La Belle France 2024/2025

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : April to October
Start: Paris, France
End: Paris, France

La Belle France: 1 nt Paris, 2 nts Honfleur, 1 nt Arromanches-les-Bains, 2 nts Dinan, 2 nts Chinon, 1 nt Chartres Region

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles. This tour takes us from France’s dramatic northern shores to château-sprinkled countryside, breaking off to see WWII sites, explore centuries-old villages and sample home-grown delicacies.

Worth Noting…

For those departing on or after 4 September 2025, please note that the Bayeux Tapestry will be closed for renovations. Instead, you’ll visit the fascinating Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy on Day 4 and learn all about the military operations of the famous WWII battle.


Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Wander the enchanting island village of Mont Saint-Michel
– Enjoy a tasting session at a local winery set amidst the rolling vineyards of the Loire Valley
– Be inspired by the vivid colours of Claude Monet’s estate in Giverny



Pick Up Location & TIme

Best Western Hôtel Ronceray-Opéra (Paris)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA (Paris)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary


  • 9 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.


Day 1Paris

Welcome to the City of Lights. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a sumptuous welcome dinner. Bon appétit! (D)

Accommodation: Best Western Hôtel Ronceray-Opéra (or similar)

Day 2Paris – Honfleur

Our first impressions of France will be formed in Giverny at the home of Claude Monet – one of the world’s most celebrated artists. The vivid colours in every room paint a picture of his life, and the surrounding gardens host flowers in every shade. Our home for the next two nights will be the charming port town of Honfleur – which you may recognise as the subject of a fair few Impressionist paintings. We’ll spend the evening at our leisure, soaking up the rugged maritime atmosphere of this quaint town. (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel l’Écrin (or similar)

Day 3Honfleur – Normandy – Honfleur

This morning we’ll visit Honfleur’s bustling market and wander past its historic buildings and 17th-century harbour on an orientation tour. Then: we’ll track the Route du Cidre in Normandy, pausing at a local calvados producer to sample the fruits of the region’s orchards. From cool, crisp ciders to heady, amber-hued calvados – it makes for a delicious end to our day of exploration! Back in Honfleur, we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel l’Écrin (or similar)

Day 4Honfleur – Normandy Beaches – Bayeux – Arromanches-les-Bains

Today we’ll turn our attention to the windswept shoreline of the Normandy beaches, where we’ll visit the sites of the 1944 D-Day landings. Afterwards, there’s the opportunity to pay a poignant visit to the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, where we’ll take some time to reflect on history overlooking Omaha Beach. An awe-inspiring Tapestry awaits in Bayeux and after taking some time to inspect this masterpiece, we’ll move on to Arromanches-les-Bains – our home for the night and setting for tonight’s included dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: Les Villas d’Arromanches (or similar)

Day 5Arromanches-les-Bains – Mont Saint-Michel – Dol-de-Bretagne – Dinan

This morning we’ll drive on to the enchanting Mont Saint-Michel, crossing the walkway to wander the buzzing island village and explore the Abbey. As we make our way to Dinan, we’ll stop off for a photo opportunity at Dol-de-Bretagne – where we’ll see the famous Menhir de Champ-Dolent. Tonight, an included dinner awaits us in a traditional Breton crêperie. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hôtel Le d’Avaugour (or similar)

Day 6Dinan

Today is yours to spend however you wish in the medieval town of Dinan. Wander cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses, take a closer look at the Basilique St-Sauveur, visit the old bridge, walk along the Rance River – you certainly won’t be short of things to do! (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel Le d’Avaugour (or similar)

Day 7Dinan – Angers – Chinon

Today will find us deep in fairytale territory as we travel towards the Loire Valley. Here, the landscape’s skyline is peppered with the turrets of castles. Our first port of call will be Angers, which was once the medieval stronghold of the Plantagenet kings. After spending some time absorbing the history of the castle, we’ll move on to Chinon – where we’ll dine together at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hôtel Le Plantagenêt (or similar)

Day 8Chinon – Château de Villandry – Chinon

Next stop: Château de Villandry. Famous for its impeccably manicured gardens and architectural elegance – this mesmerising château is one of the last built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley. Taking in so much beauty is thirsty work, so on our way back to Chinon we’ll enjoy a detour at a local winery – where we’ll visit the vineyard and cellars before sampling a glass or two. (B)

Accommodation: Hôtel Le Plantagenêt (or similar)

Day 9Chinon – Château de Chenonceau – Amboise – Chartres Region

Today’s château? One of the Loire Valley’s finest: Château de Chenonceau. Here we’ll take some time to stroll through the idyllic gardens and explore the fascinating museum. We’ll make a brief stop in Amboise – the town where Leonardo da Vinci lived out the last years of his life – before making our way to the region of Chartres. This evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious final dinner together. (B, D)

Accommodation: Castel Maintenon (or similar)

Day 10Chartres Region – Chartres – Paris

Before we say our final goodbyes, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the medieval city of Chartres. The celebrated Chartres Cathedral is believed to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in France – and it’s a beautiful image to take with us back to Paris. (B)

Dates and Prices:
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: August 22* $4,929 $4,729 $6,219 $6,019
2024: September 5 Sold Out Sold Out
2024: September 16* $5,289 $5,089 $6,659 $6,459
2024: September 26 Sold Out Sold Out
2024: October 17 Sold Out Sold Out
2025: April 10, 24 $4,869 $6,079
2025: May 1 $5,409 $6,759
2025: May 8, 15, 29 $5,499 $6,859
2025: June 5, 12, 26 $5,409 $6,759
2025: July 3 $5,229 $6,529
2025: August 21, 28 $5,229 $6,529
2025: September 4, 11, 18 $5,499 $6,219
2025: September 25 $5,409 $6,759
2025: October 2, 9 $4,869 $6,079

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures. 

We recommend combining with: Paris to Nice through Vineyards and Mountains

*Last Minute sale: Save up to $200 per person off selected tours departures, subject to availability. 

Discount applicable to new bookings. Valid until July 16th, 2024. 

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Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.


Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack



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