The following itinerary describes a range of museums and gardens which we plan to visit. Many are accessible to the public, but others require special permission which may only be confirmed closer to the tour’s departure. The daily activities described in this itinerary may change or be rotated and/or modified in order to accommodate alterations in opening hours, flight schedules and confirmation of private visits. Participants will receive a final itinerary together with their tour documents prior to departure. The tour includes breakfast daily, lunches & dinners indicated in the detailed itinerary where: B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner.
Rouen - 5 nights
Day 1: Sunday 8 June, Paris CDG – Lyons-la-Forêt – Rouen
- Tour commences at the Novotel Paris Roissy CDG Convention in Paris at 10am
- Lunch in Lyons-la-Forêt village
- Introductory Meeting
Meeting Point: Please meet your group leaders at the Novotel Paris Roissy CDG Convention at 10.00am.
This morning we drive from Paris to the historic city of Rouen, where we begin our exploration of the gardens, landscapes, great houses, villages and historic monuments of Northern France.
We stop en route for lunch in Lyons-la-Forêt, one of France’s most picturesque villages, renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century half-timbered houses. Henry I of England, son of William the Conqueror, built a castle here to exploit the magnificent hunting grounds in the nearby beech forest. The village has served as the backdrop for two film adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary and has been painted by several artists including Yolande Ardissone and Paul-Émile Pissarro, the youngest son of Camille Pissarro and godson of Claude Monet. Lyons-la-Fôret has a beautiful 18th-century timber-framed covered market and we shall also pass the house where composer Maurice Ravel lived.
We arrive in Rouen mid-afternoon and the rest of the day is at leisure. (Overnight Rouen) L
Day 2: Monday 9 June, Rouen – Buchy – Bosc-Roger-sur-Buchy – Montmain – Rouen
- Buchy village market
- Le Jardin de Valérianes, Bosc-Roger-sur-Buchy
- Les Jardins d’Angélique, Montmain
- Welcome dinner
Our day begins with a visit to the Monday market in the small village of Buchy to purchase ingredients for our lunch. Buchy’s picturesque farmer’s market showcases the regional products of the Pays de Bray like the cheese of Neufchatel, known for its characteristic heart shape, as well as live poultry. The medieval covered market hall has fixed wooden tables that were originally butchers’ blocks.
Located nearby is Le Jardin de Valérianes, created by Michel and Maryline Tissait. The garden is a testament to their commitment to preserving and showcasing a wide variety of plant species and visitors are invited to wander the paths of this lovely English-style garden that harmoniously blends perennials, roses, trees and bushes.
We next visit the Jardins d’Angélique at Montmain, comprising two wonderful gardens. South of the manor house is an Italianate formal garden with walkways and clipped hedges, box-edged beds of perennials and ornamental grasses, yew topiary and a central fountain. It provides marvellous panoramas of the surrounding countryside. To the north is a flowing romantic ‘English-style’ garden with grassy paths winding between shrubs, plants and trees.
This evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Rouen’s fine restaurants. (Overnight Rouen) BD
Day 3: Tuesday 10 June, Rouen – Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville – Rouen
- Romanesque Abbey of St Georges-de-Boscherville
- Guided tour of Rouen
- Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen
This morning we visit the remarkable Abbey St Georges-de-Boscherville, located in a meander of the Seine. In the 7th century, a chapel dedicated to St George was built here over an earlier Celtic shrine. Then in the 11th century, the great chamberlain Raoul de Tancarville founded a collegiate for canons, which was in turn succeeded by a Benedictine monastery. We shall visit the abbey with its fine Romanesque carvings and and explore its garden, where the monks cultivated plants believed to possess healing properties for the soul.
We return to Rouen for an orientation walking tour. Once an important city of Roman Gaul, Rouen became an ecclesiastical centre from the 3rd century and over time became an integral part of the Norman kingdom, until it was ceded to the French crown by King John in 1204. It changed hands during the tumultuous Hundred Years’ War and by the conclusion of the 15th century, had blossomed into a flourishing hub of the French Renaissance.
