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Houdan to Bourdonné Tour €275

Like all of our tours this tour will show you the lovely countryside and small villages not far from Paris. Unlike our other tours, however, you will have some options to customize this tour. Normally on our countryside tours we stop at a boulangerie to buy our picnic lunch supplies and that is still an option for this tour. But, if you'd like to extend your touring time and have lunch at an unusual and quintessentially French restaurant then you are in for a real treat. I could bring you to a wonderful French restaurant on any of our tours but since French Mystique Tours specializes in unusual and unique off the beaten tourist path experiences then it is only fitting that you are presented with a restaurant that adheres to that philosophy.

Once you read the Tour Summary for this tour then towards the end of the tour description you will learn about this most unusual dining experience I (meaning me, Bruce) am proposing.


Below you will note the standard information and logistics that apply to this tour without modification/customization. It is essential that you read below the following logistical details and click the noted links since this tour can be customized and otherwise has various aspects that are too numerous to summarize in a brief paragraph or two.

  • Meeting time and train times: We will meet at the bike rental store at 8:50AM and take a 9:58AM train leaving Paris and arriving in Houdan at 10:54AM. We will take a train departing from Houdan at 2:06PM and arrive in Paris at 3:02PM. For those wishing to extend the touring time to dine in the restaurant or for any other reason, there are trains departing from Houdan once every hour at 6 minutes past the top of every hour (i.e. 3:06PM, 4:06PM etc.).

  • Total round trip train time: 1 hour 52 minutes

  • Touring Time: 3 hours 12 minutes from train arrival in Houdan to train departure from Houdan

  • Distance round trip from bike store to train station: 9km / 5.5 miles

  • Touring Distance: 18km / 11 miles from train arrival in Houdan to train departure from Houdan

  • Total biking distance: 27km / 17 miles

  • Level of difficulty: Easy. The terrain on this tour varies from flat to gently rolling with no significant hills (and only a few inclines). This tour is suitable for all levels of cyclists.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to have a picnic lunch on this tour that is an option but please note that purchasing picnic lunch food and eating your picnic lunch must be completed within the standard 3 hour 12 minute tour time noted in the standard tour logistics. If you read below and click on the appropriate links you will learn about the options for extending the standard touring time


Additional Per Person Costs:

€10 (train)* + €30 (bike rental)  *(unless you have a transportation pass covering zones 1-5) 


If you click here you can see the Tour Summary for this tour. The Tour Summary will provide you with a photographic description of what you can expect to see on this tour. You will note that near the end of the Tour Summary I will continue to provide you with the details/description of the restaurant dining option I am proposing for this tour.


Though you will certainly learn more about the restaurant option I am proposing once you've read the Tour Summary, in the meantime I'm going to tempt you by allowing you to click on the following link to see a brief video which highlights our restaurant. The video is in French but that shouldn't matter. I think the visual presentation transcends language barriers. Click here to see the video.


It is imperative that you click HERE to learn more about this tour since it can be customized and has various aspects which must be understood prior to requesting this tour. Other essential details for this tour are also provided by clicking the above link.

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