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8 Day Paris, Normandy & the Loire

Fertile vineyards, Gothic fortresses and the land that has been an inspiration to artists for thousands of years!
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8 Day Paris, Normandy & the Loire

Roundtrip Paris

June 29, 2018

Cosmos Land Tour

This France tour is the perfect way for value-minded travellers to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks and fascinating history sum up this tour.

You’ll visit some of northern France’s interesting and charming towns, including Rouen, best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and burned at the stake in the town’s marketplace in 1431. Here, visit the splendid Gothic cathedral, which was once the world’s tallest building and the subject of a series of Claude Monet’s paintings, just like the water garden in Giverny, depicted in some of his most famous canvases. Stop in Honfleur, a romantic port city; Rennes, with its traditional, colourful timber-framed houses; Blois, a picturesque town with its renaissance castle located in the town centre; and Chartres, famous for pilgrimages to its 13th-century gothic cathedral. In Bayeux, visit the Bayeux Tapestry, listed by UNESCO and depicting the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Admire the cathedral, ramparts, and ancient walls in St. Malo, a fortified seaside resort.

World War II history comes to life as you visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and the landing beaches. Other highlights of this France tour include picturesque Mont St. Michel, situated on a rocky isle with its world-famous abbey that has been a pilgrimage spot for centuries. Spend a day at leisure in the Châteaux Country with the opportunity to take an optional excursion to visit the Château of Chenonceau, a 16th-century, fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

From the historic sights to the picturesque scenery, this is a dream vacation!

What we are Including

  • 8-day guided tour
  • 3* & 4* accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 2 dinners included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Sightseeing admission charges
  • Taxes
  • Ask us about adding airfare!
Land Tour
From: $1844pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

DAY 2 PARIS

One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. During the included sightseeing with a local expert, you'll see many of the best-known Parisian sites. Optional excursions are also available.
Breakfast Breakfast

DAY 3 PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–HONFLEUR–DEAUVILLE

Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet’s finest work (gardens open from April to October). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville.
Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

DAY 4 DEAUVILLE–NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL

Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway.
Breakfast Breakfast

DAY 5 MONT ST. MICHEL–ST. MALO–RENNES–CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY

Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colourful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Châteaux Country.
Breakfast Breakfast

DAY 6 CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY

A whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion visiting the Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.
Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

DAY 7 CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–BLOIS–CHARTRES–PARIS

Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, another highlight is the visit of Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Reach Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion.
Breakfast Breakfast

DAY 8 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

Globus: Offering a World of Travel Opportunity

Globus family of brands is a group of escorted tour, river cruise and independent travel companies that are dedicated to handling all the small details of your vacation. This leaves you to explore more and create lifelong memories. Each brand under the Globus family umbrella has a unique approach to travel suiting the needs of every traveller. Globus believe every journey tells a story. They have envisioned the perfect vacation for you. Providing opportunities to experience great hotels, amazing food, incredible sightseeing and, above all, creating memories that would last several lifetimes! On a Globus fully escorted tour, professionals handle all the details, logistics and scheduling leaving nothing but the journey for you.

Cosmos: Affordable Travel, Priceless Experiences

Cosmos specializes in turning travel dreams into reality for everyone. Cosmos offers savvy, value-minded travellers the most affordable travel packages to the most captivating destinations in the world. No other travel company matches the expertise and on-trip experiences with a great mix of included excursions and independent exploration opportunities all for unsurpassed value.

Experience Hosted Travel with Monograms

Monograms put all of the planning and coordinating into all-in-one vacation packages. A package that ensures you won’t find yourself forced into the unknown. An award-winning travel company, Monograms provides a choice of hotels, included transportation, and sight-seeing – and most importantly, a Monograms Local Host. Monograms invites you to travel the world independently, with expert help.

Avalon Waterways: Exquisite River Cruise Journeys

Avalon Waterways delivers river cruising from a unique point of view. Aboard Avalon’s elegant and innovative ships, travellers see the worlds villages, vineyards, and vibrant cities from the perspective of its legendary waterways. With the inclusion of award-winning land programs led by expert local guides at port, Avalon travellers are immersed in their destinations.

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