The city has some of France’s finest Gothic architecture. Its cathedral façade fascinated Monet, who painted it at different times of the day. Other churches include 15th-century St Ouen and St Maclou (1437), two notable examples of French flamboyant Gothic architecture. The Renaissance Gros-Horloge pavilion contains a 15th-century clock, and the Tour Jeanne d’Arc is where the saint was imprisoned before her execution. The Hôtel de Bourgheroulde (1501-37) is the best example of the city’s fine medieval domestic architecture.
We also visit Rouen’s Musée des Beaux-Arts, established in 1801 by Napoléon and housing one of the largest art collections in France. Its Impressionist collection is particularly impressive. Géricault was a native of Rouen, and we see some of his works there, along with those of Fragonard, Boucher, Monet, David, Degas, Renoir and Sisley. A highlight is one of Monet’s images of Rouen Cathedral. (Overnight Rouen) B
Day 4: Wednesday 11 June, Rouen – Varengeville-sur-Mer – Tourville-sur-Arques – Rouen
- Le Bois des Moutiers, Varengeville-sur-Mer
- Church & Sailor’s cemetery, Varengeville-sur-Mer
- Le Bois de Morville, Varengeville-sur-Mer
- Château de Miromesnil, Tourville-sur-Arques: birthplace of Guy de Maupassant
Today we head north to the coastal village of Varengeville-sur-Mer where we explore two remarkable gardens. Our first visit is to Le Bois des Moutiers, a notable historic property that has been in the same family’s possession since 1898. At that time, a young English architect, Edwin Luytens, who was to become famous for his houses and for the layout and architecture of imperial New Delhi, was asked to modify both the residence and the garden. Luytens designed Munstead Wood for Gertrude Jekyll, and the influence of both of these great English designers is evident in the gardens of Le Bois des Moutiers. Gertrude Jekyll’s distinctive style and emphasis on vibrant colours, harmonious plant compositions, and structured layouts is seen everywhere, including in the front garden, which slopes toward the sea.
We stop for a picnic lunch near the Varengeville-sur-Mer Church and sailors’ cemetery. Perched atop white limestone cliffs, Varengeville attracted many artists, including Monet, and is famous for its church featuring stained-glass windows by Georges Braque. From its sailors’ cemetery where Georges Braque is buried, there is a superb view of Dieppe and the cliffs towards Le Tréport.
Our next visit is Le Bois de Morville, created in 1982 by landscape architect Pascal Cribier, who was not only one of the most important French landscape gardeners of his generation, but also one of the most influential. It has the distinction of being a “botanical, aesthetic and scientific laboratory garden”. The complex consists of multiple intimate gardens or great landscapes: the rhododendron valley, the orange gardens, the holly labyrinth, the flowered meadow, the large cut oak that thrones in the middle of an amphitheatre, the wild trail, rare species trees, and incredible views of the sea.
In the late afternoon we continue to the Château de Miromesnil at Tourville-sur-Arques, a splendid 17th-century (Louis XIII) château, where Guy de Maupassant was born. Located in a large plantation dominated by two 200-year-old cedars of Lebanon, it contains a very fine kitchen garden with vegetable plots surrounded by a bewildering variety of flowers. The park, enclosed by old brick walls, features fruit trees, rose trees, magnolias, arborescent peonies and a magnificent variety of clematis. We enjoy dinner at the Château de Miromesnil before returning to Rouen. (Overnight Rouen) BLD
Day 5: Thursday 12 June, Rouen – Auzouville-sur-Ry – Rouen
- Le Jardin Plume, Auzouville-sur-Ry
- Afternoon at leisure in Rouen
This morning we drive to Auzouville-sur-Ry to visit Le Jardin Plume, where owners Sylvie and Patrick Quibel have converted an orchard and much flat space, formerly occupied by sheep, into a vast parterre with long grass marking the divisions. Le Jardin Plume, or Feather Garden, was named after the effect of vertical grasses around the garden. There is also a spring garden, summer garden and autumn garden. The summer garden is a modern knot garden with a formal layout of clipped box. Within the parterre of boxwood, however, the plants run riot, in a limited but not quiet palette of red, yellow, orange, and gold.
