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National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

August Educational Tour

August 21 - 29, 1998

Proposed Itinerary

Thursday, August 20, 1998

Depart from home to gather at the airport for our overnight flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Friday, August 21, 1998

Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport and be met by our guide who will assist with luggage and take us to the coach. Check into the Hotel du Louvre. The afternoon is free to wander around this beautiful city.

This evening a welcome cocktail party which will be followed by dinner in the hotel.

Overnight in the Hotel du Louvre

Saturday, August 22, 1998

Drive to Versailles to see the stunning Palace and the Le Petit Trianon built into the beautiful grounds. Lunch will be enjoyed at a typical French country restaurant. Return to Paris late afternoon.

Dinner this evening on one of the famous Bateau Mouche as it glides gently up the River Seine towards the original Statue of Liberty.

Overnight in the Hotel du Louvre.

Sunday, August 23, 1998

Check out of the hotel and drive to Angers. Visit the castle of Angers and the tapestries of the Apocalypse. Visit the Abbey of Fontevraud and the tombs of the Plantagenets.

Tea this afternoon at Chateau of Montgeoffroy, one of the most perfect Louis XVI chateau of the Loire Valley.

Stay overnight in a private chateau built in the Norman period. Dine with the owner who is a direct descendant of the original builder.

Overnight in a Norman Chateau

Monday, August 24, 1998

Visit Serrant to see the home of Prince de Ligne with Jacobite links. Visit the medieval fortresses of Laval and Fougeres and the Cathedral of Coutances.

Tonight we dine with Marquis and Marquise de Brissac. A concert in the private theater at the Chateau de Brissac before dinner. This chateau in known as the first 'skyscraper' built in France, built by the 1st Duc de Brissac in 1590, it incorporates a medieval chateau of the Angevins. The earliest parts will be viewed on a private visit.

Overnight in a Norman Chateau

Tuesday, August 25, 1998

This morning drive to Caen where we will visit the two Abbeys built by William the Conqueror. A visit to Bayeux to see the Cathedral and world famous tapestry.

We will visit the Museum of the Normandy Landings and the Garden of Canon, the scene of the American advance in 1944.

This evening an early reception and dinner at Chateau Balleroy.

Overnight in a Norman Chateau.

Wednesday, August 26, 1998

This morning we drive to Paris to catch the Eurostar Train to London.

Transfer to Windsor Castle where we will be guests of the Society of the Friends of St. George's. Our accommodations have been arranged to stay within the Castle confines and an interesting program has been arranged by the President of the Society.

Overnight in Windsor Castle.

Thursday, August 27, 1998

This morning we visit Eton College for a private visit and following lunch we will visit Buckingham Palace for a tour.

Overnight in Windsor Castle.

Friday, August 28, 1998

This morning we visit the State Apartments of Windsor Castle and the Royal Library.

We depart from Windsor Castle after lunch and cross the road to check into the Castle Hotel for our final evening. Time to explore the beautiful town of Windsor this afternoon or to shop for those last minute gifts and souvenirs.

This evening is very special. The Governor of Windsor Castle have graciously invited us to dine with them in the Round Tower, their home within the walls of Windsor Castle. This will be a very special evening.

Overnight at the Castle Hotel.

Saturday, August 29, 1998

This morning after breakfast, we must depart for the airport to begin our journey home. As we cross the Atlantic, we will have time to reflect on the friendships made, the lovely places visited and the many memories from our tour to France and England. Bon Voyage!.

Please contact the Society at 215-836-5022 for further information This itinerary is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. The full itinerary plus the price and the terms and conditions are available upon request.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Society to participate.

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