France Mon Amour

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Paris

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Paris; Rouen; Arromanches, Lower Normandy; Caen; Mont Saint Michel; Saint Malo; Dinan; Rennes; Angers; Tours; Villandry, Centre; Amboise, Centro Valle de Loira; Chenonceaux, castle; Chambord

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Welcome to Europamundo! We’ll transfer you to the hotel and you’ll have some free time. In the afternoon, you’ll find information about the start of your tour on the boards located at the hotel reception.
IMPORTANT: Please note that hotel check-in time is typically at 14:00 p.m. If you need early room access, consider booking an additional night at the start of your trip.
If you have booked additional nights, your room will be prepared upon arrival, but your trip guide will generally only contact you when the scheduled activities begin. At reception, you’ll find a sign with contact details and assistance hours for our staff. Until the tour begins, your schedule is free, and the hotel staff can assist with any inquiries.
Optional activities: During your trip, your guide may offer optional activities. We recommend booking these activities well in advance through the Europamundo app or your "My Trip" link to ensure availability. Last-minute bookings may result in limited availability (e.g., tickets, coach seats).
Note: The timings in this itinerary are indicative. The guide may adjust schedules as needed to make sure you have the best experience.
08:00 a.m. - Paris. We’ll embark on a panoramic tour of Paris with a local guide, lasting approximately two and a half hours, during which we’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, La Madeleine, Place de la Concorde, the Opera, the Louvre, the Tour Saint-Jacques, the City Hall, Île de la Cité with Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg Garden, Les Invalides, the École militaire, Champ de Mars–Tour Eiffel station, and the banks of the River Seine. We’ll make short stops by Les Invalides and Champ de Mars.
After the visit, we’ll transfer to the district of Montmartre. You’ll have time to stroll and have lunch in this bohemian district with its quaint restaurants and street artists.
02:00 p.m. - After lunch, we’ll return to the hotel, stopping by the Louvre Museum for those who want to stay in the city center. We suggest visiting the museum.
Free afternoon. In the evening you can optionally attend a cabaret or variety show such as the Moulin Rouge or Paradis Latin.
Note: Due to the high volume of tourism in Paris, the order of the services offered in the city may vary.
08:00 a.m. - Versailles (admission not included). Departure from the hotel and transfer to Versailles. Free time to visit the Palace and the gardens (two hours and a half from the arrival time). We’ll return to the city center for lunch. Free time during the afternoon. Your guide will offer options for a boat trip on the Seine and a visit to the Latin Quarter.
Total distance covered: 355 Km.
Scenery: Peaceful scenery, Seine River.
07:30 a.m. - Departure from Paris. The departure time may vary depending on the hotels where the travelers are collected. We’ll leave for Normandy; our route will follow the course of the Seine River.
09:30 a.m. – Giverny. We’ll include tickets to Monet’s House and its very beautiful gardens, where we’ll learn more about Impressionism.
11:00 a.m. – Departure from Giverny.
12:00 p.m. - Arrival in Rouen. Time to see its Gothic cathedral, stroll around its mediaeval streets and have lunch.
02:30 p.m. – Departure from Rouen. We’ll continue travelling through Normandy with pleasant countryside landscapes on route.
04:45 p.m. – Arromanches. We’ll be on the beaches where the British troops landed in the Second World War.
06:15 p.m. – Departure from Arromanches.
07:00 p.m. – Caen. Time for a stroll in the center.
Total distance covered: 270 km.
Scenery: Beautiful hilly countryside with a spectacular arrival at Mont-Saint-Michel.
08:00 a.m. - Departure from Caen. We’ll continue through Normandy.
09:45 a.m. - Mont-Saint-Michel. We’ll reach the “the Marvel,” surrounded by the ocean. Don’t miss a stroll through its narrow streets and a visit to its Abbey, which sometimes becomes an island at high tide. Note: Bus traffic is regulated, and parking is located away from the town, with shuttle buses providing access from the parking area.
01:00 p.m. - Departure from Mont-Saint-Michel. We’ll continue into French Brittany.
01:45 p.m. - Saint-Malo. This seaside city is surrounded by formidable ancient walls and a beautiful port. Enjoy time for a walk and lunch.
03:30 p.m. - Departure from Saint-Malo.
04:15 p.m. - Dinan. Enjoy time in this charming medieval village.
05:30 p.m. - Departure from Dinan. We’ll travel through inland Brittany.
06:30 p.m. - Rennes. Accommodation and free time in the capital of Brittany. We suggest a walk around its historic center.
Total distance covered: 335 km.
Scenery: Today, we will follow the course of the Loire River, passing through many fascinating towns and castles.
08:00 a.m. - Departure from Rennes.
10:00 a.m. - Angers. Enjoy some time exploring this city on the banks of the Loire. You can visit the castle, which features fascinating Apocalypse tapestry.
11:45 a.m. - Departure from Angers, continuing our journey through the peaceful countryside.
01:45 p.m. – Tours – capital of the region. You can have a walk in its historic center beside the Loire. There will be time for lunch.
03:30 p.m. - Departure from Tours.
04:00 p.m. - Villandry. Admission to the gardens of this grand palace is included. These gardens are considered among the most beautiful in France.
05:30 p.m. - Departure from Villandry.
06:15 p.m. - Arrival in Amboise, a picturesque town in the Loire Valley with a fascinating medieval quarter. Dinner and accommodation included.
Note: Due to limited hotel capacity in Amboise, accommodation may be provided in Tours.
Total distance covered: 258 km.
Scenery: Get your cameras ready as we cruise along the scenic River Loire, dotted with picturesque villages and stunning castles along our route.
Today, we will explore the Loire Valley region in greater depth. Our journey will begin with a morning stroll from Amboise to the Château du Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final three years (tickets not included).
10:30 a.m. – Departure from Amboise.
11:00 a.m. – Chenonceau. Spanning the river Cher like a bridge, many consider this to be the most beautiful castle in the Loire Valley. Its interior is also splendidly well-preserved. Tickets included.
12:30 p.m. – Departure from Chenonceau. We will continue our journey along charming local roads towards Chambord.
01:30 p.m. – Chambord. Time available to explore the park of this immense Loire castle and have lunch.
03:30 p.m. - Departure from Chambord.
06:00 p.m. - Paris.
After breakfast, our journey will come to an end, leaving you with wonderful lasting memories.
Note: Please be aware that the hotel check-out time is usually 10:00 a.m. You can leave your luggage in reception upon check-out, allowing you to explore the city without carrying your bags. You can retrieve your luggage at your convenience later in the day. If you require additional time to use your room, we recommend booking an extra night at the end of your tour.

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