We return to Rouen arriving around lunchtime. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to explore the ‘city of a hundred bell towers’. (Overnight Rouen) B
Honfleur - 2 nights
Day 6: Friday 13 June, Rouen – Varengeville-sur-Mer – Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer – Honfleur
- L’Etang de Launay, Varengeville-sur-Mer
- Le Jardin du Vastérival, Ste Marguerite-sur-Mer
We depart Rouen for the port of Honfleur. Our first stop is L’Etang de Launay, the meticulously tended private garden of Jean-Louis Dantec. With its highly-pruned specimen trees leading to a lake and ponds, vibrant flower beds, and one of Europe’s finest woodland plantings beyond, the garden stands as a reflection of Dantec’s commitment to preserving the beauty of nature and sharing it with visitors who seek to indulge in the serenity of the French countryside.
After lunch, we continue to Marguerite-sur-Mer to visit the gardens of Vastérival, residence of the late Princess Sturdza, which showcases one of France’s finest plant collections. Cleverly designed paths wander through this ‘informal’ garden, passing rich under plantings of the woodlands, into lovely glades. The garden is famed for its collections of rhododendrons, hydrangeas, maples, birches, viburnums and camellias.
We then make our way to the old trading and fishing port of Honfleur, situated at the mouth of the Seine, where we shall spend two nights. (Overnight Honfleur) BL
Day 7: Saturday 14 June, Honfleur – Étretat – Le Havre – Honfleur
- The Cliffs of Étretat
- Les Jardins d’Étretat
- Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre
- Dinner at Le Manoir des Impressionistes, Honfleur
Étretat’s beach is familiar to anyone who loves French art. Its chalk cliffs painted by Eugène Boudin, Charles Daubigny, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet form three natural arches and a pointed formation called The Needle (this area is called the Alabaster Coast). Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood at Étretat and wrote the short story The Englishman at Étretat.
Here we visit the Jardins d’Étretat created in 1905 by French actress Madame Thébault. Inspired by her friend Claude Monet, she decided to create a garden at the top of the Amont cliff with emblematic views of La Manche (The Channel) and the cliffs that inspired famous painters such as Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Eugène Delacroix, Edouard Manet and Vasily Poleno. A century later, in 2017, landscape architect Alexandre Grivko revived and expanded the garden, drawing from the methodology of André Le Nôtre. The space of Les Jardins d’Étretat is arranged with the help of impressively scaled plant compositions, the shapes of which are evocative of the landscapes and natural features of Normandy. Alexandre has set about creating an experimental, avant-garde garden integrating contemporary art installations.
Next we drive south to Le Havre, located at the mouth of the Seine River, to visit the André Malraux Modern Art Museum, which contains the second most extensive collection of Impressionist paintings in France. There are paintings by Claude Monet and other artists who worked in Normandy including Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Sérusier and Édouard Vuillard. Modern art is well represented with works by Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy, Kees van Dongen, Fernand Léger, Alexej von Jawlensky and Nicolas de Staël.
We return to Honfleur and the late afternoon is at leisure to explore its old, picturesque port painted by artists like Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet. Honfleur is also famous for its lovely Sainte Catherine church, the largest timber church in France.
Our day ends with dinner at Le Manoir des Impressionistes, a converted 18th century Norman manor overlooking the estuary of the river Seine. The restaurant offers panoramic views of the sea and surrounding park and a refined gastronomic menu crafted from locally sourced, fresh market produce. (Overnight Honfleur) BD
Bayeux - 3 nights
Day 8: Sunday 15 June, Honfleur – Ouilly-le-Vicomte – Mézidon-Canon – Bayeux
- Château de Boutemont, Ouilly-le-Vicomte
- Château de Canon, Mézidon-Canon
On our way to Bayeux, we make a stop at the Château de Boutemont. Dating back to the 12th century, it is today surrounded by an 11-hectare park. Achille Duchène’s early 20th century French gardens have since been augmented by landscape architect Georges Hayat’s Renaissance Italian garden, rose trees-decorated arches and small ‘scent garden’. Lunch will be served in the Château’s tearoom.
We next visit the gardens of the Château de Canon, an 18th-century house created by Jean-Baptise-Jacques Elie de Beaumont, a prominent figure of the Age of Enlightenment, and his wife Anne-Louise. The family has owned this property since the Middle Ages. The present splendid two-storey Neo Classical structure is surrounded by contemporary gardens and a park that showcase a harmonious blend of French formal and English landscape styles.
