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Voyages in Provence

Paris Discovery Tour (4 hours)

Private customised visit of the most spectacular monuments and historical sights of Paris:
The Opera Garnier, the Vendôme Square, the Palais Royal, the Louvre, the Arc du Carrousel, the Ile de la Cité, the Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle. After an inside visit of Notre-Dame, stroll on the Ile St.Louis, then onto the Left Bank of the Seine, the Church Saint Séverin, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden with the Statue of Liberty, the Church St. Sulpice, the St. Germain District, the Orsay Museum. We continue our private exploration of Paris on the Concorde Square, the Madeleine Church, the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais, the Invalides with Napoleon’s Tomb, the Ecole Militaire, the Eiffel Tower (photo stop), the Arc de Triumph and a brief private walking tour of the artistic village of Montmartre with the Sacré Coeur Church.







  
Notre Dame de Paris
Sacrecoeur - Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe
Le Pont Neuf

Paris Discovery Tour + Louvre (8 hours)

Private, customised visit of the most spectacular monuments and historical sites of Paris followed by a private guided visit of the Louvre.

  

Versailles Half Day Tour (4 hours)

Introduction by your private guide to the century of the Sun King and the history of the Palace.
Customised visit of the Park of Versailles, the Grand Canal, the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, and Queen Marie-Antoinette's hamlet. Discovery of the architecture of the château and the outbuildings. Private guided visit of the Royal Apartments, the Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Apartments, the Hall of the Battles and for the final touch, a small private walking tour through the magnificent gardens and groves of the most famous palace in the world.


                   


  
Palace of Versailles
The Gardens
Hall of Mirrors
Le Louvre
Reims Cathedral
Champagne Locret-Lachaud

A Day in Champagne (12 hours)

The vineyards of the Champagne region spread out as you travel along country roads.

Drive to the village of Hautviller and visit of the chapel where Dom Perignon, the inventor of champagne, is buried. Beautiful panoramic view on the Champagne valley.

Visit of the Moët & Chandon vineyards, where an expert will explain you the method of Champagne making from grape picking to bottling followed by champagne tasting.

Lunch in a restaurant of Epernay with traditional menus from the Champagne region.

After lunch, drive to Reims; visit of the Notre Dame Cathedral a 13th century Gothic masterpiece where 25 French kings were crowned.
        
                                         
Champagne Valley

        Chateaux of the Loire (12 hours)

To give you a taste of Royal splendour, the tour starts with a visit of Chambord, the grandiose palace of Francois Ist, with its double-turn spiral staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci, the François Ist suite, the Chapel, the Apartments of Louis XIV and the Terraces that offer the spectacle of many pavilions and slate roof towers as well as a magnificent panorama over the huge estate.

  
Châteu de Chenonceau
Châteu de Chambord

D-Day in Normandy (13 hours)

After the arrival in Normandy, we start our journey with the visit of Pegasus Bridge, one of the 3 most famous bridges in World War II (with Remagen and Arnhem) that was captured by Major John Howard and his glider borne company in a coup de main operation.

Drive to Arromanches where we will visit the remains of the artificial harbour, build by the Allied Forces in less than 15 days and watch a 360° movie that makes you relive the feelings of the Allied soldiers in first hours of D-Day.

  

Then onto the German coastal battery artillery battery at Longues sur Mer which played a vital role in the D-Day landings firing on the Allied shipping. After lunch in a typical Norman restaurant (at your convenience), visit of the moving American Cemetery of Saint Laurent followed by a drive to Omaha Beach where so many young Americans lost their lives.

  

The tour will end with the visit of the visually spectacular Pointe du Hoc where Colonel James Rudder and his Rangers accomplished a memorable feat of arms on the cliffs on June the 6th 1944.

  
American War Cemetary - Colleville-sur-mer
Pointe du Hoc
Gen. Eisenhower Memorial - Bayeux

Drive along the Loire to Amboise (passing the Royal Château of Blois) where we continue our



  

journey with a visit of Le Clos Lucé (optional), the residence of Leonardo da Vinci . Stroll through the gardens, where you will discover his most spectacular inventions.

After lunch in a typical French restaurant of the LoireValley visit of the Château de Chenonceau, the elegant château of the "Dames", build on the Cher River, where you will discover the fascination of the French Renaissance.