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Land Journey

Normandy, Brittany, Paris & the Loire Valley

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£5,070
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Paris, Versailles, Beaches of Normandy, Mont-St-Michel, Bayeux, Giverny
Brittany Paris Loire Valley Normandy Escorted Tour
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Explore Brittany’s rugged headlands, the Normandy coast, historic D-Day beaches and Paris

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE, SELECT DEPARTURES – Tours of April 18, 25; May 16, 21, 28, 30; June 6, 13; July 9, 23; August 27; September 3, 5, 19; October 8 will feature a Tauck Exclusive, after-hours visit to Musée du Louvre (visits scheduled for Day 10, 11 or 12), specially priced (see pricing and availability). See Mona Lisa smile, fall in love with Venus de Milo, meet Bernini's sleeping beauty, mingle with Monets, Michelangelos, Rembrandts and Renoirs - without crowds!

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All Small Group Departures enjoy a 3-night stay in Paris at Le Meurice, ranked among the most elegant hotels in the world, combining exceptional 18th-century opulence with contemporary chic. Embodying the perfect French palace hotel, Le Meurice is ideally situated between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre; Salvador Dalí was a regular visitor, and the hotel still enjoys a close relationship with noted artists today

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

A château, a 1,000-year-old village and the magic of Paris... inexorably entwined like the woven threads of medieval tapestries... your travels in northern France honor timeless traditions, share stories of valor and courage, and celebrate landscapes so beautiful they are immortalized by artists and poets...

Your accommodations are unique, including two nights at Château de Rochecotte – called "home" in the 1700s by Prince Tallyrand and the Duchess of Dino. At Château de Champchevrier, owned by the same family since the 1720s, Le Baron personally welcomes Tauck guests during a private reception and dinner that includes a hunting hounds demonstration in full regalia. Formal gardens inspire awe during your visit to Château de Villandry, and the Apocalypse and Bayeux tapestries mesmerize at Château d’Angers and Château Josselin near the Brittany Coast. Visit Normandy's poignant D-Day beaches, magnificent Mont-St-Michel, Monet's beloved Giverny and Chartres Cathedral. In Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral entices with Gothic wonders; explore Musée d'Orsay along with Paris' landmark sites, and bid Paris adieu with a private farewell dinner cruise on the Seine. Read Less

Special Versailles or Louvre visits

Day 10, 11 or 12

Avoid the usual crowds with early-opening Versailles or after-hours Louvre visits

The world’s most visited museum, the Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, dating from prehistoric days to contemporary times. Eight million people flock here each year excited to see masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory, the Venus de Milo and others. Now, imagine viewing those treasures without the usually huge crowds that visit this place... which is what you'll do on our exclusive private after-hours evening visit to the Louvre. Or, prepare to be dazzled when we take you inside King Louis XIV’s over-the-top Château de Versailles on our exclusive early-opening visit – again, without the usual daytime crowds you’d normally encounter at this magnificent palace…

Hunting hounds in the Loire Valley

Day 2

Join Le Baron for a private evening with a hunting hound demonstration at Château de Champchevrier

In the Loire Valley about 25 miles west of Tours stands the Château de Champchevrier. Built in the 16th century on the foundations of an ancient fortress by the Daillon family, the Renaissance castle was expanded about a century later. In the 1720s, the château and its park-like grounds were purchased by Jean-Baptiste de la Rue du Can, Baron Champchevrier, and is the family home of his descendants to this day. On your Tauck evening at Champchevrier, you’ll meet the current Le Baron and his family for a private reception, dinner, and a colorful hunting hound demonstration in full regalia that you won’t soon forget!

Normandy's D-Day beaches

Day 9

Spend a poignant day exploring the Normandy beaches and other D-Day sites with a local guide

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invading Occupied Europe landed on a number of now-famous beaches along the Normandy coast – code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword – etching the history of that day into the sands of time. On your visit to Normandy with Tauck, our World War II expert relates the many poignant stories of “D-Day” at Pointe du Hoc, and the now-quiet Omaha Beach, where American assault units took heavy casualties in establishing a beachhead. Walk along the beaches; view a private World War II memorabilia collection and a hands-on exhibit honoring the troops who fought here; and visit the poignant Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial... final resting place of more than 9,000 US troops.

Loire Valley is beautiful and France is much more rural than we had expected. We loved Brittany and the stay at the Miramar Hotel.

Richard Storm

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Reviews (57)

I had never paid as much attention to this particular date until this year. After meeting our guide/leader/friend, Jacqueline, the adventure only got better and better each day. Tauck took care of the details; we enjoyed the journey! Small group travel made the trip so much more enjoyable. Thank you for the 4 "F's"...Facts, Fun, Food and Friendship

Most Memorable Moment:

As we walked the shores of Omaha Beach followed by the visit to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial tears rolled down our faces. All Americans Canadians Brits and French should experience Normandy. 28, 225 steps in one day? Yep, a memorable record. Never felt better. The final evening Seine river cruise in Paris pulled it all together :-)


This tour is one of the best trips we have taken. The Tauck Director was terrific. There were interesting and fun things to do each day as we moved from one lovely hotel to another. The included meals were excellent. Brittany is worth getting to know. Staying at Le Meurice was wonderful.

Most Memorable Moment:

So many! Omaha Beach guide. Discovering a little gem of a restaurant in Brittany. Breakfast at Le Meurice.


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