Heart of France

Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley & Champagne

  • $ 2,799
    Tour Only
  • $ 3,999
    Flights Included
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Discover the heart of France on this enchanting tour taking us from the famous “City of Lights” through historic Normandy and on to the lovely Loire Valley and Champagne region. No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe plus enjoy dinner in the city’s famous Montmartre area. We’ll also take in the country’s natural beauty with visits to Giverny and Monet’s House & Gardens which inspired the famous impressionist painter’s most famous works. Explore Mont Saint-Michel with its medieval abbey and take a step back in history to learn about one of our most famous days in history: D-Day. In the Loire Valley and the Champagne region, we’ll visit some of France’s most stunning châteaux like Château Chambord and Château de Chenonceau and enjoy wine tastings!

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in Paris
  • 3 nights in Normandy
  • 2 nights in Loire Valley
  • 2 nights in the Champagne Region


  • City Tour of Paris—Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe & more!
  • Monet’s House & Gardens (Giverny)
  • Versailles Optional Excursion
  • Mont St. Michel (Normandy)
  • Normandy Beaches
  • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Château de Chambord (Loire Valley)
  • Château de Chenonceau (Loire Valley)
  • Wine tastings in Loire Valley & Champagne region
  • Reims Tour

Activity Level: Discoverer* 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from New York Area (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-France ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 15 meals: 9 full buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners
  • Glass of wine with included dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admissions fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

Day 2: Arrive in Paris (France)

Day 3: Paris

Day 4: Paris/Normandy

Day 5: Mont Saint-Michel

Day 6: Normandy Beaches/American Cemetery & Memorial

Day 7: Normandy/Château de Villandry/Loire Valley

Day 8: Château de Chambord/Château de Chenonceau/Wine Tasting

Day 9: Loire Valley/Reims

Day 10: Champagne

Day 11: Reims/USA

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (JFK or EWR). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
October 13
October 23
$3,199 $2,799
Flights not available Select
2023 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
April 20
April 30
$3,599 $3,199
$4,399 $3,999
May 18
May 28
$3,799 $3,399
$4,599 $4,199
September 14
September 24
$3,799 $3,399
$4,699 $4,299

* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Versailles Tour