What To Expect
Visit not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey and the Chateau-dotted Loire Valley.
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located in the biggest bay in Europe, aptly named "The Marvel of the Western World," and still one of the most famous pilgrimage centers since the Middle Ages.
Meanwhile, the Loire Valley, known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language, is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage. Its historic towns include more that 300 chateaus in its area, among the most famous of which are Chateaux d'Amboise, Chateau de Villandry and Chenonceau.
The tour drives through the green landscapes of the Normandy region to reach the island of Mont Saint Michel on the first day. Lunch will be at Relais St Michel, a modern restaurant with refined decor and an excellent view of the Mont-Saint-Michel monument. Afterward, the tour takes a guided visit to the abbey and some free time later for a walk in the village. We have dinner and spend the night at Mercure-Lac de Maine hotel (or similar) in Angers.
On Sunday, we depart from the hotel with short stop at the Chateau d'Angers, before moving on to Amboise passing by Cunault and Saumur. A guided visit of the Chateau of Langeais is followed soon after by some free time for lunch in Amboise. We continue with a guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau. In the afternoon, we then pass by Cheverny for an outside glimpse of the castle.
Our visit to the Loire Valley ends with a guided visit of the Chateau de Chambord, considered the largest and most imposing Royal residence and surrounded by an immense park.
We leave Chambord for Paris around 21:00.
Travel to Mont Saint-Michel
Lunch at Relais St Michel
Guided visit to the abbey
Free time at Mont Saint-Michel
Dinner, accommodation and buffet breakfast at Hotel Mercure Lac De Maine
Pass by Chateau d'Angers, Cunault and Saumur
Guided visit of the Chateau of Langeais
Free time for lunch (not included)
Guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau
Pass by Cheverny
Poultry Scaloppe or Salmon
Rice with mushrooms
"Blanc manger" with fruits
Water and cider (1 bottle for 6 persons)
Tarragon flavoured poultry served with two vegetables
Whipped egg white with vanilla custard
Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach.
Entrance tickets for the various monument and museum visits.
Accommodation in 3* hotel (double room occupancy with private bathroom).
Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure.
Lunch and evening meal on day 1 and buffet breakfast on day 2.
Meals and drinks not included in the description
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children below 3 years old can take the tours for free. Any hotel or restaurant expenses must be paid for directly by the parents.
In October, the visit to Chambord is replaced by the one to Cheverny.
Comfortable clothes and good shoes recommended.
This tour is not available on any special events.
Single room option can be booked online and is mandatory for one person traveling alone. Triple rooms are not available.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
5 hours and 30 minutes