A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron

The Loire Valley

Average rate per person

  • Rate on request. Please contact us.
  • Rate on request according to the number of persons in party and you departure point. You can decide to start this tour from Paris, from Normandy or from Brittany. We will adapt the itinerary to your wishes.
  • The rate will also depends on the accommodation you will choose: a luxury château-hôtel 4-star to experience something unique, a cozy Inn/Bed & Breakfast or a comfortable 3-star hotel in Tours or surroundings. There are so many possibilities in the Loire valley that we prefer to discuss all this points with you before announcing a rate.

What will be always included

  • the accommodation for two nights in double/twin bedroom standard with breakfasts included
  • the three lunches with drinks included
  • the entrance fees to the museums and castles visited, the wine tasting
  • the transportation by private minivan or mini bus during the 3 days
  • the English speaking tour leader/driver-guide for the 3 days
  • your special present Normandy Travel

Not included

  • the dinners left at leisure
  • all personal expenses
  • during the season, optional night show at Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau or Amboise castle

Options to reserve upon booking

  • prolong your stay in the Loire valley to discover more places like Villandry, Langeais, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, the Fontevraud royal abbey... program on request
  • prolong your visit of Western France with the Brittany package



3 days / 2 nights

After you've been exploring Normandy and maybe also Brittany, prolong your visit of the Western of France with the Loire country valley.

Your first guided tour

9 am: Meet at the hotel in Bayeux (or at the Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo or Paris).

Route to Tours and arrival for lunch. Visit of this beautiful and lively city with its cathedral, churches and monasteries. The old Tours offers lots of well restored half-timbered houses and mansions, narrow streets and charming places like the Place Plumereau with remarkable 15C timber-framed houses.

Castle Chenonceau in the Loire Valley Castle Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Gardens of Chenonceau.

Castle Amboise in the Loire Valley


Castle Chambord in the Loire Valley Castle Chambord in the Loire Valley


We will also visit the amazing Museum of Compagnonnage (Craft Guilds museum), unique in the world. This museum traces the history and customs of associations of craftsmen and guilds. It contains a large collection of tools and masterpieces that the "compagnon" had to submit before becoming a master craftsman. Dinner at leisure, overnight in Tours.

Your second guided tour

9 am: Meet at the hotel with your guide and route to Chenonceau. Visit of the castle, maybe the most elegant of the Loire valley due to is beautiful setting over the river Cher, amidst a large park and remarkable French style gardens. It is also well decorated and offers to the visitor a large collection of antique furniture, tapestries and paintings. You will also discover the kitchens well restored in the basement.

After lunch in the castle's Orangerie, we will continue our route to Amboise, located on the river Loire. On Sunday a typical and colourful market take place on the quays along the river Loire. The town is dominated by its imposing castle (optional visit), the first royal residence of the French renaissance. Invited by François Ier, Amboise is also the city where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last years of his life. To evocate this great man, we will visit the Clos Lucé Manor, his residence. In the museum and the gardens you will see 40 models of machines created by Da Vinci and made by IBM using original materials.

In the late afternoon we will continue our route through the Vouvray vineyards: visit at a local producer with the cellars and the vineyards to learn more about this white wine (tasting).

Dinner at leisure, overnight in Tours.

Your third guided tour

9 am: Meet at the hotel with your guide. Route to the royal city of Blois where we will visit the castle with its magnificent spiral staircase. The castle offers around its courtyard four wings built in different periods.

We will reach the Chambord domain for lunch, the most famous and beautiful castle of the Loire country valley. Considered as the architectural masterpiece of the Loire valley and the Renaissance, it was built by desire of François Ier. This imposing castle has no more than 156 meters long and houses 440 rooms... One day would not be enough to discover this sumptuous residence that foreshadows Versailles. The apartments, the famous unique double-return stairs, the park and forest.

Tour ending in BLOIS at the rail station around 5 pm.