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Normandy Uncovered: Bayeux, Battlefields, Mont St. Michel & more

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,401

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover Normandy’s rich history and beautiful scenery on this week-long French vacation. Start in Paris before visiting medieval Bayeux, the beach battlefields of D-Day, iconic Mont Saint-Michel, and the gardens of Giverny. This vacation also includes a ‘Tour de France” gourmet food tour in Paris.


This 7-day French vacation takes you to Paris, the battlefields of Normandy, and Mont Saint-Michel. It features deluxe accommodations and private tours. 

Your journey begins in Paris, the City of Light and one of the most beloved spots on the planet. You’ll have the rest of the day upon arrival to explore the city at leisure. Use that time to swing by world-famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, or the Louvre, or stroll through the narrow streets of the Latin Quarter or bohemian Montmartre. The next day, enjoy your very own “Tour de France” with a gourmet food tour. Start at a bakery where you’ll enjoy butter croissants before visiting the famous food market, Les Halles. Continue down Rue Montorgueil to shop for cheese and chocolates before ending at a wine bar where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting courtesy of an expert sommelier.

From Paris, head into Normandy and stop in Honfleur, a medieval town along the Seine, where you can admire the townhouses lining the harbour. Continue to Bayeux, where you’ll be based during your time in Normandy. Take advantage of leisure time to see the Bayeux Tapestry, the famous artwork that depicts William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. Spend a full day exploring the breathtaking island fortification of Mont Saint-Michel, a Gothic abbey that transforms into an isolated island tower during high tide. Afterwards, swing by nearby Granville, a trendy resort area where you can visit the Dior Museum. Another day explore the beach battlefields of D-Day, starting at Pointe du Hoc to survey the beaches where tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the Utah and Omaha Beaches and visit the American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, where you can pay your respects to fallen soldiers. Turn back to Paris and stop by Giverny, where you’ll see the home and gardens of Claude Monet, which inspired his Impressionist paintings.  

After another night in Paris, you’ll head to the airport to return home or connect to your next destination. 


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,401

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Day 1

Arrive Paris

On arrival in Paris you will be transferred to your hotel.

Paris is known as the “City of Light”. The origin of this name comes from the Middle Ages which was the period of enlightenment. It is also known as the Capital of Fashion, which is no surprise when one thinks of all those famous French designers. This beautiful and romantic city, in many respects, resembles an outdoor museum with its attractive and elegant architecture and wide boulevards. In fact, a large section of the centre of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Paris is made up of 20 districts called Arrondissements, each one giving a different perspective to the city. The meandering River Seine dissects the city and adds enormously to the character and beauty of travel to Paris.

The balance of the bay is at leisure to enjoy the French capital.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Le Walt

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    Hotel Le Walt


    Located just steps to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, hotel Le Walt invites its guests to explore the 7th district of Paris on Seine's left bank. This 4-star boutique hotel is within easy reach to many of the city's museums, such …

    Located just steps to the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Les Invalides, hotel Le Walt invites its guests to explore the 7th district of Paris on Seine's left bank. This 4-star boutique hotel is within easy reach to many of the city's museums, such as Le Musee Rodin, L'Hotel National des Invalides, Le Musee d'Histoire Contemporaine or Le Musee du quai Branly. The hotel is a unique getaway to an art lovers' paradise, with paintings and canvases all around. The hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar, lounge area and patio. All rooms are elegantly designed including modern amenities.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Business Service
    • Child Friendly
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Small Group Gourmet Food Tour plus Lunch

Join a small group excursion with a professional tour guide and indulge in a 'Tour de France' French regional gastronomy! Your journey begins in a typical French-style bakery where you will enjoy a coffee, delicious butter croissants, and pick up some traditional baguettes to enjoy later. Next stop is Les Halles, home to the huge food market and known as a mecca for food lovers. The streets are lined with specialty food stores, restaurants, cafes, and kitchen supplies. Shop amongst the locals on the popular rue Montorgueil, stopping along the way to savor some local treats like artisanal cheeses and fine chocolates direct from the 'fromagerie' and 'chocolatier'. You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest and most beautiful patisseries in Paris, famous for winning the award for the Best Chocolate Eclair! The last stop will be a beautifully restored epicerie. Along the way, your expert guide will ensure to share stories from centuries-old traditions. Finally, stop at a wine bar and with the help of an expert sommelier, sample various wines from different regions in France and how to pair each wine with your food.

