off selected departures on this tour
From
pp Was
See dates & prices

Reviews

Reviews Rating
Ratings

Tour code: BEHLBPP-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 13 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver

La Belle France

  • 9 days
  • France
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles. This tour takes us from France's dramatic northern shores to château-sprinkled countryside, breaking off to see WWII sites, explore centuries-old villages and sample home-grown delicacies.

Map of La Belle France | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Blue-Roads Difference

  • Indulge in a Bourgueil wine and cheese tasting session
  • Stroll the charming local market in the port town of Honfleur
  • Take in the storybook surrounds of the Château de Chenonceau

Tour Itinerary

Expand Full Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Paris - Honfleur

    Our first impressions of France will be formed in Giverny, Normandy, at the home of Claude Monet – one of the world’s most celebrated artists. The vivid colours in every room paint a picture of his life, and the gardens outside are brimming with flowers in every shade. Our next stop will be the Arboretum d’Harcourt, a historic arboretum set in the grounds of the Château d’Harcourt. Here, we’ll have plenty of time to meander through the castle, explore the gardens – and even enjoy a local produce tasting session. Our home for the next two nights will be the charming port town of Honfleur (which you may recognise as the subject of a fair few Impressionist paintings). Accommodation: Hotel des Loges (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Honfleur - Normandy - Honfleur

  • Day 3 - Honfleur - Normandy Beaches - Arromanches-les-Bains

  • Day 4 - Arromanches-les-Bains- Mont St Michel - Dol-de-Bretagne - Dinan

  • Day 5 - Dinan

  • Day 6 - Dinan - Angers - Chinon

  • Day 7 - Chinon - Chateau de Villandry - Chinon

  • Day 8 - Chinon - Chateau de Chenonceau - Maintenon

  • Day 9 - Maintenon - Chartres - Paris

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

8 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation

Reviews

Reviews Rating
  • 6th June 2019
    Review rating
    Because of the small group, the itinerary was amended to meet the needs and interests for all those involved.
  • 3rd June 2019
    Review rating
    Max was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. Can't wait for the 2020 tours to be available as we are hoping to go again next spring.
  • 3rd June 2019
    Review rating
    Excellent service & tour. The driver & guide were outstanding. Always kept the group engaged in what we were seeing & driving through to next venue!