Discover the essence of France, peeling back layers of history and delving into local culture as you make your way through beautiful scenery from the Dordogne to the Loire Valley, Normandy, and Paris, visiting six World Heritage sites along the way.

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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
 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
 The castle and town of Saumur in the Loire Valley
 The chateau of Chenonceau, Loire Valley
 Mont St. Michel, Normandy
 Travelers outside a megalith in Saumur. Credit: Catherine Chamoux
 World War II cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy
 German gun emplacements at Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Atout France/R-Cast
 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 $6,997 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Discover the essence of France, peeling back layers of history and delving into local culture as you make your way through beautiful scenery from the Dordogne to the Loire Valley, Normandy, and Paris, visiting six World Heritage sites along the way.

or Call 855-330-1542

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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.

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For the convenience of our travelers, Smithsonian Journeys includes an on-tour Provided Insurance Plan through Travel Guard with the price of your tour. This travel insurance plan includes On-tour medical evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), emergency medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only, not including U.S. Territories). Travel must be more than 100 miles from the Insured’s primary residence.

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