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
Beth & Jim
We are a couple that contacted Emilie at France Just For You and her responsiveness and services were excellent. She and her husband listened very carefully to our stated interests …
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!

 

 

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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.
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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.  
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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

Vania
Emilie did an outstanding job choosing ideal locations, charming B and B's and accommodating our requests. We went from Normandy to Aix to the Alps to Paris and were happy with the entire trip. She created a personalized itinerary that made our travels very easy and our experiences feel unique. No doubt I would recommend France Just for You and …
Cathy
France Just For You planned the trip of a lifetime for my husband and me. We traveled to Normandy, St. Saint Michele, the Loire Valley and Provence. We are typically not road trip travelers, but this adventure brought us closer to the wonderful people of France than any group tour or "drop and plop" vacation could ever do. The bed and breakfasts …
Sharon & Bob
We couldn't recommend France Just For You highly enough. After visiting various parts of Europe on our own we were delighted to have someone else attend to all the details. Emilie was a joy to work with and couldn't have chosen better B&B's, tours and day trips to meet our needs. I can't wait to call upon her services again!

Our Travelers’ Photos

Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Amy
from the US
Enjoying a great view in Burgundy
Dina & Jim
from the US
Who just received their travel pack at home
Patricia, Brandon, Alyssa & Anika
from Canada
in a cellar in the Loire Valley
David
From the US
Celebrating his 80th birthday at a cooking class in Burgundy
Tonya & Robert
From the US
In Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Naomi
From the US
In Villandry gardens in the Loire Valley
Ginette, Craig, Bev & Dan again
from the US
Having breakfast on their private terrace near Aix en Provence
Darlene & Howard
from the US
At Emilie's parents with Jeanne & Pauline (our daughters)
Rory & Mike
From the US
Enjoying a romantic moment
Scott & Linda
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Deborah & Richard
from the US
On Omaha Beach, Normandy