Paris and Normandy Tour | Maupintour

Paris and Normandy Tour

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Prices from: $4,995

Highlights

-8 day tour throughout Paris and Normandy

-Explore the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, Luxembourg Palace, the Champs-Elysees and more

-Guided visit of the Louvre

-Visit Monet’s home in Giverny, see his Japanese Bridge and tour the gardens

-Tour of Normandy and the D-Day landing beaches

-See Utah Beach and Pointe du Hoc, as well as Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery of Saint Laurent

-Full day visit to Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site

-Organic cider tasting

-Free day to explore

-Station and hotel transfers

Paris, Monet’s Home, Normandy, Mont Saint Michel and more…

You’ll explore Normandy and see the D-Day landing beaches

All of the must-do activities

Tour the Louvre, Notre Dame, and more. You’ll even visit Mont Saint Michel, pictured below.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in the City of Lights

Arrive in Paris, where you will be greeted by your private driver and escorted to your hotel. Accommodation for your stay is at the 4 star Hotel Regina.

Day 2 – Eiffel Tower and More

Discover Paris’s most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour. Your tour by air- conditioned panoramic coach offers you the opportunity to see Paris and learn about its history and most famous sights through an audio guide commentary. Marvel at Paris’s best-known sights: Place Vendôme, the Opera, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Invalides. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, step aboard for an hour-long musical cruise along the Seine with an audio guide. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the heart of Paris’s most prestigious monuments lining the banks of the Seine: the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, the Conciergerie, etc. Thanks to your priority access, you can skip the line and speed up by elevator to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most unmissable monument. Built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition in 1889, it is 1,063 feet high. Take in the magnificent 360°views of the city and explore this iconic monument at your own pace.

Day 3 – Visit the Louvre

Three hour guided visit of the Louvre museum to discover the main works like the Venus of Milo, the Coronation of The Emperor Napoléon I and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Day 4 – Monet

Claude Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. In the surroundings of his home, Monet created the famous flower and water garden with its Japanese bridge, which became his main source of inspiration. The tour will start with a visit to Monet’s house to see his furnishings and collection of Japanese engravings. Naturally, the visit would not be complete without a lovely walk around the famous water lily gardens. Arrive in Bayeux during the afternoon. Accommodation for your stay is at the 4 star Villa Lara.

Day 5 – D-Day Landing Beaches and Battle of Normandy

Enjoy a fascinating private tour of Normandy, whose D-Day landing beaches played a key role in the fall of Nazi Germany. Your tour begins at Sainte Mère Eglise, one of the first towns liberated by  the  Allies.  Visit the  Airborne  Museum,  which  pays  tribute  to  the  courageous  American paratroopers who descended on Sainte Mere Eglise as it burst into flames. This informative museum maintains an extensive collection of photos, films, interactive displays and artifacts from the D-Day landings. Then, discover Utah Beach, one of Allies’ key landing beaches and most successful military maneuvers. Continue with a discovery to the spectacular Pointe du Hoc, where on June 6, 1944 Colonel James Rudder and his Rangers accomplished an incredible feat by scaling the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc and destroying the German’s guns. Finally, visit Omaha Beach, where so many young Americans lost their lives, followed by a stop at the American Cemetery of Saint Laurent, the final resting place of more than 9,000 U.S. soldiers.

Day 6 – Mont Saint Michel

Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the medieval treasure, Mont Saint Michel. A unique world UNESCO World Heritage site. The rich history of Mont Saint Michel dates back as far as 708, the site was one of the most notable places of pilgrimage for the medieval occident. Guided visit of the fabulous Abbey, its cloister and its gardens, relaxing and harmonious, the refectory and the impressive wheel of the monks’ bone yard. Lunch on your own. Don’t forget to taste the renowned omelet at the “Mère Poulard” restaurant. Afternoon at leisure to stroll the charming cobbled  streets  of  the  old  town  or  walk  along  the  ramparts  for  a  fantastic  view  of  the magnificent bay. Stop in a traditional and family estate to taste organic cider and Calvados.

Day 7 – A Day For You

Back to Paris by train and free time. You may want to visit the famous flea market, Marche aux Puces or explore more of the city’s famous art museums. We would be happy to help with any of these arrangements. If shopping is your preference, where better to be than in Paris!

Day 8 – Return Home – Au Revoir!

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by your private driver. Au revoir!

Price/Hotels
DatePrice Per Person From
Departs Daily$4,995

Hotel Experience

Paris – Hotel Le Six or similar

Ideally situated in the district of Saint Germain des Prés, Hotel Le Six is nestled in a quiet Haussmann style building on Stanislas street. The hotel offers ideal accommodations for a romantic weekend, family holiday or business travel. Hotel accommodations feature 37 guest rooms and 4 suites with cozy decor and modern amenities. Guest facilities at the hotel include a luminouglass-roofeded bar lounge with a library, wellness area with spa and steam bath, as well as fitness corner and room for seminars.

Bayeux – Villa Lara or similar

This 4 star boutique hotel, designed by Michel HOMSY, is located in the heart of the historic centre. It is nested in a quiet, tree-lined square along the River Aure. The hotel is just steps away from the famous Bayeux Tapestry and very close to the sea and D-Day landing beaches.

Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes.

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