The tour program
Day 1. Arrival in Paris. Transfer to the hotel of selected rating in Paris
Overnight at the hotel in Paris
Day 2. Paris.
Sightseeing bus tour of Paris. Visiting the Fragonard Museum of Spirits and a walking tour of Montmartre with a visit to the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Free time. Overnight at the hotel in Paris.
Day 3. Paris. Free time. Possible optional excursions. Overnight at the hotel in Paris
Day 4. Paris – Reims – Amiens
Departure from Paris to Reims located in the north-eastern part of France. Reims is also the largest city of the region of Champagne-Ardennes. The headquarters of major champagne houses are situated in Reims; here you we will be able to taste champagne. In the south and east the city adjoins to Reims Mountains famous for its vineyards and the production of champagne. The most ancient (III century BC) monument of the city is Mars Gate named in the honor of Mars, Roman god of war. Reims Cathedral is known for the fact that almost all French kings were crowned there. Other very famous monuments of Reims are Basilica of St Remigius, Palace of Tau and the Automobile Museum. Moving to the city of Amiens. Amiens is located in the northern France, at seven creeks of Somme river. The city is also the main town of the historic area and modern region of Picardy. In the Middle Ages Amiens was a member of the County of Vermandois and Amiens. Amiens was heavily damaged during both world wars. The city center with the reconstituted town hall (XVII century), the church of Saint-Germain (XV century) and the Theater that dates back to Louis XVI era was rebuilt after the war. The main sight of thee city is Amiens Cathedral which is able to accommodate more believers than any other Gothic church in France. John Ruskin called it a pure sample of the Gothic style. Overnight at the hotel in Amiens.
Day 5. Rouen – Etretat – Honfleur – Deauville
Rouen is the ancient Viking’s capital and the modern capital of Upper Normandy. A visit to Rouen Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. A walk through the city center, the ancient street with a clock tower and market square. Famous Joan of Arc was burned here in 1431.
Etretat is a renowned nature reserve resort on the Alabaster Coast of Normandy. The city is situated on the cliffs above the sea. The place became famous through the paintings of impressionists in the XIX century. Coastal cliffs offer an extraordinary view of the immense chalk cliffs carved out the sea and waves. Moving to Honfleur. Honfleur is an ancient harbor town of Normandy. Samuel de Champel – well-known Canadian explorer and founder of Quebec – started his journey from here. Now the city is internationally known for its picturesque harbor and artists who always worshiped its beauty. Tasting cider and calvados. Deauville is a luxury resort on the “blossoming shore” of France with magnificent sandy beaches caroled in the “Man and Woman”, the film by Claude Lelouch. Many celebrities prefer to recuperate here. A stroll along the famous boardwalk embankment of the city and a visit to the most elegant casino of the coast. Night in Deauville or Trouville or in their suburbs.
Day 6. Mont Saint-Michel – Saint-Malo – Angers
Mont Saint-Michel is often called the eighth wonder of the world. Extraordinary architectural ensemble – the Abbey of St. Michael – rises on the border of land and water. Unusual creation of nature – the mount of St. Architectural – merely complements the architectural marvel. The Mount is located on the border of Normandy and Brittany, on the coast with the world’s highest amplitude of the tides. It is also one of the most famous places of the Christian pilgrimage. A visit to the medieval abbey and a walk through the streets of the island.
Saint-Malo – the city of corsairs and legendary Brittany fortress that always fought for its independence; Saint-Malo has even proclaimed itself as a Republic in the XVI century. It is the cradle of the best sailors, fishermen, merchants and just a “pirate port.” Walking tour to the old Saint-Malo: the fortress wall surrounding the entire old town (a former island), the Cathedral of St. Vincent, fish and wheat markets and a view of the numerous islands of the bay with their forts.
Moving to the city of Angers – the capital of the county of Anjou. Stop at the Plantagenet’s Castle. Overnight in Angers.
Day 7. Tours – Amboise – Chambord – Chenonceaux – Paris
Tour is the capital of the region of Loire Valley and the Touraine county. Tour to the capital of Touraine: an overview of the St. Martin Basilica where his relics are located and a visit the Cathedral of Saint Gatien (XIII century). Explore the Loire Valley and visit the most famous castles.
Amboise Castle is the royal castle of XV century built by Charles VIII. The castle is also known by the fact that the remains of Leonardo da Vinci are located in the castle’s chapel. Tour of the winery and tasting of Touraine wines.
Night in Paris. A visit to the most famous royal castles in the Loire Valley – Chambord, Chenonceaux. Wine tasting. Overnight in Paris.
Day 8. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Paris
The cost of the program is AZN 1000 per person
The price includes:
– 7 nights in a hotel with breakfast ( 4 nights in Paris and 3 nights in the provinces)
– All excursions in accordance with the program
– Transport and professional guide services (in accordance with the program)
– Medical insurance
The price doesn’t include
– Consular fee to the Embassy (EUR 60.00 per person)
– Entrance fees to museums and castles, wine tastings (outside Paris) – about EUR 50.00