French Rendezvous

French Rendezvous

Discover the France that lies beyond Paris and the French Riviera on this 9-day tour. Visit the quaint town of Honfleur, sandy beaches of Trouville, learn about oyster farming, discover ‘Breton-speaking Brittany’ and much more.

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Day 1 - Paris

Arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport, be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 2 - Paris

Go on a guided tour of Paris, the city of history, and see its magnificent monuments: the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Grands Boulevards, Opéra, Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Hôtel de Ville, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. After lunch, board a river cruise with guided commentary down the Seine to see Paris’ most famous bridges: Pont Alexandre III, Pont de la Concorde, Pont Neuf, and also the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Orangerie, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, and Notre-Dame. Consider seeing an optional show with 1/2 bottle of Champagne at the world-famous ‘Moulin Rouge’ cabaret.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 3 - Rouen – Pont-L’évêque

Depart for Rouen; explore the capital of Upper Normandy with your guide. See the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a flamboyant Gothic masterpiece, rue du Gros Horloge, the town’s liveliest area, the place du Vieux Marché with a cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. After lunch, spend some time exploring the town center on your own. Then continue towards Jumieges, and take a tour of the beautiful abbey ruins. Cross the Tancarville Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in Europe, and arrive in Pont-L’évêque.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 4 - Deauville – Saint-Malo

Travel to Honfleur and take a tour of this quaint town. Honfleur is at the mouth of the Seine estuary, a charming town with the wooden church of Saint Catherine, streets of old Honfleur and a fishing harbour. Visit a Cider and Calvados cellar. Carry on to Trouville and its magnificent soft sandy beach. After lunch, continue on to Deauville, a famous resort popular since 1830, which today owes its global reputation to the luxury and elegance of its facilities and events. Enjoy some free time to explore this area. Then, drive across the motorway to Caen, Avranches, Saint-Malo. Alternative plan: The morning is given over to a guided tour of the extraordinary Caen Memorial, a museum of peace that offers a journey through history from 1918 to the present. Have a buffet lunch on site. Depart with a local guide for the ‘Normandy Landing Beaches’ tour. See Courseulles-Sur-Mer, Arromanches and its artificial harbour, the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer and the Interpretation Center in homage to the American soldiers who fought during the Second World War, Omaha Beach, and the Pointe du Hoc, a symbol of the bravery of the 225 rangers under Colonel Rudder who climbed the cliff in the morning of 6 June 1944. Then, travel to Saint-Lô, Saint-Malo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 5 - Mont-Saint-Michel – Cancale

Go on a tour of Mont-Saint-Michel, the rock and the bay are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the medieval town, the Parish church and the abbey. Enjoy some free time in this remarkable place. After lunch, it’s on to Cancale to visit the Marine Farm and shell museum with 1500 species from all over the world. Discover the difficult profession of oyster farming through the history of the oyster and its environment. An oyster tasting session is included. Return to Saint-Malo, passing by the Pointe du Grouin.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 6 - Perros-Guirec – Brest

Take a tour of Saint-Malo, the city of buccaneers. Then, depart for Saint-Brieuc, Lannion, with a stop at Ploumanach to see its curious piles of pink rocks, and Perros-Guirec, a popular seaside resort. After lunch, carry on to Brest, with a stop to visit the beautiful Breton Parish at Saint-Thegonnec and Guimiliau: close to the church, a cross in sculpted granite tells the story of the Bible through a series of scenes and figures, bearing witness to the faith and mysticism of the local community at the time. Then, on to Brest, and a panoramic tour of the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 7 – Quimper

Go on a discovery of ‘Breton-speaking Brittany’. See the Cliff Road of Térénez that has some wonderful viewpoints over the harbour, the unarmed naval ships, Crozon Peninsula and Longue Island, where French nuclear submarines are housed. Camaret, the largest lobster fishing harbour in France, the Tas de Pois and the magnificent Headlands of Penhir and Les Espagnols, and Morgat are also on the list. Stop at Locronan, doubtlessly the most beautiful village in Brittany. Lunch will be in a traditional Breton restaurant. Visit Douarnenez, a sardine fishing harbour, then Trépassés Bay, followed by the Raz Headland, a long spear of land piercing the ocean, best discovered on a stormy winter’s day. Then travel to Audierne, then Eckmühl and its lighthouse, the Penmarch Headland and Pont-L’abbé. Arrive at Quimper, capital of the Pays Bigouden.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 8 - Carnac – Nantes

Go on a guided tour of the Gothic cathedral of Quimper, housing a remarkable collection of the 15th century stained glass windows. Take a mini-train ride through the old districts of the town to the famous HB-Henriot faience factory where the guide takes you on a discovery of the manufacture and decoration workshops. Then it’s on to Concarneau for lunch. There’s free time to stroll through the Ville Close, surrounded by 14th century thick walls. Travel to Lorient, for a final stop to visit the mysterious monolithic alignments at Carnac, followed by a visit to the shop ‘La Trinitaine’ to taste Breton biscuits. Arrive in Nantes for the night. Consider an optional dinner cruise on the Erdre, a magnificent river lined by numerous castles.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: An ACCOR Hotel

Day 9 - Nantes

Transfer to Nantes Airport for you onward connection.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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