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Email: cynthia@seitztravel.com

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France  ·  April 12 - 27, 2024

Acadian Ancestral Tour De France
Ignite your passion for heritage exploration and let the echoes of the past transport you to the heart of your ancestors' stories. 

Embark on a captivating journey through the Acadian Ancestral Tour of France, tracing the path of over 3,000 Acadians deported back to France. Ignite your passion for heritage exploration and let the echoes of the past transport you to the heart of your ancestors' stories. This is more than a tour; it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an intimate connection with your roots.

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Tour Overview

  • Discover where some French explorers and founding Acadian families came from … the POITOU REGION. Includes guided tours to several towns and villages such as RICHELIEU, LA CHAUSSÉE, MARTAIZÉ, D’AULNAY, LA ROCHELLE. You will kneel in the church where some Acadians prayed before leaving. 

  • Visit the famous Towers of La Rochelle … the last landmark your ancestors will ever see of their native land. 

  • Learn what happened to over 3,000 Acadians who were deported back to France over a seven year period. 

  • Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors in ARCHIGNY, CHÂTELLERAULT, BELLE-ÎLE-EN-MER, NANTES, SAINT-MALO and learn about their lives and in France and how they eventually returned to Canada, Louisiana and North America.  

  • Travel through four regions of France… Île-de-France, Poitou, Bretagne (Britany) and Normandy. In addition to the Acadian focus of the trip, you will enjoy over 2,000 years of French history and culture while visiting some of the most popular tourist attractions of Europe, including a beautiful castle, le Mont Saint Michel, Saintes, Cognac and the Eiffel Tower.  

Walk in the footsteps of your Acadian ancestors!

This unique tour is custom curated for passionate Acadian descendants interested in learning about their French and Acadian heritage. 

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Ancestral Villages

Visit your ancestral villages of LaChaussée, Martaizé, Aulnay, Loudun, Richelieu, Châtellerault, Archingy, Iron, Thouars, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Île d'Aix, Île de Ré, Marennes, Brouage, Nantes, Saint-Martin deChantenay, Le Palais, Sauzon, Bangor, Locmaria, Quiberon, Saint Servan, Plouër, Pleudihen,Saint Suliac, and Saint-Malo.

Trahan Winery

The Trahans are direct descendants of Guillaume Trahan.

YOU WILL ENJOY

14 nights accommodations: Poitou (3 nights) / La Rochelle (3 nights) / Quiberon (2 nights) / Saint-Malo (3 nights) / Caen (1 night) / Paris (2 nights) 

31 meals including special meals and entertaining soirées in unique venues, plus several « collations » (snacks), wine and cider tastings

Two experienced tour guides with you at all time : one Acadian, one French.

Land transportation by "Grand Tourisme" motorcoach

A visit to Omaha Beach in Normandy

A visit to Mont St. Michel 

All entrance fees and guided tours

Dinner cruise in Paris on the Seine River

A 100-page « carnet de route » (Acadian custom tour book)

Travel with Acadian cousins from across the US and Canada

ALL TAXES and TIPS to tour guides, restaurants and bus drivers. Administration fees.

A visit to Belle Ile En Mer where Acadians became the first commoners to own land in France

Activity Level

This is a moderately active tour.  You should be able to walk about 30 minutes to an hour at a time at a leisurely pace.  

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Reserve Your Trip Now

Book Your Spot!

Land Only, No Airfare

SINGLE: $5,150 per person

DOUBLE: $4,,450 per person

Additional Information

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance

  • Alcohol except where noted in the itinerary that wine or champagne is included

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Airport transfers - You can take a free shuttle to the airport hotel.

  • Meals where not included in the itinerary.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Trip insurance is therefore highly recommended. Please purchase travel insurance on your tour. Suggested travel insurance companies are below:

TRAVEL NOTES:

Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates. For this tour, your passport should not expire before October 12,  2024.

When making your flight arrangements, you must pay close attention to dates. You should schedule your flight to ARRIVE in Paris, France (CDG is the Airport Code) on April 13, 2024. This means many of you must fly out of the United States on April 12, 2024. You should also schedule your departure flight from Paris, France (CDG is the Airport Code) for April 27, 2024.  Please let Cynthia know if you have any questions.

Terms and Conditions

  • By proceeding with this package booking, a tour package you are hereby agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

  • Please be advised that all payments made to Seitz Travel LLC are final, with no possibility of refund or transfer to someone else under any circumstances.

  • It is imperative that reservations are secured under the exact name as it appears on your passport. Failure to comply may result in a mandatory name correction fee.

  • Be aware that pricing and may change without prior notification. To guarantee the current promotional rate, we recommend you book your trip now to secure the lower rate.

  • For those electing to use our installment payment option, adherence to the stipulated monthly payment schedule is required to maintain active reservation status. This includes ensuring that any shared accommodation partners are equally responsible for their payment obligations.

  • We offer a Roommate Matching service for those in need of a roommate.

  • A fee for name changes is imposed as follows: $200 prior to the final payment deadline as indicated on your invoice; thereafter, a fee of $250 plus any additional charges levied by our suppliers will apply.

  • A late payment fee of $250 per individual is mandated subsequent to the final payment cut-off date as specified on your invoice.

  • All requests for delayed payment consideration must receive prior approval from our management team before the established final payment deadline.

Acadian Ancestral Tour De France                                                                                                                          FROM $4,450 pp
FRANCE                                              APRIL 12 - 27,  2024                               14 NIGHTS         

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