The department of Loiret, named after the river Loiret, is an area of woodland, heaths, and lakes - a paradise for nature lovers! The capital of the department is Orléans, a historic city on the banks of the Loire offering a charming old quarter with many historic buildings, mansions, and a remarkable cathedral dating back to the 13th-century. Orléans is an ideal starting point to explore the different areas of Loiret. The northwestern part of the department was an area popular with the French aristocracy in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, and there are many historic châteaux in the department including Château d'Augerville, Château de Bellegarde, Château de Gien, Château du Hallier, Château de Meung-sur-Loire, Château de Sully-sur-Loire and Château de Trousse-Barrière.
Explore France as you enjoy some of its most iconic cities! Visit Paris (the romantic City of Lights; shopping, dining, museums), before heading to Orleans, then continue to Blois (a hillside city on the Loire River, is the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department in central France), Amboise and end in Tours. Combine these destinations with a rental car.This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Paris - Bayeux: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
Bayeux - Mont Saint Michel: 1 hr. 35 mins. approx.
Mont Saint Michel - Tours: 3 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Tours - Paris: 1 hr. 55 approx.
Nantes - Saumur: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
Saumur - Tours: 1 hr. 35 mins.
Tours - Blois: 45 mins. approx.
Blois - Bourges: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
Bourges - Paris: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
Paris- Tours: 2 hr 36 mins. approx.
Tours- Paris: 2 hr 35 min approx.
Alsace-Lorraine, a historic province in Eastern France, is where you will find the ancient capitals at Strasbourg and Nancy. The only thing that separates Germany from this region is the Rhine, and the area is extremely reminiscent of the German look (and sometimes feel). With its Germanic dialect, French sense of fashion, love of Foie gras and sauerkraut, fine wine and beer, this region often leaves you wondering quite where you are.
Burgundy has it all - glorious countryside and vineyards, amazing gastronomy, a fabulous history, picturesque villages, awesome towns, the Burgundy Canal and an incredible capital city - Dijon. There are also more chateaux in this region than any other in France, many of them with well-stocked wine cellars, gourmet restaurants nearby and swimming pools. It`s a stunning region with plenty going for it!
The winemaking region of Champagne, located in the northeast part of France just 55 miles outside of Paris, is known for its sparkling white wine. This is one of the most famous and posh areas of France with many well-known Champagne companies like Moet and Chandon, that have cellars and vineyards. This region is intended to enjoy at a leisurely pace if you truly want to appreciate what it has to offer.
A visit to the beaches, where the greatest invasion force of all time landed, is a must for anyone visiting Normandy’s north coast. The 54 miles of Atlantic coast north of Bayeau - stretching from Utah Beach in the west to Sword Beach in the east - are dotted with WWII museums, monuments, cemeteries, and battle remains left in tribute to the courage of British, Canadian, and American armies that successfully carried out the largest military operation in history, D-Day.
With many of the most beautiful places to visit in France, Provence, a region in southeastern France, is made for explorers. From the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields, the stunning variety of landscape offered here make it an irresistible destination to discover. Swim in the Calanques in Cassis, shop in the lively markets, eat Provencal bouillabaisse, catch a festival, cruise the rivers and canals, and discover the many quaint towns and villages.
The southeast coast of Provence, France, is sprinkled with some of the world`s most popular beaches and destinations, including Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Saint Tropez and Menton. Known all over the world for its glamour and beauty, the Riviera is a playground for the rich and famous and a true paradise destination.
Brittany is a place that is not usually on a lot of traveler’s lists. France’s northwest cul-de-sac that reaches out into the Atlantic Ocean is just too far off the beaten path for many tourists. However, this can make all the more reason to visit. With over 1,500 miles of jaw-dropping panoramic coastline, charming medieval towns and villages, and the amazing diversity on display, there are really great things to see in Brittany.
Paris- Amboise: 2 hr 29 mins. approx.
Amboise- Paris: 2 hr 29 min approx.
Paris– Orleans: 1hrs 46 min approx.
Orleans- Blois: 46 min approx.
Blois- Tours: 44 min approx.
Tours- Paris: 2 hrs 39 mins. approx.
Paris- Chablis Wine Region: 2 hour 31 mins. approx.
Chablis Wine Region- Cote d'Or: 1 hr 21 min approx.
Cote d'Or- Indre-et-Loire: 3 hrs 57 mins. approx.
Indre-et-Loire- Loir-et-Cher: 1 hr. 6 min approx.
Loir-et-Cher- Paris: 2 hrs 14 mins. approx