In the late afternoon we continue our drive to Bayeux, our next base in Normandy, which is famous above all for its tapestry. (Overnight Bayeux) BL
Day 9: Monday 16 June, Bayeux – Castillon – Bayeux
- Cathedral Notre-Dame & historic centre of Bayeux
- Bayeux Tapestry Museum
- Les Jardins de Castillon-Plantbessin, Castillon
We begin today with a walking tour of Bayeux’s historic centre and the fine Cathedral of Notre-Dame (1077), a gem of Norman architecture. We then visit the special museum dedicated to the Bayeux Tapestry, which chronicles the Norman invasion of England. This Anglo-Saxon work, presented by Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, to Bishop Odo in c.1080, chronicles events from Harold Godwin’s promise to bequeath his kingdom to William to his death on the field at Hastings; it is fascinating for its detailed depictions of arms and the 11th-century methods and machinery of warfare.
After lunch at leisure, we drive to the Jardins de Castillon-Plantbessin, created by Colette Sainte Beuve as a water garden to complement her plant nursery. This botanical haven seamlessly integrates elements of Japanese gardening traditions and includes beautiful samples of Japanese plants as well as herbs and heather. (Overnight Bayeux) B
Day 10: Tuesday 17 June, Bayeux – Caen – Brécy – Bayeux
- Fine Arts Museum, Caen
- Abbaye-aux-Hommes & its abbatial church St Étienne, Caen
- Château de Brécy, St-Gabriel-Brécy
This morning we visit Caen’s excellent small art museum built within the ruined walls of William the Conqueror’s castle. Among its treasures are works by Van der Weyden, Perugino, Poussin and Veronese.
After lunch at The Mancel restaurant nestled within the castle grounds, we explore Caen’s Abbaye-aux-Hommes and its church, St Étienne. This masterpiece of Romanesque church architecture was begun by William the Conqueror as his mausoleum. One reason for the finesse of this building, which influenced many later Romanesque churches, was this region’s abundance of good building stone.
We make our way back to Bayeux passing through the Château de Brécy, owned by M. and Mme Didier Wirth, to visit its wonderful formal French garden. The house dates from the 17th century, and bears many hallmarks of the great François Mansart’s architecture. The garden immediately behind the house consists of five terraces, fine stone work, elegant parterres, pools, topiary and beautiful wrought-iron gates. (Overnight Bayeux) BL
Vannes – 1 night
Day 11: Wednesday 18 June: Bayeux – Bazouges-la-Pérouse – Vannes
- Château de la Ballue, Bazouges-la-Pérouse
- Guided tour of the walled town of Vannes incl. Saint-Pierre Cathedral
We depart Bayeux and drive south towards the Château de la Ballue, located between Normandy and Brittany. This 17th-century château, once visited by writers like Balzac and Victor Hugo, is surrounded by dramatic theatrical gardens. The original Italian-style gardens were abandoned and in the 1970s, visionary architects François Hebert Stevens & Paul Maymont used imaginative topiary and Yin Yang inspirations to create a side garden in the purest mannerist style. Former owners Marie-France Barrière and Alain Schrotter also later redesigned and reinterpreted the gardens with a modern twist. There are neat traditional geometric terraces, a lush fernery and scented groves.
Following lunch, we drive to the south coast of Brittany. Nestled in the Gulf of Morbihan in one of the world’s most beautiful bays, Vannes is a fortified town with a 2,000-year history. Here you can sample two of the region’s famous specialities. Far Breton is a traditional custard cake with prunes, while Kouign-Amann is made with flaky, buttery, caramelised pastry.
A guided tour will lead us through Vannes’ remarkable old quarter to impressive Saint-Pierre Cathedral and along the town’s ramparts. These 13th-century fortifications, regularly remodelled until the 17th century, provide wonderful views of the town’s formal gardens and its cathedral. (Overnight Vannes) BL
Belle-Ile-en-Mer – 2 nights
Day 12: Thursday 19 June, Vannes – Carnac – Belle-Île-en-Mer
- Guided tour of Carnac: stone alignments and circles
- Lunch in Quiberon
- Ferry crossing from Quiberon to Belle-Île-en-Mer
Today we drive to the south coast of Brittany. At Carnac, we explore the largest Neolithic alignment in the world (3500-3000 BC), with almost 3,000 upright stones arranged in 11 almost parallel lines over several kilometres.
