In three days, you will cross Normandy, visit the Mont Saint-Michel with its abbey, and taste the way of life in the famous castles of the Loire Valley.
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located in the biggest bay in Europe, rightly 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 count 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.
Poultry Scaloppe or Salmon
Rice with mushrooms
"blanc manger" with fruits
Water and cider (1 bottle for 6 persons)
Afterwards, 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.
Tarragon flavoured poultry served with two vegetables
Whipped egg white with vanilla custard
On Saturday, we depart 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 (not included) in Amboise.
We continue with a guided visit of the Clos-Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling and the gardens of Villandry. We also pay a visit to the old historic district of Tours. Evening meal and overnight stop is at the Hotel Mercure Tours Nord.
Mushroom savoury pastry
Salmon cutlet with garniture
We depart for a guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau on Sunday morning. We continue as far as Cheverny for a guided visit of the "Chateau de Cheverny" and lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert.
Smoked salmon with cream
Roast poultry with mushroom sauce
Our stay in the Loire Valley finishes with a guided visit of the "Chateau de Chambord," the largest and most imposing castle in the valley. We leave Chambord at 16:30 and reach Paris around 19:00.
The English speaking tour guide on the Mont Saint Michael was excellent. The English speaking tour guide on the Chateau Country portion was very poor. He talked to the exhibit and not to the listeners. He often stood in front of what he was describing. He was not knowledgeable about distances to walk.
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The English speaking tour guide on the Mont Saint Michael was excellent. The English speaking tour guide on the Chateau Country p...ortion was very poor. He talked to the exhibit and not to the listeners. He often stood in front of what he was describing. He was not knowledgeable about distances to walk. more
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