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*NEW* 8 DAYS FINEST HERITAGE OF NORMANDY AND LOIRE VALLEY (26 May – 2 Jun 2024)

Paris, Guainville, Cabourg, Mont Saint-Michel, Le Rheu, Blois

Gourmet & Wine, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Private guided tour of Château de Chambord – the largest castle of Loire Valley, with access to spaces usually not open to the public  
  • Private lunch and wine-tasting at a historic wine estate 
  • Special access to rooms closed to the public in the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel with the abbey’s in-house expert 
  • Enjoy a cocktail at Château de Fontaine-Henry, one of the highest roofs in France 
  • Most fully inclusive arrangements and accompanied by Intriq’s Travel Concierge 

The beautiful northwest of France is renowned as one of the country’s finest and most sophisticated regions, inspiring legendary paintings by Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Da Vinci who spent their lives there.  

The UNESCO-listed Mont Saint-Michel and Loire Valley, home to numerous historic castles and vineyards are sights to behold, and not forgetting the delectable French cuisines and fine wines. You will also set your foot on the historical D-Day landing beaches where Normandy was invaded during the World War II. 

The châteaux of Loire Valley included in this journey are carefully selected, where each has distinctive design and architectures, lovely gardens, and interesting stories behind them. Gain further insights of the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel and Château de Chambord as you access to areas closed to the public with your own private guide. 

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: S$ 14,880
Single Supplement: S$ 2,510

SGD 14,880 Per Person

Early Bird Offer
First four bookings with deposit (limit to four rooms) will get complimentary upgrade to Luxury Room in Château d’Apigne for one night.

Deposit Amount

SGD 2,976/- Per Person

20% deposit at booking

8 Days 7 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
01 Mar 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed

Cancellation Charges:
Before 01 Mar 2024 : Deposit Forfeited
From 01 Mar 2024 : 100% cancellation fees of total fare apply

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
26 MAY 2024 (SUN) ARRIVAL IN PARIS / GUAINVILLE

26 MAY 2024 (SUN) ARRIVAL IN PARIS / GUAINVILLE
Guainville
Lunch, Dinner included

Transfer: Paris Airport to Guainville 
Upon arrival in Paris CDG Airport, we will transfer to Guainville with sightseeing along the way.  

 
Footpaths of the Legendary Painters 
Head to Auvers-sur-Oise, a commune where the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh created more than 75 paintings in less than 70 days. Visit Auberge Ravoux to discover Van Gogh’s preserved room and learn about the story of his last days. Next, drive about an hour to Giverny to visit the historical House of Claude Monet, who was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting.  

Day 02
27 MAY 2024 (MON) GUAINVILLE / CABOURG

27 MAY 2024 (MON) GUAINVILLE / CABOURG
Cabourg
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Bayeux and Château de Fontaine-Henry 
After breakfast, we will set out for an approximate 3-hour drive to the medieval city of Bayeux and visit the Tapestry Museum which contains the 69m long story of William the Conqueror’s English invasion.  
 
Afterwards, proceed to visit Château de Fontaine-Henry, a magnificent historical Renaissance-style castle built in early 13th-century, and enjoy a cocktail at one of the highest roofs in France.

Day 03
28 MAY 2024 (TUE) CABOURG

28 MAY 2024 (TUE) CABOURG
Cabourg
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

D-Day Landing Beaches 
Devote your full day to the World War II D-Day Landing beaches to learn about the historic invasion of Normandy which took place on 6th June 1944. You will discover a real open-air museum on this history-packed day, making stops at Arromanches, Omaha, and Juno beaches.  

Day 04
29 MAY 2024 (WED) MONT SAINT-MICHEL / LE RHEU

29 MAY 2024 (WED) MONT SAINT-MICHEL / LE RHEU
Le Rheu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Marvelous Mont Saint-Michel 
This morning, a 2-hour drive brings us to Mont Saint-Michel and its bay that are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the medieval village and its impressive Gothic-style Benedictine abbey perched on the rocky islet, including private access to the rooms closed to the public with a lecturer from the abbey.

Day 05
30 MAY 2024 (THU) BLOIS

30 MAY 2024 (THU) BLOIS
Blois
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Journey to Loire Valley 
After breakfast, we will drive approximately 4 hours towards Loire Valley, known as the Garden of France, and renowned for its numerous awe-inspiring castles and vineyards. Enjoy lunch and wine-tasting at a historic wine estate which produces fine authentic wines.  
 
