Route: Self-driving in the West of France
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Countries Visited: Paris airoport / Arrival: Paris airport
Total distance: 2400 km about
Introduce: That travel will start by the discovery of Normandy and the low part of Normandy: Fécamp and Etretat Cliffs – Deauville,Bayeux and the landing beaches – The Mont Saint Michel and its bay… You continue towards Brittany, its green, maritime and cultural tourism.Thanks to the landscapes’ diversity and the richnessof its heritage, Brittany offers a great variety of visit: Cancale and Saint Malo, oysters and seafood kingdom – Morlaix andBrest at Brittany forefront – Carnac and its menhirs… Then go to the Atlantic Coast and the Poitou-Charente Region: Rochelle, Ré Island with fishers’ villages – the Poitevin Swampand its canals on which you travel on small boats. Your travel will take an end in the Loire Valley: Tours and the famous castles such as Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny…
Route: Self-driving in the West of France
Giverny – Rouen – Etretat
Your flight arrives in Paris on the morning. You pick-up your rental car at the airport and then you take the road to Fécamp. By driving, stop at Giverny to visit Monet house and its gardens and then, continue to drive to the Boucles National Regional Park in the Normandy Seine. Just after Rouen you can enjoy the Jumièges Abbaye visit. To reach finally Fécamp harbor village, you will use the famous Etretat Region Cliffs.
Evening: installation at your hotel in Fécamp, a nice small city.
* Pepites as option: Private cruise on the Seine River during 2 hours 30
Honfleur – Trouville sur Mer
Departure to Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville, famous sea resorts well known for its luxurious establishments. Deauville is an international reference, the place where stars are meeting.
Evening: installation at your hotel in Deauville City for 2 nights.
Plage de Normandie – Bayeux
Take the Road Coast to reach the Landing Beach in Normandy. Have a stop at Colleville American Cemetery. The site overlooks Omaha Beach where allied losses were numerous. On the afternoon, visit Bayeux City and discover the famous Bayeux tapestry. The Tapestry received the supreme award in 2007: it is listed among ?World’s Memories ?at UNESCO.
Evening: Back to your hotel in Deauville.
Mont Saint Michel Abbaye
This morning you will discover the famous Mont Saint Michel considered as a ?West Marvel ? Visit the Abbaye takes some hours from your day. On the afternoon, continue to drive to Saint Malo where you will visit this beautiful corsair city arounded by defences. Take time to stroll in the narrow streets… Evening: Installation at your hotel in St Malo for 3 nights.
Cancale – Dinan.
You continue to visit Saint Malo on the morning and then you go to Cancale, the jewel of the Emeral Coast. Take then the direction to the south and rendez-vous in Dinan. Free time in the town or go back to your hotel. Evening: Back to your hotel in Saint Malo on the evening.
* Pepites as option: Visit Saint Malo in a private way during 3 hours with a professional guide from Brittany Cooking Class during 4h to learn how to cook “crêpes” like Brittany people
Île de Jersey.
Today you will explore Jersey Island, a unique English land. You will reach this island by the ferryboat from St Malo and you will take once again the ferryboat at the end of the day to go back to Saint Malo.
Evening: Back to your hotel in Saint Malo on the evening.
Visit Morlaix Bay and delight the beautiful view from Carantec City and then take the road to reach Crozon Peninsula and its savages landscapes. Have a stop at Menez hom Hill situated at 300 m heigh, where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama on the very close Douarnenez Bay. On the afternoon, reach Brest and stop on the way at Oceanopolis, the Scientific Culture Center that focused on oceans.
Evening: Installation at your hotel in Brest.
* Pepites as option: Fishing the bar fish thanks to flys on a boat with a professional fishing guide.
Today you will go to Carnac. First stop at Douarnenez Harbor well known for the sardine fishing and its museum harbor. On the beginning of the afternoon, take the road to Carnac megalithic site famous all over the world. Evening: Installation at your hotel in Carnac.
* Pepites as option: Fishing the sea bream fish on a fishing boat on the sea
Carnac – Presqu’ile de Quiberon
This morning, continue to visit Carnac and its surroundings and then go to the protected Quiberon Peninsula. During a stroll, you can see Turpault Castle, Saint Clement Site, Maria Harbor which was the first sardine harbor in France and is now the city main harbor. You will finally go to La Rochelle and spend there the evening to discover the town. Evening: Installation at your hotel in La Rochelle.
Îles de Ré
Rendez-vous on Ré Island, famous for its typical landscapes and its nice way of life. You can visit the White Island by car, by bike, by foot and on horse… You can there do many activities: to bath, to sunbathe, to stroll, to fish, to observbirds while respecting the nature. On the end of the afternoon or tomorrow, visit La Rochelle also called the Ocean Door because of its fishing, trade and marina harbors. You can visit numerous historical monuments such as the famous Old Harbor medieval Towers, the End of the World Headlight.
Evening: Back to your hotel in La Rochelle.
* Pepites as option: Fort Boyard on sea Kayak Thalasso-Spa: new skin formula with 3 esthetics cares
Continue to visit La Rochelle and then go to Tours City ranked as a History and Art City, situated at the heart of Loire. Loire is listed among UNESCO World Heritage as a cultural landscape. Evening: Installation at your hotel in Tours.
* Pepites as option: Stroll in Poitevins swamp on a small boat
Chenonceau – Chaumont – Amboise – Clos Lucé
Today you will discover Chenonceau, Chaumont Castles. Then go to Amboise and visit there its castle but also the Clos Lucé which is the least place where Leonard de Vinci lived.
Evening: Installation at your hotel in Chambord.
* Pepites as option: Fly on helicopter over the Loire Castles Stroll on carriage pulled by a horse in the heart of Val de Loire
Blois – Vendôme
Visit Cheverny Castle and then reach Blois using charming countryside roads. Take the highway to go to Paris CDG Airport and once you are there, installation in your hotel.
Evening: Installation at your hotel situated near Paris Airport
* Pepites as option: Fly on Hot-air balloon over the Loire Castles
Departure on the morning to first, drop-off your rental car and then go to the airport for your back home flight
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