8-Nights Normandy, Brittany & Chateaux Country
This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, charming chteaux, and fascinating history sum up this tour-with overnights in Paris, Deauville, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944: Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, and more. Go even further back in history with a visit to the famous 8th-century Abbey of Mont St. Michel perched on a rocky isle; the jewel of the French Renaissance, Chteau Chambord in the Loire Valley, a huge castle with towers on all corners; and the 16th-century chteau of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle complete with moat and towers. To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a special visit to Claude Monet’s home in Giverny, including the gardens that were created by the master himself; and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine.From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this French tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
PARIS Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, orientation drive, guided sightseeing, visit the courtyard of Les InvalidesGIVERNY [LF] Visit the home and gardens of Claude MonetROUEN Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedralDEAUVILLE OrientationNORMANDY BEACHES Visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and cemetery with the Monument to the BravesBAYEUX Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry MuseumMONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit of the abbeyANGERS Take pictures of the castleLOIRE VALLEY Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau CastlesCIVRAY DE TOURAINE [LF] Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar
8 nights from $2519 per person
Paris, world capital of art and culture, gathers some of the most famous museums and monuments in the world. Like all the world's great capitals, Paris lives at a fast pace, by day, by night and especially at rush hours. Bear in mind that museums and monuments are often less crowded during the week. Sights that should not be missed include: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Visit any of the many others according to your tastes and interests: the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Carnavalet, Musee Marmottan and the Arab Institute are just a few. Essential Paris monuments are the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grande Arche de la Defense.
The town of Deauville is famous for its harbour and pleasure boats, beaches, luxurious hotels and casino as well as magnificent race track and annual film festival.
A rocky island located in the largest bay in Europe, Mont-Saint-Michel is known as 'The Marvel of the Western World'. The Abbey which takes up most of the island is one of the most famous Pilgrimage Centers dating back to the Middle Ages. Mont St Michel is one of France's best loved sights. On a sunny day a trip to this picturesque island set in the heart of the Normandy region, a region rich in history is a refreshing break from the fast city life of Paris.
Founded during the Roman period, Caen developed to full splendor in the Renaissance. This can be seen from the Italian style Hôtel d'Escoville, or from half-timbered houses of the Quatrans or rue Saint Pierre or again from poet Malherbe's home. From then on, Caen became known as "Norman Athens" for the presence of "many fine wits". To discover the city, stroll through the streets and squares. In rue Ecuyère, rue Froide, rue Saint Martin, secret courtyards hide treasures of the past. Caen's other renaissance was during reconstruction after World War II, with exceptional city planning and a style of construction worth seeing. From Caen Memorial to Normandy Landing Beaches, the historical Battle of Normandy Trail awaits. Caen Memorial invites the visitor to embark on an exciting journey through history. Its unique Nobel Peace Gallery was built to encourage a better understanding of the Second World War and to deepen reflection on Peace and defence of Human Rights.
The Loire Valley is rich with meandering streams, majestic oaks, quiet roads, and lush green countryside. Its royal châteaux and pastoral villages grace its overwhelming natural beauty. Easy access from Paris, breathtaking architectural masterpieces, tiny discoveries hidden in the gentle folds of the landscape, accommodations from delightful to sumptuous, the excitement of great food and wine, and sports and leisure activities make this an ideal spot for an unforgettable holiday. Visitors can delight in picturesque cobblestone streets and take day tours to many points of interest just minutes from every major Loire Valley town. The patchwork fields, cool forests and lazy rivers of the Loire Valley invite active vacationers to walk, cycle, windsurf, sail and canoe in the gentle countryside. Visitors can drift leisurely over the châteaux and countryside in a hot air balloon or enjoy spectacular sights while floating along on a houseboat or barge.
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