Day 1: PARIS
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Accommodation. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: Explore the Marais district by night where you can find many Gay and Lesbian Clubs and Bars like Cox, le Tango and FreeDj.
Day 2: PARIS – GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and start this amazing walking tour with our Gay/Lesbian Guide. Start your tour with the view of the iconic Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris (entrance fee included). Continue to the celebrated "Rive Gauche", observe artists, philosophers and writers in a long-gone era flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. Pass by the imposing Cathedral of Notre Dame and finish your tour at the Louvre Museum, a former fortress and royal palace, where you will find the famus great art masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon be ready for this great LGBT tour of Paris together with our Gay/Lesbian Guide. Start from Louvre Museum where you will experience great LGBT tour following the gay history’s trail of many French and European artists. This is a very astonishingly Gay museum. From ancient Greek and Roman and the Italian Renaissance, where they were also at often smiled at. The Louvre’s massive Greek vase collection is particularly rich in homoerotic themes, as are its Roman and Italian collections. Continue to the Marais District, the new trendy area with cool individual fashion boutiques and a hidden food market. Afterwards finish you walking tour in Canal Saint Martin, a hip area where many gay people have moved to in recent years, with fun street art, cool cafes and a design bookshop plus walking along the historic canal where boats still sail on. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 3: PARIS - CHARTRES - CHAMBORD - LOIRE VALLEY - TOURS
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Chartres, home to the greatest Gothic cathedral in France. Originally built in 1020, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and a world-renowned collection of stained glass windows. Lunch on your own. Afterwards travel to the Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley. Chambord was built for Francois I in the 16th Century by 1,800 men and master masons. After a photo stop, continue for a wine tasting before heading to the hotel in Tours. Dinner on your own and free night for party. Overnight.
Day 4: TOURS - CHENONCEAU - AMBOISE - TOURS
Buffet Breakfast and be ready to spend the full day in the Loire Valley exploring the nearby sights. Travel to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Stretching across the river Cher, the chateau boasts a 197-foot gallery, built over a series of arches. Take some time to explore the extravagantly furnished rooms and formal gardens, added by the mistress of Henry II, Diane de Poitiers. Also, visit the Royal Chateau d'Amboise for a guided tour. The castle is most closely associated with King Francois I who introduced the Renaissance to France and brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court. The artist is buried in the chapel. Back to Tours. Dinner on your own and free night for party. Overnight.
Day 5: TOURS - MONT ST. MICHEL - SAINT-MALO
Buffet Breakfast and depart northwards to the iconic Mont St. Michel, rising from the sea on a mighty rock. Cross the causeway by shuttle and browse the narrow streets and admire the views of the surrounding bay, with time for lunch on your own in this charming town. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, the fortified town is crowned by the mighty 10th century Abbey. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon free time and then continue to your hotel in Normandy/Saint-Malo area. Dinner on your own and overnight.
Day 6: SAINT-MALO - NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES - CAEN
Buffet Breakfast and be ready to spend the full day in Normandy exploring the famous sites. Begin by stepping back in time to a historical battle, and see the intricate Tapestry, woven to commemorate the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Then turn your attention to World War II and the D-Day invasion, a day that is remembered for true bravery and sacrifice and the beginning of the liberation of France. Visit St. Mere Eglise on the Cotentin Peninsula, where the allied invasion began on June 6, 1944 - D-Day. Lunch on your own. Make a stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Afterwards continue to the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers. Continue to your hotel in Caen. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 7: CAEN - GIVERNY - PARIS
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Paris. On the way, stop in Giverny and visit the former house of Claude Monet. Explore the famous gardens which inspired many of Monet's paintings. Lunch on your own. Continue to Paris and free time for shopping and individual visits. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 8: PARIS - VERSAILLES - GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and enjoy a special guided LGBT tour of Versailles to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture on the visit to the Palace and extravagant State Apartments. Lean more about the secret, sexy gay and lesbian history of Versailles. From Marie Antoinette’s lesbian affairs to the Sun King’s gay brother, Versailles bristled with sexual intrigue while the grounds were a hotbed of raunchy encounters. Homosexuality and lesbianism is woven into the history of the Palace of Versailles and into the lives of its most famous residents. Just look a little closer, and you will see homosexual history hidden in plain sight in its art and artefacts. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon free time in Paris for shopping and individual visits. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 9: PARIS
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Paris airport.
- Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport to Hotel
- Full Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Paris (3h+4h)
- Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Eiffel Tower
- Entrance Fee Skip-The-Line – Louvre Museum (Closed on Tuesdays)
- Public Transportation Ticket 24 h – Paris
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Paris to Chartres - Chambord - Tours
- Entrance Fee - Chambord Castle
- French Wine Tasting in Loire Valley (3 Wines)
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Tours to Chenonceau - Amboise
- Entrance Fee - Chenonceau Castle
- Entrance Fee - Amboise Castle
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Tours to Mont St. Michel - Saint-Malo
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Saint-Malo to Normandy Landing Beaches - Caen
- Entrance Fee - The Bayeux Tapestry & Museum
- Entrance Fee - Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Caen to Giverny - Paris
- Entrance Fee - Claude Monet Museum
- Private Excursion by Car or Minibus from Paris to Versailles
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Versailles (4h)
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Hotel to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel CollectionACCOMMODATION:
4 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Paris – Hôtel des Grands Hommes (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Tours – Best Western Plus L'Artist Hôtel (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Saint-Malo – Hôtel Kyriad Saint Malo Centre Plage (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Caen – Hotel Ibis Styles Caen Centre Gare (or similar)
- Hôtel des Grands Hommes 3* or similar
Address: 17 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 46 34 19 60
- Best Western Plus L'Artist Hôtel 3* or similar
Address: 5 Rue Frédéric Joliot Curie, 37000 Tours, France
Tel. +33 2 47 66 01 48
- Hôtel Kyriad Saint Malo Centre Plage 3* or similar
Address: 49 Chaussée du Sillon, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Tel. +33 2 99 56 09 26
- Hotel Ibis Styles Caen Centre Gare 3* or similar
Address: 52 Quai Amiral Hamelin, 14000 Caen, France
Tel. +33 2 31 34 20 00
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||12 guests||10 guests||8 guests|
|Low Season||€ 900||€ 1500||€ 1600|
|Mid Season||€ 1100||€ 1600||€ 1700|
|High Season||€ 1300||€ 1700||€ 1800|
|Single supplement: € 600|
|Dates||6 guests||4 guests||2 guests|
|Low Season||€ 1700||€ 2200||€ 2700|
|Mid Season||€ 1800||€ 2300||€ 2800|
|High Season||€ 1900||€ 2400||€ 2900|
|Single supplement: € 600|
Rates are Commissionable
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.
Low Season: Jan - Jul - Aug - Dec
Mid Season: Feb - Mar - Oct - Nov
High Season: Apr - May - Jun - Sep
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