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
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Wherever possible we prefer to travel on our own as opposed to going on a tour package. With France - Just For You, they arranged for a vehicle and booked us into a couple of …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 810
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.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Deirdre
My husband and I spent one week visiting Normandy and the Loire Valley on a trip planned by France Just For You. The trip was amazing....We stayed in beautiful accomodations,had the BEST private guides,utilized many suggested itineraries---and all while keeping within our budget! For anyone who does not have the time or inclination to plan a trip …
Carol & Mike
We have recently returned from our second trip to France arranged by Emilie and Guillaume. The itinerary was created by Emilie to include our particular interests and everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We look forward to exploring another part of France in the future arranged by France Just For You.
Jenifer
When planning my 60th birthday celebration, my sister and I stumbled upon France Just For You, which saved us from the potential nightmare of traveling with 40 strangers on a bus. As a result, my sister and I, along with our husbands, experienced a trip of a lifetime! From the beginning, Emilie was extraordinarily responsive, informative, and more …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris
Alan & Lucelle
From South Africa
In Mont Saint Michel at the border between Brittany & Normandy
Peter
from Canada
Truffle Hunting in Dordogne
Roy & Maureen
From Australia
In Biarritz Food Market, enjoying some white wine with oysters
Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
Phyllis, Gyu & the boys
from Korea
in Nice
Linda
From Australia
Making Chou-Buns at Valerie's
Gary, Barbara, Lori and Ron
from the US
After a cooking class in Provence
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
on the Pyla sandbar near Bordeaux
Bev & John
from Canada
in Bordeaux
Ginger & Tom
from the US
At their B&B in the Loire Valley