Paris a la carte offers guided tours of sites:
The Chateau and the gardens of Versailles are considered to be among the most prestigious monuments of the world's artistic heritage. These are the finest and most complete achievements of 17th century French art and represent the sumptuous theatre of history from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Versailles was the creation of one of French history's main figures, King Louis XIV, nicknamed the Sun King. The royal dream house that many European Kings envied and tried to duplicate exemplified the splendid image of the Sun King. We offer guided tours of the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens designed by Andre Lenotre.
While driving along the scenic road overlooking the Seine River valley and across the beautiful landscape and charming villages to Giverny, the Normandy village where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, your guide will retrace the painter's life and his sources of inspiration. You will then visit his home and studio and the gardens he created as a subject for his paintings. See the ponds and the Japanese bridges built on the tiny Epte River, which were used for the Water Lilies series.
visit of the charming village of Auvers sur Oise painted by Van Gogh and Cezanne. And finally, visit of Van Gogh's grave and the Auberge Rayoux where he lived until his death.
On the way to Reims in a luxury vehicle, you will be introduced to the French History and the history of wine by your private driver-guide. You will start your day in Champagne by a great experience: the private visit & wine tasting of the famous house of Champagne Taittinger. Then, in the heart of Reims, in the company of you driver-guide, you will visit the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims, as UNESCO World Heritage site and place of coronation of the French Kings. You will admire «Smiling Angel», symbol of World War I, the stained glass of Marc Chagall.
After an introduction to History on the way to Normandy, your driver-guide will escort you to the Pointe du Hoc, where the heroic assault of the Rangers occured. Then you will walk on the sand of Omaha beach, and visit the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer. Lunch will be served in the traditionnal French restaurant «La Marine» (drinks are not included) in the town of Arromanches-les-Bains, where was built the temporary port «Mulberry B». An entire day from the pages of our Great History.
Through this excursion, you will reach the Loire Valley and discover the prestigious castles : Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle and Cheverny castle, Amboise castle. A 1 day Loire Tour to visit the masterpieces of the Renaissance in France.
Model of the Renaissance traditions, the Chenonceau Castle is an architectural masterpiece. Known as the "Château des Dames", five women played a part to the interior decoration, making Chenonceau one of the most romantic castle in the
Considered as the largest and most majestic castle of the Loire valley, Chambord Castle was commissioned as a hunting lodge by François I. However he only spent 42 days of his 32-year reign in this royal residence. The 365 chimneys, 440 rooms, 14 staircases and 800 turrets and capitals give an insight of the magnificent period architecture. The main attraction remains the intricate "double revolution" staircase attributed to Leonardo de Vinci.
The Cheverny Castle is the private property of the Vibraye family. During the visit, you could admire its wonderful 17th century furniture. Before leaving, you could go for a stroll through the gardens and find the kennels. The castle is also remarkable because of the inspiration for Hergé's famous Moulinsart castle in the Tintin comics.