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Chartres En Lumieres

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU2160

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

Chartres en Lumières’, the spectacular annual light show, has become a major attractions when the city’s major monuments are illuminated with striking colours. This short break stays in the centre of charming Chartres allowing you to easily explore. Complete the weekend with an included visit to Monet’s House and Garden.

PRICE FROM ? £299 per person
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Itinerary

Highlights

  • Centrally located hotel
  • Hotel for 3 nights with continental breakfast
  • Entrance to Monet’s House & Garden

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 - After joining your holiday coach, you travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais, then continue to via the auto-routes to Chartres check into your centrally located hotel your 3-night stay. Bed & continental breakfast

DAY 2 - 3 - At leisure in Chartres, with one included excursion. Bed & continental breakfast

Time at leisure to explore Chartres including perhaps Europe's finest Gothic edifice, its glorious UNESCO World Heritage 13th century cathedral with its distinctive steeples, dazzling blue stained-glass windows and collection of relics including the Sainte Voile (Holy Veil) supposed worn by the Virgin Mary when she gave birth to Jesus. Stroll the wonderfully preserved old town with its steps and steep streets lined with half-timbered houses which lead downhill to the Eure River. As night falls and the light show begins, you may like to hop aboard the tourist train to take you around the sites (fare not included). Pick up a special map from the tourist office showing the location of all the illuminations.

INCLUDED EXCURSION
Monet's Garden
Today you visit the picturesque village of Giverny, a treat for art lovers and gardens alike, the home of French impressionist painter, Claude Monet for over 40 years. There will be time to explore the exuberant gardens which were the inspiration of his famous water lily series and well as take a look around his house. Admission to the house and gardens is included.

DAY 4 - Drive back to Calais today and the return ferry crossing to Dover, arriving home during the evening.

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