October 16, 2015
HISTORY, CULTURE & GASTRONOMY TOUR OF FRANCE
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DAY 1 : Loire valley and its castles .
Meeting and drive to discover the Loire Valley
Visit Castle of Chambord the famous historical Chateau, residence of François 1er.
Overnight and dinner in 3 star French hotel.
D 2: The Loire valley
Discover the Loire valley, its famous historical chateaux and wineries from Chenonceau down the Loire valley to Amboise.
Visit Amboise and the Chateau du Clos Lucé, last residence of Leonard de Vinci.
Wine & cheese tasting in Amboise.
Dinner and overnight in 3 star Hotel or Residence resort.
D 3: Brittany Normandy
Morning drive to Rennes (3 hrs), capital of Brittany to visit its Medieval city. On the way, taste the famous “crêpes” (pancakes) in a local creperie.
drive further to the north coast the famous Bay of the Mont St Michel (1hr 20 drive)
guided tour of the famous Abbaye of Mont St Michel (listed Unesco Heritage).
Overnight and dinner in the area of the Mount St Michael.
D 4 : Normandy beaches
Early start to drive to Caen and the Normandy beaches
Visit the Memorial of Caen. Visit the permanent exhibition “the Battle of Normandy” A good introduction to the Normandy beaches. Drive to see the Normandy beaches of Omaha beach called “the bloody omaha”, the Gold or Juno beach.
Overnight & dinner in 3 star Hotel in the region.
D 5 : Giverny – Paris
Morning drive to Evreux (2H30 drive), to visit the Monet’s Gardens in Giverny.
Drive to Paris (1 hour) : Afternoon 3 hours guided city tour to include the Eiffel Tower, Musée Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, avenue champs Elysées.
Visit to Ladurée the famous macaroon shop
Free dinner / Overnight in 4 star Hotel in Paris.
D 6 : Shopping Paris
Free morning at leisure or for shopping in Paris famous Grands magasins. (no guide here)
Afternoon tour to visit the Musée du Louvre near the famous Rue de Rivoli.
Overnight in your 4 star hotel in Paris city centre.
D 7 : Versailles
Departure from your hotel, to visit the famous renown Versailles Domaine (visit of Palace & Gardens included) for half day.
Return by bus and free afternoon in Paris.
Farewell Dinner on river Seine in the “bateaux mouches” and overnight in 4 star hotel Paris.
D 8 : departure
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Prices 2014 : from 1 600 euros per person NET ex VAT.
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