Treasures of France including Normandy

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2022

Travel from Paris and the Loire Valley to the D-Day landing beaches on this in-depth France and Normandy tour. Imagine life as a French noble when you dine at a chateau and learn about the battles that were fought here through the ages.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Discover Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux and the Loire Valley
  • Explore Mont-Saint-Michel and Chateaux of the Loire Valley with a Local Specialist
  • View the Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches of Omaha and Juno, the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Chateaux of Amboise and Chenonceau and Chartres cathedral
  • Connect With Locals Walk among the wild hyacinths in the beautiful gardens of the 17th-century Chateau d'Eporce, during a Be My Guest lunch. Enjoy home-cooked dishes created by the resident culinary expert, Lydia.
  • Dive Into Culture Learn all about the centuries-old tradition of wine trading originating from the troglo cave dwellings that have been at the heart of wine in the Touraine region since the 16th century.
  • Dive Into Culture Explore the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry telling the story of Norman conquests and the Battle of Hastings so many centuries ago.
Dining Highlights
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2022
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1ParisBonjour Paris: Bienvenue! The 'City of Lights' welcomes you as you prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through France. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to admire the glittering cityscape of Paris - past grand boulevards and iconic sites like the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.
Evergreen Laurel
Day 2Normandy's Colourful Honfleur and the Bayeux TapestryAdmire Normandy's Colourful Honfleur and the Bayeux Tapestry: This morning, we depart Paris and venture to the city of Rouen, the tragic site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. We travel to the enchanting harbour town of Honfleur - its narrow lanes and colourful shopfronts have long attracted artists who have immortalised its beauty on canvas. Arriving in Bayeux, we visit the Tapestry Museum. Here you'll Dive Into Culture and see the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting events before and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Mercure Omaha Beach
Day 3D-Day Landing BeachesExplore the D-Day Landing Beaches: We begin the day visiting the American Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives on the D-Day Landing Beaches of Omaha, imagining the sense of terror and triumph felt the fateful day that Allied forces set foot on mainland Europe. We stop for lunch in the seaside setting of Arromanches, once at the heart of the Normandy landings, before visiting the D-Day Museum to learn about the artificial harbour used by the Allies. Finish the day on the beaches of Juno, where the Canadian forces came ashore in 1944.
Day 4Picturesque Mont-Saint-MichelJourney to Picturesque Mont-Saint-Michel: This morning, travel to the fortified island town of Mont-Saint-Michel. Here we'll join a Local Specialist for a tour of this impressive medieval Benedictine Abbey. Legend has it, the abbey was built after the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop of Avranches inspiring him to build a church atop the island. Consider an Optional Experience to the historic walled port city of Saint-Malo, once home to the famous French explorer Jacques Cartier.
Le Relais du Roy
Day 5Loire ValleyContinue to the Beautiful Loire Valley: Journey through the scenic countryside, stopping to Connect With Locals at a lunch with wine in a 17th-century chateau during a Be My Guest experience set within beautiful gardens. We journey to the Loire Valley, where we will spend the next two nights.
Novotel Amboise
Day 6Stunning French ChateauxDiscover the Stunning French Chateaux: We spend our day admiring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley and join a Local Specialist for a visit to the Amboise Royal Chateau. It is here that King Francois I hosted Leonardo da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the chateau. You'll enjoy a perfect stop at Caves Duhard where we'll Dive Into Culture and enjoy the very best of Touraine vintages, learning about the five generations of Duhard family who've had a hand in its creation. We continue with a visit to Chateau de Chenonceau, built on the Cher River. The chateau is often referred to as the 'Ladies Castle', due to the many women who influenced its construction and development. Today it contains priceless collections, including Renaissance furniture, tapestries and masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto.
Day 7Chartres and ParisContinue to Chartres and Paris: Our first stop today is the town of Chartres and its beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral, regarded as one of the most authentic and complete works of religious architecture from the early 13th century. We journey back to Paris this afternoon and spend the rest of our day in the 'City of Lights' with free time to take in some of the sights. Celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends this evening at a Farewell Dinner with local wines at a Parisian bistro.
Renaissance La Defense
Day 8ParisFarewell Paris: For now it's time to say a fond au revoir to France and your fellow travellers at the end of a memorable trip. Find out more about your free airport transfer at

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  • Treasures of France including Normandy

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Europe & Britain 2022Travel from Paris and the Loire Valley to the D-Day landing beaches on this in-depth France and Normandy tour.

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