Below is a detailed itinerary. You may also download it as a printable pdf below.
The meals included on the tour are specified for each date: Breakfast (B) and Dinner (D).
***There is some interest in a Paris pre-tour starting as early as September 21. Paris is normally very crowded, but it is not quite so bad right now. It is a great time to go. If you are interested in the pre-tour, let me know.***
***This is a small group tour with a maximum size of 12 people.***
DAY 1 – Friday, Sept. 24
Flight on your own to Paris.
DAY 2 – Saturday, Sept. 25 (B, D)
We take an afternoon tour of Paris with our local Parisian guide, Geneviève. I have worked with her before, and she is excellent. The tour will include outside visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, and Arch of Triumph. We will eat dinner as a group.
DAY 3 – Sunday, Sept. 26 (B)
PARIS – GIVERNY – ROUEN - HONFLEUR
Geneviève will guide us as we discover Normandy through this amazing overnight private tour, learning about the history, heritage, and culture of the region. The first day of this adventure will feature sights such as Claude Monet's home in Giverny and the historic cathedral and market of Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned alive in 1431. We will spend the night in the beautiful town of Honfleur.
DAY 4 – Monday, Sept. 27 (B)
HONFLEUR – POINT DU HOC – OMAHA BEACH - BAYEUX
Geneviève leads us as we see some of the actual battlegrounds from the Second World War. Our visit includes Point Du Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. We will take a walking tour of historic Bayeux, including the marvelous cathedral and the world-famous tapestry. The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 230 feet long and 20 inches high, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.
DAY 5 – Tuesday, Sept. 28 (B)
BAYEUX - MONT-SAINT-MICHEL – DINAN – NANTES
Today we head to Mont-Saint-Michel where you will have time on your own to explore this magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery. Mont-Saint-Michel is among France's most stunning cites and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then go to Dinan, a charming medieval town that is in the Brittany region. You are on your own to enjoy Dinan’s medieval ramparts, cobblestone streets, and half-timbered houses. Finally, we go to Nantes.
***If you prefer to return to Paris at this point or see other sites instead of the quilting show, let me know.***
DAY 6 to DAY 10 – Wednesday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 3 (B all days, D on Oct. 2)
Pour l’Amour du Fil Quilting Show that features...
DAY 10 – Sunday, Oct. 3 (B)
We fly home from the Nantes airport after a memorable time together in France!
What is included?
Hotels, land transportation, meals, entrance fees, and guide as noted in the itinerary
What is not included?
Airfare; Drinks at group dinners; Tips for the local guides and drivers in France
Trip cancellation and trip medical insurance - it is best to purchase this when you make your deposit to get the full benefit; Aaron is an agent with Allianz and can help you with your insurance
Websites for our tour:
Monet's Gardens and Home - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWx2WNXFF4
Honfleur - www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhvG5I-p18
Bayeux - www.bayeux.fr/en
Bayeux Tapestry - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry
American Sector Normandy Tour - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zPJy2dmKYc
Mont-Saint-Michel - www.youtube.com/watch?v=znNMDaq5TtE
Nantes Quilting Show – www.pourlamourdufil.com/en
$2,300 per person for a double occupancy room.
$2,700 for a single occupancy room.
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