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From Paris: Mont St Michel and Loire Valley 2 Day Tour

1. From Paris: Mont St Michel and Loire Valley 2 Day Tour

Escape the busy city of Paris and immerse yourself in the French countryside on this 2 day trip. The tour departs the city and crosses the western districts of Paris along the Normandy motorway to reach your first destination. At Mont Saint-Michel, enjoy a fascinating guided visit of the abbey’s interior and marvel at the Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the building. Spend some free time exploring the rest of the abbey and surrounding village. After the abbey, head towards Château d’Angers for your overnight stay. Check into your 4-star hotel for the night and relax before the second day of the tour. On the second day, wake up to a delicious breakfast and begin your journey to the breathtaking Loire Valley. Upon arrival in the valley, visit the Castle Langeais passing by Cunault and Saumur along the way. Enjoy a guided tour of the Chenonceau and Chambord castles and learn about the rich history of the people who lived here. Finally, on the return to Paris, marvel at the stunning landscape of the countryside as you travel.

La Rochelle 1-Hour Seaside Segway Tour

2. La Rochelle 1-Hour Seaside Segway Tour

Before your ride begins, your guide will provide brief instructions on how to operate the Segway. Even if you’ve never done so before, you’ll see that the technology is simple and easy to master. Once you’re familiar with your Segway personal transporter, you’ll head off to see La Rochelle with your guide. During the 1-hour tour you'll take in the following landmarks and monuments: • Le Gabut • Bassin des Chalutiers • Tour Saint-Nicolas • Vieux Port • Eglise Saint-Sauveur • Les Quais • Grosse Horloge • Tour de la Chaîne • Balade Jean-Louis Foulquier • Esplanade Saint-Jean d’Acre • Tour de la Lanterne • Remparts de la Ville • Plage de la Concurrence • Promenade du Mail • Casino • Parc d’Orbigny • Allées du Mail • Rue Saint-Jean du Pérot • Cours des Dames Throughout the ride your guide will provide commentary about the city and the attractions you pass.

Nantes: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

3. Nantes: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Explore the city of Nantes on a self-guided walking tour. See iconic landmarks like the Cathedral of St. Peter, Église Sainte-Croix, and more. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour.  After downloading the app you will first visit the beautiful Musée d'Arts de Nantes followed by the unique Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes. You will learn about the history and facts of the attractions during the tour.  Next, you will admire the Château des ducs de Bretagne and Église Sainte-Croix. As a fifth stop, you will find the Basilique Saint-Nicolas de Nantes. The route continues to Place Royale, Passage Pommeraye, Cr Cambronne, and the Natural History Museum. Finally, you will end the tour at the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Nantes on this fun tour.

Mont Saint-Michel & Chateaux Country 3-Day Tour from Paris

4. Mont Saint-Michel & Chateaux Country 3-Day Tour from Paris

Drive through the beautiful French countryside to discover Middle Age and Gothic-inspired architecture, and learn the intriguing history of Normandy and France from an expert guide. Cross to the tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel, and soak up the refinement of prestigious Loire Valley castles, such as the vast royal Château de Chambord. Day 1 (Friday): Traveling by luxury air-conditioned coach, depart Paris via the western districts and take the Normandy motorway as far as Mont Saint-Michel. Arriving at approximately midday, stop for lunch at the 4-star Relais Saint Michel, offering fantastic views across to the island. After lunch, ascend to the Abbey on the summit of the mount for a guided visit of its Gothic and Romanesque interior. Enjoy some time at leisure exploring the narrow, hilly streets before your departure for Angers, cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Hotel Mercure Lac de Maine (or similar accommodation). Day 2 (Saturday): After a hearty breakfast, drive to Langeais, passing Cunault and Saumur en route. Driving by vineyards, enjoy views of romantic castles on the horizon. Arrive at Château de Langeais to explore one of the best-known examples of late medieval architecture. Continue with a guided visit of Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling place. Stroll through the stunnning gardens of Villandry, and visit the old historic district of Tours on the lower reaches of the Loire. An evening meal will be served at your overnight stop in Tours at the Hotel Mercure. Day 3 (Sunday): Take a guide tour of the Château de Chenonceau, built on the site of an old mill across the River Cher. Continue to the decorative Château de Cheverny, used by Tintin creator, Hergé as the inspiration for his fictional Château de Moulinsart. After lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert, go to the Château de Chambord to explore the largest and most imposing castle in the Loire Valley. Admire the distinctive French Renaissance architecture, which blends impressively with traditional medieval forms.

Immerse yourself in the 15th century in Angers

5. Immerse yourself in the 15th century in Angers

Immerse yourself in medieval life and explore the historic district of the City of Angers with Aldric, a Middle Ages innkeeper portrayed by your tour guide, who will guide you in an immersive experience to the 15th century in Angers. Meet Aldric, the innkeeper of Angers, a local figure passionate about the history of his city and the refinement of medieval cuisine. On this special day of September 10th, 1454, as the city is buzzing with the wedding of the "good king René" and Jeanne de Laval, Aldric will show you his neighborhood in a lively and delicious way. This tour will take you through the streets of the City of Angers district, marked by medieval architecture and the festive atmosphere of the day. You will explore places such as the vicinity of the House of Adam, the episcopal palace, the Saint-Maurice Cathedral, the "Promenade du Bout du Monde," and the castle, all while listening to fascinating stories about the nobility of Angers, castle intrigues, the art of the table, and wedding ceremonies of the time. This tour is more than just a historical walk. It is an immersion into the past where anecdotes meet history, all in a playful and interactive atmosphere. Perfect for adults and children over 6 years old, be surprised by tasting a medieval dish and let yourself be carried away by Aldric's exciting narrative for a visit full of humor and surprises.

