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France’s endless romance springs forth at every turn on this journey that highlights locations like Paris, Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel.

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20222023
6 days From $2,155 per person
Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: CI-PDNR-22

About the tour

Unfurl tales of romance and strife as you explore the storied pasts of two of France's most recognized destinations, Paris and Normandy. Built upon the shoulders of centuries past, both regions present endless intrigue in their notable sites and lesser-seen locales - all of which are yours to behold during this six-day journey. Your time in France begins and ends in the beautiful city of Paris. Soak in incredible views of the City of Love from the second level of the Eiffel Tower and while touring its famed landmarks on a panoramic city tour. After getting your footing in French culture, board a train for a trip to the country's eastern shores, to Bayeux in Normandy. Bayeux has many layers to experience, with its medieval roots and rich WWII history. Get a taste of the stories that lie beneath the surface of this scenic city through an intimate walking tour and a full-day excursion to infamous D-Day sites. Of course, no visit to Normandy is complete without a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island that houses an imposing 500-year-old abbey. With a heart full of memories and a camera reel filled with breathtaking vistas, return to Paris for an evening cruise on the Seine River. Two contrasting regions, one country filled with delights: This French expedition is undoubtedly one to remember.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Paris

Welcome to the capital of France. Upon arrival, meet your driver at the airport for your private transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, get acquainted with Paris' stunning sights on an orientation tour featuring famous monuments and a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. From the viewing platform, drink in the breathtaking views of the capital. Overnight Paris. 

Day 2 – Train to Bayeux

After breakast, transfer to the rail station and board a train to Bayeux, located in the Normandy region. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to your hotel. There is time to settle in before meeting your local guide in the hotel lobby for a private walking tour of Bayeux showcasing its medieval city center. Overnight Bayeux. 

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 3 – Normandy Beaches Tour

Today's full-day sightseeing excursion takes you to the Normandy Beaches, the setting for significant events in World War II. Visit historic D-Day sites including the beaches, bunkers, trenches, gun posts, and more. Overnight Bayeux. 

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 4 – Mont Saint-Michel

Embark on a full-day tour to Mont Saint-Michel, the iconic tidal island located one half-mile off France's northwest coast. Stroll through the historic old town, walk the ramparts, and explore the famous Abbey, a wonderful example of medieval architecture with spectacular views of the bay. Overnight Bayeux. 

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 – Train to Paris

After breakfast, transfer to the rail station and board your train for your return to Paris. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a romantic cruise on the Seine River. Overnight Paris. 

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 6 – Return Home

Your vacation in Paris and the Normandy region concludes after breakfast today. You can meet your transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or you may wish to extend your stay to explore more of Paris and its surrounding regions.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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