Then, continue another 2.5 hours’ drive to Blois, and visit Château Royal de Blois (Blois Castle), unique with four facades built in the styles of four different historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

Day 06
31 MAY 2024 (FRI) BLOIS

31 MAY 2024 (FRI) BLOIS
Blois
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Renaissance in Loire Valley 
Today we will be visiting three well-known castles of Loire Valley, including the elegant Château de Chenonceau (Chenonceau Castle) built over Cher river, Château Royal d’Amboise (Amboise Castle) which was the palace of the Kings of France during the Renaissance, as well as Château du Clos Lucé which was the renowned Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence.

Day 07
01 JUN 2024 (SAT) BLOIS / PARIS

01 JUN 2024 (SAT) BLOIS / PARIS
Paris
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Private Guided Tour of Château de Chambord 
Conclude your discovery of Loire Valley with a private guided tour of the remarkable Château de Chambord (Chambord Castle), the largest castle in the Loire Valley, including exclusive access to the mezzanines and spaces usually closed to the public, and conclude with a glass of champagne.  
 
After lunch, depart Loire Valley and drive about 3 hours to Paris for your overnight stay.

Day 08
02 JUN 2024 (SUN) PARIS

02 JUN 2024 (SUN) PARIS
Nil
Breakfast included

Transfer: Hotel to Paris Airport 
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Paris CDG Airport for your flight out.

Hotels & Tour Price

Intriq Finesse's Curated Hotels

Cost Per Person

Twin Share S$ 14,880
Single Supplement S$ 2,510

Domaine de PrimardLe Grand Hotel CabourgChâteau d’ApigneFleur de Loire Hotel • Sofitel Le Scribe Opera 

Guainville

Guainville

Domaine de Primard

An 18th-century Châteaux surrounded by nature in Guainville transformed into an elegant boutique hotel, comprising of four different buildings including the historic main house and the more modern barn. (Renovated in 2021; Rooms: 40)

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Cabourg

Cabourg

Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

The Grand Hotel Cabourg MGallery Hotel Collection appeals with its timeless charm, immortalized by Marcel Proust. A distinguished Palace Hotel in Italian Renaissance style, set in seaside resort on the Normandy Coast, with direct beach access. (Renovated in 2010; Rooms: 71)

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Le Rheu

Le Rheu

Château d'Apigne

A charming luxury hotel in a historic neo-Renaissance castle in the French countryside near Rennes and set in a beautiful 25-hectare park. (Renovated in 2011; Rooms: 16)

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Blois

Blois

Fleur de Loire Hotel

Exalting the banks of the Loire, like a plant of rare beauty emerging from the riverbed, Fleur de Loire is an exquisite ode to the art de vivre. This Relais & Château property is located in Blois, a city endowed with immense historical and cultural wealth, this exceptional hotel takes the form of a private family home with a remarkable level of hospitality. (Opened in 2022; Rooms: 44)

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Paris

Paris

Sofitel Le Scribe Opera

Fully re-invented in 2020, this 5-star Paris hotel enjoys prime position. Located on the right bank, you can get an up-close view of the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme & the capital's major stores. It is also less than 15 mins from the Louvre, Tuileries Garden & Grands Boulevards. (Renovated in 2020; Rooms: 201)

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Recommended Flights

Estimated Price Per Person

Economy Class from S$ 2,002
Business Class from S$ 8,555

Singapore Airlines 

26 May, Singapore – Paris (SQ336), 00:15 – 07:35 

02 Jun, Paris – Singapore (SQ335), 11:15 – 06:05+1

DEPOSIT
SGD 2,976/- Per Person
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
First four bookings with deposit (limit to four rooms) will get complimentary upgrade to Luxury Room in Château d’Apigne for one night.

Registration Closing Date: 01 Mar 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as stated on Double occupancy basis, unless on single supplement, on bed & breakfast basis 
  • All transportations and transfers as stated on an air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Service of local English-speaking guide 
  • All entrance fees of sites as stated 
  • Lunches and dinners including 1 glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage per person per meal 
  • All tipping to local guides, porters and other local service staffs 
  • Service of Intriq’s Tour Concierge throughout the trip

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and airport taxes 
  • Visa end entry taxes (if required) 
  • Airport transfer before or after stated travel dates 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Personal expenses such as spa, laundry, telephone and bar bills

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