Northern France Tour

Exploring Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley

France offers you a rich variety of experiences - its landscapes, its history, its cultures and its cuisine make this one of the world's most exciting destinations. From Paris to Chartres, from the beaches of Normandy to the châteaux of the Loire, join us to discover the flair and friendly hospitality of this fascinating country.

Sample Northern France Tour Itinerary



Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Paris Airport - Chartres

  • Chartres - whose Cathedral was a beacon of Christianity through the Middle Ages, where the narrative quality and vivid colors of its stained glass windows bring the stories of the Bible to life.

Day Three: Chartres - Valley of the Loire - Blois

  • Loire Valley - with more than 1000 medieval, Renaissance and Classical châteaux.
  • Château of Blois - a journey through architectural history, bearing witness to royal intrigues and assassinations.

Day Four: Blois - Loire Valley Excursion - Blois

  • Château of Chenonceau - most romantic of the castles, straddling the River Cher.
  • Château of Nitray - wine-tasting in a private vineyard.
Notre Dame - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

Notre Dame - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

Day Five: Blois - Mont St. Michel

  • Mont St. Michel - dramatic island village rising majestically off the Normandy coast, crowned by its Gothic Abbey.

Day Six: Mont St. Michel - St. Malo - Bayeux

  • St. Malo - city of seafarers and corsairs, this is the best of Brittany, with its formidable ramparts and citadel.
  • Bayeux - with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral and the unique Bayeux Tapestry, which records events leading up to Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066.

Day Seven: Bayeux - D-Day Beaches and Museum Excursion - Bayeux

  • Arromanches-les Bains - to see the D-Day Landings Museum
  • Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach - the bloodiest of the landing beaches
  • St. Laurent-sur-Mer - the American Cemetery

Day Eight: Bayeux - Rouen - Giverny - Paris

  • Rouen - its Gothic Cathedral immortalised by Monet's paintings, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
  • Giverny - the garden created by Monet to inspire his series of paintings 'Water Lilies', 'Bridge at Giverny' and 'Hay Stacks'.

Days Nine and Ten: Paris

  • Paris - the City of Lights, capital of France and one of Europe's most romantic cities. See the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Musée d'Orsay and Montmartre.

Day Eleven: Paris - USA

Booking Your Northern France Tour

There is so much to see in France, this is of course just a taste of the north. Naturally, it is possible to combine the central and southern part of the country with Paris - just contact us to find out how!

So whether you are interested in creating a tailor-made itinerary for your group or would like to join one of our scheduled tours, give us a call at 800 323 8158 or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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