Paris & Normandy Tour - Cosmos®

Jewels of France (4750)

8 Day Tour from Paris to Paris

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Experience the highlights of northern France, starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and many more. Visit Giverny and its famous gardens, source of inspiration for some of Monet’s most famous paintings, see Rouen with its impressive cathedral, admire Normandy’s striking coastline with memories of D-Day, and relive William the Conqueror’s feats as embroidered in the Bayeux tapestry. The wonder of Mont St. Michel is next, then St. Malo, Rennes, and the Loire Valley. On the way back to Paris, visit gothic Chartres Cathedral. Spend a final night in Paris to celebrate your vacation “joie de vivre!”

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Visits to Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Bayeux and its tapestry, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Rennes, Loire Valley, Blois, Chartres


Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Châteaux Country

On Sunday departures, overnight is at Blois instead of Amboise Itinerary changes as follows:
Day 5: Mont St. Michel–Blois. (B)
Day 6: At leisure in Blois or optional excursion to Chenonceau & Amboise Castles. (B,D)
Day 7: Blois–Chartres–Paris. (B)
March 25 Departure – Easter Week


Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach


 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners


Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 Paris

One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. In the included sightseeing with a local expert are many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions are also available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Paris–Giverny–Rouen–Honfleur–Deauville

Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet's finest work (gardens open from March 26 onwards, departure March18 will visit D-day Museum in Arromanches due to closure). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville for an overnight.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Deauville–Normandy Landing Beaches–Bayeux–Mont St. Michel

This morning, visit the nearby legendary beaches of Normandy, where the Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. Next, to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, southwards to visit spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Mont St. Michel–St. Malo–Rennes–Loire Valley

Drive along the coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Continue to Rennes with its traditional, colorful timber-framed houses. Later, reach the Loire Valley for two overnights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Loire Valley

A whole day to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion and visit the Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Loire Valley–Blois–Chartres–Paris

Start the day with a visit to picturesque Blois, with its renaissance castle located in the town center and once occupied by Louis XII. Later, another highlight is the visit of Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Reach Paris in time to enjoy an optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Years of Experience: 4

It would delight me to show you France - the most visited country in the world. This is a place of enormous variety in its history, natural beauty, and the magic of Paris! Add to this the fantastic food, wonderful wines, and musical language and you'll truly fall in love with the country and its people!

Tour Director - CLARA CRAWFORD


PARIS Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d'Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)
DEAUVILLE Ibis Deauville (ST)
MONT ST. MICHEL Hotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST) at St. Quentin sur le Homme
LOIRE VALLEY Novotel (F) at Amboise or Villa Bellagio (ST) at Blois
PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d'Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Loire Valley


Cabaret Show

Cabaret Show

A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to one of the famous Parisian Cabaret to enjoy an enchanting night. Whilst you see a colorful costume and decor show of music and dances, you will be served a glass of champagne to fully enjoy your evening. This excursion is not operated as a private charter which means you may join others on the same tour which may require picking up and dropping off at several hotels.

Approximate value: €80 EUR per person

The Louvre & Its Masterpieces

The Louvre & Its Masterpieces

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour. The Louvre Museum is open every day except Tuesdays and bank holidays. The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world with 8.8 millions visitors every year and it is an unique experience to admire the Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece "Mona Lisa"

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Versailles Sun King's Palace (Sat-Sun-Tue)

Versailles Sun King's Palace (Sat-Sun-Tue)

Week-end visit: Historic Versailles is the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. After the guided tour of the palace where you will have the opportunity to admire the magnificent internal decorations, furniture and huge shining chandeliers, you can stroll in the magnificent terraced gardens with their fountains and statues.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

Welcome Dinner & Orientation

Welcome Dinner & Orientation

Tonight you will have the opportunity to taste some delicious specialties of the French cuisine. In a Parisian restaurant with a fascinating atmosphere you will enjoy a four-course dinner with an aperitif and wine. Some music will enliven the evening. An orientation drive of Paris will also be part of this special night

Approximate value: €60 EUR per person

Loire Valley

Chateau Chenonceaux/Amboise

Chateau Chenonceaux/Amboise

Discover the "Chateaux country" in the Loire, taking a guided tour of the Chateau of Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci lived the latter part of his life and died and to the splendid Chateau of Chenonceau. A guided visit to a wine cellar with a glass of sparkling wine will make your day complete.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

Regional Dinner

Regional Dinner

Your tour director will accompany you on a short drive to a restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner which will offer you some specialties of the area. An evening to enrich your French experience.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

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