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Duration 5 Days
Sights Trouville / Deauville / D-Day Beaches / Mont-Saint-Michel / Loire Valley / Bordeaux region
Price from €850 / person
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France in 5 Days
from €850/ person

✓ All Train tickets and Private Minivan

✓ Guided Tours in Normandy, Bordeaux and Loire Valley  

✓ Tickets for the main Sights  

  • bordeaux, bordeaux wine trip, places to visit in France Bordeaux - Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France, located in the Southwest of France on the Garonne river. It is mainly known for its quality wines and represents the world’s major wine industry capital.
    saint emilion, bordeaux wine trip Saint-Emilion - Situated in a hilltop position, Saint-Emilion dominates the Dordogne Valley: its landscape, which consists of the village and the vineyards, has been awarded the title ‘Cultural Landscape’ by UNESCO – first vineyard in the world!
    saint-emilion, bordeaux wine trip, Médoc - The Médoc countryside offers beautiful landscapes, valleys and wetlands, along with sandy beaches which run along the Atlantic coast. In the Médoc area you can find 8 AOC wines (controlled designation of origin) and the best chateaux of the Bordeaux region.
    Mont Saint Michel, mont saint michel abbey, france tourist attractions, French DMC Mont Saint Michel Abbey - The Mont Saint Michel Abbey combines a magnificent Gothic architecture with a fascinating historical background.
    Normandy D-Day sites, Normandy, D-Day sites, Omaha beach Omaha beach - Omaha beach was one of the landing beaches of the americans. This is where they suffered the most casualties while fighting against Germans in hopes of liberating Europe. Hence the name « bloody Omaha » or « the Beach of blood ».
    American cemetery D Day Omaha beach, france tourist attractions Normandy American Cemetery - On the 8 of June 1944, the U.S First Army established the temporary cemetery. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site and now is the American Cemetery. The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach.
    Chenonceau Castle Chenonceau Castle - Do you want to take a breath in the magnificient gardens of the Loire Valley region? Do you expect to know a little bit more about the French history? So you cannot miss the Chanonceau castle! Known as "the castle of the ladies", this building has been trascendental in the French history as well as housing more many high ranked ladies and Queens!
    Loire Valley, Full Day, Guided Tour, visit paris and france, french castles Chambord Castle - Château de Chambord is a great example of the splendor of French Renaissance architecture. This massive and popular castle was built starting in 1519 by François I.


  • Day 1: Trouville, Deauville and D-Day Beaches

    The tour of France in 5 days will give you the opportunity to travel around the most beautiful towns and sights in the north and center of the country.

    deauville, 5 days in franceYou will start your tour leaving from Paris towards Normandy: with the train, you will easily reach the train station of Trouville-Deauville and, then, you will start you trip. First, you will visit the amazing classic village of Trouville, situated along the ocean: there, you will take a look at the ancient palace called Hôtel des Roches Noires and you can visit the Villa Montebello, which houses the museum of the city.

    You can walk along the beach and take a break by relaxing in one of the beautiful piers. Later, you will reach another small village, Deauville, the “queen of the Norman beaches“: Deauville has been one of the most prestigious resorts in France for the Parisian high society and played a major role in Proust’s “In search of lost time”. Deauville is a fashionable holiday resort, but it is also known for a famous international film festival, a race course and its harbour. You can walk along the beach, experience the unique atmosphere of the village and have lunch in one of the elegant restaurants in the village.

    Normandy D-Day sites, Normandy, D-Day sites, france in 5 days

    Utah beach

    Later, you will move to the famous D-Day beaches, in order to experience a piece of global history! You will have the chance to explore the historical significance of the American sector, with a guide who will explain the significance of all the beaches and villages: you can take pictures, learn, reflect and understand how these events happened.

    You will have lunch either in a historic café or in a traditional coffee shop. You will then see Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach, the place where American troops arrived via boat. At the end of the tour, you will also visit the Normandy American Cemetery and the Visitor Center.

    Day 2: Mont-Saint-Michel

    On your second day, you will start your trip visiting some other D-Day beaches and the most important sights in the area. Then, you will be driven to Mont-Saint-Michel by minivan.

    Excursion at Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, paris in 5 daysMont-Saint-Michel is a village full of history: you can walk through narrow streets, admire breathtaking views and plunge yourself into the medieval era thanks to the impressive Gothic architecture. You can take a stroll on the bay – if the tide allows – in order to have a breathtaking view of the village. In particular, the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey will offer quite a unique experience: there, the beauties of history and architecture will give you a thrill that you will never forget! The Abbey, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, was built with different styles (Roman and Gothic) and it is divided into several parts: an underground church, the abbey-church and the monks living area.

    Within the island, you can also shop, visit other specific sights and  museums, as well as dine in some typical french restaurants. After that, you will be driven to the train station in Caen and,  from there, you will take the train to the Loire Valley.

    Day 3: Loire Valley

    On the third day, you will reach Tours by train: there, a minivan will pick you up in order to guide you through the amazing Loire Valley and its chateaux.

    Azay Le Rideau castle

    Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
    (Wikimedia Commons)

    The first castle is the Chateau of Azay-Le-Rideau: in this castle, built during the reign of Francis I (16th century), you will find a perfect example of Renaissance architecture. The chateau lies in the middle of the Indre River, with towers, turrets and influences from Italian art. Within the chateau, you can also visit a collection of Flemish and French tapestries which furnish the chateau’s apartments.

