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From Paris to Brittany & Normandy:
Where France is Frenchest

Paris – Loire Valley – Brittany – D – Day beaches of Normandy

14 days | from EUR 1,747.00 pp in dbl-room*

A nature and adventure tour that combines the striking landscapes of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. After three days in Paris this tour heads for the “Frenchest” part of France, the Loire Valley, before continuing on to the scenic western tip of France, where you will explore the magnificent landscapes of Brittany and stop near the famous D-Day beaches of Normandy.


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Day 1 to 3: Paris

Accommodation:
A small inn near the Louvre2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This enchanting little hotel is situated in the heart of Paris, in the shadow of the Louvre. It is so close to St. Germain l'Auxerrois that you can hear the hymns from the former "King's Church" and see the Gothic windows from your bedroom. In the cellar there is an old printing press that was used to print illegal leaflets during the French Revolution. It is said that the reception area was once the Café Momus (a debating club of the revolutionaries) and it was here that Puccini allowed parts of his opera "La Boheme" to be played. Breakfast, true to Parisian custom, is served in your suite. The hotel is air conditioned. Sophie Aulnette has managed the hotel for the past 10 years and personally attends to her guests' comfort. Tickets to local museums and other attractions can be purchased at a shop near the hotel.

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B

Day 3 to 5: Vouvray

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars GmbH
Company: Dollar Thrifty
Vehicle: Peugeot 2008 or similar (CDMR)
Location: Paris Center (City Office)

From Paris to Vouvray225 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A Guesthouse on a Wine Estate2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The 18th century winery was thoroughly renovated and converted into a guesthouse in 1996. The property includes a large park containing a heated swimming pool. The rooms are modern but furnished with antique furniture. Breakfast is served in the vaulted cellar with its arched ceilings or in the winter garden with a view of the park. The young hosts are very dedicated to their establishment and have given the place a friendly, cheerful atmosphere.

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C

Day 5 to 7: Saint Fiacre sur Maine

From Vouvray to Saint Fiacre sur Maine241 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A country house in the wine region Muscadet2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This tastefully furnished country house is situated in the middle of the vineyards of Muscadet. Thomas emigrated from Germany over 20 years ago to open the inn. After extensive renovation of the over 400 year old house, a successful contrast was created between modern interior design and the rustic building. Breakfast is served on the wooden terrace (weather permitting), with honey and eggs from their own bees and hens and homemade jam for a special treat.

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D

Day 7 to 9: Landudec

From Saint Fiacre sur Maine to Landudec271 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A château near the Pointe du Raz2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The enchanting château is a gorgeous stone manor house accented by white shutters, a steeply pitched slate roof, dormer windows, and a profusion of chimneys. A circular drive sweeps around to the entrance, which looks onto a lawn enclosed by three circular walls interrupted by 18th-century columns with unique Oriental motifs. The elegant decor features beamed ceilings, mellow wood panelling, and heirloom antiques. In contrast to the formal parlour, the breakfast room is a delightfully casual, cheerful room with pretty yellow walls, blue doors, blue-and-white tiles and a stone fireplace. Guests enjoy breakfast at a single large table topped by a delightful Provenal-print cloth. The bedrooms are exquisitely furnished with antiques accented by fabric-covered walls and colour-coordinated draperies and bedspreads. The garden is equally stunning: in early spring guests can admire the spectacle of 350,000 daffodils followed by thousands of azaleas and rhododendrons. Barbecues can be arranged to enable guests to grill fresh fish from the local market and enjoy dinner in the park-like grounds. Restaurants are just ten minutes away. Philippe Davy is an exceptional host and the château has been owned by his family for over 900 years.

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Day 9 to 11: Vergoncey

From Landudec to Vergoncey393 km | 6 hours

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Accommodation:
A château near St. Michael2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This château is a true treasure. Surrounded by a vast park, it sits on the crest of a hill facing a lawn that rolls gently down to a small lake replete with white swans and a little bridge. This handsome stone mansion was built in 1763 but has roots in the 12th century. It has been owned by the same family from the beginning. The charming host, Comte de Roquefeuil, can tell fascinating stories of the châteaucolourful past and the role of his ancestors in various battles. The hotelinteresting interior is impeccably maintained. All of the rooms are decorated with antique furniture and family portraits line the walls. On the ground floor there is a foyer with a sweeping staircase on one side and a cosy library, a billiard room and an elegant dining room on the other. The bedrooms have the same elegant decor and are decorated with family antiques. Mont Saint Michel and the landing beaches of Normandy are nearby.


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Day 11 to 13: Subles

From Vergoncey to Subles245 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
An old mill in Subles2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The old water mill of Subles is a hidden paradise in the
hinterland of the Normandy coast. The millstone and the wheel work from the
18th Century are well preserved and artistically integrated into the new
ambience. The same applies to the grounds, where the old ponds and trenches
have been redesigned to be part of a unique park. Madame, the friendly host,
gives good tips for restaurants and day trips. It is ten minutes by car to the
nearest beaches.

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Day 13 and 14: Giverny

From Subles to Giverny205 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A family residence1 Night | Bed & Breakfast

Giverny is a sleepy little town on the River Seine, away from major motorways and only 1 1/2 km from Monetfamous garden. The charming family residence is surrounded by woods and a garden containing over 8,000 apple trees. The property only has five guestrooms, which have been decorated with much care and attention to detail by the hosts. A large billiard table stands in front of the fireplace. Breakfast is served in the wood-panelled salon. Rental bicycles are available upon request, as the area is perfect for bike trips.

Giverny

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Giverny: Monet's Gardens
Monet allegedly claimed that there was nothing he could do besides painting and gardening. His gardens are themselves a work of art and not merely a collection of flower beds. The famous impressionist specifically designed the gardens as a source of inspiration for his paintings. Conversely, he converted images in his head into real arrangements in his park. The painter achieved his dream at great effort and expense: six gardeners were hired to help him implement his ideas. Beds were created that overflow with flowers from early spring to late autumn. Monet skillfully arranged the flowers and plants to provide a full range of carefully coordinated shades of color. Such famous works as the water lily and the Japanese bridge paintings were created in Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Today his gardens are a living museum open to the public.

Day 14: Paris

From Giverny to Paris77 km | 2 hours

Rental car drop-off
Location: Paris Center (City Office)


Vehicle

Broker: Sunny Cars GmbH
Company: Dollar Thrifty
Vehicle: Peugeot 2008 or similar (CDMR)

Features: 4 doors, Air conditioning
Suitable for: 4 adults, 2 large suitcases

Rate:
  • without excess
  • Fuel policy FF: Return the car with the same amount of gas as you have received it, usually this is "full-full"
  • Deposit: EUR 1,500.00 with credit card

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,969.00*
(from EUR 1,747.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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