France

Discover the many faces of France in the City of Light and varied coastline of Normandy, including the hallowed ground at D-Day beaches and the U.S. Military Cemetery, commemorating the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II. Venture out to the tidal island village of Mont Saint-Michel and explore its historic abbey. Experience French culture, cuisine, art and architecture in Paris and explore the Sun King’s Royal Residence, exquisite gardens and Hall of Mirrors at nearby Versailles. Then trace Joan of Arc’s footsteps in Rouen.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

French

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT+2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

52° F

France Expedition

Romantic Paris, Historic Normandy & Opulent Versailles

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – PARIS, FRANCE

Arrive in Paris

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel Pont Royal

Day 2 – PARIS

Private half-day tour (driver & guide):

  • Eiffel Tower & Arc de Triomphe 
  • Champs Elysées
  • Ile de la Cité – Sainte Chapelle

Accommodations: Hotel Pont Royal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – PARIS – VERSAILLES

Transfer with guide by public transportation to Versailles:

  • Lunch at Trianon Palace Hotel (not included)
  • Tour of Versailles Palace & Gardens

Accommodations: Hotel Pont Royal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – PARIS

Day at leisure

Accommodations: Hotel Pont Royal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – PARIS / ROUEN / NORMANDY

Private transfer with driver/guide to Rouen:

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral & Gros-Horloge clock
  • Place du Vieux Marché

Arrive in Normandy

Accommodations: Hotel Villa Lara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – NORMANDY

Private full-day tour with driver/guide:

  • World War II sites – American Sector
  • Omaha Beach
  • U.S. Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Accommodations: Hotel Villa Lara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – NORMANDY

Private full-day tour with driver/guide:

  • Mont Saint-Michel – Abbey & village
  • Local towns – St-Lô, Bayeux, Avranches, Villedieu-Les-Poêles

Accommodations: Hotel Villa Lara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – NORMANDY / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Paris airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $6,950 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

The words “Thank You” simply cannot convey the perfection of each day and night.  Each hotel was better than the last, with amazing amenities, fantastic locations and delightful staff.  Italy is a beautiful country already, and somehow you made it even better!

Anne H.
Charlotte, NC

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from April to October)

What to eat:

Steak Frites (steak & fries), Moules Marinières (mussels), Crème brûlée (vanilla custard with caramelized sugar)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, trousers, jeans, shorts, skirts, sweater or jacket, shawl or scarf, comfortable walking & dress shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, camera equipment, universal adapter

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