Culinary Food & Wine | Culture Arts & History
7 Nights / 8 Days
A customizable Paris Normandy tour for history buffs and culture addicts. From the cobblestones streets of the Latin Quarter, the Middle-Age museum of Cluny, the D-Day beaches and the spectacular Mont SaintMichel, this customizable itinerary will fullfill your history appetite covering several centuries and two French regions.
- Stay in a charming B&B located in the heart of Bayeux
- A private and expert guide will take you around the D-Day sites
- Enjoy a pastry class in a real Parisian apartment
Arrival in Paris
On arrival at the airport welcome and transfer to your boutique hotel in the center of Paris. Start your Paris Normandy private tour with some free time to relax and wander in the lively streets around your hotel.
Paris seen from above
Today, start your Paris exploration with a must-see and have a self-guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with a skip-the-line access – an unmissable monument if it’s your first time in Paris. After a lunch in a bistrot rue St Dominique, a few minutes walk from the tower, meet your private guide for the afternoon to experience a ‘time travel’ walking tour in the Latin Quarter.
Explore the cobblestones streets, the Pantheon hill, pass by the Sorbonne university and finish with a visit to the Middle Age museum, Musée de Cluny, to have a good overview and understanding of how Paris was during the medieval period.
A morning in Le Louvre museum
In the morning, your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation for a guided tour of the most famous museum of Paris: Le Louvre. Your guide will of course show you the three great ladies — the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace, and Mona Lisa. But you will also be able to admire other masterpiece, famous or not according to your wishes.
Private pastry class in Paris
A gourmet and culinary afternoon is waiting for you. You will have a private pastry class in a Parisian apartment. You will for example learn how to bake macarons! You will learn how to make several flavors of macarons such as chocolate, raspberry, caramel salted butter or white chocolate with lemon…using different colors to highlight the flavors. At the end of the class you will of course be able to taste your sweetnesses and take them home!
Transfer to Bayeux
Today you are on a Paris Normandy commute. After breakfast you will be transferred to the train station and will take the train from Paris to Bayeux (private transfer by car to Bayeux also available). After dropping off your luggage at your charming B&B in the town center, you spend your afternoon discovering Bayeux and its middle-age streets, Bayeux Tapestry museum and also visit The Memorial museum of the battle of Normandy.
Private WWII D-Day sites tour
Today, you will be visiting the WWII D-Day sites. Whilst walking on old footsteps, you will be able to rely on a knowledgeable and experimented private guide all along your tour to help you understand the details of Operation Overlord. At every stop on the sites, your guide will explain the strategy and moves on both sides.
Mont Saint-Michel day tour
After breakfast your private driver-guide will pick you up at your B&B for a private visit of le Mont Saint-Michel. The Mont Saint-Michel is a granitic island in the middle of a huge bay and is famous for its Abbey at the top. From there you will have an impressive view on the bay.
Back to the US
Departure day – Your driver will pick you up at your B&B and will drive you to airport or train station.