Receive a $150CAD Air Credit - France Vacations with Cosmos
Price: $2,259CAD Per Person
(Featured price is person, land only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated and includes taxes and fees.)
Offer: Receive a $150CAD Per Person Air Credit
Departure Date: October 7, 2022
Return Date: October 14, 2022
Video: France with Cosmos
Four Ways Cosmos Eliminates the Hassles
- VIP Access. Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
- Perfect Hotels. We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
- Tour Directors. Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
- Transportation. Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Photo: Map of the Paris, Normandy and the Loire itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France
Check into your hotel and use your CosmosGO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2: Paris
Enjoy a full day to explore the “City of Light,” known in the world for its fashion, art, museums, cuisine, and joie de vivre. Enjoy included sightseeing with a local expert to see many of the best-known Parisian sights, including views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Optional excursions are also available.
Day 3: Paris - Giverny - Rouen - Honfleur - Deauville
Start the day with a visit to Giverny*, home of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The famous water garden at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet’s finest work (gardens open from April to October). Continue to Rouen to visit its great cathedral. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Photo: Giverny, France
Day 4: Deauville - Normandy landing beaches - Bayeux - Mont St. Michel
Visit the legendary beaches of Normandy, where Allied troops landed more than 75 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the American Cemetery at Omaha. On to Bayeux, famed for its lacemaking and the world-renowned Bayeux tapestry depicting the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex—who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066 to conquer England. Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway.
Photo: Normandy Landing Beaches
Day 5: Mont St. Michel - St. Malo - Rennes - Chateaux country
Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its cathedral and ancient walls. Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colorful, timber-framed houses, then reach the enchanting Châteaux Country.
Day 6: Chateaux country
Spend a whole day at leisure or to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion to Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned, and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley. Visit Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Day 7: Chateaux country - Blois - Chartres - Paris
Take a stroll around Blois, with its Renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, stop in Chartres, home of the famous Gothic cathedral, and arrive in Paris in time to enjoy an optional evening excursion.
Photo: Eiffel Tower in Paris
Day 8: Paris
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.