Starting in the City of Lights this tour will show you some classic sites in a fun way, all linked up by the sleek modern train french train service. So Paris deserves its reputation as the most romantic city in the world. Its centre is small and ideal for visiting on foot, this tour will show you that every turn reveals a famous landmark, a cosy café, a smart boutique or a busy boulevard. Then it’s off to Normandy, where it is all about history - This rich and often brutal past is brought to life by the stunning monastery of Mont St-Michel ; the Bayeux Tapestryand of course the D-Day beaches. A train journey inland will bring you to the Loire Valley- as described so poetically by UNESCO when they included the area as protected world herirtage:The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural monuments, illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design . This trip (with guided visits) will show you all this and more. Throughout we choose hotels to suit every visitor’s tastes and budget, from the palatial to the contemporary, the trendsetting to the classical.