Normandy, Brittany, Paris & the Loire Valley 

Normandy, Brittany, Paris & the Loire Valley

13-Day Roundtrip Paris Land Tour

Follow the idyllic roads of France on Tauck's 13-day Normandy, Brittany, Paris & The Loire Valley land tour. Live and dine with genuine aristocrats in a chateau, sample the famous Loire Valley wines and observe a hunting hounds demonstration. Explore the quaint medieval villages, cathedrals and scenic countryside with guided walks for an up-close experience. Take advantage of exclusive museum tours, private visits and an in-depth look at WWII memorabilia and commemoration. You will enjoy Tauck’s club-like atmosphere, distinctively inclusive prices and premium accommodations.

Private Visits, Châteaux and More

Cruise Line: Tauck
Departure: 4/19/2020 to 10/18/2020
Length: 13 Days
Starts: Roundtrip Paris

Cruise Amenities

Book this trip now with Cruise Specialists and receive the following exclusive amenities!

Tauck's Value Includes:
  • 13 nights accommodations at premier hotels and châteaux
  • All Tauck tours led by Tauck Directors - they are often accompanied by local experts and guides
  • Special Tauck experiences featuring local cultural entertainment include a hunting hounds demonstration and more
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Most meals, including dining opportunities at local restaurants and special venues
  • Welcome & farewell cocktail parties, special evenings and local entertainment
  • No hidden surcharges or costs

Normandy, Brittany, Paris & the Loire Valley

Private Visits, Châteaux and More!

Down Under 2019
Normandy, Brittany, Paris & The Loire Valley
Roundtrip Paris
13 Days ♦ 4/19/2020 to 10/18/2020 
Fares start from $6,790 per person
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France
Transfer from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to your hotel, independent tour of Versailles, followed by a welcome reception and dinner at hotel.
Trianon Palace Versailles
Day 2 Chartres and Langeais
Travel from Versaille to Chartres with visits to International Stained-Glass Centre, Cartres Gothic Cathedral, as well as a tour of the town. Continue on to Langeais for an authentic immersion in Loire Valley château living, including a reception, dinner and a hunting hound demonstration.
Château de Rochecotte, Langeais, plus breakfast
Day 3 Loire Valley's Châteaux Country 
Guided visit to Château de Langeais, private visit to Le Moulin Bleu vineyards with lunch and wine tasting, visit Château Villandry for its gardens, then return to your château hotel for dinner and a free evening. 
Château de Rochecotte, Langeais, plus breakfast
Day 4 Angers, and Port du Crouesty
Visit to 13th-century Château d'Angers and view its Apocalypse Tapestry. Continue to Port de Crouesty.
SAS Miramar Crouesty waterfront spa resort, plus breakfast and dinner
Day 5 Golfe du Morbihan and Rochefort-en-Terre
Start with a walking tour of Le Petit Mont, followed by a sightseeing cruise on the Golfe du Morbihan and an excursion to the 19th century flower-filled* stone village of Rochefort-en-Terre.
SAS Miramar Crouesty waterfront spa resort, plus breakfast and lunch *flowers may be subject to seasonal fluctuations
Day 6 Vannes, Josselin and St-Malo
Experience Brittany's medieval history with a walking tour of Vannes. Visit the 11th century Château de Josselin, one of the oldest in western France. A scenic drive through scenic Breton villages takes you St-Malo.
Le Grand Hôtel des Thermes, St-Malo, plus breakfast and dinner
Days 7 Mont-St-Michel & St-Malo
Morning visit to the Abbey of Mont-St-Michel, then take part in an optional guided walk of St-Malo's walled center, La Ville Intra-Muros.
Le Grand Hôtel des Thermes, St-Malo, plus breakfast  
Day 8 Bayeux's Tapestry, Caen & Deauville's Beaches
Traverse the Normandy countryside and view the Bayeux Tapestry, then stop for lunch and to pay your respects at Le Mémorial de Caen. Arrive in the seaside resort of Deauville where you will dine a la carte at your hotel.  
Royal Barrière, Deauville, plus breakfast
Day 9 The Beaches of D-Day in Normandy 
Visit these famous sites from WWII, beginning with a local expert's introduction to D-Day events, including a private memorabilia collection, hands-on exhibit and guided visits to Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and American Military Cemetery.
Royal Barrière, Deauville, plus breakfast and Lunch
Day 10 Medieval Rouen, Monet's Giverny & on to Paris
Tour ancient Rouen with a local guide, stop at the Church of Ste. Joan of Arc. Continue along the River Seine to Giverny for a tour of Claude Monet's home and gardens. Arrive in Paris.
Sofitel Paris Le Fauborg or Le Meurice†, Paris, plus breakfast and dinner 
Day 11 Paris
This morning's sightseeing tour includes the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Cathedral of Notre Dame. Remainder of day at leisure, including optional walking tour.
Sofitel Paris Le Fauborg or Le Meurice†, Paris, plus breakfast
Day 12 Paris
Take in Impressionist art during a guided tour of Musée d'Orsay. Cruise and farewell dinner on the River Seine.
Sofitel Paris Le Fauborg or Le Meurice†, Paris, plus breakfast
Day 13 Paris and Journey Home
Transfer to your departure airport.
†Hotel Accomodation for Small Group Departures is Le Meurice, while all others are Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
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 Private Visits, Châteaux and More!

Fares shown are per person, based on double occupancy, include: all hotel accommodations, meals where specified(24 which includes 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners), motor coach transportation, entertainment, special dinners, sightseeing, porterage, services of local guides and drivers and dedicated Tauck Director, airport transfers (provided your flight times have been submitted 3 weeks prior to departure) and gratuities for local guides, hotel bellmen and restaurant staff. Museums and attractions may be subject to closure due to state, local or religious holidays. Ask about single accommodations, including special rates on certain departures. Fares do not include international airfare, alcohol, gratuities to Tauck Director and other personal expenses. Other restrictions apply. We reserve the right to correct errors.