France Through the Ages

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

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 The historic Mont St. Michel off the coast of Normandy  Chenonceau, one of the most romantic chateaux in the Loire Valley  Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris  The quintessential medieval town of Carcassonne  The intricate transepts of the Cathedral St. Cecile in Albi  Medieval town square of Sarlat  River boats or <i>gabare</i> on the Dordogne River. Credit: France Tourism Bureau  The medieval village of Rocamadour, a World Heritage site  Chenonceau, situated over the River Cher  The castle and town of Saumur in the Loire Valley  World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy  Section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a visual chronicle of the Norman conquest of 1066  Monet's garden at Giverny  The famous Louvre museum, with the glass entrance designed by I.M. Pei  The Eiffel Tower in 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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