Paris, Normandy and the Loire Cosmos

Paris, Normandy and the Loire

Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of France on this exciting value-packed 8-day tour that includes Paris, historic Normandy and the magical Loire Valley. Behold beautiful scenery in such breathtaking places as Giverny, Honfleur, Rouen, Deauville, the Normandy Landing Beaches, Bayeaux, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Rennes and the Loire Valley. Imagine viewing the legendary landscapes that inspired famous artists as you explore fairytale castles, medieval churches, quaint villages and museums that will enhance your insight into the unique French culture.

Highlights of this tour include Paris, with its many iconic sights, museums and fabulous cuisine. Visit Giverny, where Monet painted his famous Water Lilies. Gaze at the stained-glass windows of the Rouen and Chatres Cathedrals. Stroll along the quai in Honfleur and Deauville. Which inspired so many artists. See the Bayeux Tapestry created in the 1070’s depicting the Norman conquest of England and the Benedictine Abbey on the island of Mont-Saint-Michel. Glimpse into history at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and at the Normandy Landing Beaches. Explore the Loire Valley with elegant chateaux, complete with moats and turrets, plus savor its world-famous wines. Experience the unmatched beauty of this history-rich region on your affordable and once-in-a-lifetime vacation!


8 Daysfr. $1,729

  • A guided city tour of Paris
  • Visit Monet's home and gardens in Giverny
  • A visit to the Rouen Cathedral
  • A visit to the resort towns of Honfleur and Deauville
  • A visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach
  • A visit to the Tapestry Museum in Bayeux
  • A visit to Mont Michel
  • Explore the cathedral in St. Malo
  • See the colorful timber-framed houses in Rennes
  • Visit the Blois and Amboise chateaux in the Loire Valley
  • Visit the Chartres Cathedral with its brilliant stain glass windows.
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners
  • Courtyard by Marriott Arcueil in Paris France (2 nights)
  • Ibis Deauville Hotel in Deauville (1 night)
  • Hotel Vert in Mont St. Michel (1 night)
  • Novotel Amboise Hotel in the Loire Valley (1 night)
  • Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Port D'Orleans (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Check into your hotel and use your CosmosGO app to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Courtyard by Marriott Arcueil Hotel

PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Enjoy a full day to explore the “City of Light”, known throughout 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 sites, including views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Optional excursions are also available.

Breakfast

Courtyard by Marriott Arcueil Hotel

GIVERNY Location Information Description

Giverny, France

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).

ROUEN Location Information Description

Rouen, France

Continue to Rouen, the vibrant capital of Normandy. Stroll through the city's historic quarters and and visit its great Cathedral, built in 1894.

HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE Location Information Description

Deauville-les-Bains, France

Next, enjoy a stop in lovely Honfleur, situated on the Seine estuary, and then continue to the stylish seaside resort of Deauville.It was here that many impressionist painters made their start. Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Breakfast, Dinner

Ibis Deauville Hotel

NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES Location Information Description

Normandy Beaches, France

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.

BAYEUX Location Information Description

Bayeux, France

On to Bayeux, famed for its lace-making 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.

MONT ST. MICHEL Location Information Description

Mont Saint Michel, France

Then, discover spectacular Mont St. Michel, which stands on an island accessible by a causeway. Mont St. Michel is a magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is its breathtaking bay. Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km

Breakfast

Hotel Vert

ST. MALO Location Information Description

Saint Malo, France

Drive along the Brittany coast to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo to admire its Cathedral and ancient walls. Walk through the cobble-stoned streets and step back in time in this quaint town.

RENNES Location Information Description

Rennes, France

Later, visit Rennes with its traditional, colorful, timber-framed houses and take a wander around the medieval streets of this picture-perfect town.

CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY Location Information Description

Loire Valley, France

Late in the day reach the enchanting Châteaux Country. This area is filled with magnificent chateaux, medieval towns with bustling markets, and some of the best wine in the world. Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km

Breakfast

Novotel Amboise

CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY Location Information Description

Loire Valley, France

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Novotel Amboise

CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–BLOIS–CHARTRES–PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Visit picturesque Blois with its renaissance castle, once occupied by Louis XII. Later, stop in Chartres, home of the famous gothic cathedral. Arrive in Paris to enjoy an optional evening excursion. Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km

Breakfast

Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Port D'Orleans

PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, May 03, 2024 – Wait-list
$1,779.00
Fri, May 17, 2024
$1,784.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
$1,779.00
Fri, Jul 05, 2024
$1,759.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2024
$1,749.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2024
$1,749.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2024
$1,799.00
Fri, Nov 08, 2024
$1,799.00
Fri, Apr 04, 2025
$1,959.00
Fri, Apr 18, 2025
$1,949.00
Fri, May 02, 2025
$1,959.00
Fri, May 16, 2025
$2,049.00
Fri, May 30, 2025
$1,959.00
Fri, Jun 13, 2025
$1,959.00
Fri, Jun 27, 2025
$1,959.00
Fri, Jul 11, 2025
$1,939.00
Fri, Jul 25, 2025
$2,029.00
Fri, Aug 22, 2025
$1,729.00
Fri, Sep 05, 2025
$1,929.00
Fri, Sep 19, 2025
$1,929.00
Fri, Oct 03, 2025
$1,979.00
Fri, Nov 07, 2025
$1,979.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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