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  • Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur
  • Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery
  • Bayeux and its tapestry
  • Mont St. Michel and St. Malo
  • Rennes, Blois and Chartres
  • Châteaux Country

Experience the sites and landmarks of northern France, starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and many more. Visit Giverny with its splendid Monet Gardens, see Rouen with its impressive cathedral, admire Normandy’s striking coastline with memories of D-Day, and relive William the Conqueror’s feats as embroidered in the Bayeux Tapestry. The wonder of Mont St. Michel is next, then St. Malo, Rennes, and two overnights in the Loire Valley. On the way back to Paris, visit Blois with its renaissance castle and gothic Chartres Cathedral. Spend a final night in Paris to celebrate your vacation “joie de vivre!”

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Great COSMOS value November 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashions, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. In the included sightseeing with a local expert are many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions are also available.

Day 3: Paris–Giverny–Rouen–Honfleur–Deauville

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Start the day with a visit to Giverny, home of painter Claude Monet. The famous WATER GARDEN at Giverny was the inspiration behind some of Monet's finest work (gardens open from April onwards, departures March 20 & 27 visit D-day Museum in Arromanches due to Closure). Continue to Rouen to visit its great CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur and then continue to the seaside resort of Deauville for an overnight.

Day 4: Deauville–Normandy Landing Beaches–Bayeux–Mont St. Michel

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, visit the nearby legendary beaches of Normandy, where the Allied troops landed more than 70 years ago. The highlights are Arromanches and the AMERICAN CEMETERY at Omaha. Next, to Bayeux, famed for its lacemaking and the world-renowned BAYEUX TAPESTRY (included visit). Then, southwards to visit Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island reached by a causeway.

Day 5: Mont St. Michel–St. Malo–Rennes–Loire Valley

Meals: Breakfast

Drive along the coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its CATHEDRAL and ancient walls. Continue to Rennes with its traditional, colorful timber-framed houses. Later, reach the Loire Valley for two overnights.

Day 6: Loire Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A whole day to take advantage of a fascinating optional excursion and visit the Château of Chenonceau, now privately owned and the most visited castle of the Loire Valley, and Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.

Day 7: Loire Valley–Blois–Chartres–Paris

Meals: Breakfast

Start the day with a visit to picturesque Blois, with its renaissance castle located in the town center and once occupied by Louis XII. Later, another highlight is the visit of Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Reach Paris in time to enjoy an optional excursion.

Day 8: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Dates & Pricing

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$ 1,259

Price Per Day:

$ 157 per person
  • Deposit Price: $ 250
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 350

Deposit & Final Payment:

A non-refundable, non-transferable land deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions as noted below. Cosmos accepts checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. Your booking is not confirmed and payment is not deemed made until the deposit is received by Cosmos and you receive a confirmation invoice. Your reservation will be automatically canceled if deposit is not received by Cosmos by the deposit due date. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold or to confirm space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Internal transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Individual headsets
  • Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris
  • Professional Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International flight charges
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses
Flights & Transport
Internal airfare and ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
  • Paris: Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d'Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)
  • Deauville: Ibis Deauville (St)
  • Mont St. Michel: Hotel Vert (ST) or Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont St. Michel (ST) at St. Quentin sur le Homme
  • Loire Valley: Novotel (F) at Amboise or Villa Bellagio (ST) at Blois
  • Paris: Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Ibis La Villette (ST) or Novotel Porte d'Orleans (F) or Novotel Paris 17 (F)
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Cancellation Policy:

Booking Cancellations & Cancellation Fees:

If a booking cancellation is received by Cosmos prior to the final payment date of your vacation, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Flex-Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. (For group reservations, refer to the Group Policy.)

Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations:

45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

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