Life Well Lived

Life Well Lived

Tours of France

Paris, Mont St. Michel & Loire Valley, France – 8 Days

Overview

Life Well Lived is our custom tour immersive of French life. A simple life, done elegantly. This private tour includes two nights in an 18th Century Manor and truly invites the French spirit to tempt your senses. Spend time in the Valley of the Kings, as well as the storied monastery of Mont St. Michel. Discover the rich history of France and enrich yourself with wine and culinary treats during this classic tour of France.

Highlights

Tour Description

Begin and end your private tour in Paris. In between, travel through the historical Royal playgrounds of Mont St. Michel and Loire Valley. Explore Paris in a Citroën 2CV, before a half-day shopping tour. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site, the island of Mont St. Michel. Travel as the King’s did in the Loire Valley, while enjoying French classics.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

$9,752
price per person, based on double occupancy

Traveling alone? Please add $2,028.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private transfer from your home to airport
  • Flight to Paris (not included, suggested Friday departure)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Upon arrival this morning, a private driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Check-in at your hotel, refresh and relax
  • Meet your private bilingual guide to explore the city based on your interests, including a personal shopping session to learn how to dress like  a Parisian
  • Your tour will end at a delightful care, recommended by your local guide
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Private half-day tour of Paris / Room & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast everyday
  • Meet your private guide to visit famous sights of Paris by 2CV (pronounced “Deux Chevaux”). The Citroën 2CV was an economy car produced by the French car manufacturer Citroën between 1948 and 1990
  • The iconic French car will be your vehicle as you see the Arc de Triomphe, The Champs-Elysées, the Luxembourg Garden and of course, the Eiffel Tower and more
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Tour by 2CV car (2 Hr.) / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • After breakfast, check-out and meet your private driver to begin the day
  • Your journey will continue to the spectacular island commune of Mont-St-Michel. At one point, the island was only connected to the mainland by a tidal causeway. However, in 2014 a bridge was constructed – which makes access to and from this UNESCO world heritage site safe and reliable
  • With your guide, learn stories from hundreds of years of history. Parts of the old imposing central abbey at the top of the island date back to 708AD, and additional Gothic and Romanesque buildings popped up across the island up through the Renaissance period.
  • Explore wonderful little shops, houses and museums, which date back to the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries and line the main street
  • After a memorable exploration of the island, get back on the road and travel to a chateau for the night
  • Check-in at your Chateau
  • Enjoy a candlelight dinner on the grounds

Includes: Private transfer / Mont St. Michel Abbey full-day private tour / Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast and the morning at your leisure
  • Explore the luxurious surroundings of the Chateau, which has been in the same family for seven generations. The grand chandeliers, marble fireplaces, billiards room and library will transport you back to the elegance of a bygone era
  • Perhaps take a stroll in the sprawling 80-hectare garden, or take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool at your leisure
  • Check-out and meet your private driver to travel into the Loire Valley
  • Visit the grand country house of the Chateau de Villandry and its incredible three-level set of formal Renaissance gardens. These include a water garden, where fountains abound and the sound of water creates a tranquil atmosphere; the ornamental flower garden, in which box hedges designs symbolize the many different forms that love can take: passion, tragedy, and tenderness; and finally a kitchen vegetable garden, an ever-changing scene of seasonal flowers and vegetables
  • Depart to check-in at the riverside 18th Century Manor
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure

Includes: Private transfer / Chateaux Villandry & Gardens / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy a free morning to explore the surrounds of the chateau at your leisure
  • If you have time, perhaps stop by the nearby Chapel of Saint-Hubert, where Leonardo da Vinci is buried
  • Indulge in the beautiful flavors that adorn the valley with a private wine tasting
  • As one of France’s most diverse wine regions, Loire Valley will treat you with everything from crisp whites to punchy reds. The main grapes grown here range from Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne (also known as Muscadet), to Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Grolleau
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight at Manor

Includes: Private tour / Loire Valley Wine Tasting / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your private driver to travel north to the Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • As one of the largest palaces in France, the Chateau proudly makes claim to having been the residence of Kings, Queens, Emperors and Empresses, from Louis VII to Napoleon III
  • Discover one of the most elaborate and beautiful palaces in the country, an excellent example of the French Renaissance style. The surrounding forest was the perfect place for royal hunting excursions, and in the 16th century François I decided to make it his principal residence, building on the remains of a 12th century castle. Though the Chateau was neglected during the time of the French Revolution, it returned to its full glory during the time of Napoleon I
  • Spend some time exploring the galleries, chapels and gardens at your leisure
  • Later this afternoon, meet your private driver to return to Paris
  • Check-in and enjoy dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transportation / Chateau de Fontainbleau entrance /Room, Breakfast, Dinner, & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your private driver to transfer to the airport
  • Return home (flight not included)
  • A private driver will await your arrival at the airport to bring you home

Includes: Private transfers

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