Normandy Uncovered: Paris to Paris
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,165
For art lovers, history enthusiasts, or those fascinated by the infamous D-Day landing, this short Normandy trip from Paris is an essential extension to any Europe tour.
This 4-day extension from Paris bases you just outside the lovely town of Bayeux, allowing you to explore Normandy’s art history, and the historic sites of the famous D-Day landing.
Your first stop is Honfleur, a sea-side resort where you might want to visit France’s largest church, or the Museum of Eugene Boudin, a treasure trove of 19th and 20th century Normandy artwork. After settling into your chateau, your private escort and driver will take you to Sainte Mere Eglise. You may wish to visit the Museum of the Air-Landing-Troops before going on to Sainte-Marie du Mont via Utah Beach. Then visit Pointe du Hoc, which was taken by the Texas Rangers on the morning of June 6. Continue on to Omaha Beach and Colleville sur Mer to pay your respects at the American Cemetery.
The following day, visit Mont Saint-Michel and its famous Abbey. Enjoy some free time for lunch, then proceed to Granville to let design inspire you at the Christian Dior Museum. You’ll visit Dior’s childhood home, a Belle Epoque style villa with ocean views, while enjoying France’s only dedicated couture museum.
Stop in either Giverny or Rouen, depending on the season, before returning to either the airport for departure, or Paris for a few more days in the City of Lights.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,165
Itinerary View Trip Map
Paris to Honfleur and Bayeux
Pickup in Paris Airport or city center hotel and departure to your accommodation in Bayeux or Caen. On the route there will be a stop to discovery Honfleur, a charming medieval village. Arrival in Caen or Bayeux.
Mont Saint-Michel and Granville
Pickup at in your accommodation for a private full day tour (8h) Mont Saint Michel and Granville.
Mont Saint Michel one of France's most popular and iconic sights, the magnificent island of Mont
Saint Michel and its bay, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Your driver will tell you everything you need to know about the stunning medieval abbey at the top of the rocky island, a genuine historical masterpiece. Then take your time to soak up the magic of the island and the beauty of its bay, which changes with the rise and fall of the tides.
Mont Saint Michel, a picturesque fortified rocky outcrop that dates back to the Middle Ages and is surrounded by a large bay with one of Europe's most extreme tides. Walk right up to the top of the island to see the fascinating and unique Benedictine abbey. Dating back to the 8th Century, it is a wonder of Gothic architecture on three floors, dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
Granville, it is a seaside resort and health resort of Mont Saint-Michel Bay. Sometimes nicknamed "Monaco of the north" because of its location on a rocky promontory. The place where the Dior family established the Dior Museum. Back to your accommodation.
Full Day Touring the D-Day Landing Beaches
Pickup at in your accommodation for a private full day tour (8h) D-Day landing beaches II WW.
Your visti the Pointe du Hoc, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs between Utah and Omaha
beaches. Stormed by the American Rangers on June 6, it was one of the key German fortified sites
along the Normandy coast and was equipped, at that time, with extensive heavy artillery.
You will then visit the famous American Cemetery at Saint Laurent, located just above Omaha Beach, near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer. This 170-acre site is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to soldiers that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of
25 permanent burial sites in the United States and abroad. A small trail leads down the hill to Omaha Beach, giving you the opportunity to walk across the sand.
Continue to St Mere Eglise, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first town of Cotentin in Normandy liberated by American paratroopers. Back to your accommodation.
Normandy to Giverny and Paris
Pickup at your accommodation and departure to Paris. On the route we will do a stop to visit Giverny. Where there is the house and the gardens of Claude Monet, the well-known Impressionist painter.
Continue to your Paris accommodation.
- Car at disposal
- English Speaking Driver
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
The driver/escort has a local knowledge, and is not accomany you into museums. It is possible to book a guide with a supplement. Please enquire.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
1 Dec 2018