France Tour Package with Paris - Globus®

Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country with London (RCE)

11 Day Tour from Paris to London

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This guided tour of France is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy with the best use of time—with overnights in Paris, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

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 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 the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord in the Loire Valley – 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.

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 and taste the local wines at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine.

At the end of your tour, transfer to London by Eurostar train. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing of all the famous landmarks. All London vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the scenic beauty and historic sites to many charming experiences, this France guided tour—plus London—is a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PARIS
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; ascend the Eiffel Tower; guided sightseeing, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
ROUEN
Walking tour, admire the façade of the cathedral
BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cider tasting
CAEN
Visit the Memorial Museum for Peace
NORMANDY BEACHES
Visit the Normandy American Cemetery
MONT ST. MICHEL
Guided visit of the abbey
CHÂTEAUBRIANT
Morning break
ANGERS
Take pictures of the castle
TOURS
Full-day guided sightseeing excursion, visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar
CHARTRES
Visit the gothic cathedral
PARIS-LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train
LONDON
Guided sightseeing including famous landmarks

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Mont Saint Michel and its Bay
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (Chambord Castle)

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to get a first impression of the “City of Light.”

DinnerDinner

Day 2 PARIS

In the morning, an optional excursion to the impressive Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, is available. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Window. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the artists’ hill of Montmartre, followed by a cruise on the beautiful Seine River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PARIS–ROUEN–BEUVRON-EN-AUGE–CAEN

In Rouen, admire the façade of the cathedral, which was one of Monet’s favorite subjects for his Series Paintings, where he tried to prove how a subject was visually influenced by the ever-changing light. Twenty paintings of the cathedral existed, and many are today in Paris’ Orsay Museum. Time to stroll along the lovely cobblestoned Rue du Gros-Horloge leading to the square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Next, stop in Beuvron-en-Auge along the Route du Cidre for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a CIDER TASTING before arriving in Caen. Look forward to a visit of the fascinating MEMORIAL MUSEUM FOR PEACE with its great exhibits and audiovisual show about the Battle of Normandy.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 CAEN–NORMANDY BEACHES–MONT ST. MICHEL

Focus on the scene of the Allied Forces’ landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Drive by Juno Beach, then stop at Gold Beach for a view of the Mulberry Harbor remains at Arromanches. Visit the AMERICAN CEMETERY at OMAHA BEACH. Continue to Sainte Mère Eglise, where American soldiers parachuted into the town the night before D-Day. Among them was John Steele, whose parachute was caught in one of the steeples of the church, made famous in the movie The Longest Day. While here, see the evocative parachute memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit of the famous ABBEY OF MONT ST. MICHEL, perched on a rocky isle in the Gulf of Saint Malo. Overnight is on the coast near Mont St. Michel.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 MONT ST. MICHEL–CHÂTEAUBRIANT–ANGERS–LOIRE VALLEY–TOURS

Enjoy a scenic ride right across Brittany via Châteaubriant to Angers. Stop here for pictures of the impressive 13th-century castle. Then, continue your journey to the Loire Valley. Tonight, why not sample French cuisine at one of the area’s excellent restaurants?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 TOURS. EXCURSION TO CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY

Today, visit two of the most important castles in the area. Start with the jewel of the French Renaissance, CHÂTEAU CHAMBORD. Next is the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, lovely CHENONCEAU. Then, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a WINE TASTING at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines before returning to your hotel, where dinner will be served in the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 TOURS–CHARTRES–PARIS

Stop in Chartres with its superb 13th-century gothic CATHEDRAL—a jewel of medieval architecture, and arrive in Paris. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 PARIS–LONDON

Travel by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (standard class) to London. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LONDON

Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks. Optional excursions are available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LONDON

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PHILIPPE TOUZET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

A native of France, Philippe is an expert at showing visitors the very best of his country. From Paris' major attractions-the Louvre with its celebrated Mona Lisa, the Arc de Triomphe, iconic Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral-to the must-see highlights outside the city-Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, the French Riviera, WWII landing beaches at Normandy, and the fantastic châteaux, wine regions, and places to savor French cuisine-he is eager to reveal the true spirit of France.