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Day 3

Paris to Honfleur and Bayeux

Pickup from your in Paris hotel and departure to your accommodation in Bayeux. On the route there will be a stop to discover Honfleur, a charming medieval village. Arrival in Bayeux with the balance of the day at leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Grand Hotel Du Luxembourg

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    Grand Hotel Du Luxembourg


    The Grand Hotel du Luxembourg welcomes you in the tradition of charming hotels of Normandy , in an authentic 18th century setting. Our hotel rooms, single, double, triple and our spacious and comfortable suites, bring you privacy and tranquility The restaurant "Les Quatres Saisons" of …

    The Grand Hotel du Luxembourg welcomes you in the tradition of charming hotels of Normandy , in an authentic 18th century setting. Our hotel rooms, single, double, triple and our spacious and comfortable suites, bring you privacy and tranquility

    The restaurant "Les Quatres Saisons" of the hotel offers traditional and generous cuisine with Norman flavors of Bessin and Bocage. A cuisine and gastronomy rich in aromas, which will awaken all your senses.

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Day 4

Mont Saint-Michel and Granville

Pickup at in your accommodation for a private full day tour to Mont Saint Michel and Granville.

Mont Saint Michel one of France's most popular and iconic sights, the magnificent island of Mont Saint Michel and its bay, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Your driver will tell you everything you need to know about the stunning medieval abbey at the top of the rocky island, a genuine historical masterpiece. Then take your time to soak up the magic of the island and the beauty of its bay, which changes with the rise and fall of the tides.

Mont Saint Michel, a picturesque fortified rocky outcrop that dates back to the Middle Ages and is surrounded by a large bay with one of Europe's most extreme tides. Walk right up to the top of the island to see the fascinating and unique Benedictine abbey. Dating back to the 8th Century, it is a wonder of Gothic architecture on three floors, dedicated to the Archangel Michael.

Granville, it is a seaside resort and health resort of Mont Saint-Michel Bay. Sometimes nicknamed "Monaco of the north" because of its location on a rocky promontory. The place where the Dior family established the Dior Museum. Back to your accommodation.

Day 5

Full Day Touring the D-Day Landing Beaches

Pickup at in your accommodation for a private full day tour of the  D-Day landing beaches WW II.

Your visti the Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha beaches. Stormed by the American Rangers on June 6, it was one of the key German fortified sites along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery.

You will then visit the famous American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach, near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 170-acre site is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to soldiers that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of
25 permanent burial sites in the United States and abroad. A small trail leads down the hill to Omaha Beach, giving you the opportunity to walk across the sand.

Continue to St Mere Eglise, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first town of Cotentin in Normandy liberated by American paratroopers. Back to your accommodation.

Day 6

Normandy to Giverny and Paris

Pickup at your accommodation and departure to Paris. On the route we will do a stop to visit Giverny. Where there is the house and the gardens of Claude Monet, the well-known Impressionist painter.

Continue to your Paris accommodation with the evening at lesisure.

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Square Louvois

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    Square Louvois



    Its location in the heart of Paris' 2nd arrondissement, minutes from the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, Opera and banks of the Seine, making it the perfect place to soak up the best of the French capital. In this 4-star hotel, contemporary design and 19th …

    Its location in the heart of Paris' 2nd arrondissement, minutes from the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, Opera and banks of the Seine, making it the perfect place to soak up the best of the French capital. In this 4-star hotel, contemporary design and 19th century Haussmannian influences are combined with great refinement. Discrete mouldings, copper touches and textured leather - French classicism contrasting with the noble modern materials. Its elegant style with Art Deco details have made it a number one destination in Parisian chic. The hotel's 50 rooms are influenced of bygone charm, with it's soft lighting, the softness of velvet and the simplicity of the oak flooring create a relaxed and reassuring atmosphere. The simple and comfortable forms appear side by side with the subtle Scandinavian lines, making guests feel they are at home, but also enjoying a change of scenery.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool
    • WiFi

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Day 7

Depart Paris

Follwoing breakfast you are at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily, except Tuesday and Sunday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Paris
  • Small Group Gourmet Food Tour plus Lunch (max 12 guests)
  • 4-day private tour to Normandy including:
    • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Bayeux
    • Transportation in private car/minivan with driver-guide
    • Full day private tour of Normandy D-Day highlights (Utah beach, Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery)
    • Full day private tour to Mont Saint Michel and Granville
  • Meals as per itinerary 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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30 Oct 2021
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