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: $5,497 * 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 medieval city and castle of Carcassonne  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  Mont St. Michel  The castle and town of Saumur in the Loire Valley  Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley  World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy  Normandy's Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Memorial sculpture, Omaha Beach  Section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry  Monet's gardens at Giverny   The Louvre's entrance, designed by I.M. Pei  Panorama of Paris

France Through the Ages

15 days from $5,497 | 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

Tour Details

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
$5,997 - $475 Double
$7,192 - $820 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,197 - $475 Double
$7,392 - $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
$6,297 - $475 Double
$7,492 - $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
$6,397 - $475 Double
$7,592 - $820 Single
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Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,195 - $475 Double
$6,390 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question

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
$5,797 - $475 Double
$6,992 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,997 - $475 Double
$7,192 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,097 - $475 Double
$7,292 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,197 - $475 Double
$7,392 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question
Land only (tour cost not including airfare)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,195 - $475 Double
$6,390 - $820 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,497 - $475 Double
$6,692 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,697 - $475 Double
$6,892 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,797 - $475 Double
$6,992 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,897 - $475 Double
$7,092 - $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
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: Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,797 - $475 Double
$6,992 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,997 - $475 Double
$7,192 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,097 - $475 Double
$7,292 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,197 - $475 Double
$7,392 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,195 - $475 Double
$6,390 - $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: Boston, New York
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,997 - $475 Double
$7,192 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,197 - $475 Double
$7,392 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,297 - $475 Double
$7,492 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$6,397 - $475 Double
$7,592 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,195 - $475 Double
$6,390 - $820 Single
Make a Reservation

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however, pricing is not yet final for this 2019 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will contact pre-registered travelers no later than June 2018 or as soon as final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports and includes airline taxes and fees. Please contact our customer service team for more details.​


Estimated Starting Price
$5997
Ask us a Question

A NOTE ABOUT PRICING: Reservation requests are being accepted for all tour departures, however, pricing is not yet final for this 2019 departure. You may still secure a reservation by making a deposit of $500 per traveler. Our customer service staff will contact pre-registered travelers no later than June 2018 or as soon as final tour details are available, including final pricing and any itinerary changes. At that time, you will have two weeks to decide if you would like to convert your preliminary registration to a confirmed booking or to cancel and receive a full refund. Once confirmed, the cancellation penalties as outlined on our website will apply. You will then receive a confirmation packet plus information regarding the purchase of optional trip insurance and travel protection. Please note that the Estimated Tour Cost per Traveler is based on select Gateway Airports and includes airline taxes and fees. Please contact our customer service team for more details.​


Estimated Starting Price
$5797
Ask us a Question

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: $3,595 and subject to change. Premium Economy upgrade on round-trip international flights: $995 per person and subject to change. Air inclusive prices include airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees of $402, which are subject to change until final payment is made.

Prices are based on rates of exchange, airfare & fuel (where applicable), tariffs, taxes and other costs as of the tour publication date. We reserve the right to correct errors and to increase program prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes received after prices are published and to reflect currency fluctuations.