Castles, Cathedrals & Calvados

Loire Valley | Normandy (7 Days)

This is a fantastic itinerary honoring history, architecture and art. Visit magnificent French chateaux, charming storybook towns, and visit the compelling D-Day Beaches. This makes a great add-on to a stay in Paris.

  • Admire typical half-timbered architecture and scenic vineyards
  • Learn about the storied history of Chinon
  • Delight in the Renaissance gems of the Loire Valley’s grand castles and manicured gardens
  • Taste local Vouvray wines
  • Marvel at the perched monastic buildings of tiny Mont Saint-Michel
  • Spend a day honoring the memories at Normandy’s WWII Landing Beaches
  • Uncover the significance of the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Visit the incredible Gothic cathedral of Bayeux
  • Taste the flavors of Normandy, like calvados and cheese
  • Stroll Monet’s inspirational gardens in Giverny
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel in the Loire Valley. Loire Valley
Day 2 Guided tour of medieval Chinon, winery lunch and visit of the Chateau of Azay le Rideau Loire Valley
Day 3 Guided tour of the Chateau de Chenonceau, winery lunch in Amboise and tour of Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley
Day 4 Visit Mont St Michel and transfer to your hotel in Bayeux Bayeux
Day 5 Guided excursion to the D-Day landing beaches and memorials. Bayeux
Day 6 Guided tour of Bayeux and ‘Tastes of Normandy’ experience. Bayeux
Day 7 Guided tour of Monet’s house at Giverny and drop off in Paris for departure.  

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