Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country (RC)

8 days from Paris to Paris

2019 Tour Details

This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, charming châteaux, and fascinating history sum up this tour—with overnights in Paris, Caen, the coast near Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town where American soldiers parachuted into the night before D-Day. You’ll also visit the Memorial Museum for Peace, where you’ll learn about the Battle of Normandy, in Caen. Go even further back in history when you visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres and when you are in the Loire Valley, where you visit the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord, a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers. While in châteaux country, spend two nights on the grounds of the splendid Château du Breuil at Cheverny—a unique experience offered by Globus.

To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge and learn about the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine. You’ll even get to taste some!

From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this French tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

ROUEN
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral

BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
[LF] Cider tasting

CAEN
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace

NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit the Normandy American Cemetery

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey

CHÂTEAUBRIANT
Morning break

ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle

LOIRE VALLEY
[LF] Stay two nights on the grounds of splendid Château du Breuil; full-day guided sightseeing, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
[LF] Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar

CHARTRES
Visit the gothic cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour

Notes:

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Paris, France. Welcome to Paris! At 5.30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner with wine at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Paris. In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and more. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and admire its Rose Window. An exciting optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the Seine River is available.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Paris–Rouen–Beuvron-En-Auge–Caen. In Rouen, admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he tried to prove how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Next, stop in Beuvron-en-Auge along the Route du Cidre for [LF] a CIDER TASTING before arriving in Caen. Look forward to a visit of the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Caen–Normandy Beaches–Mont St. Michel. Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Drive by Juno Beach, then stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches. Visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY at OMAHA BEACH. Continue to Sainte Mère Eglise, where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day. Among them was John Steele, whose parachute was caught in one of the steeples of the church, made famous in the movie The Longest Day. While here, see the evocative parachute memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. Overnight is on the coast near Mont St. Michel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Mont St. Michel–Châteaubriant–Angers–Loire Valley. Enjoy a scenic ride right across Brittany via Châteaubriant to Angers. Stop here for pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley, where [LF] you will stay on the grounds of splendid Château du Breuil. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Loire Valley. Excursion to Châteaux Country. Today, visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. Then, [LF] enjoy a WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your château, where dinner will be served in the evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

Loire Valley–Chartres–Paris. Stop in Chartres with its superb 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL—a jewel of medieval architecture, and arrive in Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

Paris. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France."

Tour Director -  PHILIPPE TOUZET

 Accommodations

CAEN

MERCURE CAEN CENTRE PORT DE PLAISANCE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

DEAUVILLE

ROYAL BARRIERE

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MONT ST. MICHEL

MERCURE MONT ST.MICHEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

LES JARDINS DU MARAIS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TOURS

OCéANIA L\'UNIVERS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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