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What To Expect
We take the Normandy motorway and make our first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town best known for it Gothic structures, churches, museums and many surviving half-timbered buildings as well as for being the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
The tour's next stop is picturesque Honfleur, with it old beautiful houses with slate-covered frontages, where we'll have some free time for lunch (not included). On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, there is a view of the newly built Normandy bridge.
We continue to the beaches of Normandy where we pass by the Landing Beaches of Omaha, pay a visit to the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent and stop at Arromanches.
Dinner and overnight accommodation is at the nearby Novotel Caen (or similar).
Salad "Cote jardin"
Roasted veal with apple/calvados sauce, green beans and sauted potatoes.
On Friday, we set off from Caen in the direction of Saint-Malo located in the heart of the Brittany region. Saint-Malo, notorious for being the former home of the corsairs, French privateers and pirates, is the most visited place in Brittany. The tour features a guided visit of the town including a walk along the ramparts and the cathedral.
After some free time for lunch (not included), we depart for Mont-Saint-Michel where we continue our afternoon with a guided visit of the abbey and have some free time for strolling and shopping.
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 photo 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
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
We depart for a guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau on Sunday morning. We continue as far as Cheverny for 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 in the afternoon and arrive in Paris in the evening.
Walking tour of Rouen
Free time for lunch (not included) at Honfleur
Landing Beaches of Normandy
Guided visit of Saint-Malo
Free time for lunch (not included)
Visit to Mont Saint-Michel with free time
Pass by Chateau d'Angers, Cunault and Saumur
Guided visit of the Chateau of Langeais
Free time for lunch (not included)
Guided visit to Clos-Luce
Guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau
Lunch at Hotel Saint-Hubert
Guided visit to Chateau de Chambord
Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach.
Entrance tickets for the various monument visits
Accommodation (3 nights) in 3* hotels (double room accommodation with private bathroom).
Dinner on evenings 1, 2 and 3, buffet breakfast on mornings 2, 3 and 4 and farewell lunch on day 4.
Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure.
Meals and drinks not specified
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Tips and gratuities
Children below 3 years old can take the tours for free. Any hotel or restaurant expenses must be paid for directly by the parents.
There are free times to enjoy buying souvenirs as there is a full range of shops around the different visited places and to try maybe the different local culinary specialties.
Clients with walking difficulties will not be able to reach the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey because of the steps going up to the abbey.
Comfortable clothes and good shoes are recommended.
This tour is not available on any special events.
Menus are indicative and may be subject to change without notice.
Single room option is mandatory for one person traveling alone.
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