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La Belle France
Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles. This tour takes you from France’s dramatic northern shores to châteaux-sprinkled countryside. Explore picturesque villages, visit WWII sites and enjoy sampling local delicacies along the way.
- Style: Small Group Guided Journey
- Duration: 9 days/8 nights
- Starts in: Paris
Guide Price £2169
- Guided walking tour in Honfleur and Bayeaux
- Route du Cidre
- Local fruit & produce tasting in Beuvron-en Auge
- Normandy Beaches & sites of the D-Day Landings
- Châteaus of the Loire Valley
- Visit Chartres Cathedral
- Visit Mont Saint-Michel
Day 1 Paris to Honﬂeur
Today’s journey takes you to the village of Giverny in Normandy, home to one of the world’s most celebrated artists – Claude Monet. From here you continue on to the charming port town of Honfleur where you will spend the next two nights.
Day 2 Honﬂeur
Start today by exploring Honfleur on a walking tour before continuing along Route du Cidre towards one of the most beautiful villages in France, Beuvron-enAuge. Sample some of the local fruits and produce before returning to Honfleur.
Day 3 Arromanches-les-Bains
Your journey today focuses on the windswept shoreline of the Normandy beaches. Visit the sites of the D-Day Landings of 1944 and the American War Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through the medieveal town of Bayeux before travelling on to Arromanhes-les-Bains.
Day 4 Dinan
This morning head to the enchanting Mont Saint-Michel, before continuing on to Dolde-Bretagne to see the famous Menhir de Champ-Dolent. From here continue on to the picturesque town of Dinan where you spend the next two nights.
Day 5 Dinan
Today is free for you to explore Dinan at your own leisure.
Day 6 Dinan to Chinon
Travel towards the fairytale land of the Loire Valley, where the skyline is dotted with castle turrets. First stop of the day is Angers, once a medieval stronghold of the Plantagenet kings, before moving on to Chinon, your home for two nights.
Day 7 Chinon
Explore one of Loire’s greatest châteaus: Château de Villandry, famous for its impeccable gardens. Afterwards, spend some time at a winery before returning to Chinon.
Day 8 Chinon to Maintenon
Start today by visiting Château de Chenonceau, where you can wander through the landscaped gardens and explore the fascinating museum. Later, travel to Maintenon and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 9 Maintenon to Paris
En route back to Paris, visit the Chartres Cathedral, believed to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in France. On arrival in Paris say farewell to the rest of the group as you tour comes to an end.
Departs:Frequent departures, Mar - Oct 2020.
- 8 nights boutique accommodation
- 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners
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