(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Cote d’Azur
This private luxury France tour has been designed for family members of all ages. It includes iconic, only-in-France experiences such as touring the highlights of Paris, exploring the historic sites and rural beauty of Normandy, and visiting the villages of the Cote d’Azur, all while staying at the top hotels and resorts in each destination.
Begin in Normandy with three nights at a luxury chateau hotel. During private touring with an expert Normandy guide, learn the significance of D-Day while at the actual landing beaches, and tour other important World War II-related locations in the area. Visit the historic town of Bayeux to see the famous tapestry illustrating the Norman invasion of England in 1066. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Mont Saint-Michel, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most popular attractions. Kids and adults love exploring the alleys and stairways surrounding this fairytale island abbey. Also see Rouen, where Joan of Arc was martyred and Claude Monet spent hours painting the medieval cathedral, and Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, a wonderful world of flowers, greenery and ponds.
Continue to Paris for three nights at one of the city’s most acclaimed luxury hotels. With your own private guide and driver, tour the city according to the interests of your family. Favorite options include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower; seeing the Mona Lisa and other art masterpieces during a family-friendly tour of the Louvre Museum; visiting famous patisseries and cafes; take a cruise on the Seine River; and exploring Montmartre. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Versailles to tour Louis XIV’s opulent palace, including the Hall of Mirrors, the gardens, and the Hameau de la Reine, the mock hamlet created for Marie-Antoinette. If desired, we can also arrange biking on the grounds of Versailles. Other options we arrange include touring Paris with an art expert, private shopping tours, a private perfume-making workshop, a day at Paris Disneyland, picnics in Parisian parks, as well as tickets to the ballet, opera, circus or other performances.
Conclude on the beautiful Cote d’Azur with three nights in a luxurious resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Visit local towns along the waterfront and in the hills of the French Riviera and Monaco, such as Nice, Cannes, Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence, Antibes and Monte-Carlo. Explore atmospheric villages, see the Prince’s Palace, stroll through botanic gardens, browse local markets, visit art museums and the Chapelle du Rosaire (Matisse chapel), stroll along waterside promenades, sample local culinary specialties, and much more, depending on your family’s interests. During leisure time, enjoy your luxury resort, or perhaps spend time at the beach. We can also arrange special interest activities such as learning to make your own perfume at a workshop in Grasse, chartered boat excursions, wine tasting, biking and more.
This tour can easily be extended to include other family-friendly destinations around France and Europe.
Arrive Paris – Normandy
Private transfer with driver-guide to hotel for 3 nights, with stop in Rouen en route
Full-day private tour of D-Day sites and Bayeux
Full-day private excursion to Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy – Paris
Private transfer to Paris for 3 nights, with tour of Giverny en route
Full-day private city, including behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower
Private excursion to Versailles or continue city touring
Paris – Cote d’Azur
Private transfer to station or airport for train or flight to Nice. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Full-day tour of Riviera towns and attractions
At leisure at resort
Private airport transfer
Chateau La Cheneviere, La Ferme Saint-Simeon or Normandy Barriere
Four Seasons George V
Cote d'Azur options:
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc,
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa (Vence),
Hotel de Paris (Monaco)
Per Person (based on four people in two rooms)
Per Person (based on two travelers/one room)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
Please Contact Us for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.