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PARIS & NORMANDY

Ahh, Paris! The food, the culture, the fashion, the history, the shopping - what's not to love? This sample itinerary is sure to please both the art lover and history buff in you! 

DAY 1:  USA - PARIS          [DEPART USA]

Buon Viaggio! Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Paris (overnight flight).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the traditional tastes and flavors of its cuisine with our expert guide this evening! 
 
DAYS 5:  PARIS - VERSAILLES - GIVERNY - PARIS          [VERSAILLES & GIVERNY TOUR] 
With your guide and driver, visit Versailles for detailed private sightseeing of this emblem of political power and absolute monarchy in depth.  Proceed to Giverny to tour the beautiful gardens that inspired Monet and visit his charming house.  Ride back to Paris in time for dinner.
 
DAYS 6:  PARIS - RENNES - LANDING BEACHES - NORMANDY          [EXPLORE NORNADY]
Train ride this morning to Rennes in the Normandy region.  Detailed private sightseeing of the region, possibly including the Musée du Debarquement in Arromanches, the D-Day landing beaches, St. Laurent Cemetery, and more. Continue then to your lodgings in Normandy (Bayeux). 
 
DAY 7:  NORMANDY - BAYEUX - MONT ST. MICHEL          [EXPLORE BAYEUX AND MONT ST.MICHEL]
Detailed private sightseeing of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting Norman's conquest of England, and any landing beaches that you may have missed yesterday.  Overnight accommodations in the bay of Mont. St. Michel.
 
DAY 8: MONT ST. MICHEL - RENNES - PARIS          [REACH PARIS]
Morning at your leisure to discover Mont St. Michel, the island commune famous for the monastery that's been active since the 8th century A.D., and has a population of only 44 residents.  Transfer to Rennes in time for your evening train ride (or flight) to Paris.  On arrival in Paris, check-in to your hotel located close to the airport.
 
DAY 9:  PARIS - USA          [RETURN HOME]
Check-in in time for your home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
DAY 2:  PARIS          [ARRIVE PARIS]
Arrive in Paris, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel (Left Bank preferred).  Free time to stroll or shop along the streets of Paris on your own. We will provide a list of our favorite restaurants for you to enjoy!
  
DAY 3:  PARIS          [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Detailed private sightseeing of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, Champs-Élysées, and more!  Free time in the afternoon will give you a chance to explore the vibrant Left Bank along the river. 
 
DAY 4:  PARIS          [FREE DAY]
Free day on your own to explore Paris. A chance to visit the many museums Paris has to offer, such as the Louvre Museum, Musée de l'Orangerie, Rodin, D'Orsay, Picasso, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, or Centre Pompidou. Perhaps you want to enjoy a delicious stroll through the diverse culinary delights of Paris and experience the 

Enjoy Charming Paris and the Historic Normandy Region

Of course, there are more ways for you to shape this itinerary to your liking! Add more days in Paris or Normandy, switch focuses and visit the Côte d'Azur or the Burgundy region instead, combine a vacation of Paris with London or a couple cities in Italy... the possibilities are endless!