The aroma of fresh macaroons entices the family closer to the artisan bakery. Classic blue and white umbrellas decorate the beach with 1920’s fashion. The gardens that inspired Monet come to life with impressionistic enchantment. Experience France with the wonderment of a child, in both your eyes and your child’s eyes on your handmade tailored family getaway to France tour. Whether discovering the majesty of Normandy or rediscovering the...
Paris - The French Touch
Paris is a city of history and mystery, filled with architectural grandeur and riverside walkways, lush gardens and decadent bakeries. The pearled façade of Sacre Coeur crowns the hillside of Montmartre where the Bohemian spirit continues to inspire artists. The masterworks and captivating history inside the Louvre Museum is a collection of marvels on display from around the world, but somehow incorporating a French flair. When you arrive at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, your private transfer is waiting to escort you to a stunning hotel near the opulent grounds of the Chateau of Versailles.
The kids immediately find the aroma of the fresh macaroons appealing. You notice how the promise of sweet confections brightens their faces. Small shops with large windows showcase chefs making various types of crepes, stuffed with cheese or chocolate, whipped cream, and bananas. The Paris of romance and style remains, but it is also so much more. The spires of Notre Dame Cathedral tower oversee the River Seine. Houseboats wade in the gentle current moored tightly to the cobbled walkways along the river. The grandeur of the Palace of Versailles is inescapable even from the outside. The family has already settled in Paris and is eager to see more of France with your private family tours.
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- Discover the uniqueness and magnificence of Mont Saint-Michel, from its island mystique to the luster of the crowning abbey
- Visit the town of Giverny to see the gardens of famous French impressionist Monet
- Wander through the exuberant grounds of the Place of Versailles, from staterooms to gardens
- Visit the renowned beaches of Normandy, specifically Omaha Beach, where the Allied forces landed during World War II
- Have fun learning classic French dishes with a cooking class, where you can shop, cook, and taste with your own private chef
- Adventure through the city of Paris on a bicycle tour, blending activity and history across the cityscape
The charm of France emanates from Parisian streets and northern beaches. The history rises out of art hung on museum walls and located in bunkers overlooking the English Channel. From elegant palaces to private cooking courses, stunning beaches to historic hallowed ground, your 8-day family getaway to France tour creates the perfect blend of educational exploration and adventures, all beginning with your arrival in Paris. Your private transfer meets you at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport and escorts you to your fabulous hotel situated near the Palace of Versailles.
After breakfast the following morning, you will have a private guided tour of the Palace, taking in the splendid décor and vast grounds before continuing northward to Giverny to see Claude Monet’s home and gardens. At Mont Saint-Michel, you find an interesting island the kids are eager to explore, where the water recedes and extends onto the shore, and an antique abbey crowns a rocky outcrop. Follow your journey around the mount with a tour of a nearby orchard, which produces delicious cider for the kids and sweet Calvados, a type of apple brandy, for you. Consider reading other Zicasso travelers' France travel reviews to gain some ideas as to how to best customize your own family vacation.
Make your way to Bayeux after breakfast to witness the exquisite Bayeux Tapestry, before traversing the stoic grounds of Omaha Beach on a private guided tour of the memorial. When you return to Deauville, you have the remainder of the day to enjoy the beaches and boardwalk at your leisure. Wake up to the promising beauty of the historic fishing town of Honfleur, filled with colorful buildings, a bustling ancient harbor, and a quaint café culture from which the children will crave the pastries.
Return to Paris and settle in the enchanting city that features majesty for the entire family to enjoy. The first thing you do in the morning is to visit the Eiffel Tower to see the iconic image in person. The remainder of the day is limitless, taking the family through the Louvre Museum or around the cobbled winding streets of Montmartre. An early morning bike tour of Paris introduces you to otherwise overlooked neighborhoods and landmarks of the city.
Follow your bike ride with an exciting cooking class, teaching the entire family the basics of French cuisine, and allowing everyone to get a little flour on their faces. Spend the rest of your day sightseeing at the family’s preferred pace. On your final day in Paris, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel after breakfast. Soon you will make your way to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home, but in the morning, you listen to the kids retell the stories of your vacation and think about extending your time in Europe for a while.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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