Day 1 – Paris
Board our private executive coach at your designated pick up points with our tour manager – take the cross Channel ferry from your preferred port (or travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ashford International to Paris - supplement payable) – continue to Paris and check in to the excellent 3* Hotel Magellan.
Day 2 – Paris guided tour & The Louvre
Guided coach tour taking in the major sights of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame – guided tour of The Louvre, one of the largest, oldest and most famous art galleries in the world with a wonderful collection including Alexandros of Antioch’s ‘Venus de Milo’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Virgin and Child with St Anne’.
Day 3 – Châteaux de Fontainebleau & de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Visit with our guide to Château de Fontainebleau, one of the largest royal château dating back to the 12th century and used by French monarchs from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution – Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, built in the 17th century for the king’s treasurer, Nicholas Fouquet, and in many ways the most lavish and refined castle to be built in Europe during the mid-17th century.
Day 4 – Musée d’Orsay & Musée de l'Orangerie
Guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay collection of works by the great impressionists dating from 1848-1914 including famous canvases from Monet, Manet, Renoir, van Gogh and Cézanne – guided tour of the Musée de l'Orangerie containing impressionist and post-impressionist paintings by notable artists such as Monet, Picasso and Sisley.
Day 5 – Monet’s Garden
Visit Monet’s Garden at Giverny where the artist came repeatedly through his life, letting his imagination Chateaurove amid the complex interplay of water and light to paint his magnificent waterlilies series – continue for our Channel crossing back to the UK and then return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.
All excursions & guided tours included
Professional tour manager
Executive coach throughout
Return Channel ferry crossings
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Guided tour of Paris
The Louvre - guided tour
Château de Fontainebleau
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Musée d’Orsay - guided tour
Musée de l'Orangerie - guided tour
Monet’s Garden at Giverny
Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the good quality 3* Hotel Magellan in Paris. Located in the 17th District in a quiet residential area near the Arc de Triomphe, the hotel is close to the Metro and there are many restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
Single room supplement £159
Entrance fees to all places of interest
Eurostar supplement from £89
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Here are some more suggested places of interest:
- Palace of Versailles - see the Kings Apartments, the bedroom of Marie-Antoinette and the Hall of Mirrors lined on one side by 70 metres of mirrors in the splendour of Louis XIV’s 18th century palace
- Musée Rodin - the workshop of Auguste Rodin from 1908, the museum houses his complete collection donated to the French State on his death including The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell
- Cathédrale de Notre Dame - begun in 1163 according to the design of Bishop Maurice de Sully and largely completed by the early 14th century, Notre Dame is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture
Reviews for The Galleries & Châteaux of Paris
Date of tour: June 2011
Just a short note thanking you and all at TT for all the effort you made to ensure that our trip to Paris last weekend went well. The arrangements made by TT went very well, everything which should have been on time, was on time. The hotel was very good. Our Guide, Beth, was very good. She and the coach driver were both extremely helpful and cooperated on any changes some of our Group asked for. We would certainly recommend that TT use them both again with no hesitation. All in all, a very enjoyable trip and on behalf of our U3A, thank you at TT for a well organised effort.
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- travel by Eurostar to Paris
- stay at a 4* hotel
- on half board basis
- with fewer or different excursions
- for more (or fewer) days
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- include UK coach transfers for the Eurostar connection
- bring a specialist lecturer
- include all entrance fees & gratuities
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