Your 7-day by rail begins in Paris, one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Packed with attractions and monuments, from the antique to the most modern and cosmopolitan, the city takes nothing for granted. Come and take a tour to France. Delight in an included tour of Paris' splendors - the Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and the designer shops along the Champs Elysees - a tree-lined beauty, full of elegant cafes, theaters and shops developed by Louis XV. Even once you've sampled the city's "essential" sights; you'll find an unlimited supply of culture, art, nightlife, eateries and chic shopping experiences to delay your departure. Continue your venturing along by first class rail to Normandy. This warm and hospitable region combines a 360- mile dramatic coastline, including the dramatically evocative World War II landing beaches. Here, the largest military landing in history took place on June 6, 1944. Monuments, museums, bunkers and cemeteries are a living commemoration to the Battle of Normandy. A perfect base from which to tour also many coastal resorts - the picturesque seaport of Honfleur, the tiny town of Bayeux is built around the magnificent Cathedral of Notre Dame and its famous Tapestry, the Mont St.-Michel abbey, Monet's home in Giverny and a verdant interior of lush farmland, bustling market towns and historic landmarks such as the cities of Caen and Rouen. Gastronomic delights abound, from fine cheeses to cider and Calvados. Your ideal independent is waiting!!!
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