FRENCH ART AND HISTORY

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Location:

Paris
St. Malo
Nantes
Angers
Tours
Amboise
Blois
Chambord
Orléans
Gien
Briar
Montargis
Fontainebleau

Duration:
8 days
Price From:
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FRENCH ART AND HISTORY

8 Days Tour $

General Information

Included Features

Accommodation at selected hotels, service charges & hotel taxes, luggage handling
Breakfast daily, dinners and lunches as per program
Arrival and departure transfers
Touring by modern air-conditioned coach
Professional tour director throughout

Sightseeing

Enchanting Paris
Chartres Cathedral
Mont-Saint-Michel
The historic walled city of St. Malo
Nantes l Angers
The old city of Orleans
Beautiful Gien
Briare
Montargis, the 'Venice of the Gatinais'
Magnificent Fontainebleau
 




Day 1, Paris

Airport arrival, then transfer to a selected hotel. After checkin, afternoon city tour, followed by free time and dinner in an atmospheric Parisian restaurant. (D,O)

Day 2, Paris – Versailles – Chartres

A morning visit to the glorious Palace of Versaille s. After free time for lunch, we visit Notre Dame Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Chartres, with sightseei ng around lovely Chartres. (B,D,O)

Day 3, Chartres – Mont St. Michel – St. Malo

Departure for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mon t St. Michel, with free time for lunch en route. The fabu lous little island, with its historic abbey and beautiful v illage, is a tourist magnet. Then leave for the beautiful walled port city of St Malo. (B,L,D,O)

Day 4, St. Malo – Nantes – Angers – Tours

Our first stop is gorgeous Nantes. Visit the ancien t Dukes of Brittany Castle, with its splendid courtyard, th en enjoy sightseeing around the town. Onward to the imposing Angers Fortress, and to medieval Tours, with dinner an d overnight. (B,D,O)

Day 5, Tours – Amboise – Blois – Chambord – Orleans

After breakfast, view the fabulous half-timbered me dieval buildings of Tours, with its fine cafe-filled square s. Then we go on to the stunning Chateau de Blois, one of F rance's most prestigious Renaissance monuments, and a favou rite home of French kings. (B,D,O

Day 6, Orleans – Gien – Briar - Montargis – Fontainebleau

Joan of Arc's pretty Orléans on the mighty Loire Ri ver has much to see within its old walls. We also visit Ann e of Beaujeu's Castle of Gien, the magnificent aqueduct at B riare and Montargis, which calls itself the Venice of Gatinai s because of its 127 bridges. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Fontainebleau – Paris

A morning visit to the world famous UNESCO-listed F ontainebleau Palace, which every French king rightly cherished and embellished with the stunning work of the ir best artists, painters, sculptors, architects and garden ers. After lunch, return to Paris. (B,L,D,O)

Day 8, Paris

Free time before your airport transfer can be used to visit artistic Montmartre and the dramatic Church of Sacr e Coeur. Transfer to the airport. (B)