Paris, Normandy & Cote Azur
4 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Bayeux, 3 nights in Montecarlo
Day 1 Paris
Welcome to France! Meet your driver at Paris Airport and private transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in Paris.
Day 2 Paris Welcome to Paris City Tour
Meet your driver-guide at your hotel for an orientation tour.
You will ride through the streets of Paris aboard a comfy van and explore the city’s most iconic landmarks With 2000 years of history and 20 unique districts, Paris is packed with things to see and this half day tour offers a great introduction to its major sights and attractions. After meeting you driver-guide at your hotel, you will embark on a fascinating trip that will take you to major Parisian icons. You will stop at the grandiose Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and atmospheric Montmartre, while passing by major attractions like the Champs Elysées, the lively Latin Quarter, the Louvre Museum and the monumental complex of Les Invalides, Napoleon’s final resting place.
Along the way you will also cross famous bridges and catch lovely sights of the Seine river.
In the end, you will have free time for lunch and then you will enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine to enjoy Paris from a different perspective ( without guide).
Return to your hotel on your own. Overnight in Paris.
Day 3 Morning Gourmet Food Tour & Moulin Rouge
Experience the flavours of Paris on this gourmet tour that introduces you to iconic specialties and local producers With your gourmet guide, embark on a culinary adventure through Les Halles, the Parisian district that hosted the city’s glorious fresh food market for 800 years and continues to attract foodies with its restaurants, cafés, and specialty food stores. Get a delicious buttery croissant and some traditional baguettes at a local boulangerie, then visit a local fromagerie to sample tasty artisanal cheeses and savor cured meats in a charcuterie. Also on the itinerary is a century-old oyster house, traditional butcher shops and fishmongers, and even the oldest patisserie in Paris, founded by the baker to the Queen in 1730. End the tour with a wine flight served by an expert sommelier and a picnic-style lunch.
The afternoon is free at your leisure. In the evening, meet your driver and transfer to the Moulin Rouge
You will enjoy the dinner and the show starting from 7PM, including ½ bottle of champagne or wine per person. Return to the hotel on your own. Overnight in Paris.
Day 4 Tour Eiffel Versailles with a Passionate Guide & Tour Eiffel
Meet your driver guide in the heart of Paris and join a small group tour to Versailles.
During this half-day tour, you will see the best that Versailles has to offer without having to wait in line! We will take you back to the Golden Age of France with an afternoon at the Palace of Versailles. The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th-century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel, and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery that boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows, and crystal chandeliers.
At the end of your visit, there is free time to discover the famous gardens à la française; a 2,000-acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains.
Return to Paris at lunch time.
The afternoon is free at your leisure.
At 18:15 Meet your guide near the Tour Eiffel and join a small guided tour. ( booked)
You will ascend to the summit. Return to your hotel on your own. Overnight in Paris.
Day 5 Paris – Bayeux
Meet your driver at your hotel and transfer to the Station to catch an high speed train to Bayeux. Upon arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Bayeux.
Day 6 U.S Beaches & D-Day Sites
Pay homage to the US heroes of WWII with a touching visit to the the D-Day beaches and battlefields
After a short drive west of Bayeux, you will reach the stretch of coast chosen for the US landings of June 6th, 1944. You will visit Omaha Beach, the place where 3,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the operation, and the moving memorial museum that displays a collection of uniforms, weapons and personal objects found on the site. The next stop will be Utah Beach, which played a strategic role in the landings and now hosts a war museum with documents and historic artefacts that recount the events of the D-Day, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, one of the first towns to be liberated by the American troops. You will also see the promontory of Pointe du Hoc, where the American rangers defeated the German batteries in preparation for the landings in Omaha and Utah beaches. Overnight in Bayeux.
Day 7 Montecarlo
Meet your driver at your hotel and transfer to the Station to catch a high speed train to Paris. Upon arrival, meet your driver and transfer to Orly Airport to catch your flight to Nice. In Nice, meet your driver and continue to Montecarlo. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Tonight, you will have the opportunity to spend a glorious night at the most famous Casino in the world, the “Casino de Monte-Carlo”.
Overnight in Montecarlo.
Day 8 Antibes, Cannes & Saint Paul de Vence
Meet our driver-guide at your hotel and enjoy a half-day tour to discover the magic of Antibes, Cannes, Saint Paul de Venci, in a small group.
Nestled in the hills beyond France’s iconic beaches of Cote d’Azur, Saint-Paul de Vence is an essential sanctuary for art lovers. Recognized as a glorious retreat and source of inspiration for hundreds of artists, including Picasso, Chagall, or Matisse.
Today Saint-Paul de Vence offers a blooming gallery scene, and its pedestrian-only cobblestone roads make it a perfect place to roam.
Cannes is the home of a fascinating Film Festival and is renowned worldwide for its incredible beaches, luxurious hotels, chic boutiques, and designer shops. The town shines a sense of glamor and elegance that is hard to find anyplace else in the world.
Celebrated for its Provencal markets packed with fresh regional products, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins is a lovely town to enjoy a local food market, browse the picturesque stalls and try several specialities such as the Socca and the Tapenade. Overnight in Montecarlo.
Day 9 Montecarlo Saint Tropez & Port Grimaud
Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Esterel Mountains and get a taste of the French Riviera’s glitzy life on a day trip from Nice.
Start the day with a drive through the red-coloured, rocky landscape of the Esterel Mountains, which scenically plunge into the blue sea. Your first stop is Port Grimaud, a pretty village with a fascinating network of canals and waterways that earned it the nickname “Little Venice of France”. Then, head to Saint-Tropez and experience the charm of one of the most famous resorts on the French Riviera. Spend some time exploring the town and enjoying its glamorous atmosphere before driving back to Nice on scenic country roads. Overnight in Montecarlo.
Day 10 Montecarlo – USA
Meet your driver and transfer to Nice Airport.