France Through the Ages

Discover the essence of France as you travel from Carcassonne to the châteaux of the Loire Valley, Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day beaches of Normandy, and Paris.

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 Chenonceau, one of the most romantic chateaux in the Loire Valley  The iconic Mont St. Michel, off the coast of Normandy.  Credit:  The medieval village of Rocamadour, a World Heritage site  The intricate transepts of the Cathedral St. Cecile in Albi  The Eiffel Tower in Paris  The quintessential medieval town of Carcassonne  Monet's garden at Giverny  The town of Albi with the Cathedral of St. Cecile  World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy  Town square of Sarlat  The castle and town of Saumur in the Loire Valley  River boats or <i>gabare</i> on the Dordogne River. Credit: France Tourism Bureau  Chenonceau, situated over the River Cher  The famous Louvre museum, with the glass entrance designed by I.M. Pei  The famous Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

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"France through the Ages" was a feast for the body, mind, and soul!

David B.

Even though each of us has traveled to France on several occasions, taking "the road less traveled" on Smithsonian's "France through the Ages" tour was thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening. This was our first Smithsonian tour but assuredly will not be our last. 

Marie L.

This tour offered me a glorious buffet of France. Each day we got to sample new things and they were all wonderful. With my appetite fully whetted, I want to return and see more. 

Sharon S.

I loved this tour of France. The trip lived up to all my expectations. My tour guide was exceptional. 

Steven M.

This trip was very well planned. It would have been difficult to get to all of these places on my own because we covered a lot of territory in a short time. You'd have to be an expert already to do this alone.

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