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Europe - Paris - Loire - Normandy

Sample package

Paris, Loire & Normandy – 9 days / 7 nights

DAY 1

Flight towards Paris


DAY 2

Arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Transfer in private motor coach to your accommodation to drop your luggage.

Lunch at your own charge

Enjoy a pleasant and popular stroll down the “Champs Élysée” referred to as “world’s most beautiful avenue”, all the way to “Place de la Concorde, one of the five “Places Royales”. Dedicated to Louis the 15th, it is one of the three places in Paris where the guillotine was used from 1793 to 1795. Louis the 16th and Marie Antoinette were beheaded here.

Continue to the Arc de Triomphe (ascension at your own charge) which erection started under Napoleon the First and was finished under Louis Philippe, last King of France.

Dinner and overnight in Paris.

 Champs Élysées


DAY 3

Breakfast

Enjoy some free time at the Champs de Mars where you can take pictures of the famous Eiffel Tower (ascension at your own charge). The tower has been built in 1889 as the centerpiece of the World’s Fair; the Eiffel Tower has come to symbolize the city. The tower is unfailingly elegant and commands an excellent view of the city.

Lunch at your own charge

Discovery of the Île de la cite. If any place could be called the heart of Paris, it would be this ship-shaped island in the river. Tour Notre Dame de Paris’ Cathedral (ascension in the towers not included), built between the 12th and 14th century, the cathedral is one of the most famous and beautiful examples of medieval architecture.

Then, take some time to discover the surroundings: City Hall, “Jardins du Luxembourg”, Panthéon, etc.

Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Eiffel Tower


DAY 4

Breakfast

Departure by bus towards the Loire Valley.

Arrival in Chartres and guided visit of the cathedral. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic Architecture. The cathedral is in an exceptional state of preservation. The majority of the original stained glass windows survive intact, while the architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century.

Lunch at your own charge

Departure towards Chambord.

Guided tour of the castle. Built to satisfy François the 1st’s ego, Chambord is the largest and most extravagant of the Loire’s ‘Châteaux’. Discover a part of the 365 fireplaces and 440 rooms of the castle.

Followed with Chenonceau and a self-guided tour of the castle. Chenonceau was designed by women and its beautiful setting makes it the most popular of the châteaux.

Dinner and overnight in Tour.

Chambord Castle


DAY 5

Breakfast

Departure at 8:30 for the Vouvray vineyard. Visit at 9:00 of the wine cellar of M. Daniel JARRY.

Departure at 10:00 toward St-Malo.

Lunch at your own charge on the road

Afternoon: Arrival in St-Malo around 3:00.

Meet with your local guide at the tourist office. Guided visit of St-Malo (1h30).

Then, at 5:00, visit of the museum of the city, located at the entrance of the fortified city (the museum close at 6:00).

Dinner and overnight in St-Malo.

Saint-Malo


DAY 6

Breakfast

Departure for Mont St-Michel. Stroll around the fortified island of Mont St-Michel which is a dazzling 8th-century labyrinth of stone arches, spires and stairways that climb up to the abbey.

Self-guided visit of its Abbey and its church.

Lunch at your own charge

Continuation toward the D-Day beaches. Reflection at the Canadian cemetery of Reviers.

Visit Canada’s Juno Beach Centre which presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilians and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society

Dinner and overnight around Courseulles-sur-Mer.

 Mont Saint-Michel


DAY 7

Breakfast

Departure towards Honfleur.

Self-guided tour of Honfleur. This old maritime city is very well known for its old dock but also invite visitors to experiment its particular atmosphere walking through its old narrow paved streets. Don’t miss the timber Ste-Catherine’s Church which looks like an upside down ship.

Continuation towards Versailles.

Lunch at your own charge on the road

Arrival and conference tour of the Palace (1h30), the Hall of Mirrors, the gardens and the King’s apartments. Louis XIV, the Sun King, built and held court at Versailles’s extraordinary palace, West of Paris. The incredibly lavish château embodies the extravagance of the Old Regime.

After your conference tour, you will be able to see the Hall of Mirrors and fountain-filled gardens.

Departure for Paris and transfer to your accommodation.

Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Versailles


DAY 8

Breakfast

Visit of the Père Lachaise cemetery. (Free access) situated in the 20th district which houses the tombs of many famous and missing personalities (Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Guillaume Apollinaire, Frédérique Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Alphonse Daudet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean de la Fontaine, Alfred de Musset, Molière, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, etc.).

Lunch at your own charge

Self-guided tour of the Louvre. The museum is one of the most important monuments in Paris. It was originally a fortress, and then a royal residence before finally being turned into a museum in 1793. A short list of its masterpieces includes the Code of Hammurabi, Jacques-Louis David’s The Oath of Horatio, and a mysterious smile – the Mona Lisa.

Discover Montmartre. The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur crowns the ‘Butte Montmartre’ like an enormous white meringue. Its onion dome is visible from almost anywhere in the city, and its 112m bell tower is the highest point in all Paris, offering a view that stretches up to 50km.

Dinner at your hostel

One-hour sightseeing cruise on the Seine River with english commentary.

Overnight in Paris.

 Arc de Triomphe Louvre


DAY 9

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport by motor coach.

Return flight.

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