9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

ABSOLUTE FRANCE

Amboise - Bayeux - Chantilly - Loire Valle - Mont St. Michel - Normandy - Paris
Starting from $3,620.00

ABSOLUTE FRANCE

ABSOLUTE FRANCE 9 Days/8 Nights - Small Group Guaranteed Departure - 3 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Normandy, 2 nights in Loire, 1 night in Chantilly. Join TPT for this 9 Day Tour of France to discover the Town of Princes and Capital of the Horse. This tour includes guided tours of Paris, visit of Giverny, visit of Landing beaches, visit of Bayeux and the tapestry, visit of Mont Saint Michel, Guided visit of the Castle of Amboise, Cheverny, Azay-Le-Rideau, Villandry, Chenonceaux, Chambord, visit of Clos-Lucé - Wine tasting in Loire Valley. HOTELS FEATURED: Paris: Hotel Napoleon****, Hotel Etoile Saint Honoré**** - Caen: Adagio Caen Centre**** - Loire Valley: Chateau d’Artigny****, Domaine de Beauvois**** - Chantilly: Chateau de Montvillargenne****

INCLUDES
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Bus as per itinerary
  • Tour Leader guide from Paris
  • 3 nights in Paris
  • 2 nights in Caen
  • 2 nights in Loire Valley
  • 1 night near Paris
  • Local Hotel taxes
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 3 dinners drinks included
  • Luggage handling at the hotel
  • Half Day guided tour of Paris including transportation and guide
  • Guided visit of Giverny, entrance fees included
  • Guided visit of Landing beaches
  • Guided visit of Bayeux and the tapestry entrance fees included
  • Guided visit of Mont Saint Michel
  • Guided visit of the Castle of Amboise, Cheverny, Azay-Le-Rideau, Villandry, Chenonceaux, Chambord with entrance fees
  • Guided visit of Clos-Lucé including entrance fees
  • Wine tasting in Loire Valley
EXCLUDES
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Transfers
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Any optional tours mentioned.
ITINERARY
Day 1 - PARIS

Welcome to France! Upon arrival at Paris airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. A driver will be waiting for you at the exit and will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. In the evening, meeting at the hotel with tour host which will provide information regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited. Tonight meet our assistant for a briefing of your tour at the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in a French restaurant. Overnight in Paris.


Day 2 - PARIS

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, departure for a half day guided tour of Paris. Escorted by your professional guide, you will see the most spectacular monuments and historical sites of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle, Pantheon, St. Suplice Church, St. Germain, the Orsay Museum, followed by the Louvre, Concorde , Champs Elysees, the Invalides with Napoleon’s Tomb, Eiffel Tower, Arch of Triumph, Opera House, Vendome, the Jewish quarter and the village of Montmartre with its famous view of the city and Sacré-Coeur Church. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Paris.


Day 3 - PARIS

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to visit on your own. Optional Tour to Versailles, Louvre Museum, Seine river cruises available. Overnight in Paris.


Day 4 - GIVERNY AND NORMANY

Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure from Paris To Giverny where we will visit Monet’s home and gardens. Continue to Normandy and arrive in Arromanche for Lunch. Visit the Landing beaches where you’ll relive the events of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. Proceed to Caen for the last stop of the day. Check in at the hotel Caen and overnight.


Day 5 - MONT SAINT MICHEL AND BAYEUX

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Bayeux and visit of the town and the famous tapestry depicting the battle of Hastings. Lunch on your own and proceed to the Mont Saint Michel. You'll visit the exquisite Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint Michel, one of the wonders of Europe. You'll also have free time to take a walk around the fascinating World Heritage listed island, which becomes separated from the mainland at high tide when the causeway is flooded by the sea. Overnight in Caen.


Day 6 - AMBOISE AND CLOS-LUCÉ

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Caen to Amboise. Guided visit of the Chateau of Amboise followed by free time for lunch in Amboise. Your afternoon continues with a guided visit of the Clos-Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwellling then visit of the chateau of Cheverny. Finally we will arrive in our French chateau for dinner. Overnight and dinner at the Chateau.


Day 7 - VILLANDRY, AZAY-LE-RIDEAU AND WINE TASTING

Breakfast at the chateau. Today we will visit the Castle of Azay-Le-Rideau. Lunch on your own and continue to the Castle of Villandry and its fabulous gardens. The rest of the afternoon will be dedicated to a wine tasting. Overnight at the Chateau.


Day 8 - CHENONCEAU AND CHAMBORD

Breakfast at the chateau. Departure for Chenonceau for a guided visit of the castle. Lunch in a regional restaurant and the journey in Loire Valley will end with a guided visit of the royal Chateau de Chambord. Proceed to Chantilly for our last night in a chateau close to the airport. Overnight and farewell dinner at the Chateau.


Day 9 - CHANTILLY

Breakfast at the chateau. Thanks to the location of the chateau, CDG airport is only 25min away, avoiding all traffic jam. End of our services.


Notes
  • Hotels may be substituted by similar category.
  • Rooms at the Chateau d’Artigny can be either in the chateau or in the extension of the Chateau. In both case, rooms are Superior rooms all similar.
  • Rooms at the Chateau Montvillargenne can be either in the chateau or in the extension of the Chateau. In both case, rooms are all similar category.
  • If chateau de Montvillargenne is not available anymore, we will stay in Paris.
  • Giverny is open from April to October only. When closed, we will visit Honfleur and Deauville.
  • Itinerary can be changed according to opening dates of different museums and sites

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