Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley & Bordeaux

Visit Paris and travel independently by train to some of the most fascinating parts of western France! Join guided excursions to discover the D-Day sites in Normandy, visit the châteaux of the Loire Valley, learn about the wines of Bordeaux in Saint Emilion and take part in wine tastings. Enjoy the freedom to explore and visit sights on your own and benefit from the knowledge of local guides.


9+ days


Train, Minibus


Spring - Autumn

Tour Type


FROM EUR 1829 per adult

Itinerary - Day by day

Add extra nights in Paris - Arrival in Paris, the capital of France From EUR 89 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 110 per person per night

Add extra nights in Paris - Travel by train to Paris From EUR 89 per person per night

Tour category

Hotel Provinces Opéra


Accommodation at comfortable tourist class hotels according to European standard.

See Silver accommodation

Hotel Tourisme Avenue


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 travellers.

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."

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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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