other Archers tour directors over the years in USA and Canada, two were very good and one OK, but Clara sets the standard. Thank you Clara.

The tour destinations were exceptionally good. We are experienced travellers in France but it was a joy to have someone else taking the strain, doing the homework, organising the bags and ensuring all was well. The information we received from our tour director and local guides made the visits much more rewarding than a casual personal visit. Excellent!

Highlights for us were Monet’s garden, Versailles and of course Paris, but everywhere was interesting and the food and meals out were very good. We particularly liked the meal in Amboise at the small restaurant, and after the meal we were taken by our driver into Amboise to watch the fireworks on the banks of the Loire for the 14th July celebrations. A big bonus. The coach and the driver (Tom from Calais) were excellent and wi-fi on the coach was very useful.

No doubt you will be interested in customer appraisal of the hotels. The Paris hotels, Kyriad Bercy Village and Timhotel Berthier Clichy, were very good with good breakfasts. The rooms were small, as you would expect in any capital city, but very comfortable.

Hotel Ibis Deauville was very good with very good breakfast and evening meal.

Novohotel Amboise was excellent, with excellent breakfasts and dinner, and the swimming pool a welcome bonus.

At Mont St. Michel the Hotel Vert had the great advantage of position but the hotel itself is a little tired, and the lack of air conditioning was problematical in that flies and midges entered the room if the windows were opened. However its position made up for this and we were able to hop on the shuttle outside the hotel and revisit the Mont St. Michel again in the evening, and get off at the door again coming back.

This was an excellent holiday break. It was enjoyable, interesting, and we met some lovely people.


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