La Belle France 2022

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : July - 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

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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.

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

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

Hotel Ronceray-Opera (Paris)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Hotel Ronceray-Opera (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
  • Visit Giverny. Orientation tour of Honfleur. Track the Route du Cidre in Normandy - Visit the sites of the 1944 D-Day landing/Normandy Beaches
  • Free time in Dinan - Visit Château de Villandry and Château de Chenonceau - Sample a glass or two at a local winery
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 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.

Itinerary

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: Hôtel Le Cardinal (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 du Dauphin et des Loges (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 du Dauphin et des Loges (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: 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: March 26 $4,899 $6,129
2022: April 4, 14, 28 $4,809 $6,129
2022: May 12 $5,199 $6,549
2022: May 19 $5,249 $6,609
2022: June 2, 16 $5,199 $6,549
2022: June 30 $5,149 $6,489
2022: July 14, 28 $5,149 $6,489
2022: August 11, 25 $5,149 $6,489
2022: September 3, 8, 12 $5,249 $6,609
2022: September 22 $5,099 $6,419
2022: October 10 $4,899 $6,179

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

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.

 

Notes
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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