Region
in Burgundy, Loire Valley, Normandy & Paris
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Sceneries

This is the best itinerary to thoroughly discover the Northern part of France: Burgundy vineyards, Loire Valley castles, Normandy WWII history . . . and ending in the most famous and beautiful capital in the world - Paris.

Includes

19 nights 16 in B&Bs and 3 nights in a boutique-hotel in Paris - that we all personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 17 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» dinner, with your Hosts and fellow travelers
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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Kate
Dealing with Emilie is like having a personal concierge. The 10 day trip was perfect. She allowed time to relax and we were able to experience France like locals. This is our 8 th …
Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 4 880
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

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Burgundy - La Bourgogne

  • As you will probably arrive at CDG airport, we have planned for you to pick up your rental car at the airport. It can be another location based on where you arrive in France. From Paris, drive 3 hours to Burgundy. We will recommend a very nice resting stop on your way.
  • You will reside for 3 nights in a beautiful mansion, surrounded by a vast park in Côtes de Nuits vineyards. 
  • We will provide you with the detailed itineraries you need to discover the authentic and charming region of Burgundy. This region is much more than its vineyards: winding roads leading to tiny timeless villages - some of them the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" - will give you a real feel for this region. 
  • Dijon has kept a lot of ancient monuments and houses, yet it is a very lively modern city and full of charm. Taste some local cheese, the "Epoisse" at the cheese factory or stroll around Beaune from the cellars to the ramparts.
  • Sébastien, a real passionate, will take you for half a day on a 4-wheel drive to tour around Burgundy vineyards, following itineraries that no other tour can do. You will taste wines directly at the winery and ride over dirt roads in Nuits Saint Georges and Vosne Romanée. Sebastien is very friendly and you will feel like a relative he wants to show his favorite places.

 

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The Loire Valley hidden beauties

  • On the 4th day, you will drive about 4 hours to get to the Southern Loire Valley. You will reside for 4 nights in the outbuildings of a disappeared monastery dating back to the 14th century. Your charming hosts know this region very well and will be happy to share some tips with you. If you wish, you can have diner at the B&B. Located on the south banks of the Vienne River, this charming B&B is within short driving distance of Chinon and Saumur, beautiful historic cities.
  • One day, let the owner of a 12th century royal abbey guide you in this amazing and totally off the beaten tracks historical site.
  • On the 8th day, you will move to the Northern Loire Valley. Stay for 3 nights in a gorgeous Renaissance castle . . . the perfect place to explore the "castle country" in a very romantic setting.
  • Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned a special wine tasting for you. You will have the opportunity to taste different wines - in a privately owned 16th century castle - accompanied by some local specialties.

 

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Normandy : the Mont Saint Michel

  • On the 11th day, you will be on your way to the Mont Saint Michel!
  • Spend 2 nights in a lovely Bed & Breakfast, across the bay from the Mont Saint Michel. Your welcoming hosts own a typical Norman stone house, surrounded by fields where racehorses are bred and trained - a local specialty. 
  • We will give you tips to discover this very touristy site while avoiding most of the crowds.
 
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Normandy: from Bayeux to Giverny

  • Continue your trip nearby, in Bayeux, the heart of the Calvados region. Spend 4 nights in a 19th century manor located 2 miles from Bayeux. You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts and stay in one of their suite-rooms. We have planned a table d’hôtes dinner for you, together with your hosts and other guests. You will experience a local custom called the “trou normand”, having a glass of Calvados (apple brandy) between the starter and the main course. It is meant to renew your appetite to make sure you finish the whole dinner!
  • From here, you can visit Bayeux and its famous tapestry, all the landing beaches (from Sainte Mère Eglise to Pointe du Hoc), Caen and the typical fishing ports.
  • The Normandy back country might not be advertised abroad but is much worth a detour: the typical half-timbered villages, the Cider road, the beautiful English style gardens, the apple brandy traditional manufactures . . . and of course the cheese. A trip to Normandy would not be complete without tasting Camembert or Livarot cheeses!
  • Deauville and Honfleur are within driving distance. Honfleur really deserves a visit for its picturesque harbor and art galleries, and Deauville for its famous Grand Casino, its horse track and luxury cars. This part of Normandy is also famous for its seafood, especially scallops from Port en Bessin and oysters from Asnelles.
  • On day 17, visit Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, on your way back to Paris. We have included in this itinerary cut-the-line tickets to avoid waiting to enter.
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Paris landmarks

  • You will drop off the rental car downtown Paris at the nearest agency to your hotel and then become a pedestrian traveler to explore the city of lights.
  • For the last 3 nights of your trip, you will be living the Parisian life. Comfortably accommodated in a charming boutique-hotel in a quiet street of the bustling Marais district, you will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based less than 10 minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, you can explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation with different and unique itineraries we have planned for you. We also recommend our favorite restaurants and boulangeries in different districts of the city so you’ll know where to take a break.

On your last day, you are 1 hour to CDG airport using public transportation, shuttles or taxis. 

 

This is "la belle France" !

 

 

Activities included

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Burgundy Wine Tasting

Spend a half-day with Seb who will drive you in his 4WD in the back tracks and the dirt roads of Burgundy vineyards. He will take you like a friend would do to several wineries in some of the most famous vineyards in the world. 

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Guided Tour of a 12th c. Abbey

Get totally off the beaten track and explore each nook and cranny of this 12th century jewel. The owner, who will guide you, is passionate about local history and is totally dedicated to the conservation of this site.

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A Wine Tasting in a castle in the Loire

Visit a family-owned 16th century castle and winery surrounded by over 100 acres of vineyards and forests.
Enjoy a commented tasting of the wines with some local-product snacks.

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.

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

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 …
Annette & Kids
I was very nervous to visit a country that I have never learned the language spoken so that is the reason I wanted someone to help me plan this trip with my children. Emilie was wonderful. The B&Bs that she booked were some of the very best places I have ever stayed and I have traveled quite a bit. The cell phone that we were given was priceless …
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.

Our Travelers’ Photos

Mary-Ann & Ruth
From the US
Meeting Emilie in Normandy
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Cynthia & Roger
from the US
Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley
Theresa & Bill
From the US
Between the vineyards & the lavenders in Provence
Sally & Mike
From the US
With their hosts in the Loire Valley
Frederick
from Canada
Enjoying some cheese
Sheena & Anna
From the US
In Provence
Phyllis, Gyu & the boys
from Korea
in Nice
Andy
from the US
Enjoying a drink on a brasserie terrace in Paris
Muriel & Michael
from the US
In Utah Beach, Normandy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley