France Chateaux & Coast - 8 Days

France Chateaux & Coast

Discover western France

From the majestic Mont St. Michel to the rugged coastline of Brittany, this guided vacation takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of western France, plus the elegance of Paris and the chateaux of the Loire Valley

Unique Explorations

  • Visit two of France’s most eye-widening castles, Chateau Chambord and Chenonceau in Chateau Country!
  • Indulge in delicious dinners and taste local wine and cider throughout the countryside.
  • On your very first night, you’ll see an unforgettable view of Paris from the second floor of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.
  • Immerse yourself in history as you visit the world-famous Normandy Beaches.
  • Enjoy coastal views during your stay in majestic Mont St. Michel.

Savor the flavors of French cuisine, sip on local wine, visit Paris’ most iconic landmarks, and explore the countryside beauties of Brittany, Normandy, and Chateaux Country. Immerse yourself in history, visit storybook-like castles, and stroll through cobble stoned villages. Looking for a full, authentically French experience? You’ve found it!

Start your adventure in the City of Lights – the always elegant Paris! Gawk at the Arc de Triomphe, shop the day away on Champs-Elysees, and see once-in-a-lifetime views from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower!

Enjoy scenic rides to Rouen, Beuvron-En-Auge, Caen, Angers, and more. See history books play out before your eyes on the beaches of Normandy, then retreat to the coastal gem of Mont St. Michel! Visit magnificent castles in Chateaubriant, taste local wine and cider in Chateaux Country, and see the marvelous sights of the Loire Valley.

Your journey comes full circle, as it ends with one last amazing night in Paris. What better way to say “au revoir” to France, than a sunset picnic in-front of the Eiffel Tower?

PRICES FROM: $2951*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Paris!

Arrive in the twinkling city of elegance, style, and sophistication! Enjoy a comfortable transfer to your first luxurious accommodation, then get ready for an exciting night.

At 5:30 pm, you’ll meet your tour director and traveling companions for a lovely welcome dinner at one of Paris’ posh restaurants. Clink glasses, enjoy local wine, and get to know each other! Then comes the icing on the cake – take the elevator to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a dazzling view of the “City of Light.”

Transfer from Paris airport (CDG) to Paris hotel

Check In – Pullman Paris Bercy Hotel

PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Contemporary hotel located east of Paris, 2 minutes from Gare de Lyon and 15 minutes from Orly Airport.

Day 2
Paris

Ahh, wake up smiling – you’re in Paris! Enjoy breakfast, then join your guide and venture out for a day of sightseeing. Stand in-front of the Arc de Triomphe, strut down the Champs-Elysees, visit the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, and more!

In the mood for adventure? Ask your guide about excursions to the Palace of Versailles and Montemartre, or a Seine River cruise!

Day 3
Paris - Caen

Recharge with a quick breakfast, then set off on a scenic ride through France! In Rouen, admire the ornate facade of the magnificent cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his paintings (many of which you can find today in Paris’ Musee d’Orsay). Stroll along the charming cobblestoned Rue-du-Gros-Horloge and find yourself at the very square where the Joan of Arc was burned in 1431!

Next, enjoy a quick stop in Beuvron-en-Auge for a sweet cider tasting – then it’s off to Caen! Look forward to a visit at the fascinating Memorial Museum for Peace and learn all about the Battle of Normandy. Settle into your hotel, indulge in a delicious dinner, and look forward to another fun-filled day tomorrow.

Check In – Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

CAEN, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a calm atmosphere with modern and comfortable rooms at Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance. Featuring 129 luxurious rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge overlooking the marina, it is the ideal location to enjoy all that Caen has to offer while exploring the surrounding areas.

The Port De Plaisance faces the marina, and is only 5 minutes from the city center and pedestrian area. Stylish guestrooms are all equipped with suite facilities including Italian showers, and some rooms feature a view of the marina. Guests can use the on site fitness center, or relax with a drink in our lounge bar Located in the heart of Caen city center. The Mercure Caen Centre hotel is the ideal base from which to visit the D-Day sites and the Caen Memorial. Buses and trams are just 3 minutes away from the hotel, and it’s 30 minutes from the D-day Landing Beaches.

Day 4
Caen - Mont St. Michel

After breakfast, you’ll have the chance to see the history of D-Day, June 6, 1944, right before your eyes. Drive by Juno Beach and stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches.

Visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, then continue to Sainte Mere Eglise, where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day!

Grab your camera, join your guide, and get ready for an afternoon of sightseeing. Even enjoy a guided visit of the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo!

Breathe in the salty sea air and enjoy a relaxing night on the coast near Mont St. Michel.

Check In – Mercure Mont St. Michel

MONT SAINT-MICHEL, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Hotel Mercure Mont Saint-Michel is situated at the crossroads of Normandy and Brittany. It rests in a charming and peaceful location just 2km from Mont St Michel itself and offers spacious rooms with modern conveniences. Enjoy the bay, its beautiful lights, wooded park and the Le Couesnon River, all within walking distance.

After a meeting in the hotel’s conference rooms, enjoy winding down at the bar with a drink or the restaurant, le Pre Sale, that focuses on local and regional specialties. This Mercure hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area including such attractions as the Abbey, its little alleyways and ramparts as well as watching the dramatic tides across the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, UNESCO World Heritage site

Day 5
Mont St. Michel - Cheverny (Loire Valley)

Rejuvenate with a pleasant breakfast, then enjoy a scenic ride across Brittany, via Chateaubriant, to Angers! Don’t worry, you will definitely be able to stop for pictures of the stunning 13th-century castle.

Continue your journey to the picturesque Loire Valley, a whimsical region of manicured gardens, storybook-like castles and homes, quaint villages, and lush greenery. Tonight, treat yourself to some authentic French cuisine at one of the area’s amazing restaurants.

Check In – Chateau Du Breuil Hotel

CHEVERNY, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, enjoy the privileges of a castle’s special guest with the quality and uniqueness that the Chateau du Breuil Hotel provides from the moment you arrive.

Charming and refined, the area has an abundance of history waiting to be found. With stunning views, lovely grounds and a relaxing environment, staying at the du Breuil is the perfect way to get away.

Day 6
Cheverny (Loire Valley)

Waking up in the Loire Valley is like waking up in a fairy tale. After breakfast, visit two of the most important castles in the area! You’ll start at the “jewel of the French Renaissance,” Chateau Chambord, then you’ll move on to 16th-century Chenonceau, the 16th-century chateau of Catherine de Medici.

Sip and swirl during a wine tasting at the Pere August wine cellar in Civray de Touraine, where you’ll learn all about local wines. Return to your chateau and enjoy a delightful dinner!

Day 7
Cheverny (Loire Valley) - Paris

You’ll eventually head back to the beautiful city of Paris today, but not before you do more exploring in the French countryside! Stop in Chartres and see its superb 13th-century gothic cathedral – a medieval architectural gem.

Upon arrival in Paris, enjoy the freedom to roam around on your own! Revisit your favorite sights or discover new ones. Why not treat yourself to dinner at a romantic restaurant or a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs? Make your last night one to remember.

Check In – Moevenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the sophistication and elegance of Paris at this luxurious hotel. Nestled in the leafy, quiet neighborhood of Neuilly, this 4-star hotel boasts chic, newly renovated rooms that are well-equipped with free WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, and much more. Peel away the drapes, look out your window, and see a glimpse of the one and only Eiffel Tower.

Experience authentic French cuisine at the on-site Victor Hugo Restaurant and Brasserie. Cozy up around its fireplace, or dine out on the terrace. After dinner, unwind with a smooth glass of regional wine at 58 Bar & Lounge.

Day 8
Depart France

Enjoy one last flaky croissant for breakfast, then enjoy a convenient ride to the airport (CDG). Spend your relaxing flight home scrolling through photos and dreaming about your next vacation!

Transfer from Paris hotel to Paris airport (CDG)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Paris (CDG)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 2 nights in Paris at the Pullman Paris Bercy
  • 1 night in Caen at the Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance
  • 1 night in Mont St. Michel at the Mercure Mont St. Michel
  • 2 nights in Cheverny (Loire Valley) at the Chateau Du Breuil
  • 1 night in Paris at the Movenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
  • Visit to the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge
  • Visit to the Memorial Museum for Peace in Caen
  • Visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach
  • Visit to the Abbey of Mont St. Michel
  • Visits to Château Chambord and Chenonceau
  • Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine
  • Visit to the cathedral in Chartres
  • Breakfast daily and four 3-course dinners with wine
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary WiFi)
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage, and service charges

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