Tour Director - PHILIPPE TOUZET

 Accommodations

Paris
Caen
Mont St. Michel
Tours
Paris
London

Paris

Les Jardins du Marais

Superior First-Class

Les Jardins du Marais 74, Rue Amelot, Paris,  France

74, Rue Amelot
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Caen

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance

First-Class

Mercure Caen Centre Port De Plaisance  1 Rue De Courtonne, Caen Cedex,   France

1 Rue De Courtonne
Caen Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Multistory Hotel located in heart of city, facing the Plaisance Port, close to the Castle.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar

Mont St. Michel

Mercure Mont St.Michel

First-Class

Mercure Mont St.Michel Route Du Mont St.Michel, Mont Saint Michel,   France

Route Du Mont St.Michel
Mont Saint Michel, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

100 modern, spacious rooms with air conditioning, wooded park, car park, bar and meeting rooms. Its restaurant, Le Pré Salé, is highly regarded and serves both local and regional specialties.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Tours

Océania L'Univers

Superior First-Class

Océania L

5 Blvd Heurteloup
Tours, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This charming, historic 91-room hotel enjoys a central location and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, jacuzzi and hammam, a bright cozy restaurant serving regional cusine and a cocktail/whiskey bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Paris

Novotel Paris Gare

First-Class

Novotel Paris Gare 17 Rue Du Cotentin, Paris,  France

17 Rue Du Cotentin
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Stay in the heart of the capital, close to the Montparnasse train station, this modern 199-room hotel is an ideal base for visiting this capital city. Facilities include a trendy bar and restaurant with terrace, Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout and there is also a fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls

London

Millennium Gloucester

Superior First-Class

Millennium Gloucester 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London,  United Kingdom

4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Paris
Loire Valley
London

Paris

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Price Range: $$

Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Seine Cruise and Montmartre

Enjoy a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to Montmartre

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

LoireValley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Dinner in the Loire Valley

Experience the French Cuisine with a dinner

Price Range: $$

London

London Eye

London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

Price Range: $

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Price Range: $

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Price Range: $

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Learn what made London swing in the `60s and rock in the `70s and `80s on this exciting guided excursion that focuses on the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and many other music legends.

Price Range: $

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Price Range: $

Sea Life London

Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

Price Range: $

River Cruise Experience

River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Price Range: $

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet

A four course feast awaits you with unlimited beer and wine in King Henry's Banqueting Halls.

Price Range: $$

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

Price Range: $$

Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Price Range: $

Dinner and Theatre

Dinner and Theatre

Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two-course pre-theatre meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly, efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in plenty of time for the show. Full details about your restaurant, along with relevant vouchers, will be provided when you arrive in London. This package is an excellent value, and is often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone.

Price Range: $$

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Price Range: $$$

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

London Zoo

London Zoo

Visit one of the world's great zoos, with more than 15,000 animals to see and animal displays throughout the day.

Price Range: $

England in One Day

England in One Day

From mysterious Stonehenge and the Roman ruins of Bath to the picturesque Cotswolds and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, this guided full-day excursion is a fantastic introduction to many of England's most beloved sites.

Price Range: $$$

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

Price Range: $

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

A visit to the home of the old and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, that includes both the museum and a guided tour.

Price Range: $

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, opened in 1997 and dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

Price Range: $

Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Visit Leeds Castle, for a private tour, then drive to Dover and see the famous white cliffs. Stop in the famous ancient city of Canterbury and see its magnificent cathedral. After a stroll through Greenwich enjoy a cruise on the River Thames back to London.

Price Range: $$$

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Price Range: $$

Shownight

Shownight

A wonderful escorted evening in London's theater district starts with a delicious dinner, followed by excellent seats at your chosen show.

Price Range: $$$$

Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge and Bath

Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge and Bath

Experience Britain through the ages on this exciting full-day excursion to Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace, mysterious Stonehenge, and Bath, dating back to Roman times! Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to all three sites, with fascinating insider information and time to explore on your own.

Price Range: $$$

 Know Before You Go

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