Magnificent French Renaissance Castles, D-Day landing beaches…Go back in time to discover part of the country’s history on this 3 day trip to Normandy and the Loire Valley from Paris.
Day 1: Paris - Rouen - Honfleur - Beaches of Normandy - Caen
Depart from central Paris at 7:15am on a luxury air-conditioned coach and sit back during a 2-hour journey to Rouen. The first stop includes a guided visit through this fascinating medieval city and its famous landmarks, including the Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock, which is the subject of many mysterious legends. You’ll also visit the impressive Gothic-styled Cathedral, which has been painted by the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet several times. You’ll continue the itinerary towards the mouth of the Seine River and admire the Pont de Normandie suspension bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Upon arrival in Honfleur, you can enjoy some free time and have lunch in one of its typical restaurants and stroll through the Port where the boats are docked in front of pretty colored houses.
In the afternoon, you’ll head to the Beaches of Normandy. Here, you'll discover the history of France and you'll also probably recognize this part of the coast of France, as it has been the set for numerous films about World War II, including “Saving Private Ryan.” Visit the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer and Arromanches beach, where the Allies built an artificial port to disembark in France. The last stop of the day is Caen, where you'll spend the night in a 3 star hotel and enjoy a exquisite dinner at your hotel.
Day 2: Caen - Saint Malo - Mont Saint Michel - Angers
After a good breakfast at the hotel, the coach will head south to Saint-Malo. Follow the guide on a tour of the city walls on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and discover its landmarks, like the Cathedral or the National Fort, where several bloody battles between pirates took place. You’ll then have time to explore the city at your own leisure and have lunch before heading to Mont Saint Michel.
Mont Saint Michel is a small rocky island with winding cobbled streets. It houses the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at the very top. Follow the guide through the charming alleyways and discover some of the most famous legends about this Medieval pilgrimage site, many of which have inspired film directors and writers. After visiting Saint-Michel, board the coach and get off at Angers. The dinner on this night is not included.
Day 3: Angers - Langeais - Amboise - Chenonceau - Chambord - Paris
After a buffet breakfast at your hotel in Angers and a panoramic view from the Château d'Angers, you’ll be driven to the Château de Langeais, where its numerous wax figures will demonstrate how daily life was in the several Loire Valley Castles. The next stop will be the stunning Château d’Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci's burial ground is located. The Renaissance artist and scientist lived the last three years of his life in the court of Francis I of France, a monarch greatly interested in the Italian’s inventions.
You’ll have time to have lunch in the surroundings of the Castle before you continue your journey to the Château Chenonceau. The arches of this striking fortress cross the Cher River, and it is one of the most-visited Palaces in France. Next, enjoy a wine tasting near Chenonceau. From here, you'll hop back on the bus and arrive in the French capital at around 9pm.
You’ll stay 2 nights in a 3-star hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom) with buffet breakfast and dinner:
- Day 1 – Caen: Hotel Novotel Côte de Nacre or similar.
- Day 2 – Angers: Hotel Ibis Angers Centre Château or similar.
The price indicated is per person staying in a double room. A supplement will be added for reservations of a single person, who must stay in a single room.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
|Adults||Children 3-11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
|3 Day Tour||
3 Day Tour
Children 3-11 years oldUS$ 740.50
Children under 3 years oldFree
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.
Return transportation on a luxury air conditioned coach.
English speaking guide.
Accommodation for 2 nights in a three star hotel (includes dinner and breakfast).
Dinner on the first night in Caen.
Entry to the Loire Valley castles and other monuments included in this itinerary.
Dinner on the second day in Angers.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 8 days before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
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