Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley & Bordeaux

This partly guided rail tour starting in Paris will take you to some of the most fascinating parts of western France. You will join excursions to discover the D-day sites in Normandy, visit the castles of the Loire valley, learn about the Bordeaux wines in Saint Emilion, and take part in wine tastings.


9+ days


Train, Mini coach


Spring - Autumn

Tour Type

Partly guided

FROM EUR 1589 per adult

Itinerary - Day by day

Add extra nights in Paris - Arrival in Paris, the capital of France From EUR 90 per person per night

Add extra nights in Bayeux - Visit Normandy's major D-day sites & landing beaches From EUR 90 per person per night

Add extra nights in Bordeaux - Visit the vineyards of Saint-Émilion & taste local wines From EUR 120 per person per night

Add extra nights in Paris - Travel by train to Paris From EUR 90 per person per night

Tour category

Tourisme Avenue Hotel


Accommodation at comfortable 3 star tourist class hotels according to European standard.

See Silver accommodation

Square Louvois Hotel


Accommodation at 4 star hotels or unique properties in attractive locations or other special qualities.

See Gold accommodation

Travel tips and reviews

Read travel tips from our local experts, and see reviews from our travelers.

Emmanuel Lefèvre - Our travel expert for France

"History, heritage and gastronomy are on the menu of this 'France in a nutshell' rail tour. Travelling by train makes it easy to combine these 3 fantastic regions and thanks to our passionate local guides, you will be sure to have authentic and rich experiences."

Services included:

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.  Tourist taxes are not included and must be paid locally.
  • Train tickets as per the itinerary
  • Full-day guided Normandy D-day excursion by minivan including entrance tickets and guided tours of the US cemetery & Pointe du Hoc
  • Full-day guided Loire Valley excursion by minivan including entrance tickets, guided tours at Chenonceau & Chambord, and a wine tasting
  • Full-day guided Saint Emilion wine tour by minivan including visits and wine tastings in three Classified growth chateaus, and a walking guided tour of the city of Saint-Emilion
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers
  • 24/7 emergency phone service while travelling
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (see details above)
  • Upgrade to 1st class train tickets
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