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Paris and Northern France

10 Days / 9 Nights

Paris, Bayeux, Saint-Malo, Paris

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This 10-day itinerary of Paris and Northern France combines the charms of the gorgeous French capital with a trip to historic Bayeux and scenic Saint-Malo. The most romantic capital city in Europe, Paris, awaits to fill your eyes with beauty and superb art. Continuing to Bayeux, you will take a journey into the past, back to a historical moment that defined the outcome of the Second World War: the 1944 American D-Day. End your ten days in France with a trip to picturesque Saint-Malo, its high tides, and the other-worldy Mont-Saint-Michel

One of our France team members will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, which includes all the necessary information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a wide selection of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Paris, Bayeux, Saint-Malo, Paris tour

3 Nights in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Seine Boat Group Cruise Experience Including Dinner (Privilège Service)

Welcome To The City of Light

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

When in Paris, you shouldn't miss any chance to see the city in the evening, with its iconic landmarks and monuments illuminated to perfection. For your first evening in Paris, we recommend a cruise along the Seine River at the magical moment when the day gives way to the night. Enjoy enchanting views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Pont Neuf (New Bridge), Pont Alexandre, and many more while savoring a delicious dinner paired with French wine onboard an all-glass boat.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour is the perfect introduction to Paris, an overview of the city to help you find your bearings and feel confident enough to explore Paris further on your own. In the company of your knowledgeable guide, get ready to marvel at the French capital's most iconic landmarks along the Seine.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Getting to Know Paris, One Museum at a Time

Suggestion to explore on your own

With a plethora of superb art collections, some of the world's most recognizable masterpieces, and several museums where rich history and impressive architecture reign, it's no wonder that Paris is often called the City of Art. From the most-visited museum in the world, the Louvre, to museums dedicated to famous artists like Picasso and Rodin, to collections showcasing the life and work of fashion icons, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Paris has it all. Apart from the precious exhibits, it often happens that the museum buildings themselves are sights to behold for their architecture alone. The Beaux-Arts railway station that houses the exquisite Musée d'Orsay and the high-tech structure of Centre Pompidou are only two of the French capital's architectural wonders. You'll find more details of the many museums you could visit in your Guest Page, once your trip is booked.

Getting to Know Paris, One Museum at a Time

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour

Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

If you have limited time but still want to make the most of your visit to Versailles, a half-day trip to this magnificent palace might be the perfect choice for you. During this four-hour guided tour of Versailles, your guide will walk you through the most important parts of the Palace, including the King and Queen's apartments, the Royal Chapel, and the famous hall of mirrors. In the end, you will visit the gardens of Versailles, known as the most refined French-style gardens.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Shopping in Paris

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

In Paris, fashion and shopping are at the core of the city's culture. During your trip to the French capital, we recommend spending at least a few hours roaming around the city's main shopping districts to feel what it's like to be a true Parisian. From luxury shopping at high-end fashion brand stores along the Champs-Élysées or window shopping at the shiny department stores that line Boulevard Haussmann, such as the famous Galeries Lafayette, to mingling with locals at the small boutiques of the most off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, like Canal Saint-Martin, Paris offers endless opportunities to indulge in this favorite French pastime. For a more immersive experience, consider combining shopping with a private tour of one of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods; either Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Le Marais, probably the best neighborhood for shopping in Paris.

Marais District Private Tour

Marais District Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A three-hour-long tour takes you to the fashionable quarter of Le Marais, known for the hip boutiques, galleries, and museums. One of the oldest parts of Paris reveals its charm on every corner. Our local expert will share many intriguing stories about Le Marais to render your overall experience all the more memorable.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Saint Germain des Pres Private Tour

Saint Germain des Pres Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Get acquainted with one of the loveliest Paris neighborhoods. A favorite among artists and writers in the 1920s, St. Germain des Prés offers a quintessentially Parisian experience with beautiful 19th-century buildings, unique art galleries, and iconic cafés. During the tour, you will also visit the Luxembourg Gardens, St. Sulpice Church, and a picturesque street lined with cafés and food shops.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Bayeux by Train

Today you will head to Bayeux. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris and take you to the train station where you will board the 2h45m train to Bayeux. We have included standard class train tickets in your package but and upgrade to higher class is possible for an extra fee.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Bayeux by Private Transfer with 2 hours stop in Caen

Bayeux by Private Transfer with 2 hours stop in Caen

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

After the Crowds Versailles Group Tour
Light4 hours
Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Light11 hours
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Giverny Half Day Private Tour
Light5 hours

3 Nights in Bayeux

3 Nights in Bayeux

4 days in Bayeux
4 days in Bayeux

3 Nights in Bayeux

Because of its geographical location, Bayeux has always been part of France's coastal defense. Progressively, it became an important city in Normandy, the northwestern-most of the eighteen regions of France. Bayeux is linked to two famous cross-Channel invasions. The Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 is depicted on the famous tapestry that has been kept in Bayeux for so many centuries and now bears the town's name. Later on, during the WWII Normandy Landings that took place in June 1944, Bayeux was the first city to be liberated from the German army. These two significant historical events make lesser-known Bayeux a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts.

