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Take a 3-day getaway from Paris to see more of France’s historical highlights on this tour that includes transport and accommodation, making it easy for you to focus on soaking up the sights. With a guide, visit the region of Normandy to see Omaha Beach and learn about the landings here during World War II. Explore the towns of Rouen, Honfleur and St Malo, and marvel at UNESCO World Heritage–listed Mont St-Michel. Then discover the enchanting castles of the Loire Valley’s ‘chateau country,’ including Château de Chenonceau.
  • 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 Chenonceau with wine tasting
  • Two nights' accommodation and meals included

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Your 3-day tour from Paris to the much-loved regions of Normandy and the Loire Valley in northwestern France includes comfortable coach transportation, accommodation at 3-star hotels in the towns of Caen and Angers, and dinner and breakfast. You’ll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own.

With your informative guide, travel first to the Normandy coast, visiting Rouen, Honfleur and Omaha Beach. On Day 2, head to the walled city of St-Malo and then Mont St-Michel, a World Heritage site known for its unique setting on a small rocky island. Day 3 is reserved for the castles of the Loire Valley, including Château de Langeais and Château de Chenonceau.

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 Chenonceau – 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 Chenonceau considered as one of the remarkable châteaux in the region. 
At the conclusion of your visit to the Château de Chenonceau, 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

Reviews

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a
, Dec 2017

Well organised and well paced. The accomodation was great, the guide was informed and interssting. Good size group on tour as well.

J
, Sep 2017

This is a great trip to get a feel for the area. The tour is for a large group of people, which is not really my preference, but for the price, this is the standard. The hotels were lovely. The only comment I would make would be recommending less stops so we could have more time at the prime spots. We left the hotel very early in the morning, and got there after 6:00 pm at night. Helene was our tour guide for most of the trip. She was amazing. Mostly we loved it. Just a little tiring.

G
, Sep 2017

The 3 day tour was good. We were moved by Normandy and the American cemetery and feel we had adequate time there. St. Malo was a delightful town that we enjoyed also. The first hotel was fine although the dinner needed improvement. Other reviewers made the same remarks about the food. Mont Saint-Michel was a wonderful experience, but we really felt we needed another hour or so. We had to hurry so at the end, we did not have a minute to look at anything in the shops--we barely had time to buy a book on MSM. The second hotel was fine and dinner was considerably better. The third day was the biggest problem. Absolutely not enough time at any of the stops. Perhaps the tour needs to have one of the stops removed to allow for more time at last chateau.

D
, Sep 2017

Guide Corinne who was with us for the first day and a half was excellent. Guide for remainder of the trip was difficult to understand when speaking English. She seemed much more at home in Spanish and, of course, French. Itinerary should include more time at the D-Day landing sites, including the Museum, and could eliminate one or two chateaus/castles. Accommodations and meals were outstanding. Buses and drivers were first rate. All in all, a good experience.
Dave S

B
, Jul 2017

Great tour!

S
, Jun 2017

Great mini getaway from Paris

C
, Oct 2016

Our guide, Dominique was incredible with her ability to remember all of the historical details with such detail. Despite our bus breaking down in Rouen, we had an incredible 3 day trip and would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great overview of northern France.

L
, Sep 2016

Wonderful tour! It is a great way to see the French countryside in a short amount of time. The hotels we stayed in were very comfortable. Our guide was very nice and gave us lots of great history about the areas we were in. I highly recommend the tour!

I
, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the american soldiers that disembarked there in WWII. Also the chateauxs were interesting.

A
, Jun 2016

Great tour. Loved it. Our guide, Fliorence H, was wonderful! She was knowledgeable and very interesting.


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