Paris: The Best of Paris, Chateaux of the Loire, and World War II in Normandy
Summer Dates July 27 - August 4, 2019
Saturday, July 27: Depart DFW on your own.
Sunday, July 28: Arrive Paris. Transfer to the hotel on your own. Rest of the day at leisure. Gala Welcome Dinner with wine.
Monday, July 29-Tuesday, July 30 : Highlights of the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Day trip to visit the Chateaux of the Loire: Chenonceau and Chambord with lunch and wine tasting.
Wednesday, July 31: Before departing Paris, a brief stop at the Basilica of St. Denis home to the tombs of the French monarchy & the birthplace of the Gothic style and its stunning architecture; continue on by private transfer from Paris to Bayeux, Normandy via Giverny to visit Monet's fabled home and gardens. Grab a bite on your own in Giverny before we continue on with a late arrival in Bayeux at the Hotel Churchill.
Thursday, August 1:. Morning free. Time to shop and explore this beautiful picturesque town that retains its medieval charm and glorious cathedral. Lunch on your own. Afternoon visit to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. This tapestry is world famous, and tells the story of William of Normandy's, or as we would know him best, William the Conqueror, nvasion of England in 1066. Private transfer to the World War II Museum in Caen.
Friday, August 2-Saturday, August 3: two full days of touring battlefields and monuments in Normandy, visit to Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, American Military Cemetery at St. Laurent; La Cambe German Military Cemetery, museums; bunkers, and much, much more.
Saturday, August 3 : Late departure from Bayeux by private transfer to Paris, and the Hotel Westminster or similar.
Sunday, August 4: Return to the U.S. on your own.
For a little taste of what we will see at the Basilica of St. Denis, and the royal tombs, take a look: Royal Tombs of St. Denis
Depart on your own for the U.S.
Prices: includes four nights at the Hotel Westminster or similar (July 28-30 & Aug. 3). Three nights at the Churchill Hotel in Bayeux. Breakfast daily in Paris and Bayeux. Welcome dinner with wine, Private transfers per the itinerary. Metro tickets for touring days in Paris, all entrance fees to museums and monuments; guided lectures and the use of licensed guides as required under French law as well as all lectures by Dr. Fielder.
Price per person for two people sharing a room: $4,998.00/per person double occupancy (two people in a room) based on ten participants excluding Dr. Fielder, No refunds after April 1. Can you register after April 1? Yes, but at the full price. Last day to register is June 3.
Price for Single Occupancy: $7,798.00 based on ten participants excluding Dr. Fielder. No refunds after April 1. Can you register after April 1? Yes, but at the full price. Last day to register is June 3.
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The beautiful Hotel Westminster is located on the Rue de la Paix very near the elegant Place Vendome, the Opera and the Tuileries Gardens. Go for drinks at the Hotel Ritz in the Place Vendome, enjoy shopping in designer boutiques, or dine and explore those enchanting shops on the Left Bank, go for an evening ride of the Bateaux Mouches to marvel at the illuminations of the great monuments. Splurge and have dinner at the legendary restaurant, Jules Verne, on the Eiffel Tower with its private entrance. The possibilities are endless to make this a once in a lifetime adventure!
A Vie Paratrooper John Steel, St. Mere Eglise-click to enlarge to see the mannequin of John Steel; Paratrooper Memorial othununless otherwise noted, all photos by Bryan Warrick and Martha Fielder
German Bunkers along the Atlantic Wall, Normandy