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Monet’s Garden, Chartres, Versailles & the Loire Valley
Visit to the Palace of Versailles
Visit to Chartres Excursion to the Loire valley visiting Amboise and Château de Chenonceau
Visit to Monet’s Garden
Return Eurostar from London to Paris
Three nights’ half board accommodation with wine*
Services of our Tour Manager
*Wine (¼l) or water (½l), and coffee are included with dinner
Single Supplement: £100
Day 1: London – Le Plessis-Robinson
We journey aboard Eurostar from London to Paris and meet our coach for the transfer to our hotel in the pleasant suburb of Le Plessis-Robinson.
Day Day 2: Versailles and Chartres
After breakfast we visit the Palace of Versailles, the most extravagant of chateaux, befitting the ego of Louis XIV. Our included entrance lets you see the palace’s most famous places: the Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments of the King and Queen, and the King’s Bedchamber. In the afternoon we travel to Chartres for free time to explore the half-timbered medieval streets and the iconic cathedral with its magnificent 12th-century stained glass windows.
Day Day 3: The Loire Valley
Today we venture into the Loire Valley to visit the elegant town of Amboise; its majestic château overlooking the Loire river is the final resting place of the great Leonardo da Vinci. In the afternoon we visit Château de Chenonceau, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture which spans the Cher river. Learn about the influential women who resided here, including Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, and see the treasures inside, including the room of Five Queens and the living room of Louis XIV.
Day Day 4: Monet's Garden - London
This morning we travel by coach to the small village of Giverny, home to Claude Monet for over 40 years. The gardens here are among the finest in France and the inspiration for many of his great works, with beautiful plants and the lily pond with its famous green Japanese bridge and weeping willows. In the afternoon we join our Eurostar connection for the return to London, arriving back in the early evening.
The Parc Hotel, Plessis - Robinson
The Parc Hotel Plessis is a 3 star hotel in the heart of the pleasant South West suburb of Le Plessis Robinson and very close to Versailles. The hotel has 78 rooms which all feature courtesy tea and coffee tray, air conditioning, hair dryer, television and free WI-FI plus the hotel has a bar and restaurant. Right in front of the hotel there is a very nice market every Sunday morning too.