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Discover Western France

Castles & Cuisine

From the majestic Mont St. Michel to the rugged coastline of Brittany, this guided vacation takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of western France, plus the elegance of Paris and the chateaux of the Loire Valley.

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Paris (CDG)

  • Round-trip airport transfers*

  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:

    • 2 nights in Paris at Le Meridien Etoile or the Concorde Montparnasse 

    • 1 night in Deauville at the Royal Barriere Hotel

    • 1 night in Caen at the Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

    • 1 night in Mont St. Michel at the Mercure Mont St. Michel

    • 2 nights in Cheverny (Loire Valley) at the Oceania L'Univers

    • 1 night in Paris at Le M

  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following: 

    • Orientation tour of Paris

    • Visit to Claude Monet's House and Gardens

    • Walking tour of Rouen

    • Visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

    • Guided tour of the Abbey of Mont St. Michel

    • Sightseeing tour of Loire Valley, including visits to Chateau Chambord and Chenonceau

    • Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine

  • Breakfast daily and four 3-course dinners with wine

  • Services of a Professional Travel Director

  • Headsets throughout the tour

  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary WiFi)

  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage, and service charges

*Note: Transfers are included if your flight arrives and departs Paris between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm

**Note: Children must be 8 years or older at the time of travel.

Unique Explorations

  • Visit two of France's most eye-widening castles, Chateau Chambord and Chenonceau in Chateau Country!

  • Indulge in delicious dinners and taste local wine and cider throughout the countryside.

  • On your very first night, you'll see an unforgettable view of Paris from the second floor of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.

  • Immerse yourself in history as you visit the world-famous Normandy Beaches.

  • Enjoy coastal views during your stay in majestic Mont St. Michel.

Please note:

For this vacation, the tour operator requires that travelers age 12 and older must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy), in English, for all vacations. Proof of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the tour start date. *Exceptions apply to children who do not qualify for vaccination. This new protocol will take effect for international vacations departing July 15, 2021 until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

Savor the flavors of French cuisine, sip on local wine, visit Paris' most iconic landmarks, and explore the countryside beauties of Normandy, and Chateaux Country. Immerse yourself in history, visit storybook-like castles, and stroll through cobblestoned villages. Looking for a full, authentically French experience? You've found it!

Start your adventure in the City of Lights - the always elegant Paris! Gawk at the Arc de Triomphe, shop the day away on Champs-Elysees, and see once-in-a-lifetime views from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower!

Enjoy scenic rides to Rouen, Caen, and more. See history books play out before your eyes on the beaches of Normandy, then retreat to the coastal gem of Mont St. Michel! Visit magnificent castles in Chateaubriant and see the marvelous sights of the Loire Valley.

Your journey comes full circle, as it ends with one last amazing night in Paris. What better way to say "au revoir" to France, than a sunset picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower?

Please note that some package inclusions may be restricted or unavailable at the time of travel. We will substitute them with similar options of equivalent value, as available.

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