Mother and daughter walk in Paris Tuileries Garden, France

A Perfect Family Getaway to France Tour: History, Culture & Cooking Class

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Paris, Giverny, Versailles, Mont St-Michel...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

Starting Price

$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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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