France is the World’s most popular tourist destination. And, with good reason when you consider the country’s historic and gastronomic heritage. From the earliest of times when the nation’s prehistoric inhabitants started making images on the walls of caves to some of the very dramatic historic events of much more recent times, today we have well over thirty thousand years of cultural history to explore. A history that includes people from all over the world, whether they were the earliest ancestors coming into Europe from Africa millions of years ago, the Vikings from Scandinavia in the so-called Middle Ages, to the many, many thousands of soldiers who came to support France two World Wars from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Canada.
I have created an itinerary, that requires at least fourteen days, during which time you get to see some of the more significant sites in France’s history, from the Stone Age cave art in the Dordogne, to the stone alignments erected by the first farmers in Brittany, through to various churches and castles of the Middles Ages, to Monet’s Giverny and the monuments to the two World Wars.
The tour includes the following:
Palace of Versailles
Cave art in the Dordogne
Wine tasting in the Loire Valley
Loire Valley Castles: Saumur and Chenonceau
Neolithic stone alignments and chambered tombs of Brittany
Mont Saint Michel
Normandy D-Day Beaches
Monet’s house and garden, Giverny
Somme Battlefields and MemorialsThe city of Amiens and the Cathedral
I have the itinerary for this tour available as a pdf. You can either follow it as outlined, or you can adapt it to suit your requirements.
Alternatively, I can work with you to produce a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs and interests. For example, you may have already explored the castles of the Loire Valley and would rather use the time to see other attractions.
Need more help? I can then take the itinerary I produce with you and make all the bookings and reservation (transport and accommodation), pay all the necessary deposits and then provide you with all the details to enjoy your holiday.
Or, for the ultimate VIP experience, with your guidance I create the itinerary of your choice, you sit back while I make all the necessary bookings and reservations, and then act as your private guide around the itinerary we have created for you.