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Arrive Paris and on to Versailles

Tour begins: 6:00 PM at Trianon Palace Versailles. A transfer is included from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, less than a mile from Château de Versailles; explore it...


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Ancient Chartres & an evening at a château

Travel from Versailles to Chartres. Watch a demonstration of the time-honored art of creating stained glass at the International Stained-Glass Centre, then see some of the world's greatest examples of the art – more than 27,000 square feet of...


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The Loire Valley's châteaux country

For centuries, royalty and nobility built their magnificent châteaux in the Loire Valley, which also attracted poets, novelists and artists to find their inspiration in the lush forests and rich farmland of the "Garden of France." First, enjoy...


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Medieval Angers & seaside Port du Crouesty

In the midst of the wine-growing area of the Loire Valley lies the 13th-century Château d'Angers, home to the famous Apocalypse Tapestry, the longest medieval tapestry in the world. After a visit to this 17-towered fortress to view its...


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The Golfe du Morbihan & Rochefort-en-Terre

As Tauck's most delightful of France and Normandy tours continues, start the day with a walking tour of Le Petit Mont, a Neolithic-era tomb that German forces used as a bunker during WWII. Take a sightseeing cruise among the islands of the scenic Golfe...


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From Vannes to Josselin and on to St-Malo

Brittany's medieval history reveals itself as you take a walking tour, view the Cathedral and meander along the Promenade de la Garenne in Vannes. Visit the ancient town of Josselin and explore its castle, Château Josselin, one of the oldest...


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Mont-St-Michel & medieval St-Malo

Considered to be one of Western civilization's premiere achievements, the impressive Abbey of Mont-St-Michel was once totally unreachable at high tide. Check out the range of architectural styles it embodies – with lots of walking up and down...


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Bayeux's Tapestry, Caen & Deauville's beaches

Set out from St-Malo across the countryside on this most satisfying of Normandy tours to the coast, and view the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Your scenic drive along the Yellow Roads includes a stop and lunch at Le Mémorial de Caen, commemorating...


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The beaches of D-Day in Normandy

A poignant moment in all Normandy tours is a visit to the beaches on which Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 – known forever after as "D-Day" – to begin the World War II liberation of Europe and the long march to Berlin. Your memorable...


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Medieval Rouen, Monet's Giverny & on to Paris

Depart Deauville and travel to Rouen for a tour of this ancient city with a local guide, including a stop at the Church of Ste. Joan of Arc – a modern structure dedicated to the French heroine and saint who was burned at the stake here in 1431....


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Sights & sounds of remarkable Paris

Check out such famous Parisian landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the glamorous Champs-Élysées and the iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame on a morning city sightseeing tour. Then the "City of Lights" is yours to explore as...


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Musée d'Orsay & farewell dinner cruise in Paris

Immerse yourself in the soft beauty of the works of the Impressionists during a locally guided visit to the famous (and newly renovated) Musée d'Orsay, whose great collection of 19th-century French Im­pres­sion­ist paintings, sculptures and...


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Journey home

Tauck's Paris and Normandy tours end in Paris. A transfer is included from Le Meurice to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports or Paris' Gare de Lyon, Charles de Gaulle-Station or Gare du Nord train stations. Allow a minimum of...


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