We continue along the rugged coast of the Quiberon Peninsula where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. From Quiberon, a ferry will take us to the island of Belle-Île-en-Mer, disembarking in Le Palais, Belle Île’s largest town. We then head to our hotel on the dramatic south coast where the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight we dine together at the hotel restaurant. (Overnight Belle-Ile-en-Mer) BLD
Day 13: Friday 20 June: Belle-Île-en-Mer
- In the footsteps of Claude Monet: walk along the Côte Sauvage and Aiguilles de Port-Coton
- Musée Sarah Bernhardt at Pointe des Poulains
- Village of Sauzon
- Vauban Citadel in Le Palais
- Jardin la Boulaye, Le Grand Cosquet
Belle-Île-en-Mer has been a popular location for many artists including Claude Monet who painted the jagged cliffs and rough seas during the 1880s, Australian expatriate artist John Russell and French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt. In September 1886 Claude Monet travelled from Giverny to the island of Belle Île. The first motifs to capture Monet’s attention following his arrival were a group of fantastic rock formations at Port-Coton, a harbour not far from his lodgings in the tiny village of Kervilahouen. He painted six canvases that depict a cluster of tall, pointed boulders emerging from the sea there (the Needles or Pyramids of Port-Coton). This morning we enjoy a walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet to view the Aiguilles de Port-Coton.
Sarah Bernhardt discovered Belle Île when she accompanied her friend, the painter Georges Clairin, to the island in 1893. She fell in love with the island and purchased an abandoned fort at Pointe des Poulains which became her summer home. This is now a museum which we visit. We travel to the fishing village of Sauzon located at the northern end of the island where we will have lunch. At the foot of the breakwater stood the Hotel du Phare (Lighthouse Hotel). It was on the quay, in front of the hotel, that Bernhardt and her entourage of friends would disembark from the steamboat.
Our next stop is the town of Le Palais where we will visit the imposing citadel. Construction started in 1549 but its star-shaped structure bears the mark of Vauban (1633-1707), generally considered the greatest engineer of his time, and one of the most important in European military history.
We end the day with a guided walk through the Jardin de La Boulaye. “Terraces decked with roses and agapanthus, santolina and boxwood, stone and iron sculptures, pathways adorned with heathers and asphodels, hydrangea borders, ponds and waterfalls, former walls and quarries, old willow trees – fallen and covered with moss and lichen, gorse labyrinths in seven concentric circles, apple orchards near an age-old wash house, a rockrose-bordered stairway… all now punctuate this meandering poetic maze”. (Overnight Belle-Ile-en-Mer) BLD
Perros-Guirec – 2 nights
Day 14: Saturday 21 June, Belle-Île-en-Mer – Pont-Aven – Perros-Guirec
- Pont-Aven Museum
- Late afternoon at leisure in Perros-Guirec
Returning to the mainland by ferry, we make our way to Pont-Aven, a small, picturesque Breton village which owes its fame to the Pont-Aven School of artists of whom the most famous was Paul Gaugin. We will have time at leisure to explore the village, walk along the River Aven and sample the town’s galettes – butter biscuits. After lunch, we visit the gallery devoted to the work of the Pont-Aven School with paintings by Paul Gauguin and his fellow artists.
In the afternoon we continue to our hotel located on the outskirts of Perros-Guirec, a seaside resort nestled in the heart of the ‘Pink Granite Coast’ in northern Brittany. The region’s combination of pink rocks, blue sea and a few islands on the horizon gives it a picturesque beauty. From Perros-Guirec we visit a number of private gardens as we journey through the area’s rocky coastline, deep-cut inlets and inland wooded valleys. (Overnight Perros-Guirec) BD
Day 15: Sunday 22 June, Perros-Guirec – Penvénan – Tréguier – Trédarzec – Perros-Guirec
- Jardins de Pellinec, Penvénan
- Port town of Tréguier
- Les Jardins de Kerdalo, Trédarzec
This morning we explore Le Jardin de Pellinec, a private manor house garden nestled at the bottom of the bay of Pellinec on excellent soils and a particular microclimate that has enabled passionate gardener Gérard Jean to grow a huge diversity of plants. The 4 hectares are organised according to themes: the exotic, Japanese water iris, Australian and English gardens, the Himalayan alley and the lily pond. The view is ever changing and at high tide the sea laps at the garden’s edges, a spectacular sight.
