Versailles, Monet’s Garden, Seine Cruise & Vaux Le Vicomte by candlelight followed by ﬁreworks
Parisian perfection as we enjoy a packed itinerary including chic châteaux, glorious gardens and a relaxing cruise through the centre of this great city. We have a guide to show us the best of Versailles and we are treated to a fantastic evening as we visit Vaux le Vicomte. The magical estate is lit by over 2000 candles and the night ends with a gold and silver ﬁrework display.
Thursday By Eurotunnel to Calais and we head south to our hotel in Saclay after a lunch time stop in the seaside town of Boulogne.
Friday We have a guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, considered to be one of the most magniﬁcent achievements of the 18th century. Highlights are the awe-inspiring Hall of Mirrors and the astonishingly beautiful palatial grounds. Then into central Paris for a 1 hour cruise on the River Seine followed by free time to explore.
Saturday Relax in the hotel this morning or take a short walk into the village before we enjoy lunch at our hotel. We then visit the quaint, medieval market town of Dourdan where we can witness ﬁrsthand its architectural heritage and rich past as a royal town. Then to Vaux le Vicomte, where we spend the evening exploring this magical estate by the ﬂickering of more than 2000 candles. There is a restaurant on site (not included) and the night concludes at 2300 with a gold and silver ﬁrework display.
Sunday To Monet’s country retreat in Giverny and we visit the impressionist’s charming pink house and iconic gardens where we can admire the Japanese bridge and famous waterlily pond. We then spend time in nearby Vernon, with over 200 half-timbered houses, cobbled paths, mill and castle.
Monday We return to Calais via a short stop in Rouen, a medieval city with cobbled streets and a famous cathedral on the banks of the Seine.
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated (inc. Versailles, cruise, Vaux le Vicomte and Monet’s Garden)
- Channel crossings
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal
4 star hotel on the outskirts of Paris in a quiet location.
- SATELLITE TV
- OUTDOOR POOL