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Provincial French Countryside
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France at an easy pace and in a unique style in a small group limited to just 24 guests.
Begin your 15-day tour in Toulouse discovering medieval Carcassonne and the market town of Albi, with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Stay in charming Sarlat to explore the remote Dordogne, including a visit to the famous caves at Lascaux II and a leisurely afternoon cruise on the Dordogne River. Take a guided walking tour in the cliffside village of Rocamadour, and tour the Loire Valley’s impressive Chateau de Chenonceaux. Travel to Crepon, visiting dramatic Mont St. Michel along the way.
Visit the Tapestry Museum in Bayeux and Caen’s Memorial Museum devoted to “history for peace.” Tour Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches including Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Ste-Mere-Eglise, and the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. Walk amid the gardens of artist Claude Monet in Giverny, and see the familiar lily pond and Japanesee footbridge of his paintings.
Conclude your journey in Paris seeing the highlights on a city tour and visiting either the Louvre Museum or the Musée d’Orsay. Savor the City of Light on your own time, at your own pace, on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
$6,896, per person, double occupancy, including air from SFO