Insight Vacations | French Heritage

A grand adventure - world renowned wines, snow-capped mountains, sun-drenched beaches, magnificent châteaux, Roman remains, excellent food and battlefield history.

This tour is a combination of Normandy, Brittany & the Loire Valley and Country Roads of France.


From price is based on 29 July & 22 July 2017 departure


SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES:


  • Côte d’Azur: Walk through the old streets of Monaco to see the Palace and Tomb of Princess Grace.
  • St-Paul-de-Vence: Discover how this hilltop town became a refuge for artists.
  • Arles: See the ancient two-tiered amphitheatre built by the Romans in the 1st century AD and which is still used for plays and concerts today.
  • Lascaux II Caves: This caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. For preservation reasons, they have been replicated in all their glory.
  • Paris: See the monuments, museums, buildings and bridges on a Seine River cruise through the heart of Paris.
  • Bayeux: The tapestry is actually a 70m long embroidery that tells the story of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Look out for King Harold with an arrow in his eye!
  • Normandy Beaches: Join an emotive journey tracing the story of the D-Day landings. With a Local Expert visit the American Military Cemetery of St. Laurent and appreciate the valour of Rudder's Rangers among the bunkers of Pointe du Hoc.
  • Mont-St-Michel: Savour your first sight of the fortified island of Mont-St-Michel. Cross the causeway for a guided tour through the maze of halls and vaults of the massive abbey.
  • Château d'Ussé: Visit the fairytale castle, Charles Perrault's inspiration for his tale 'Sleeping Beauty'.
  • Villandry: Beside the Cher River stands Villandry Castle, surrounded by France's finest formal gardens.
  • Chartres: Inside magnificent Chartres Cathedral, marvel at the stained-glass windows, a riot of rich blues and reds, justly considered the finest medieval glass in France.


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:


  • Troyes: Explore the medieval heart of the Champagne capital.
  • Chamonix: Stay in France's mountaineering capital.
  • Annecy: Enjoy free time in the Little Venice area.
  • Monaco: Drive on part of the Grand Prix circuit.
  • Saint-Paul de Vence: Discover the village's artistic vocation.
  • Aix-en-Provence: See the mansions of the Cours Mirabeau.
  • Avignon: See the old Papal Palace and famous bridge.
  • Pont du Gard: See the famous Roman aqueduct.
  • Camargue: Visit Stes Maries-de-la-Mer.
  • Nîmes: See the Maison Carrée and Roman Arena.
  • Carcassonne: Enjoy a walking tour of this fortified town.
  • Albi: See the soaring brick cathedral.
  • Cahors: See the Pont Valentré.
  • Rocamadour: Visit this medieval cliff top town.
  • Dordogne: See the golden limestone buildings of Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
  • Scenic Drives: Burgundy, High Alps, Route Napoleon, Cote d'Azur, Camargue, Dordogne Valley.
  • Rouen: See the Cathedral and Place du Vieux-Marché where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
  • Normandy Coast: See the remains of the artificial Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches and drive along the D-Day landing beaches.
  • St Malo: Walk along the fortifications and narrow streets.
  • Loire Valley: See the imposing Châteaux of Saumur, Angers and Ussé.
  • Paris: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the French capital seeing the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe.


Per Person, Twin Share fr $8,850* Enquire Now
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