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Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Opéra, Madeleine, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and a visit to the impressive COURTYARD of Les Invalides, a complex of buildings, originally meant as a home and hospital for war veterans, which houses various museums as well as the Dome Church, burial place of Napoleon. Later, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!
Arrive at the Normandy Beaches, scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Stop in Arromanches and see the Mulberry Harbor. Then, drive to OMAHA BEACH for a picture stop and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY and memorial. Continue to Caen for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km
Visit the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, with a history going back to the 8th-century and spectacularly perched on a rocky isle. Then continue to St. Malo for an overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi / 190 km
Drive through Brittany and stop in the beautiful town of Angers to take pictures of the 13th-century castle. This evening, you may wish to sample traditional cuisine at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km
A wonderful day: visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. The castle is the largest château in the Loire Valley, originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for King Francis I. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi / 230 km
A scenic drive takes you to Versailles where a guided visit of the LF 17th-century PALACE and GARDENS has been included. This former hunting château builty by Louis XIII was transformed into a magnificent palace by the Sun King, Louis XIV, and housed the French kings until the French Revolution. Continue to Paris.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.
Located on the Left Bank near to the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The warmly decorated air-conditioned rooms have a minifridge, tea and coffee maker, and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant, bar / lounge the serves traditional French cuisine, coffee and cocktails. Other amenities include a gym.
Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle.
This modern hotel faces the sea and is close to the Sillon Beach and St. Malo Marina. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi and coffee machines. Amenities include a terrace bar with panoramic sea-views, a lounge bar serving cocktails and drinks, as well as a fitness room and a hot tub.
Located in the heart of the city and close to the Place Plumereau with its renowned 11th century half-timbered houses. All 105 modern air-conditioned rooms have Free Wi-Fi and coffee/tea-making facilities. Other amenities include a stylish restaurant with traditional Touraine cuisine, a cocktail bar, and a gym.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
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