Nantes:Nantes Timeless Treasures and Historic Stroll

6. Nantes:Nantes Timeless Treasures and Historic Stroll

Embark on a journey through Nantes’ rich history with our Nantes Timeless Treasures walking tour. As you explore the stunning Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and its intricate Gothic architecture, you become the hero of a story that spans centuries. Wander through the Château Des Ducs De Bretagne, stepping into the shoes of royalty and unraveling the secrets of Nantes’ heritage. Pass. Pommeraye and Pl. Graslin will enchant you with its elegance, inviting you to be part of Nantes’ cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in history, art, and beauty, and let this tour make you the protagonist of your own unforgettable adventure. Join us and create lasting memories in the heart of Nantes.

From Beaugency: 5-Day Bike Tour of the Loire Vally Wineries

7. From Beaugency: 5-Day Bike Tour of the Loire Vally Wineries

Eplore all the wines produced on the Loire Valley in a five wine cycling tour ! This unforgettable tour will take you to amazing vineyards and wineries located in picturesque villages and areas. Wheather you are amateur of red, white, rosé or sparkling white wine this tour will meet your expectations. Our guide specialzed in wine will explain you all the wonders of the grape varieties used on the Loir Valley, "chenin" for the white wine and "cabernet franc" for the red wines. Our first stage will start around Olrleans and will be focus on both castles and wine. Chambord, Cheverny ... those are some of the fomous castles that will be on our way ! The second day of our trip wIll take you to Amboise with its amazing castle and its areas famous for its wines. On day 3 we will be cycling from Chinon to Saumur, famous for its red wines. This stage will take you to traglodyte willages such as Souzay or Turquant. On day 4 you will be cycling in the Eastern of Angers, through the vineyards of Savennières, and Coteau du Layon famous for its sweat white wines. Or fantastic epicurean adventure tour will end further dowstream near Champtoceaux at the doors of Muscadet !

Nantes:Romantic Nantes Escapade and Waterfront Charms

8. Nantes:Romantic Nantes Escapade and Waterfront Charms

Indulge in a Nantes adventure designed to make you the star of your own love story. Our Romantic Nantes Escapade and Waterfront Charms tour takes you on a captivating journey through the enchanting Les Machines de l’Île, where colossal mechanical creatures will ignite your passion for creativity. Stroll through the Quartier de la Création, a hub of innovation and artistry that will inspire your dreams together. As the sun sets, embrace the Hangar à Bananes district by the river, where the night comes alive with romantic dining and vibrant nightlife. Let love bloom in Nantes – become the hero of your own unforgettable tale. Book now and create lasting memories with your special someone.

Nantes: Nantes Christmas Delight

9. Nantes: Nantes Christmas Delight

Embark on our Nantes Christmas Delight tour and become the hero of your own holiday adventure. Explore the enchanting Basilique Saint-Nicolas, a true architectural gem that will leave you in awe. Stroll through the elegant Place Royale, where the magic of Christmas comes to life with dazzling decorations and cozy cafes. At Place du Commerce, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the festive spirit, surrounded by lively markets and joyful crowds. Explore Les Machines de l’Île, a place where imagination knows no bounds. You’ll be transported to a world of mechanical wonders and whimsy, with the opportunity to ride on a magical carousel unlike any other. This Christmas, make memories that will last a lifetime as you explore Nantes in all its holiday splendor. Book your Nantes Christmas Delight tour today and create a story of joy and wonder that you’ll cherish forever. Let’s create a Christmas tale in the charming city of Nantes!

Nantes: Nantes Family Quest

10. Nantes: Nantes Family Quest

Embark on an enchanting journey through Nantes, where history, wonder, and adventure unfold to create unforgettable family moments. Discover historic treasures like the grand Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and elegant Place Royale, where centuries of stories come to life. But this tour is more than just a walk through the past; it’s a celebration of the present and future. Stand in awe at Les Machines de l’Île, where whimsical creatures await your command, turning your family into architects of dreams. Uncover hidden gems in tranquil courtyards, making your family the explorers of Nantes’ secrets. Every step is a chapter in your Nantes story, where your family’s laughter and curiosity lead the way. Join us on the Nantes Family Quest and create magical memories that will bind your family together. Your adventure starts now for the experience of a lifetime!

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

I took a tour from Paris. Both Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire Valley are accompanied by a guide, so you can go around efficiently without getting lost. The guide was in English. After visiting Mont-Saint-Michel on the first day, we parted ways with day trippers and boarded another bus to head for the Loire Valley. It was a four-star hotel and very clean, but there are no amenities such as shampoo, so bring your own. Breakfast was delicious no matter what we ate.

It was a long queue for the shuttle to get into the castle, then we decide to walk for 45 mins By the time we arrived there it was quite tired exploring around. We walked around the ground level and decided to go back by shuttle. It was a really nice surrounding. I would recommend to go for a visit if you have never been.

Wonderful trip, well organized and very interesting. Excellent tour guide (Leona) and driver (Ibrahim). Highly recommended

Great trip to St. Michel and the Chateau Country Region. The Hotel stay was A+