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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
Visit three different corners of France and discover some of the country’s most beautiful landmarks on this 3-day tour of Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire Valley. Explore Rouen’s ancient Old Town and the delightful coastal town of Honfleur. Visit Omaha Beach and learn of the World War II Normandy landings. Visit Saint-Malo and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel with your guide. Tour fine medieval châteaux in the Loire Valley, including the famous Château de Langeais. Accommodation in 3-star hotels and most meals included.

Highlights

  • 3-day Normandy, St Malo, Mont St-Michel and châteaux tour from Paris
  • Visit three very different regions of France over three days
  • Explore Rouen’s medieval Old Town with your guide
  • Discover the charming seaside town of Honfleur
  • See the D-Day landing beaches of Omaha
  • Visit the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent and Arromanches
  • Enjoy a guided visit of St Malo and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel
  • Visit the famous French châteaux of Langeais and Chambord
  • Two nights' accommodation and meals included

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

Discover the spectacular Chateau de Chambord

Begin with a visit to the delightful town of Rouen and explore the medieval Old Town with your guide, then head onward to the beautiful port of Honfleur. Discover the famous Omaha Beach — site of the Normandy landings in WWII — and visit the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent and Arromanches.

Take a guided tour of Saint-Malo then continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel and visit the ancient abbey. Head deep into the French countryside and marvel at the plush interior and stately beauty of the medieval Château de Langeais.

Conclude your tour in the Loire Valley with a tour of the Château de Chambord — widely considered one of the finest châteaux in France — then travel back to Paris where your tour will come to an end.

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Itinerary

Day One: Paris – Rouen – Honfleur – Caen (D)

Jump aboard your luxury air-conditioned coach in the morning and head out of central Paris and deep into the beautiful Normandy countryside to begin your tour. Stop first in the medieval city of Rouen — Normandy’s ancient capital — and take a tour of the Old Town with your informative guide.

Travel onward to the delightful seaside town of Honfleur and take time to appreciate its picturesque port and fresh sea air. Sit down to lunch at your leisure (own expense) and take in beautiful views over the coastal port-town. One of Normandy’s prettiest towns, Honfleur is home to many traditional craft shops and charming cafés, with many waterside walks to enjoy.

Continue on to the Normandy beaches, made famous as the landing site of Allied forces during World War II. Gaze out over Omaha Beach, where so many courageous soldiers lay down their lives in battle, and spend time at the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent and Arromanches.

Overnight: 3-star hotel in Caen

Day Two: Caen – St Malo – Mont Saint-Michel – Angers (B, D)

Following your morning buffet breakfast, leave Caen behind and travel on toward Brittany in the north west of France. Take a tour of the ancient, walled city of St Malo and discover its age-old ramparts and cathedral with your guide.

Pause for lunch and refreshments (own expense) and spend a little free time exploring St Malo at your leisure, then travel onward to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel, an island fortress located on the Normandy coastline. Considered by many to be one of France’s best-known landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel has a complex and fascinating history going all the way back to the 8th century.

Explore the ancient abbey with your guide then spend a little free time wandering along Mont Saint-Michel’s cobbled streets and alleyways at your leisure.

Overnight: 3-star hotel in Angers

Day Three: Angers – Château de Langeais – Amboise – Château de Chambord – Paris (B)

Depart Angers after breakfast and head into France’s château country. Admire the imposing Château d’Angers in the Loire Valley on route and capture its beauty on camera before continuing onward. 

Travel through the ancient towns of Cunault and Saumur on your way to the Château de Langeais, a medieval castle nestled in Indre-et-Loire. Destroyed in the Hundred Years’ War, Château de Langeais was fully rebuilt in the 15th century by King Louis XI and is today widely considered to be among the finest examples of late-medieval architecture in France. Tour the castle with your guide and gain insight into its centuries of history and heritage.

Travel onward to the town of Amboise, on the banks of the Loire River, and enjoy a pause for lunch (own expense) and a little free time to explore the town at your leisure.

Afterward, take a guided tour of the Château de Chambord — considered by many to be one of the most impressive châteaux in the region. Constructed by King Louis 1 of France, the Château de Chambord blends medieval architecture with distinctive French Renaissance styling and is widely considered to be among the most distinctive and recognizable château in the world.

At the conclusion of your visit to the Château de Chambord, hop back in your coach for the return journey to central Paris where your tour will come to an end.

Sample Menu:
Starter:
  • Salmon salad
Main course:
  • Roast turkey, green beans and Provençal tomatoes
Dessert:
  • Iced nougat and berry coulis

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Travellers ; a family of 5, children aged 11, 15 and 17.
Booking: as usual, booking with Viator is easy as well as the communication with them, when need.
Tour: mainly historical and cultural but also very nice sightseeing for people not into history.
Hotels: 1. Novotel Caen: a tired hotel in a desolate area, good enough for a 1 night stay, just to sleep.Nice staff.I've read good reviews about the food there, but in our case, you could see dinners having nice food while tour groups were all served " something" without beeing given an option (many plates were barely touched). Even airlines in economy seats give you an option !.
2. Mercure Gare...: Nice hotel, the dinner was in a restaurant outside the hotel, also no menu options but this time food was good. PLEASE Viator, negociate dinner options.
Tour guide: Ours was Mr. Carlos Martinez, a knowlegeable and very sympathetic guy who added humour to every visit.
Transport: Very comfortable coach. Some stretches of road could be very long, but one could easily nap (much needed)
The experience: it was a very nice and enjoyable tour for every member of our family.Everything was timely and very well organised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

TOTALLY WORTH IT.
One warning: the beaches of Normandy were rather rushed, so make sure you explore that region FAST. Don't spend too much time looking at the grave sites.

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