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Paris, Loire Castles & Normandy

France in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A complete historical tour of France! From Paris head to the castles of the Loire Valley, next visit Mont-St-Michel, then to the WW-II landing beaches in Normandy, rounding off your epic French adventure with a cheese-tasting.

Trip Highlights

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    Caen
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    Loire Valley
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    Mont Saint-Michel
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    Normandy
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    Paris
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    Tours

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until May 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $820

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  1. charm included

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From $2,299

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  • 7 nights accommodation in charm category hotels.
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  • 7 nights accommodation in superior category hotels.
  • Hotels included are close to the city centres.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure in Paris. Spend nights surrounded by castles and renaissance culture in the incredible Loire Valley. Visit Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most important Unesco World Heritage sites located on a small island and enjoy amazing views of the wonderful landscapes of the Normandy coast. Finally, discover the historical World War II landing beaches, a culturally enriching experience.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of France? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Paris.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Paris
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Arrive at Paris airport and self-transfer to your hotel*. Paris is the capital of France and a great place to discover the city’s most famous tourist sights, the local culture and cuisine. Overnight stay in Paris.

* Airport transfers in Paris are not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
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618 Reviews

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3rd Day: Paris
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the city’s most famous tourist sights and monuments on a Half Day Sightseeing Tour by bus with a professional English-speaking guide. Marvel at Paris's best-known sights: Place Vendôme Square, place de l’opera, the Pantheon, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. End your tour in the city center. Why not grab a bite to eat in one of the many cafés or do a spot of shopping in this shoppers haven. The rest of the day is free to explore Paris at your leisure. Overnight stay in Paris.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
tripadvisor rating

618 Reviews

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Activities

included
Paris Sightseeing Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Paris - Chambord - Tours
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After breakfast, meet your English-speaking tour leader and depart Paris by coach towards the Loire Valley and its wonders of the Renaissance period. First stop is a visit to The Chambord Estate, one of the most emblematic examples of Renaissance castle architecture in France. Enjoy some free time to stroll at your own pace through the heart of the castle and its gardens. Take a break for lunch before continung to an included wine tasting in the beautiful limestone Caves de Vouvray, where you'll discover local sparking wines. Following this visit, transfer to the historic city of Tours and check-in at the hotel before a free evening. Overnight stay in Tours.

*Entry to the estate included. Guests will have the option to pay for an audio-guide separately.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Tours Centre or similar
tripadvisor rating

764 Reviews

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Activities

included
Wine tasting and guided tour of Cave de Vouvray

Light

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Visit to the Chambord Chateaux & Estate

Moderate

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5th Day: Tours - Chenonceau - Tours
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After Breakfast at the hotel, explore the magnificent Castle of Chenonceau*. The two-story gallery stands upon a graceful arched bridge that crosses the Cher River which gives the impression that the castle is floating on water. Also known as "The Ladies’ Castle", it was initially constructed in 1513. Equalling the beauty of the interior, the Château's Renaissance French Gardens are perfectly landscaped with decorative pools and flower beds and are an important destination for garden lovers from all over the world. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Château of Amboise, an emblematic monument of the Loire Valley. The palace was built above the river, with landscaped gardens stretching from the earth to the sky, offering one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire. Overnight stay in Tours.

* Only entrance included with the possibility to book an audio-guide on the spot. 

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles Tours Centre or similar
tripadvisor rating

764 Reviews

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Activities

included
Castle of Amboise

Moderate

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included
Visit to the Castle of Chenonceau

Light

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6th Day: Tours - Mont Saint Michel - Caen
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Tours heading towards the world-renowned Mont Saint Michel*, a Unesco World Heritage site. The car park stands approximately 1.5 miles away from the island. On leaving the coach, head for the Place des Navettes, where shuttle buses called Passeurs transfer to the mount itself. The Mount was consecrated to St-Michel from the year 708. The Benedictine Abbey** presents a grand panorama of medieval architecture from the XI-XVI centuries. Spend some time exploring the village built on the slopes in the shadow of the fortifications. Head towards the Normandy Beach area, checking in at the hotel in Caen. Overnight in Caen.

 

*Please bear in mind that the transfer from Tours to Mont St Michel will be around 280km, approximately 3 hours of driving. 

 

**Entry to the abbey included. Guests will have the option to pay for an audio-guide separately.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ACE HOTEL or similar
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225 Reviews

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Activities

included
Mont Saint-Michel & Benedictine Abbey

Moderate

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7th Day: Caen - Day Beaches Tour - Caen
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After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of WW-II’s major sights. Visit, learn about and pay homage to Pointe du HocOmaha Beach and the Colleville-Sur-Mer Cemetery of the Allied Forces. After this solemn educational tour, spend a tranquil afternoon on your own exploring Caen. Located near the English Channel, Caen is a historic city replete with mediaeval architecture and the tomb of William the Conqueror. Overnight stay in Caen.



Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ACE HOTEL or similar
tripadvisor rating

225 Reviews

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Activities

included
Normandy WW-II Landing Beaches

Moderate

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8th Day: Caen - Honfleur - Paris
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After breakfast, learn more about the best food and drink that this rich region of France has to offer, starting with a visit to the Village du Fromager. See all stages of cheese production and enjoy tasting the different types of cheese on offer. After the visit, head to Honfleur in time for a lunch break. This small city and harbour dates back to the Vikings invasion in the 11th century. After a couple of hours exploring the city, continue eastwards until reaching Paris. Overnight stay in Paris.

 

Please bear in mind that the transfer from Caen to Paris will be around 240km, approximately 3 hours of driving.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Paris Brancion or similar
tripadvisor rating

618 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Village Fromager and Cheese Tasting

Light

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9th Day: Paris - Canada
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Self-transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada.** Arrive in Canada and end of your trip.***

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

*** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in Canada the next day.

Included activities

Included

Paris Sightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Paris

Discover some of the most iconic and memorable places of Paris and admire the beauty of this incredible and romantic city. See Place Vendôme Square, marvel at the Paris Opera House and head to the Latin Quarter to see the impressive Pantheon.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Wine tasting and guided tour of Cave de Vouvray

Included activity for day 4 in Tours

Follow our guide through the 3 km of tunnels dug into the local limestone beneath a vineyard, discovering 4 types of the Vouvray sparking wine made here.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to the Chambord Chateaux & Estate

Included activity for day 4

Visit the incredible Chambord Castle & Estate, one of the most emblematic chateaux in France and the finest example of French-Renaissance architecture!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Castle of Amboise

Included activity for day 5 in Tours

This historic Castle, built in the late 15th century, became the favored royal residence under Charles VIII. Thereafter a place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th century.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Paris - Canada.*
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  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. **
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  • 7 Breakfasts.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers not included.
  • Entrance to the most famous Loire valley castles: Chambord, Chenonceau & Amboise and to Mont-St-Michel Abbey.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Sightseeing tour of Paris and guided tour of Normandy World War II landing beaches.
  • English speaking tour leader from day 4 to day 8.
  • Cheese factory experience with tasting & Wine tasting in the Caves de Vouvray.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax, meals, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Airport transfers are not included in the program. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

*Airport transfers are not included. You can book the optional transfer in the next step of the booking process.

**Important: accommodation tax in France must be paid directly to the hotel (this amount can range from 5€ to 11€ approximately per person per night and it depends on the selected category).

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for tourist stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    French.

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 01:00.

  • Other useful information

    Taxis do not have a particular colour, however you can spot them at the station or in the street by their luminous lettering on the roof of the car.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://ee.france.fr/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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