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Best of Paris - Normandy - Loire Valley Road Trip

A great luxurious tour from Paris to Mont St Michel, enjoying a D Day Beaches self drive tour with a personal, experienced private tour guide. Drive through the chateau country via Angers and Saumur towards Tours area and stay in fantastic Loire Valley chateaux hotels. Marvelous Paris is your start of the tour (or can be also your end) and as usual, you can modify the tour as per your wishes. Add days or change hotels, we will prepare the best driving tour for you with the best possible tour information.

Normandy has rebuilt itself after World War II into a region of cheerful holiday resorts, attractive farmlands, and archetypal rustic villages. Here and there, you will pick up eerie echoes of an earlier invasion which went from Normandy across the English Channel. The original Normans were Norsemen - Vikings who swept down from Scandinavia and, in the 10th century, created the dukedom of Normandy, with a legal claim to the English throne, long before he invaded England in 1066. From that point on, the histories of Normandy and Englan intertwined.

Normandy Fisherman's House
Normandy Fisherman's House
Caen Castle
Caen Castle

The Normandy coastline is a succession of resorts. Look for the seafood restaurants in the fishing ports. Inland, the livestock farms supply a cuisine which is rich in butter, cheeses, cream and hefty helpings of meat. Apples and pears are major crops. The wooded farmlands of Normandy create some of the most beautiful landscapes in northern France.

To all its other attractions, Honfleur adds the lovely old slate-roofed houses overlooking the sheltered harbor of Vieux Bassin and, nearby, some splendid survivals like the Grenier a Sel (salt stores) in the Rue de la Ville. Caen's centerpiece is the chateau of the

dukes of Normandy. Inside this massive fortress, founded by William in 1060, you will find the Musee des Beaux-Arts with its splendid collection of French and Italian paintings, and the Musee de Normandie, devoted to archaeology, history, and traditional life.

Normandy is a land of apples and cider, of spacious sands, of lovely inland bocage country with hedges and tree-lined fields, but behind the peaceful present-day scenes, the region hides a past once devastated by the D-Day landings in June 1944, when the huge invasion force of Operation Overlord stormed the Germany defenses. You'll learn and see all places between Arromanches, the Omaha Beach D-Day Monument, Pointe du Hoc while staying in comfort in Bayeux with its fine historic buildings.

D Day Battle Of Normandy Sites
D Day Battle Of Normandy Sites
Chenonceau Castle Loire Valley
Chenonceau Castle Loire Valley

Some of the most elegant castles in Europe are within easy reach of Tours, in and around the valley of the Loire. Vineyards abound in Touraine, "the garden of France". Chenonceau, this 16th-century riverside castle was one of the most striking architectural exercises of its day. The bridge which linked it to the south bank of the Cher was adapted as a gallery of two stories and attic-level rooms, with the River Cher flowing through the arches underneath. Extending for almost 61m (200feet) across the river, this is still the most noteworthy feature of a richly furnished castle. Chenonceau stands surrounded by water channels.

Best of Paris - Normandy - Loire Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Best of Paris - Normandy - Loire Valley Road Trip Tour Package Rate & Tour Inclusions

Day 01  Paris CDG Airport arrival

Sample Hotel: Hotel Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Day 02 - 04  Paris, local sightseeing

Day 05  Paris - Versailles - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur

Hotel Mercure Honfleur 

Day 06  Honfleur - Deauville - Cabourg - Caen - Bayeux

Hotel Villa Lara

Day 07  Bayeux, local sightseeing (D-Day Beaches)

Hotel Villa Lara

Sample Program For The Day:
Utah Beach where general Roosevelt landed,
Sainte Mère Eglise, where the Airbornes where dropped
Pointe du Hoc, and the Rangers
Omaha Beach
the American Cemetery
plus one Museum : Utah and the 4th Infantry D°, or the Airborne Museum in
Sainte Mère, and they also have the Visitor Center in the American Cemetery.

Day 08  Bayeux - St. Lo - Avranches - Mont St. Michel

Hotel Mercure

Day 09  Mont St. Michel - Rennes - Angers

Hotel Le Chateau Des Forges

Day 10  Angers, local sightseeing

Hotel Le Chateau Des Forges

Day 11  Angers - Saumur - Tours / Loire Valley area

Hotel Chateau Aubriere

Day 12  Tours / Loire Valley area, local sightseeing

Hotel Chateau Aubriere

Day 13  Loire Valley - Blois - Orleans - Paris

dropoff your car in late afternoon

Hotel Hilton CDG Airport 

Day 14  Paris CDG Airport, flight back home

   13 Hotel nights in rooms as per itinerary including hotel service charges

   13 x full breakfast buffet

 ✅  Private transfer from Paris CDG Airport towards your hotel


> Paris Museum Pass - Length of Use: 4 Days (includes Versailles)
> Paris Metro Pass - Length of Use and Zones: 4 Days (Zones 1-3)
> Seine Cruise Tour with the Bateaux Parisiens for 2 Days!

Free Admission to 60+ Museums & Monuments
No waiting in Ticket Lines!
Unlimited Metro, Bus & RER Usage
FREE Boat Tour on the Seine
FREE Map of Paris
FREE SHIPPING to your home address


   9 full car rental days, car group BMW 3-series A/C, Manual, with unlimited mileage

   CDW Insurance with no deductible

   Theft Protection with no deductible

   Third Party Insurance

   Airport Service or Premium Location Fee

   Vehicle Licensee Fee

   All applicable VAT tax

   PDF Tour information which you can download also on to your iPad or tablet,
send by email along with all voucher and tickets

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