Region
in Normandy, Loire Valley & Paris
Heritage & History Tours
Villages & Markets Tours

Follow the waterways in France from the Norman beaches on the Atlantic coasts to the Loire river, its castles and wonderful gardens . . . ending along the Seine river banks in Paris.

Includes

12 nights 3 in a Boutique-Hotel in Paris & 9 nights in B&Bs that we all personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 10 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
5.0
Kelly
My husband and our friends spent two weeks travelling around Northern France, the Loire Valley and Paris. Emilie provided us with a detailed itinerary that exceeded our …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 620
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Normandy Loire Valley Mont Saint Michel

Normandy : Jump into the Real France

  • Your itinerary starts in Paris where we recommend you pick up the rental car at the airport. From here, drive about 3 hours and you’ll be quickly immersed in Norman history.
  • Your first B&B is a lovely house, located in downtown Bayeux, a few minutes walk to the Cathedral, the tapestry, the restaurants and shops. From here, you are within reach of all the D-Day sites and museums: from Sainte Mère Eglise to Ouistreham, Isigny, Pointe du Hoc, the artificial port of Arromanches or the Caen Memorial. 
  • Deauville and Honfleur are within driving distance and the Normandy countryside might be less famous but is certainly worth a detour: the typical half-timbered villages, the Cider road, the beautiful English style gardens, the apple brandy traditional manufacturers . . . and of course the cheeses. A trip to Normandy would not be complete without tasting Camembert or Livarot cheese! To get familiar with Norman gastronomy, we have planned for you a cooking class with Brigitte. She will welcome you in her home where you’ll prepare a 3 course meal that you will savor for lunch. A fun experience!

 

     

    Paris Normandy Loire Valley Mont Saint Michel

    Mont Saint Michel

    • A place you won't want to miss is the Mont Saint Michel: this sumptuous abbey stands on a tiny island in the middle of a bay and is truly the “8th Wonder of the Western world." It is well worth a visit. You'll spend 2 nights in a lovely Bed & Breakfast, across the Bay from Mont Saint Michel. Your welcoming hosts own a typical Norman stone house, surrounded by fields where racehorses are raised and trained . . . a local specialty.
    • Discover the famous Mont Saint Michel with a local guide on a barefoot walk in the bay, around the site. A original and great way to experience this very touristy site. 
    • We’ll also recommend some typical Britain towns in the area, for you to get a feel for the French Brittany.
    Paris Normandy Loire Valley Mont Saint Michel

    The Loire Valley: Strolls & Discoveries

    • On your way from the Mont Saint Michel to the Loire Valley, we’ll provide you with all details to visit the old city of Le Mans, where French history is at every corner.
    • The Loire Valley will welcome you with its renowned "sweet life", its Renaissance castles and gardens, and its famous gastronomy. You will stay for 4 nights in a lively town where Joan of Arc met her future King of France. Your cozy B&B is right at the foot of the medieval fortress and at night you can walk to all the restaurants and wine bars or have your own romantic picnic on the river banks. 
    • You can also wander off the beaten path into tiny villages dotted along the Vienne and Loire rivers and get a taste of French gastronomy in restaurants and local markets that we have tested for you. Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned for you to discover some local wines with a wine maker. She will take you to her vineyards and explain about vine growing, then you will go to her cellar so you can taste some wines (sparkling and still), together with some local food products.  
    Paris Normandy Loire Valley Mont Saint Michel

    Ah . . . Paris!

    • End your French journey living the Parisian life! For 3 nights, you will be comfortably accommodated in a very cosy boutique-hotel in one of Paris most famous squares, 10 minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. 
    • You will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties. One day, you’ll explore the city with a local Parisian guide, biking around its most famous buildings.
    • We have also prepared for you different itineraries to explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation. 

    A great overview of Northern France !

    Activities included

    cooking course france

    Norman cooking Class

    Spend a morning with Brigitte who will teach you how to make a real norman meal. Then you'll enjoy the lunch in her welcoming dining room or in the terrace. 

    guided walk Mont Saint Michel Bay

    A Guided Walk in Mont St Michel Bay

    Let a local guide take you on a walk barefoot around Mount Saint Michel Bay to understand better the nature around this unique site. This is an opportunity to discover the bay as very few can see it.

    Vineyard tour and wine tasting

    Wine estate visit & tasting

    Visit a wine estate with its owner in the Loire Valley. She will take you to the vineyards to explain about terroir, soils and vine. Then you will enjoy a wine tasting together with some local food products. 

    Paris Bike Tour

    Spend about 4hrs with a Parisian who will have you discover his city on a bike, with a group of max.10 travelers. For those who don't like biking, you can also take a walking tour. 

    Customize this tour

    We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

    YOUR Guide Book

    100% customized to your itinerary, it is the perfect tool before, during & after your trip.

    Our Travelers’ Reviews

    Kristina
    I can't say enough good things about Emilie and France Just For You! From start to finish, Emilie was responsive, listened to our requests (and changes) and planned a wonderful trip for our 20th Anniversary. Her attention to detail did not go unnoticed and everything was perfect. We will definitely use them again our our next adventure.
    Patricia
    This was a perfect holiday put together so personally for us by Emilie of France Just For You. Every B&B was exceptional with charming hosts. Our personalised tour book was excellent and everywhere that was suggested we visit never disappointed. We travelled through Burgundy, Loire Valley and Normandy over 17 days. So many highlights,two in …
    Anshu & Family
    One of the best planned and personalised travel experiences that my family and I have ever had. From information on how to go about navigating the toll machines on the highways; a range of brilliant restaurant recommendations in every town and village that we visited; interesting daily itineraries and extremely hospitable and generous hosts at all …

    Our Travelers’ Photos

    Dina & Jim
    from the US
    Who just received their travel pack at home
    Kelsey
    from the US
    With her hosts at the B&B in the Loire Valley
    Ann & Jim
    From the US
    In Amboise castle by the Loire river
    Tracey & Sandra
    From the US
    In Provence...
    Scott
    From Australia
    Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley
    Sheena & Anna
    From the US
    In Provence
    Harry & Caroline
    From Australia
    Wine & Cheese Tasting
    Carole & Paul
    from the US
    Wine Tasting...
    Dan & Kim
    From the US
    Romantic time in Paris...
    Lis, Mervyn & Stephen
    from Australia
    On the Riviera
    Shirley
    from Canada
    In lavender fields in Provence
    Jane & Ron
    From Canada
    Visiting the Opéra Garnier, in Paris