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Globus Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country with London(RCE)

12 days from Paris to London 
This guided tour of France is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy with the best use of time—with overnights in Paris, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town where American soldiers parachuted into the night before D-Day. You’ll also visit the Memorial Museum for Peace, where you’ll learn about the Battle of Normandy, in Caen. Go even further back in history when you visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres, and the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord in the Loire Valley – a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau – a fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge and learn about and taste the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine.

At the end of your tour, transfer to London by Eurostar train. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing of all the famous landmarks. All London vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the scenic beauty and historic sites to many charming experiences, this France guided tour—plus London—is a dream vacation!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

GIVERNY
[LF] Visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet

ROUEN

Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral

DEAUVILLE
Orientation

NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit Juno Beach Center and Park, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach with the Monument to the Braves, and the American Cemetery and Memorial

BAYEUX
Visit Queen Matilda’s tapestry in the Tapestry Museum

MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey

CHÂTEAUBRIANT
Morning break

ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle

LOIRE VALLEY
Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
[LF] Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar

CHARTRES
Visit the gothic cathedral

PARIS-LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing including famous landmarks

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE.
 Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (D)
Day 2PARIS.
 In the morning, an optional excursion to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, is available. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Opéra, Madeleine, Champs-Elysées, and Arc de Triomphe. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Windows. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Seine River. (B)
Day 3PARIS–GIVERNY–ROUEN–DEAUVILLE.
 In [LF] Giverny, a highlight visit has been included to CLAUDE MONET’S HOUSE AND GARDENS. The master of Impressionism created the flower- and water gardens himself, an inspiration for his famous water lily series. Continue to Rouen and admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he captured how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Arrive in Deauville. This seaside resort is famous for its international film festival, and became home to the French high society. Don’t forget to walk the Promenade des Planches, boards in tropical wood, built in 1923 so that the elegant ladies could walk on the beach without spoiling their dresses. (B)
Day 4DEAUVILLE–NORMANDY BEACHES–CAEN.
 Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Take pictures of the Pegasus Bridge, visit JUNO BEACH CENTER and PARK, then stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches. Next is POINTE DU HOC. At OMAHA BEACH, see the Monument to the Braves, and visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY and memorial. Continue to Caen for your overnight stay. (B,D)
Day 5CAEN–BAYEUX–MONT ST. MICHEL.
 In Bayeux, admire QUEEN MATILDA’S TAPESTRY, depicting in extraordinary detail William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. Time to further explore the town center before continuing to the Gulf of Saint-Malo. Look forward to a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, with a history going back to the 8th-century and spectacularly perched on a rocky isle. Overnight on the coast near Mont St. Michel. (B,D)
Day 6MONT ST. MICHEL–CHÂTEAUBRIANT–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY.
 Drive straight across Brittany via Châteaubriant to Angers, and take pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants? (B)
Day 7LOIRE VALLEY. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY.
 A wonderful day: visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. The castle is the largest château in the Loire Valley, originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. End this fascinating day with a [LF] WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your hotel. (B,D)
Day 8LOIRE VALLEY–CHARTRES–PARIS.
 On your way to Paris, stop in Chartres and visit its superb 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL—a jewel of medieval architecture. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)
Day 9PARIS–LONDON.
 Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (standard class) to London. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time. (B)
Day 10LONDON.
 Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks. Optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 11LONDON.
 Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 12LONDON.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Paris

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RC - Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$963-$1,351

Triple room reduction per person:
$36-$39

Extra nights per person in Paris:
Pre tour: in single room $188-$611, in twin $114-$308, in triple $106-$264
Post tour: in single room $221-$377, in twin $121-$199, in triple $155-$259

Upgrade to Standard Premier on Eurostar Train: $178

Globus Notes

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
  • 1944-2019 75th Anniversary Year of D-Day Landing in Normandy

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