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.

Starting at: $5,796 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 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

France Through the Ages

15 days from $5,796 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

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.

or Call 855-330-1542

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TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

"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.

- Previous Journeys Traveler

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Dates & Prices

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour Cost including airfare Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,996 - $475 Double
$7,191 - $820 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,196 - $475 Double
$7,391 - $820 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,296 - $475 Double
$7,491 - $820 Single
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Tour Cost including airfare Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,396 - $475 Double
$7,591 - $820 Single
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Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,895 - $475 Double
$6,090 - $820 Single
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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,796 - $475 Double
$6,991 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,996 - $475 Double
$7,191 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,096 - $475 Double
$7,291 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,196 - $475 Double
$7,391 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,695 - $475 Double
$5,890 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,396 - $475 Double
$7,591 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,596 - $475 Double
$7,791 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,696 - $475 Double
$7,891 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,796 - $475 Double
$7,991 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only – Tour cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,095 - $475 Double
$6,290 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,196 - $475 Double
$7,391 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,396 - $475 Double
$7,591 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,496 - $475 Double
$7,691 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,596 - $475 Double
$7,791 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only – Tour cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,095 - $475 Double
$6,290 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,796 - $475 Double
$6,991 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,996 - $475 Double
$7,191 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,096 - $475 Double
$7,291 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,196 - $475 Double
$7,391 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only – Tour cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,695 - $475 Double
$5,890 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation

Price Notes

Price includes airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees, which are subject to change until final payment is made. Please call if your city is not listed. Business Class upgrade on round-trip international flights: $3,895 per person (subject to change). Premium Economy upgrade on round-trip international flights: $995 per person (subject to change). Air inclusive prices include airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees of $701, which are subject to change until final payment is made.