Paris & Normandy: Follow in the Footsteps of Old Masters and Medieval Kings

Paris, France

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Highlights

If you appreciate the finer things in life - the art, food, history, cooking, cheese, wine, novels, gardens, castles, then this trip is for you. This trip will bring us to the places that inspired well-known creative masters such as Coco Chanel, Claude Monet, Leonarda Da Vinci, Marcel Proust, and Eugène Boudin and many more.

Paris & Normandy: Follow in the Footsteps of Old Masters and Medieval Kings starting at Paris, France
We will also be experiencing the fine living of French nobles, by staying in castles to eating out in Michelin Star Restaurants. Therefore, this trip will be slow paced for those that want to experience the fine living of the French. If you are like me that wants an immersive experience of the locals, and this is what travel means to me, please join me and I will see you in Normandy France.

Walk in the Footsteps of Impressionist Master Claude Monet

'Springtime' by Claude Monet, 1872 by Claude Mone licensed by BY CC 1.0

Follow the footsteps of impressionist master Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and Le Havre city where many of Claude Monet's masterpieces were painted.

Vist the home of Leonardo da Vinci

Le Château du Clos Lucé by Château du Clos Lucé / Léonard de Serres licensed by CC BY-SA 4.0

See the marvelous chateau that was once the home of Leonardo da Vinci, Resting on the landscape near the royal grounds of the Amboise Chateau, this is where Leonardo Da Vinci spent his time in France.

Learn how French Architecture has Evolved over the Centuries

Château de Blois, the king's bedroom by MFSG licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Visit Chateau du Blois which has sections that were built during several different eras. See how medieval, renaissance and contemporary architecture are blended into the structure.

Explore the Island Fortress of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint-Michel by Ineke Klaassen licensed by BY CC 2.0

The unique island fortress of Mont Saint Michel is located on an island off the coast of Normandy. In past times, it was only accessible during low tide. Much of the midevil structures are still there, so let's wander the twisting alleyways in this authentic medieval town.

Pay respects

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial by Paul Arps licensed by BY CC 2.0

Normandy was a key location during World War II where the allies landed on D-Day. We will walk the famous beaches of Omaha and Utah where these epic battles took place and visit the war memorials where we will see the rows of white crosses marking fallen soldiers.

Visit the Quaint Town of Bayeux

Bayeux Centre by Mairie de Bayeux licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Amsterdam and Venice are famous for their canals, but the town of Bayuex is also full of canals. We will walk the ancient streets that have been around since ancient times - it even has a Roman name, Augustodurum, but it was also home to ancient Celtic peoples.

Revel in the true culture and heritage of Breton on the northern shores of Franc

A breath of the sea by ☰☵ Michele M. F.Fol licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Revel in the true culture and heritage of Breton on the northern shores of France with a taste of the local oysters and wine. we will visit Michelin-stared restaurants and taste the famous local delicacies.

Learn about the Bayeux Tapestry

Scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry by John McLinden licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

View the stunning Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.

Tour the Parisian Riviera

Deauville, Normandy by Thegoodlifefrance licensed by CC BY-SA 4.0

Tour Deauville is known as the Parisian Riviera and was the inspiration for Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel

Visit the Picturesque Loire Valley

Loire Valley, Château de Chambord by Sachitha Obeysekara licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Visit Loire Valley where is best known for its wine and castles

Additional Info

1) Paris is best seen and experienced on a walking tour as such Day 2 and Day 3 we will be walking and if need we will use Paris City public transport.

2) We are using local expert guide and will be showing us the non-touristy side of Paris City, I have decided not to include Paris City entrance fees so that we can be flexibile.

3) There are many Michelin awarded eating places in Paris and Loire Valley. The prices can start from as low as 15 eur to over 100 eur. We will decide as a group and book the restaurants.

4) Aside from hotels, we will be staying in old buildings such as Manor, Castles, and even farmhouses.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from Singapore to Paris

Day 2
Reach Paris
Paris City walking tour
Overnight in Paris City

Day 3
Paris City walking tour
Overnight in Paris City

Day 4
Visit Monet House Giverny, Rouen Cathedral, Rouen tour, and Le Havre Park
Overnight in Honfluer

Day 5
Visit Honfleur, Eugene Boudin Musee, Deauville, Troville-sur-Mer, and Cabourg
Overnight in Bayeux

Day 6
Visit Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, US Cemetery, Bayeux, Notre-Dame Cathedral
Overnight in Bayeux

Day 7
Visit Mont Saint Michel
Overnight in Loire Valley

Day 8
Visit Amboise Chateau, Leonardo Da Vinic Tour, Chateau de Chenonceau, Wine Tour
Overnight in Loire Valley

Day 9
Visit Chambord Castle, Castle of Blois
Overnight in Loire Valley

Day 10
Transfer from Loire Valley to Paris Airport

Day 11
Arrive in Singapore

Reviews

  • I had a amazing trip with a group of friendly and warm tour mates. Carly was such an assuring tour leader. Excellent and safe Vietnamese driver, Jerry. well spoken English Vietnamese guide Tommy. I enjoyed myself very much and look forward for another trip!

  • Excellent short trip with beautiful verdant countryside and charming local tribal people not corrupted by tourism yet . Be prepared for long drive on narrow winding mountain roads.

  • Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with... Read more Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with so many minority races living together . Their costumes are so colourful and the ladies' headgears are so lovely to gawk at . If I could , I would love to go again . Highly recommended for gungho people with "throw everything to the wind" attitude . Fantastic local guide and driver (Tom & Jerry) and pats on the back for Carly (Singapore guide) too . Thanks .........rosse and raymond . Read less

  • Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. ... Read more Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. Late evening slot was a good idea as we got to see the night installations at The PathFinder portion, but food stalls already closed upon exit. There are toilets inside the exhibit in Fort Canning Center itself. Cleaner than the mobile toilets outside. Thank you for helping to get us tickets when it is so difficult to do so. Read less

  • My wife, son and I never regret of signing up this trip. My 8 year old son enjoyed the walk on the rocky beach. Best moment of the walk was that we came closed to the corals, crabs ???? and ???? shrimps. Thank you threeplaygrounds!