    Then, you will visit the impressive Gardens of Villandry, in the Chateau of Villandry: they are known for their beauty and for their structure. There are three different levels: the water garden, the decorative flower garden and the kitchen garden.

    Chenonceau, 5 days in france

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    You will have lunch in a regional restaurant in Tours; following, you will reach the Chateau of Chenonceau: it was built in the 16th century and later modified by Catherine de Medici.

    You can take a walk in the French gardens and, later, you will leave with the minivan towards the Chateau of Chambord. It was built by Francis I, with 440 rooms and a fortress featuring Gothic roofs, turrets and façades.

    Day 4: Bordeaux and Vineyards

    You will spend your 4th day visiting the Bordeaux region. You will take the train in Tours and, in only 3 hours, you will reach the Bordeaux central station.

    bordeaux, saint emilion, france in 5 daysDuring the day, you will take one of the most famous ‘wine roads’: the road to Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. You will have the unique chance to visit the best chateaux and vineyards in the region, comfortably seated in a private minivan. Furthermore, you will taste some high quality classified wines that you will never forget!

    The region of Saint-Emilion dates back to the Roman age: it is the most famous area of the Bordeaux region, thanks to the Medieval village of Saint-Emilion, a small commune with dozens of historical monuments. There, you can find an impressive monolithic church, some ancient walls and typical streets, squares and buildings. With Médoc, Saint-Emilion is the main area in the region and it houses 4 Premier Grand Cru Classé A estates, the highest level of the classification of Bordeaux wines.

    saint-emilion, bordeaux wine trip, In every chateau you visit, you will have the opportunity to taste a different wine. Don’t miss all the sights in the village (part of the UNESCO World Heritage) and try some typical food, to have a better understanding of regional tradition!

    You will also have the chance to visit the small Pomerol area, a ‘satellite’ which offers high quality wines made with Merlot and Cabernet.

     Day 5: Médoc and Bordeaux

    On your last day, you will spend half a day making your way through the most impressive ‘wine road’ in the Bordeaux region: the so-called ‘castle road’, or D2 (Départementale 2) in the Médoc area. The driver of a private minivan will pick you up and will lead you through the highest quality vineyards and chateaux of the region.

    medoc, bordeaux, france in 5 daysAcross this area, you will find and visit some of the most famous and renowned winery villages and chateaux of France and you will try the top wine appellations, like Moulis or Sainte-Estèphe. You will pass by and visit some magnificent and charming French chateaux and, there, you will taste different varieties of Bordeaux, along with some food tastings. All the red wines of the famous 1855 Classification are from Médoc: one of the most famous ‘appellations d’origine’ (controlled designation of origin) is the Margaux AOC. After the visits and tastings, your driver will bring you to Bordeaux, in order to experience on of the most beautiful cities in France.

    old town, bordeaux wine tripFirst, you can take a walk in the Old Town (on the left bank of the Garonne river) and visit the famous district of Saint-Pierre: in this village-like part of the town, you can stroll around narrow streets, as well as medieval and Roman squares. The Roman and Gothic architecture will bring you back to past centuries as the Roman Cathedral, along with the Tower Pey-Berland, will offer  unique and monumental insight into the history of the city. In this district, don’t miss the amazing Water Mirror, the icon of Bordeaux: it is a reflecting pool, situated in Place de la Bourse, which alternates mirror effects and artificial misting.

    If you like, you can have a break in the CAPC – the Museum of Contemporary Art -, or in the historic Chartrons district. Otherwise, you can walk along the quay and have some tastings at the CIVB, a renowned school of wine. You can also visit the amazing City of Wine, an innovative and recent building  which houses exhibitons about wine, where you will learn the ‘wine culture’.

    dune of pilat, bordeaux wine trip, france in 5 daysIf you like, in the afternoon you can move to the Dune of Pilat, the tallest dune in Europe, in the Arcanchon Bay: it takes around 45 minutes from Bordeaux, but you will have the opportunity to see one of the most magnificent natural sights in the world. From the top of the hill (110 meters above the sea) you can relax and enjoy the view.

    Once back in Bordeaux, you will be driven to the train station, where you will take the train back to Paris.


  • What is included in the price?

      • All transportation by train and minivan
      • Guided tour on the D-Day beaches
      • Entrance to the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey
      • Visits to 4 castles in the Loire Valley
      • Visits to 4 chateaux and tastings in Saint-Emilion
      • Visits to 2 chateux and tastings in Médoc

    What is not included in the price?

      • Guide (unless selected as an option)
      • Hotels
      • Meals (unless specified)
      • Personal expenses

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    • Customize your trip by adding additional activities, transports and hotels!

    • ✓  Plan your trip in advance

      ✓  Wear good shoes!

       In Mont-Saint-Michel, tides can rise above 50 feet!

       Don’t worry, you will have free time to relax and to visit the sights which are not on the program!

      ✓  On Sundays, you will find amazing and crowded markets in Bordeaux

      ✓  In the Loire Valley, guided tours are generally available at the entrance of the castles for free or for a few additional euros. Be sure to check the end time as not to miss the departure of the minivan for the rest of the excursion.

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