Normandy, Brittany, Paris and the Loire Valley with Tauck

See first-hand the famous beaches that played a pivotal role in the D-day invasion, visit magnificent Mont-St-Michel, experience life in a chateau, and tour the great museums of Paris as you explore the historic and artistic heritage of Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley and Paris.

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Normandy, Brittany, Paris and the Loire Valley with Tauck

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13 days/12 nights $9980*

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Includes: Accommodation, entertainment, special dinners, motor coach, rail transportation, luggage handling, admissions, services of Tauck Directors, train crew and drivers; meals as per the itinerary.

Gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, ship and train crew are also included.

Each tour is conducted by a Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the duration.

 

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Price includes special dinners, entertainment, sightseeing and most activities. Tauck Directors sometimes assist with information on free-time activities, based on honest opinion and guidance, but will not sell you anything. This means better value and a more relaxed, pleasant experience for you.

Highlights:

  • See first-hand the famous beaches that played a pivotal role in the D-day invasion
  • Visit magnificent Mont-St-Michel

  • Experience life in a chateau

  • Tour the great museums of Paris

Tour Details

  • Day 1: Welcome to France

    Meet your traveling companions on Tauck's Normandy tour at a welcome reception and dinner this evening.
    Meals: Lunch, dinner
    Lodging: Trianon Palace & Spa

  • Day 2: Historic Rouen, Honfleur and Deauville

    The French Gothic Cathedral at Rouen is a highlight of this historic town. Also visit the Church of Ste. Joan of Arc, where she was sentenced to die at the stake. En route to the seaside resort town of Deauville, visit pretty Honfleur.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

  • Day 3: The Normandy Beaches / Bayeux

    A poignant Normandy tour moment is your visit to the beaches on which Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 to begin the liberation of Europe and the long march to Berlin; visit the American Military Cemetery and Le Memorial de Caen. At Bayeux, view the ancient Bayeau Tapestry depicting the saga of William the Conqueror.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 4: Magnificent Mont-St-Michel / Medieval St-Malo

    Considered to be one of the Western civilization's premiere achievements, the impressive Abbey of Mont-St-Michel was once totally unreachable at high tide. Discover the range of architectural styles it embodies on your Normandy tour. Continue on to the medieval city of St-Malo.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner
    Lodging: Le Grand Hotel des Thermes, St-Malo, France

  • Day 5: Rance Estuary / Delightful Dinan

    Electricity is produced by the natural energy of the changing tides at the power plant situated at the Rance Estuary. Visit the well-preserved medieval town of Dinan, one of Brittany's jewels, and explore this walled city sitting high above the harbor.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Lodging: Le Grand Hotel des Thermes, St-Malo, France

  • Day 6: The Puppets of Josselin / Port du Crouesty

    During a visit to the ancient town of Josselin, view the extensive puppet collection of the Rohan Dynasty. Continue on the Port du Crouesty to enjoy a stay in the elegantly furnished and quite unusual Miramar Crouesty.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner
    Lodging: Miramar Crouesty, Port du Crouesty, France

  • Day 7: Charming Vannes / Gauguin's Port-Aven

    More of Brittany's medieval history reveals itself as you view the Cathedral and the ancient washhouses. The artist Paul Gauguin was so taken by the beauty of Port-Aven that he made his home here. The School of Port-Aven, of which Gauguin was a part, had a major influence on French Impressionism.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Lodging: Miramar Crouesty, Port du Crouesty, France

  • Day 8: Angers / The Loire Valley

    In the midst of the wine-growing area of Anjou lies the 13th-century Chateau D'Angers, home to the famous Apocalypse Tapestry. After a visit to this medieval fortress, journey onward into the chateau country of the lovely Loire Valley.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner
    Lodging: Chateau de Rochecotte, Langeais, France

  • Day 9: Chateau Villandry / Chateau de Langeais

    Experience the charm of the Loire Valley on visits to two stately chateaux. Chateau Villandry is reputed to have the most spectacular gardens in all of France, and Chateau de Langeais is well known for its impressive collection of 15th- and 16th-century tapestries.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner
    Lodging: Chateau de Rochecotte, Langeais, France

  • Day 10: High Speed Train to Paris

    In just over an hour, the TVG train transports you to the heart of exciting Paris. Immerse yourself in the soft beauty of the works of the Impressionists during a guided visit to the famous Musee d'Orsay.Your hotel while in Paris is in Saint-Germain des Pris on the city's stylish Left Bank.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Lodging: Hotel Lutetia Paris, France

  • Day 11: Paris at your pace

    Explore Paris today with a local guide. Meals: Breakfast, dinner Lodging: Hotel Lutetia Paris, France

  • Day 12: Lively Paris / Monet's Giverny

    In Giverny, visit the home and gardens of Impressionist, Claude Monet; see a special exhibition of his works at the Musee d'Art Americain. If you prefer, remain in Paris to explore more of the city on your own. Exchange memories with your new friends as you glide along the River Seine during our private farewell dinner cruise.
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner
    Lodging: Hotel Lutetia Paris, France

  • Day 13: Journey Home

    As your Normandy tour ends, we wish you a safe and pleasant journey home. Tour ends: Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport 2 hours prior to the departure of our selected flight(s). Those traveling on flights at other times should make their own arrangements for transportation to the airport.

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