Paris Gardens, Palaces & Châteaux

Sumptuous palaces and grand châteaux are scattered throughout Paris and its suburbs, many symbols of the wealth, power and decadence of the French monarchy. We discover this bygone era of majesty and extravagance in pre-Revolutionary France; from the splendour of the Château de Versailles, one of Europe’s finest monuments, to the former Royal residence of the Louvre. We also take a leisurely cruise on the Seine and explore Monet’s idyllic gardens at Giverny.


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5 Days from just £

Holiday Highlights

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast plus 2 dinners at the Best Western Paris Meudon Ermitage Hotel
  • 1 dinner en-route in Amiens on the first evening
  • 1 dinner in Montmartre
  • Visits to Château de Versailles, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Château de Chantilly, Basilique du Sacré Coeur & Jardins de Claude Monet
  • Lunch cruise on the River Seine
  • Guided tour of Paris
  • Audio guided tour of the Musée du Louvre
  • Services of a Tour Manager
  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast plus 2 dinners at the Best Western Paris Meudon Ermitage Hotel
  • 1 dinner en-route in Amiens on the first evening
  • 1 dinner in Montmartre
  • Visits to Château de Versailles, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Château de Chantilly, Basilique du Sacré Coeur & Jardins de Claude Monet
  • Lunch cruise on the River Seine
  • Guided tour of Paris
  • Audio guided tour of the Musée du Louvre
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Best Western Paris Meudon Ermitage Hotel

The Best Western Paris Meudon Ermitage Hotel is situated in the Meudon Forest, a few miles south west of Paris. All the modern rooms are equipped with satellite TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also offers a lounge bar, restaurant, sauna and small gym plus gardens and a terrace.

Single Supplements Apply

Day One - Arrival in France
We catch the ferry to Calais and continue our journey to our hotel on the outskirts of Paris where we will have dinner.

Day Two - Château de Versailles
The Château de Versailles is not just a fabulous palace with some of the most impressive formal gardens in Europe; it is also a symbol of the absolute monarchy that was swept away at the end of the 18th century. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the palace was built over nearly 50 years and four different campaigns; each adding an extension to what would be the ‘showcase’ of France.

Tonight, we enjoy dinner back at the hotel.

Day Three - Paris, Seine Cruise & Musée du Louvre
We enjoy a full day in Paris, starting with a city tour, where we view many of the iconic landmarks and elegant architecture of France’s capital. We then board our boat for a cruise of the River Seine where we enjoy a relaxing lunch as we see Paris from a different perspective.

In the afternoon, we enjoy an audio guided tour of the Louvre, originally a royal palace and now one of the finest art galleries in the world, home to some of the most celebrated works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Afterwards, we head up to the Montmartre district of Paris where we enjoy dinner together before returning to the hotel.

Day Four - Château de Chantilly & Basilique du Sacré Coeur
The Château de Chantilly is one of the finest masterpieces in France’s cultural heritage. The château is the work of the Duke of Aumale, son of the last king of France, Louis-Philippe and has been preserved as it was in the 19th century with a fabulous collection of precious books, paintings and decorative art. The breathtaking grounds, laid out principally by André Le Nôtre, include immense mirrors of water, several fountains and an exceptional collection of statues. 

We then head to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, located on a summit in Montmartre, the highest point of the city. Thanks to its position, the basilica affords spectacular panoramic views over Paris. Designed in a Romanesque-Byzantine style, construction began in 1875 and it was finally consecrated in 1919. Due to being built of travertine stone, which constantly exudes calcite, the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution, while the interior boasts the largest ceiling mosaic in France.

Back at the hotel, we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Day Five - Jardins de Claude Monet & journey home
As we make our way back to Calais, we visit the famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny. Restored to Monet’s original designs, they were the inspiration for many of his famous paintings, including the Water Lilies series. Later, we catch our return ferry home.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £90 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £90
151 - 200 £150
201 - 250 £175
251 - 300 £200
301 - 350 £225
351 - 400 £250
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

Day One - Arrival in France
We catch the ferry to Calais and continue our journey to our hotel on the outskirts of Paris where we will have dinner.

Day Two - Château de Versailles
The Château de Versailles is not just a fabulous palace with some of the most impressive formal gardens in Europe; it is also a symbol of the absolute monarchy that was swept away at the end of the 18th century. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the palace was built over nearly 50 years and four different campaigns; each adding an extension to what would be the ‘showcase’ of France.

Tonight, we enjoy dinner back at the hotel.

Day Three - Paris, Seine Cruise & Musée du Louvre
We enjoy a full day in Paris, starting with a city tour, where we view many of the iconic landmarks and elegant architecture of France’s capital. We then board our boat for a cruise of the River Seine where we enjoy a relaxing lunch as we see Paris from a different perspective.

In the afternoon, we enjoy an audio guided tour of the Louvre, originally a royal palace and now one of the finest art galleries in the world, home to some of the most celebrated works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Afterwards, we head up to the Montmartre district of Paris where we enjoy dinner together before returning to the hotel.

Day Four - Château de Chantilly & Basilique du Sacré Coeur
The Château de Chantilly is one of the finest masterpieces in France’s cultural heritage. The château is the work of the Duke of Aumale, son of the last king of France, Louis-Philippe and has been preserved as it was in the 19th century with a fabulous collection of precious books, paintings and decorative art. The breathtaking grounds, laid out principally by André Le Nôtre, include immense mirrors of water, several fountains and an exceptional collection of statues. 

We then head to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, located on a summit in Montmartre, the highest point of the city. Thanks to its position, the basilica affords spectacular panoramic views over Paris. Designed in a Romanesque-Byzantine style, construction began in 1875 and it was finally consecrated in 1919. Due to being built of travertine stone, which constantly exudes calcite, the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution, while the interior boasts the largest ceiling mosaic in France.

Back at the hotel, we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Day Five - Jardins de Claude Monet & journey home
As we make our way back to Calais, we visit the famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny. Restored to Monet’s original designs, they were the inspiration for many of his famous paintings, including the Water Lilies series. Later, we catch our return ferry home.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £90 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £90
151 - 200 £150
201 - 250 £175
251 - 300 £200
301 - 350 £225
351 - 400 £250
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

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