This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks, charming châteaux, and fascinating history sum up this tour—with overnights in Paris, Caen, the coast near Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.</BR></BR>World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day. You’ll also visit the Memorial Museum for Peace, where you’ll learn about the Battle of Normandy, in Caen. Go even further back in history when you visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres and when you are in the Loire Valley, where you visit the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord, a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers. While in châteaux country, spend two nights on the grounds of the splendid Château du Breuil at Cheverny—a unique experience offered by Globus. </BR></BR>To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a cider tasting in Beuvron-en-Auge and learn about the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine. You’ll even get to taste some!</BR></BR>From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this French tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

City Highlights

PARIS A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, ascend the Eiffel TowerROUEN Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedralBEUVRON-EN-AUGE [LF] Cider tastingCAEN Visit the Memorial Museum for PeaceNORMANDY BEACHES Visit the Normandy American Cemetery MONT ST. MICHEL Guided visit of the abbeyCHÂTEAUBRIANT Morning breakANGERS Take pictures of the castleLOIRE VALLEY [LF] Stay two nights on the grounds of splendid Château du Breuil; full-day guided sightseeing, visit Chambord and Chenonceau CastlesCIVRAY DE TOURAINE [LF] Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellarCHARTRES Visit the gothic cathedralHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Paris

Transportation

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

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