PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF
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PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF
Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. Later in the day, we provide a transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighborhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets. Sit down for lunch and enjoy this magical place where you can choose from the various cuisines this area has to offer. We will then return to the hotel or take some leisure time to enjoy the city. Optionally you can attend a variety show.
PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF
Today we will include a transfer to Versailles with its immense palace and beautiful gardens. Free afternoon.
PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF - ROUEN 45ºF - 48ºF - ARROMANCHES - CAEN 46ºF - 46ºF
Early departure from Paris, travelling towards Normandy, making a stop in GIVERNY. We will visit Monet’s House and its impressive gardens (entrance included); we learn about Impressionist art, which had its center in Normandy. The journey continues to ROUEN, the capital of Normandy with its medieval streets and cathedral. Here we have time for a stroll and to take lunch. We continue to ARROMANCHES, on its beaches we are reminded of the World War II landings in France. Last stop is CAEN, where we take some leisure time in the central district. Note: from November to March Monet´s house is closed to visitors, therefore there will be no stop in Giverny.
CAEN 46ºF - 46ºF - MONT SAINT MICHEL - ST. MALO 55ºF - 63ºF - DINAN 41ºF - 46ºF - RENNES 43ºF - 45ºF
First thing in the morning we travel to Mont Saint Michel, time to see the Abbey located within the city on an island. After this, whilst travelling in the Bretagne region, we stop at SAINT MALO (whose powerful walls defend the city), where we will have time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue to DINAN, take some time to explore this Breton village full of charm. We continue our way to RENNES, the capital of Bretagne with its interesting and monumental historic center.
RENNES 43ºF - 45ºF - ANGERS 43ºF - 45ºF - TOURS 43ºF - 45ºF - VILLANDRY 45ºF - 46ºF - AMBOISE 45ºF - 46ºF
We leave for ANGERS. Those who wish to do so can visit the castle that has the largest medieval tapestry about the Apocalypse. Then we continue to the Loire Valley: TOURS, the capital of the region, on the banks of the Loire, time to explore and have lunch. In the afternoon we visit Villandry Palace, which is famous for its gardens and flowers; admission to gardens included. Accommodation and supper included in AMBOISE a city with a very interesting medieval quarter.
AMBOISE 45ºF - 46ºF - CHENONCEAUX 45ºF - 46ºF - CHAMBORD 10ºF - 10ºF - LIMOGES 39ºF - 41ºF
A day to learn more about the Loire region. First a stroll through Amboise in the early hours to the Clos Lucé mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life. Exploring the Loire region in a little more depth, we visit CHENONCEAU CASTLE (tickets included), built like a bridge over the River Cher. We continue to CHAMBORD, the largest castle of Loire (entrance to the park included). We will then travel to the center of France. LIMOGES, a city known for its porcelain, where we recommend a stroll in the center to see its cathedral.
LIMOGES 39ºF - 41ºF - SARLAT - BEYNAC ET CAZENAC 54ºF - 57ºF - ROCAMADOUR 43ºF - 43ºF
We will leave Limoges for the Dordogne. Few regions contain so many villages full of charm and unforgettable countryside. We arrive at LASCAUX, we will include admission to the museum and replica of the caves, we will learn about the site’s prehistory with the magnificent cave paintings. After that we see SARLAT, a world heritage town with an incredibly well-preserved Renaissance historic center, where there will be time to stroll and have lunch. In BEYNAC we see a medieval castle overlooking the river (admission included). ROCAMADOUR, a beautiful medieval village with an important sanctuary “hung” over a ravine; we suggest you walk down the via crucis and come back up in the lift. Dinner included.
ROCAMADOUR 43ºF - 43ºF - PADIRAC CAVE 43ºF - 45ºF - COLLONGES LA ROUGE - SAINT EMILION - BORDEAUX 82ºF - 82ºF
We will go to the impressive PADIRAC caves, where we include a boat ride on the river 75 meters underground. A stop at COLLONGE LA ROUGE, a very picturesque village built with red stone on the Way of St James. Time for lunch. After lunch we travel to ST. EMILION, at the heart of the Bordeaux wine producing region. Time for a stroll. BORDEAUX, arrival at the end of the afternoon.Notice: The caves may be closed from November until the end of March due to the weather conditions.
BORDEAUX 82ºF - 82ºF - PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF
The entire center of Bordeaux has been declared a World Heritage site. You will be amazed by the “water mirror” and stroll through the old town with its pedestrian streets and 11th century cathedral. We will include admission (free visit with audio information in English, Spanish or French) to the CITE DU VIN, an impressive interactive museum that recounts the history of the wine and its production; wine tasting included at the viewpoint over Bordeaux. You will have free time later to stroll and have lunch on the banks of the Garonne River, an area full of small restaurants. After lunch we will take you to the railway station where you will take a modern high-speed train. In a little under two hours, you will cover the 500 km between Bordeaux and Paris. Arriving in Paris, the station. Note: If additional nights are needed in Paris, the transfer between the station and your hotel is not included.
PARIS 45ºF - 46ºF
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