Discover the 7 Days History & Culture Tour of France
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From Paris to Loire Valley, Brittany & Normandy
Day 1: Paris – Blois – Chambord – Tours
Ending up in your guide at your hotel in Paris and coach transfer to ORLEANS, Blois for any visit of the town. This tour goes through the picturesque streets of old Blois: the castle moat, the Church of Saint Nicholas, banks of the Loire… Free time. Continuation to Chambord for any visit of the Chateau of François Ier, emblematic palace from the first French Renaissance, using its astounding harmony of proportions and imaginative architecture. Transfer for your hotel in Tours, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Amboise – Chenonceau
Breakfast. Departure to Amboise for any visit of the Chateau du Clos Luce where Leonardo da Vinci spent the final three years of his life, painting and dealing at his thousand passions until 2nd May 1519, your day when he died in this house. Spare time in the city. Transfer for any visit of the marvelous Château de Chenonceau straddling the Cher inside a magnificent natural setting. It’s nicknamed the “Château des Dames” (Castle of girls) as nearly all its owners were women, plus some of the most beautiful women of France. Go back to Tours, panoramic tour from the town, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Saumur – Angers
Breakfast. Departure to Saumur, nicknamed the “Pearl of Anjou”, for any visit of a cellar with wine tasting. Then you’ll have a panoramic tour from the city center: the banks from the Loire, the castle… Free time. Within the afternoon, guided visit from the National Riding School whose teachers are the one and only the famous “écuyers” of the Cadre Noir of Saumur. Only school available in France with more than 400 horses, among the largest stables in Europe… Transfer for your hotel in Angers, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Nantes – Rennes
Breakfast. Departure to Nantes for any panoramic tour of the major architectural accomplishments and monuments from the town: Saint Peter Cathedral, the “Château des Ducs de Bretagne”, Hotel de Ville, Graslin Theatre, Palais de la Bourse… Spare time. Continuation to Rennes, capital of Brittany, for any visit of the town: the Cathedral, Mordelaises gates, Place des Lices square, rue de La Psalette and rue du Chapitre, Saint Yves Chapel, the squares while watching Hotel de Ville and the Parliament building. Transfer for your hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Le Mont-Saint-Michel – Saint-Malo – Dinard
Breakfast. Departure to Le mont-Saint-Michel, that the rock and the bay are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit from the medieval town, the Parish church and also the abbey (entrance included). Free time within this remarkable place. In the afternoon, transfer to Saint-Malo to find out this city of buccaneers: the Solidor tower, the ramparts, the castle… Continuation to Dinard, which is based on a magnificent setting on the estuary from the Rance, stop. Return to Rennes, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Caen – The Landing Beaches
Breakfast. Transfer to Caen, panoramic tour from the town and free time. Departure for any half day tour from the “Normandy Landing Beaches”: Courseulles-Sur-Mer, Arromanches and its artificial harbor, the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer and also the Interpretation Center in homage towards the American soldiers who fought during world war ii, Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc, symbolic of the bravery of the 225 rAngers under Colonel Rudder who climbed the cliff each morning of 6 June 1944… Transfer for your hotel in Caen, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Deauville – Honfleur – Rouen – Paris
Breakfast. Half day tour across the coast to discover Deauville, a famous resort popular since 1830, which today owes its global reputation towards the luxury and elegance of its facilities and events, TROUVILLE using its magnificent soft sandy beach… Visit of the Cider and Calvados cellar. Continuation to Honfleur, a captivating town at the mouth from the Seine estuary, and free time. Transfer to Rouen for any visit of the capital of Upper Normandy: Notre-Dame Cathedral, a flamboyant Gothic masterpiece, rue du Gros Horloge, the town’s liveliest area, the area du Vieux Marché with the cross marking the location where Joan of Arc was burned in the stake… Transfer to your hotel in Paris.
- Prices are per person based on a double room occupancy (Triple rates ON REQUEST)
- Type of Accommodation: 3/4 Star Hotels
- Featuring: 2 nights in Tours, 1 night in Angers, 2 nights Rennes, 1 night in Caen
- Loire Valley Castles using the Chateau de Chambord, Chenonceau, and du Clos Lucé
- Saumur and also the wine cellars
- Nantes and the wine tasting
- Rennes the main city of Brittany
- Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Saint-Malo the town of buccaneers
- Caen and the memorial
- Deauville the luxurious city and also the beautiful beaches
- Honfleur the charming town in the mouth of the Seine estuary
- Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy