Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of Paris´s busy centre and take this tour to see some of France´s most beautiful places.
-Immerse yourself in France´s History dating back centuries.
-Learn about Normandy beaches, and its importance during WWII.
-Feel like Royalty visiting some of Frances most famous Châteaus.
Thursday and SaturdayDuration
3 daysStart time
Boarding starts at 6:45am and bus departs at 7:15am
PARISCityVISION agency, 2 rue des pyramides 75001 Paris
Same as the start point
Board the bus at the scheduled time from the meeting point and set off towards the Normandy highway after passing through the western districts of Paris. After about two hours on the road, the bus will make its first stop in the city of Rouen. Explore the historic district on a guided walking tour boasting the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the Gros Horloge (an astronomical clock and a famous landmark), the half-timbered houses and the quaint charming streets that make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Rouen has been an inspiration for many Impressionists, including Claude Monet who depicted the Cathedral in a series of paintings.
In the afternoon, enjoy an hour-long drive to Honfleur. During the drive, keep a look out for the incredible Pont de Normandie suspension bridge that spans the Seine estuary. Explore the picturesque streets and vibrant houses of the town of Honfleur on your own. Enjoy lunch in one of Honfleur's restaurants on a terrace with a view of the sea- a lovely experience!
Set off again along the Norman coastline. Explore the famous Normandy beaches where the Allies landed on June 6, 1944. The tour gives you a keen insight into World War II history. The American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, located near Omaha Beach, is a place for quiet reflection. Commemorating the Battle of Normandy, the cemetery is notable for its size, 70 hectares, and its rows of white marble tombstones.
The next stop is the Arromanches beach, where you can observe traces of the pontoons used for supporting the artificial harbor, (built in England and towed to this site for the landings) despite the wear and tear inflicted by the sea.
Your first day ends at the Caen Novotel (or a similar hotel) where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast buffet before starting your day with an excursion to Saint-Malo (located about 170 km from Caen). Admire the city walls, Château, Saint-Malo Cathedral and Fort National during the guided tour of Saint-Malo, a picturesque port town with a rich history. You will then have time for lunch in this Breton town at a restaurant of your choosing.
Enjoy a delightful introduction to Mont Saint-Michel, perched on a rocky peak and surrounded by a beautiful bay. Hike to the top of the village by taking the Grande Rue, where most of the shops, museums and traditional medieval houses can be found. See the Benedectine abbey that dates back to the 8th century. Discover the Mont Saint-Michel abbey with a guide and admire the incredible Gothic structure featuring a cloister and a garden with a panoramic view of the sea. Explore the bustling streets, admire the incredible vista of the bay as you walk down along the city walls or sample some delicious crêpes.
The bus leaves for Angers around 4:30 pm. After a ride of about three hours, you will get off at the Angers Centre (or a similar hotel) where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Energize yourself with a wholesome breakfast before setting off to the spectacular Loire Valley for the day.
Your first stop for the day is the Château de Langeais, a well-preserved fortified castle. Explore the interior of the château, where depictions of everyday life in the medieval era using highly realistic wax figures will give you a glimpse of times gone by. Enjoy interesting commentary by your knowledgeable guide during the tour. Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy lunch in Amboise at a restaurant of your choosing. Your guide will point out some dining options located near Château d’Amboise. Next in your itinerary is a guided tour of Château de Chenonceau, just 20 kilometers from Amboise.
This Renaissance masterpiece that spans the Cher River is straight out of a fairytale and has played a significant role in French history. Also known as the "Château des Dames", it was built and renovated over a period of many years by a number of famous women from French history (including Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici). Admire the lavishly appointed rooms that embody the refined French way of life in the castle's heyday.
Your journey continues with a wine tasting in the Cave des Dômes in Chenonceaux.
The bus leaves from Chenonceaux at 5.15 pm to arrive at PARISCityVISION in downtown Paris around 8pm.
Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.
The wine tasting could be before or after the guided visit of the Chenonceau castle.
Persons with walking difficulties might not be able to reach the Abbey (many steps).
Comfortable clothing and good shoes recommended.
For any booking which requires a single room (triple room unavailable), a supplement of 101€ will have to be paid at PARISCityVISION agency prior your tour departure