French Ring

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  • 10 Days
  • Group : 14 people
  • Travel Insurance
  • All year

What’s Included

  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • On some tours, according to the number of passengers, the service may be provided in bilingual (usually in English and Spanish).
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: Paris
  • Excursion: Versailles in Paris
  • Boat: Padirac caves
  • Transfer: Montmartre district in Paris
  • Ticket admission: Monet´s house in Giverny, Villandry gardens , Chenonceau castle , castle park of Chambord , Museum and replica of Lascaux caves, Beynac castle , Beynac castle , Padirac caves , Cité du Vin in Bordeaux
  • High speed train: Bordeaux to Paris
  • 2 dinner included in: AMBOISE, ROCAMADOUR

Itinerary - French Ring

Day 1 - Paris

Welcome to Paris! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.

Day 2 - Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Transfer to the Montmartre neighborhood.

Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards, and breathtaking monuments of Paris. Later in the day, we provide a transfer to the Montmartre dis­trict. This neighborhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cab­arets. Sit down for lunch and enjoy this magical place where you can choose from the various cuisines this area has to offer. We will then return to the hotel or take some leisure time to enjoy the city.

Day 3 - Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to Versailles palace.

Today we will include a transfer to Versailles, with its immense palace and beautiful gardens. Free afternoon.

Day 4 - Paris - Rouen- Arromanches - Caen

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monet’s house. Rouen. Beaches where the Normandy landings took place.

Early departure from Paris, traveling towards Normandy, making a stop in GIVERNY. We will visit Monet’s House and its impressive gardens (entrance included); we learn about Impressionist art, which had its center in Normandy. The journey continues to ROUEN, the capital of Normandy with its medieval streets and cathedral. Here we have time for a stroll and to take lunch. We continue to ARROMANCHES, on its beaches we are reminded of the World War II landings in France. The last stop is CAEN, where we take some leisure time in the central district.

Day 5 - Caen - Mont St. Michel - St. Malo - Dinan - Rennes

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Mont S. Michel. French Bretagne.

First thing in the morning we travel to Mont Saint Michel, time to see the Abbey located within the city on an island. After this, whilst traveling in the Bretagne region, we stop at SAINT MALO (whose powerful walls defend the city), where we will have time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue to DINAN, take some time to explore this Breton village full of charm. We continue our way to RENNES, the capital of Bretagne with its interesting and monumental historic center.

Day 6 - Rennes - Angers - Tours - Villandry - Amboise

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Loire region and castles. Dinner included.

In the morning we will leave for ANGERS. Those who want can visit the castle that houses the largest medieval tapestry in the Apocalypse. After this we continue to the Loire Valley, visiting TOURS, the regional capital on the banks of the Loire River, with time for a stroll and to take lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the CHATEAU DE VILLANDRY, famous for its gardens and flowers (tickets to the gardens are included). Journey on to AMBOISE, a city with a very interesting medieval quarter. Dinner included.

Note: Sometimes the accommodation may be in the city of Tours.

Day 7 - Amboise - Chenonceaux - Chambord - Limoges

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Castles of Loire.

A day to learn more about the Loire region. First a stroll through Amboise in the early hours to the Clos Lucé mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life. Exploring the Loire region in a little more depth, we visit CHENONCEAU CASTLE (tickets included), built like a bridge over the River Cher. We continue to CHAMBORD, the largest castle of Loire (entrance to the park included). We will then travel to the center of France, making a stop for coffee in ARGENTON SUR CREUSE, a small medieval town on the banks of the Creuse River. We continue to LIMOGES, a city known for its porcelain, where we recommend a stroll in the center to see its cathedral.

Day 8 - Limoges - Sarlat - Beynac - Rocamadour

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Dordogne Valley of unforgettable villages. Lascaux cave museum. Beynac medieval castle. Dinner included.

We will leave Limoges for the Dordogne. Few regions contain so many villages full of charm and unforgettable countryside. We arrive at LASCAUX, we will include admission to the museum and replica of the caves, we will learn about the site’s prehistory with the magnificent cave paintings. After that, we see SARLAT, a world heritage town with an incredibly well-preserved Renaissance historic center, where there will be time to stroll and have lunch. In BEYNAC we see a medieval castle overlooking the river (admission included). ROCAMADOUR, a beautiful medieval village with an important sanctuary “hung” over a ravine; we suggest you walk down the via Crucis and come back up in the lift. Dinner included.

Day 9 - Rocamadour - Padirac - Collonge La Rouge - St. Emilion - Bordeaux

HIGHLIGHTS: Padirac Caves, Midi Region, and winemakers.

We will go to the impressive PADIRAC caves, where we include a boat ride on the river 75 meters underground. A stop at COLLONGE LA ROUGE, a very picturesque village built with red stone on the Way of St James. Time for lunch. After lunch, we travel to ST. EMILION, at the heart of the Bordeaux wine-producing region. Time for a stroll. BORDEAUX, arrive at the end of the afternoon.

Notice: The caves may be closed in November or due to the weather conditions.

Day 10 - Bordeaux - Paris

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Cité du vin in Bordeaux.- High-Speed train to Paris.-

The entire center of Bordeaux has been declared a World Heritage site. You will be amazed by the “water mirror” and stroll through the old town with its pedestrian streets and 11th-century cathedral. We will include admission (free visit with audio information in English, Spanish or French) to the CITE DU VIN, an impressive interactive museum that recounts the history of the wine and its production; wine tasting is included at the viewpoint over Bordeaux. You will have free time later to stroll and have lunch on the banks of the Garonne River, an area full of small restaurants. After lunch, we will take you to the railway station where you will take a modern high-speed train. In a little under two hours, you will cover the 500 km between Bordeaux and Paris. Arriving in Paris, the station.

Note: If additional nights are needed in Paris, the transfer between the station and your hotel is not included.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 24-hour front desk
  • International air ticket is not included.
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. No hidden charges.
  • Travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
  • We recommend you to get travel insurance for your trip.
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Notes


We reserve the right to alter or omit any part of an itinerary and reverse the order of places to be visited or change any space reservation without prior notice due to readjustment of National park policies, seasonal changes, safety reasons, weather conditions or force majeure which may dictate these changes.

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