-8 day tour throughout Paris and Normandy
-Explore the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, Luxembourg Palace, the Champs-Elysees and more
-Guided visit of the Louvre
-Visit Monet’s home in Giverny, see his Japanese Bridge and tour the gardens
-Tour of Normandy and the D-Day landing beaches
-See Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc, as well as Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery of Saint Laurent
-Full day visit to Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site
-Organic cider tasting
-Free day to explore
-Station and hotel transfers
Paris, Monet’s Home, Normandy, Mont Saint Michel and more…
You’ll explore Normandy and see the D-Day landing beaches
Tour the Louvre, Notre Dame, and more. You’ll even visit Mont Saint Michel, pictured below.
Arrive in Paris, where you will be greeted by your private driver and escorted to your hotel. Accommodation for your stay is at the 4 star Hotel Regina.
Discover Paris’s most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour. Your tour by air- conditioned panoramic coach offers you the opportunity to see Paris and learn about its history and most famous sights through an audio guide commentary. Marvel at Paris’s best-known sights: Place Vendôme, the Opera, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Invalides. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, step aboard for an hour-long musical cruise along the Seine with an audio guide. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the heart of Paris’s most prestigious monuments lining the banks of the Seine: the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, the Conciergerie, etc. Thanks to your priority access, you can skip the line and speed up by elevator to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most unmissable monument. Built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition in 1889, it is 1,063 feet high. Take in the magnificent 360°views of the city and explore this iconic monument at your own pace.
Three hour guided visit of the Louvre museum to discover the main works like the Venus of Milo, the Coronation of The Emperor Napoléon I and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Claude Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. In the surroundings of his home, Monet created the famous flower and water garden with its Japanese bridge, which became his main source of inspiration. The tour will start with a visit to Monet’s house to see his furnishings and collection of Japanese engravings. Naturally, the visit would not be complete without a lovely walk around the famous water lily gardens. Arrive in Bayeux during the afternoon. Accommodation for your stay is at the 4 star Villa Lara.
Enjoy a fascinating private tour of Normandy, whose D-Day landing beaches played a key role in the fall of Nazi Germany. Your tour begins at Sainte Mère Eglise, one of the first towns liberated by the Allies. Visit the Airborne Museum, which pays tribute to the courageous American paratroopers who descended on Sainte Mere Eglise as it burst into flames. This informative museum maintains an extensive collection of photos, films, interactive displays and artifacts from the D-Day landings. Then, discover Utah Beach, one of Allies’ key landing beaches and most successful military maneuvers. Continue with a discovery to the spectacular Pointe du Hoc, where on June 6, 1944 Colonel James Rudder and his Rangers accomplished an incredible feat by scaling the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc and destroying the German’s guns. Finally, visit Omaha Beach, where so many young Americans lost their lives, followed by a stop at the American Cemetery of Saint Laurent, the final resting place of more than 9,000 U.S. soldiers.
Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the medieval treasure, Mont Saint Michel. A unique world UNESCO World Heritage site. The rich history of Mont Saint Michel dates back as far as 708, the site was one of the most notable places of pilgrimage for the medieval occident. Guided visit of the fabulous Abbey, its cloister and its gardens, relaxing and harmonious, the refectory and the impressive wheel of the monks’ bone yard. Lunch on your own. Don’t forget to taste the renowned omelet at the “Mère Poulard” restaurant. Afternoon at leisure to stroll the charming cobbled streets of the old town or walk along the ramparts for a fantastic view of the magnificent bay. Stop in a traditional and family estate to taste organic cider and Calvados.
Back to Paris by train and free time. You may want to visit the famous flea market, Marche aux Puces or explore more of the city’s famous art museums. We would be happy to help with any of these arrangements. If shopping is your preference, where better to be than in Paris!
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by your private driver. Au revoir!
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Paris – Hotel Regina or similar
The prestigious Hotel Regina, after a fully refurbishment and renovation in 2015, belongs to a long French tradition of luxury hotels. It has a uniquely central location, overlooking the Louvre museum and the finest part of the Tuileries Garden just moments from the Comédie Française Theatre and the Garnier Opera House. Paris aficionados will find the ideal place to stay, to go shopping and visit museums.
Bayeux – Villa Lara or similar
This 4 star boutique hotel, designed by Michel HOMSY, is located in the heart of the historic centre. It is nested in a quiet, tree-lined square along the River Aure. The hotel is just steps away from the famous Bayeux Tapestry and very close to the sea and D-Day landing beaches.
Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes.
Tours can be customized for any number of travelers, on any date.