Normandy, Brittany, Paris & the Loire Valley 2023

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Small Group Tour
Visit the poignant beaches of D-Day, discover the rugged Brittany Coast, dine at an elegant estate in chateaux country, and spend three memorable nights in Paris on one of our most comprehensive journeys in France.
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
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    • 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

What's this trip about?

    Visit the poignant beaches of D-Day, discover the rugged Brittany Coast, dine at an elegant estate in chateaux country, and spend three memorable nights in Paris on one of our most comprehensive journeys in France.

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Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Paris, France
End CityParis

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • France


  • Paris


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Explore Brittany's rugged headlands, the Normandy coast, historic D-Day beaches and Paris Select 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 Dinner at a private country estate in châteaux country with a hunting hound demonstration in full regalia A cruise along the Golfe du Morbihan (meaning "Little Sea" in Breton), a channeled inlet of small islands that waxes and wanes with the tide

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Paris / Versailles

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Trianon Palace Versailles.
A transfer is included from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, less than a mile from Château de Versailles. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel.


LODGING : Trianon Palace Versailles – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

PORTOFCALL : Versailles, France

Day 2 Chartres to Châteaux

Begin the day traveling from Versailles to Chartres. See some of the world's greatest examples of the art – more than 27,000 square feet of it, created by artisans of the 12th and 13th centuries – inside Chartres' Gothic cathedral, ...

Day 3 The Loire Valley & Châteaux Country

For centuries, royalty and nobility built their magnificent châteaux in the Loire Valley, which also attracted poets, novelists and artists to find their inspiration in the lush forests and rich farmland of the "Garden of France." F...

Day 4 Château d'Angers and the Seaside

In the midst of the wine-growing area of the Loire Valley lies the 13th-century Château d'Angers, home to the famous Apocalypse Tapestry, the longest medieval tapestry in the world. After a visit to this 17-towered fortress to view ...

Day 5 Scenic Cruise & Rochefort-en-Terre

As Tauck's most delightful of France and Normandy tours continues, start the day with a walking tour of Le Petit Mont, a Neolithic-era tomb that German forces used as a bunker during WWII. Take a sightseeing cruise among the islands...

Day 6 From Vannes to Josselin & St-Malo

Brittany's medieval history reveals itself as you take a walking tour, view the Cathedral and meander along the Promenade de la Garenne in Vannes. Visit the ancient town of Josselin and explore its castle, Château Josselin, one of t...

Day 7 Mont-St-Michel & Medieval St-Malo

Considered to be one of Western civilization's premiere achievements, the impressive Abbey of Mont-St-Michel was once totally unreachable at high tide. Check out the range of architectural styles it embodies – with lots of walking u...

Day 8 Centuries of History in Normandy

Set out from St-Malo across the countryside on this most satisfying of Normandy tours to the coast, and view the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Your scenic drive along the Yellow Roads brings you to Le Mémorial de Caen, commemorating the s...

Day 9 Poignant Memories of D-Day

A poignant moment on your journey is a visit to the beaches on which Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 – known forever after as "D-Day" – to begin the World War II liberation of Europe and the long march to Berlin. Your memorable...

Day 10 Monet's Giverny & on to Paris

Depart Deauville and continue along the River Seine to Giverny to tour the celebrated home and oft-painted gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Monet (who moved to Giverny at the tail end of the 19th century) painted some ...

Day 11 Parisian Pleasures

Begin the day with a morning city sightseeing coach tour of Paris where you'll view famous Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the glamorous Champs-Élysées and iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame. The remainder ...

Day 12 Impressionist Art at Musée d'Orsay

Immerse yourself in the soft beauty of the works of the Impressionists during a locally guided visit to the famous (and newly renovated) Musée d'Orsay, whose great collection of 19th-century French Im­pres­sion­ist paintings, sculpt...

Day 13 Journey home

Tour ends: Paris.
A transfer is included from Le Meurice or Le Scribe Paris Opéra to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports or Paris' Gare de Lyon, Charles de Gaulle-Station or Gare du Nord train stations. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : Paris, France

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Last Updated: 10/19/2023

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Tauck Reviews & Ratings

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