Region
in Normandy & Loire Valley
Wine Tasting Tours
Heritage & History Tours
Countryside Tours

Normandy & the Loire Valley are 2 regions of France you should not miss: the climate is mild, the people are very welcoming and history is around every corner. 

Includes

12 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 13 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
David
It was the best tour ever! Laura did an amazing job to deliver painless and excellent planning and arrangements. Everything promised was delivered and included much more than would …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 4 050
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Normandy Loire Valley Giverny Mont Saint Michel

Giverny, Home of the Impressionnists

  • Your journey starts in Giverny. This tiny unchanged village takes you back to the 19th century when the great painter Claude Monet created a new art movement: impressionism.
  • Monet's gardens are beautifully maintained, exactly as they were when Monet painted them. We include in this itinerary cut-the-line tickets that enable you to avoid waiting at Monet’s house and gardens.
  • In Giverny, we have planned a 2-night-stay in a historical domain from the 13th century, which has been beautifully restored, only few minutes’ walk to Monet’s house & gardens. This will give you enough time to recover from jetlag and discover the Seine river valley.
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Normandy: the Bayeux area

  • The second leg of your journey takes you to a peaceful countryside house, located between Bayeux's old town and the Landing Beaches. Your hosts travel a lot and will be happy to share stories with you around breakfast. 
  • Spend 3 nights near Bayeux and jump into the local history: from William the Conqueror in the 11th century whose adventures are illustrated in the Bayeux tapestry, to the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
  • Many remains of the WWII landings are still visible and you can quickly access Gold and Juno landing beaches as well as the artificial port of Arromanches or the Caen Memorial. 
  • To help you better understand the events of the Battle of Normandy and bring them to life, we have planned for a private guided tour with a specialist in WWII history. You will be shown all the main landing sites and learn in detail about what happened here on D-Day. 
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The Mont Saint Michel & Eastern Brittany

  • On your way to the Loire Valley, stop over for 2 nights near the Mont Saint Michel: this ancient beautiful abbey sits on top of a tidal island in the middle of Mont Saint Michel Bay. A wonder! 
  • Stay in a gorgeous castle a 30 minute drive across the bay from the famous village. This is a unique occasion to really feel what the "vie de château" truly is like!
  • In Cancale, experience the Breton sailor's life on board a nice wooden boat. The Captain will tell you many stories and have you discover the finest local products with a gastronomic aperitif. 
 
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The Loire Valley

  • The Loire Valley will welcome you with its renowned "sweet life", its Renaissance castles and gardens, and its famous gastronomy and wines. 
  • You will stay here for 5 nights in a charmingly restored townhouse, in the heart of a very lively town in the Loire Valley. From here, you can walk everywhere included to Leonardo Da Vinci's final dwelling. 
  • You are also perfectly located to discover all the marvels of the Loire Valley: the castles of Chambord, Chenonceau and Azay-le-Rideau, the old towns of Saumur, Chinon and Amboise.
  • Cruise along the Loire river as a passenger aboard a vintage sidecar : explore the little villages and enjoy the landscapes

History, culture, gastronomy, "the sweet life": this is France!

 

Activities included

Giverny Monet

Monet's House & Garden

Avoid wasting time standing in line, use the by-pass line to visit the house of Monet and its famous gardens. Follow in the footsteps of this painter and the American Impressionists in the small town of Giverny.

WWII guided tour

Private Guide on the WWII sites

Spend a half day with a private guide who will customize the itinerary to your wishes and interests. A must do to better understand what happened on D-Day. 

boat tour in brittany

Old Wooden Boat Tour & Aperitive

In Cancale area, experience the Breton sailormen's life on board of a nice wooden boat. The Captain will tell you many stories and have you discover the finest local products with a gastronomic aperitive. 

vintage sidecar tour in the Loire valley

Vintage Sidecar Tour

Cruise along the Loire river as a passenger aboard a vintage sidecar : explore the little towns and enjoy the landscapes

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

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Elliot
You gave me so many good suggestions that honestly, I just walked everywhere you recommended, with something breathtaking around every corner. The guidebook was great and the suggestion to make an effort to try French was a solid one. I did much better once I got comfortable trying. I will recommend your service to anyone I know thinking at coming …
Valerie
Emilie deserves every 5 (actually I give her 10!) star review since we never dreamed our 2 week trip through the Loire, Normandy and Paris could be so perfect. One of the many steps above and beyond was arranging a full-day private tour in Normandy since my husband's uncle (who is still alive) was there on D-Day. Our guide, Noémie, knew in advance …
Shanna
Emilie's services are amazing!! I contacted her after my one year anniversary trip planning fell through with another agency. She quickly picked up the reins from where they left off, listened to our budget requests and organized an absolutely fantastic trip for us! From Paris to Provence to the French Riviera, everywhere we stayed was wonderful …

Our Travelers’ Photos

The Loo Family
From Malaysia
At the breakfast table in the Loire Valley
Lucelle & Alan
From South Africa
Meeting their host - Mr le Prince - in a Castle in the Loire Valley
The Ko Family
from Korea
on the French Riviera
Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Dan & Kim
From the US
Romantic time in Paris...
Athena, Joanne, Don & Paul
from the US
Spending a day biking in the Loire Valley
Nancy, Don, Jane & Ron
from Canada
In Honfleur, Normandy
Roy & Maureen
From Australia
In Biarritz Food Market, enjoying some white wine with oysters
Ron & Don
From Canada
In Burgundy
..& the Oyster Guy !
in Biarritz Food Market with Maureen & Roy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley
Fiona
From the UK
At a restaurant in Le Mans