2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles & Wine Tasting Tour From Paris

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:15am, 6:30am from April, 1st 2018
  • Departure Details :
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If Pick-up option selected: Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75).. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the regions of Normandy and the Loire Valley on this 2-day tour from Paris. Visit iconic Mont St-Michel and then venture through chteau country to visit several renowned castles like Chteau de Chenonceau. Your guide will reveal the history of these must-see regions and sights during your guided visits. If you have a short stay in France, this easy trip from Paris is a fantastic way to see more of this beautiful country. Overnight accommodation and comfortable coach transport is included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

Know More about this tour

Take a guided tour of iconic Mont St-Michel in Normandy before venturing to central France to visit three remarkable Loire Valley chteaux: Chteau de Langeais, Chteau de Chenonceau and Chteau de Chambord. A knowledgeable guide, round-trip coach transport and overnight accommodation is included, as well as some meals.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Paris — Mont St-Michel — Angers (L,D)Meet near the Pyramides metro station in Paris in the morning to meet your guide and board your air-conditioned coach. Relax on the long drive through the Normandy countryside of northern France to your first destination: Mont St-Michel.
One of the country's most iconic attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey of Mont St-Michel is perched on a rocky island amid a vast bay and encircled by stout ramparts and battlements. After fueling up with lunch at a local restaurant, follow your guide on a walk to the top of the hilly village, where you’ll then travel back in time as you enter the fascinating abbey.
As you'll learn, Mont St-Michel was a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the abbey was established in the 8th century, when the bishop of Avranches was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream. Today, the abbey is still crowned by a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, representing the triumph of good over evil.
Visit the abbey’s cloister and refectory, and see how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. After your tour, wander the surrounding village at your leisure. Walk around the abbey's ramparts, shop along the main street, visit the island's museums, and witness Mont St-Michel's most well-known and alluring feature: the extreme tides. At low tide, the island can be surrounded by bare sand for miles, but at high tide — just six hours later — sea water swells up and fills the bay, surrounding the whole island.
In the late afternoon, re-board the coach and depart south for the Loire Valley. This scenic region in central France is marked by wide, flat green plains dotted with picturesque villages and vineyards, as well as the country’s most renowned châteaux — there are more than 300 here!
Arrive in the city of Angers in the evening for dinner with your group and an overnight stay.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Angers
Day 2: Angers — Langeais — Amboise — Chenonceaux — Paris (B)After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day full of stately French castles and incredible scenery. You’ll take guided visits of three of the most remarkable Loire Valley châteaux.
Start with a brief photo stop at Château d’Angers, hanging over the River Maine. Founded in the 9th century by the Count of Anjou and expanded in the 13th century, it is home to the Apocalypse Tapestry, the largest tapestry in the world.
Then head to Château de Langeais, also founded by the Count of Anjou. This castle was attacked by the Count of Blois and then destroyed during the Hundred Years’ War. In the 15th century, King Louis XI rebuilt it into a grand château, and it now serves as one of the world’s best examples of late medieval architecture.
Continuing on your drive, pass the towns of Cunault and Saumur on your way to the quaint town of Amboise on the banks of the Loire, where you’ll stop for lunch.
Your next stop is Château de Chenonceau, one of the most iconic Loire Valley castles with a fascinating history. Straddling the River Cher, it served as an escape route during World World II from the Nazi occupied zone on one side of the river to the ‘free’ zone on the opposite bank.
After your visit, pass by Château de Cheverny for a glimpse of the exterior before making your way to your final destination.
Re-board the coach and relax on the drive back to Paris, arriving at night.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned coach

Entrance fees

Professional guide

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel

Porterage service

Wine tasting 

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

There are no triple rooms available in the hotel

There is a maximum of two people per room. Separate bookings should be made for each room required

Please note Amboise will replace Chambord on March 22nd & 29th 2019

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Jul-2019

    On day 1, the bus was an hour late arriving at departure point and then didn't leave for another hour. We had a very nice lunch and 2 hours at Mt St Michel. On day 2, we had 1.5 hours at Amboise and 2 hours at Chenonceau. Hotel was okay.

  • 25-Nov-2017

    The tour was ok we saw all of the highlights but we didn't have enough time at any of the places.

  • 25-Sep-2017

    The company that does this tour is super organized. Everything went as planned and we saw and learned a lot of cool things.

    My only complaint is with the nature of a big tour like this. There is a lot of bus travel and the time at the sites is very limited. We had to rush around after the guided parts to see anything else. The planned meals weren't that great, I would rather not have that included and instead just leave time for folks to eat on their own.
    The hotel was fine, the breakfast was great.

    It's really cool that they accommodate so many different languages. If you don't want to drive yourself, this is a great option.

    It's a bit pricey.

  • 25-Aug-2017

    It was an amazing tour.
    The places are gorgeous and the guides were very nice.
    Recomended

  • 22-Aug-2017

    To get a lot in within a few days this was great! The guides were knowledgable, pleasant and made sure everyone e was looked after. I would definetly recommend this trip.

  • 14-Jul-2017

    I loved seeing the Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire Castles. Wish they would have told us ahead of time that due to the time schedule we would not be seeing the Mont Saint Michel at high tide and therefore missing it being surrounded by water. Also, because of the time schedule we felt rushed a lot. They would say there will be plenty of time at the end to take photos, but that never seemed to happen. Also, a lot of times it felt like we were huddled in a corner and told about what we were going to see and then we would rush by what we were seeing. That being said, other than renting a car, I don't see any better logistics for the trip.

  • 13-Jun-2017

    Unfortunately our tour coincided with a holiday weekend so all the destinations where crowded and rushed. Check for local holidays before booking.

  • 03-May-2017

    This tour was excellent! We saw many wonderful chateaus and the hotel for the overnight stay was very nice as was the dinner provided. The guides were very knowledgeable but the headsets could be better. I would recommend this tour to everyone!

  • 14-Oct-2016

    Caroline was an excellent guide and host during our visit to Mount St. Michel. She has a very good grasp of the history of the region. We enjoyed ourselves emensely. Very well worth the time and money spent to make this visit.

  • 14-Oct-2016

    Caroline was an excellent guide and host during our visit to Mount St. Michel. She has a very good grasp of the history of the region. We enjoyed ourselves emensely. Very well worth the time and money spent to make this visit.

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