Because of its geographical location, Bayeux has always been part of France's coastal defense. Progressively, it became an important city in Normandy, the northwestern-most of the eighteen regions of France. Bayeux is linked to two famous cross-Channel invasions. The Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 is depicted on the famous tapestry that has been kept in Bayeux for so many centuries and now bears the town's name. Later on, during the WWII Normandy Landings that took place in June 1944, Bayeux was the first city to be liberated from the German army. These two significant historical events make lesser-known Bayeux a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Bayeux

When you arrive at the train station in Bayeux, a driver will be there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Bayeux

American D-Day Small Group Full Day Tour

American D-Day Small Group Full Day Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Embark on a journey into one of the most critical WWII moments, the 1944 D-Day, when the Normandy landings took place. Follow your knowledgeable guide as they walk you through history on the sandy beaches of Normandy, like Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, where men and women sacrificed themselves for the sake of peace and freedom.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Bayeux

Classic WW2 Jeep Private Tour

Classic WW2 Jeep Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Get on board an authentic World War II Willy’s Jeep and be a part of history as you get to know the sites of the Normandy landings from the best vantage point. Your knowledgeable guide will show you the most significant beaches and you'll have time for a moment of somber reflection at the American cemetery.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4.5 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Saint-Malo by Private Transfer

A driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Bayeux and take you to Saint-Malo. On the way, you will enjoy a 2-hour stop in Mont-Saint-Michel, a fortified island that is most famous for its magnificent Romanesque-Gothic abbey buildings. The journey takes about six hours in total.

St. Malo by Private Transfer with 2 hours stop in Mont St. Michel
We also offer the following excursions in Bayeux

Mont-Saint Michel Private Tour
Light8.5 hours
Omaha and Gold Sectors Small Group Half Day Tour
Light4.5 hours

2 Nights in Saint-Malo

2 Nights in Saint-Malo

3 days in Saint-Malo
3 days in Saint-Malo

2 Nights in Saint-Malo

Situated on the English Channel, the walled town of Saint-Malo is part of northeastern Brittany, a historic and filled with wonders province in France. Saint-Malo's coastline, about ten kilometers long, consists of rocky areas interspersed with beaches in the east, up to the long beach stretching out below the historical city. Famous for its beautifully restored medieval town, heavily bombed during World War II, and its high tides, Saint-Malo is located in a stunning region with a preserved coastline. The extraordinary Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most visited sites in France, is just an hour away.

Situated on the English Channel, the walled town of Saint-Malo is part of northeastern Brittany, a historic and filled with wonders province in France. Saint-Malo's coastline, about ten kilometers long, consists of rocky areas interspersed with beaches in the east, up to the long beach stretching out below the historical city. Famous for its beautifully restored medieval town, heavily bombed during World War II, and its high tides, Saint-Malo is located in a stunning region with a preserved coastline. The extraordinary Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most visited sites in France, is just an hour away.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Saint-Malo

Upon arrival in Saint-Malo, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Saint-Malo

St. Malo Private Walking Tour

St. Malo Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

A stroll around the cobbled streets of St. Malo feels like a journey into the past. Have a peek at the history of this charming town and learn about its fascinating maritime past as you follow in the footsteps of the fearsome corsairs.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Paris by Train

You're leaving St. Malo behind today and heading to Paris. We will arrange a transfer to the train station and second class tickets. There are a few train departures to Paris daily, so you can choose your preferred departure time. Then just sit back and relax on the roughly 2 hours and 45 minutes journey. An upgrade to the first class is available for an additional fee.

Paris by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Saint-Malo

Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour
Moderate6 hours

1 Night in Paris

1 Night in Paris

2 days in Paris
2 days in Paris

1 Night in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to the City of Light! A driver will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your accommodation.

Day 10

Day 10 - Departure Day

It's time to leave France behind. On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Paris

After the Crowds Versailles Group Tour
Light4 hours
Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Light11 hours
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Giverny Half Day Private Tour
Light5 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Introduction to Paris Private Tour
Versailles Castle Half Day Private Guided Tour
Paris Train Station Transfer
Paris - Bayeux Train

Bayeux

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bayeux Train Station Transfer
American D-Day Small Group Full Day Tour
Classic WW2 Jeep Private Tour
Bayeux - St. Malo Private Transfer with 3 hours stop in Mont St. Michel

Saint-Malo

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
St. Malo Private Walking Tour
St. Malo Train Station Transfer
St. Malo - Paris Train

Paris

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Train Station Transfer
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Departure Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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