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Tour code: BEHLBPP-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 13 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

La Belle France

  • 9 days
  • France
  • Max 18 Passengers


Step into a land of renowned artists and royal crusaders, hilltop monasteries and valley castles. This tour takes us from France's dramatic northern shores to château-sprinkled countryside, breaking off to see WWII sites, explore centuries-old villages and sample home-grown delicacies.


Map of La Belle France | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Indulge in a Bourgueil wine and cheese tasting session
  • Stroll the charming local market in the port town of Honfleur
  • Take in the storybook surrounds of the Château de Chenonceau

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Paris - Honfleur

    Our first impressions of France will be formed in Giverny, Normandy, at the home of Claude Monet – one of the world’s most celebrated artists. The vivid colours in every room paint a picture of his life, and the gardens outside are brimming with flowers in every shade. Our next stop will be the Arboretum d’Harcourt, a historic arboretum set in the grounds of the Château d’Harcourt. Here, we’ll have plenty of time to meander through the castle, explore the gardens – and even enjoy a local produce tasting session. Our home for the next two nights will be the charming port town of Honfleur (which you may recognise as the subject of a fair few Impressionist paintings). Accommodation: Hotel des Loges (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Honfleur - Normandy - Honfleur

  • Day 3 - Honfleur - Normandy Beaches - Arromanches-les-Bains

  • Day 4 - Arromanches-les-Bains- Mont St Michel - Dol-de-Bretagne - Dinan

  • Day 5 - Dinan

  • Day 6 - Dinan - Angers - Chinon

  • Day 7 - Chinon - Chateau de Villandry - Chinon

  • Day 8 - Chinon - Chateau de Chenonceau - Maintenon

  • Day 9 - Maintenon - Chartres - Paris

Tour Inclusions


8 nights in boutique accommodation


The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver



Premium mini-coach transportation



Reviews Rating
  • 6th August 2019
    Review rating
    Excellent Tour Guide (Yves) and Driver (Ken). Fellow guests very friendly and helpful and a joy to travel with. An excellent selection of attractions through out the tour. Travelling on the back roads of Northern France exceeded expectations. However not all accommodation was of the standard expected.
  • 29th July 2019
    Review rating
    I would not recommend anyone to have a backyard tour . My experience from the start was horrible the tour leader from rude and had no knowledge of the area that we covered
  • 26th July 2019
    Review rating
    Backroads was service was excellent with a knowledgeable guide who was flexible with touring options. The driver was very competent and interacted well with the clients in the evenings. The trip itself was all and more than I had anticipated. Luckily we had a good bunch of travellers who interacted well.
  • 25th July 2019
    Review rating
    Efficient, trouble-free tour, enhanced by the very knowlegable tour leader.