Jewels of France

  • 8 Days

  • Western Europe

  • Steady pace

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

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Service charges
All airport taxes
Single share option

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Overview

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

At a glance

  • Giverny Monet's garden
  • Rouen Cathedral
  • Normandy Landing beaches
  • Bayeux Tapestry museum visit
  • Mont St Michel:
  • St. Malo:
  • Châteaux Country Scenic drive
  • Chantres:
  • Paris City sightseeing

Day 1

UK - Paris

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Paris - UK

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

Paris: (2017) Kyriad Bercy (2018) Ibis Tour Eiffel Cambrai or similar

Deauville: Ibis Deauville 

Mont St Michel: Hotel Vert or similar

Amboise: Novotel Amboise or Villa Bellagio Blois or similar 

Paris: Kyriad Bercy or similar.

 

Notes

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