We continue to the port town of Tréguier dominated by the 14th-century Cathedral of Saint-Tugdual and dotted with half-timbered houses dating from the 15th century.
Following time at leisure for lunch and to explore this charming town, we visit the gardens of Kerdalo in a valley near the Brittany coast. The gardens were the subject of a book by its former owner-designer, Prince Peter Wolkonsky: Kerdalo: Un Jardin d’Exception (Paris, 1995). Originally a manor farm with natural springs, the formal garden merges into a wooded valley with a lake, pools and grotto and a rich collection of trees and shrubs. (Overnight Perros-Guirec) B
Saint-Malo - 2 nights
Day 16: Monday 23 June, Perros-Guirec – Ploëzal – Guingamp – Gouarec – Saint-Malo
- Château de la Roche-Jagu, Ploëzal
- Lunch at leisure in Guingamp
- Un Jardin en Ville, Gouarec
This morning we visit Le Château de La Roche-Jagu, a 15th-century fortress located on a wooded promontory with panoramic views of the Trieux estuary. Dating back to the Middle Ages, it is the only survivor of some 10 fortresses that once guarded the traffic on the Trieux River to the river port of Pontrieux. It features a re-created medieval kitchen garden, a medicinal garden, and a flower garden. There are wonderful walks in the woodlands where you can find areas of palms and camellias and water features.
Following some time at leisure for lunch in the market town of Guingamp, we continue our journey to Gouarec to visit Un Jardin en Ville, the garden of Marylin Le Moign, located at the junction of two rivers, the Doré and the Blavet. In the early 19th century, ambitious planning resulted in the construction of the Nantes–Brest canal. Owing to the very real possibility of flooding, the living quarters of the family home begin on the first floor. During the 1990s, garden designer Michel Gesret took this into consideration and created a garden that could be enjoyed from this level. The 8,000 square meters of gardens is made up of structuring elements: walls, terraces, a pond, yews, and arbors. They divide the space into themed gardens: the French garden, the natural garden which runs along the river, the Japanese garden, and various flowerbeds reminiscent of English gardens.
In the late afternoon we continue to the port city of Saint-Malo, encircled by its strong granite ramparts. (Overnight Saint-Malo) B
Day 17: Tuesday 24 June, Saint-Malo – Plévenon – Saint-Malo
- Les Jardins de Ker Louis, Plévenon
- Time at leisure in Saint-Malo
- Farewell Dinner
The English garden of Ker Louis near Cap Fréhel was started by Louis Tranchant in 1980 (Ker meaning home in Breton dialect), and the decision was made to make the most of the slope of the land, with an optimised view from the house. Each curve brings a new perspective and the garden blends into the environment in complete harmony. Following the gardening principles laid down by Gertrude Jekyll, the garden is centered around roses, acid-loving plants, and beds of perennials in pastel shades structured with warm hues. Ker Louis includes a Zen garden and a lake forming the centrepiece of the garden. Enthusiasts can discover 300 rhododendrons, 250 camellias, 100 roses, hydrangeas, 60 magnolias, several dozen araliaceae, trees with patterned bark – snakebark acer, prunus serrula, prunus maackii, acer griseum, betulas – oaks and ash trees, and many varieties of maple.
After this visit we return to St Malo where the afternoon is at leisure to explore the walled city and its ramparts. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Overnight Saint-Malo) BD
Day 18: Wednesday 25 June, Saint-Malo – Paris. Tour Ends.
- Transfer to Paris CDG airport
Our tour ends today with a coach transfer from Saint-Malo to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. On our way, we stop in Chartres, where there is time at leisure for lunch and to visit Chartres Cathedral (1194). We are scheduled to arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 5.30pm where the tour officially concludes. B