(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Honfleur, Deauville, Port-en-Bessin, D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Paris
This tour combines the urban sophistication of Paris and the romantic landscapes, quaint villages, and important historic sites of Normandy.
Arrive in Paris and transfer by private car to Normandy, stopping en route to tour Giverny. Monet lived and painted in Giverny in his final years and his house, gardens and lily ponds now operate as a museum. Alternatively, visit Rouen, the vibrant capital of Normandy, whose cathedral Monet immortalized in his paintings.
Spend two nights at a luxury hotel near the old fishing port town of Honfleur, an ideal base for exploring Normandy’s thatched cottages, orchards, and charming towns. Enjoy a tour of Honfleur and the upscale resort town of Deauville. Walk along the boardwalk, admiring the Beaux Arts and half-timbered buildings facing the beach, and stroll the town’s shopping streets. Alternatively, spend the day visiting traditional villages in the Pays d’Auge and follow the cheese and cider route.
Continue deeper into Normandy and stay two nights near the English Channel at an 18th century château surrounded by ancient parkland. Visit the D-Day landing beaches and the associated war memorials with your private Normandy expert. Also visit the historic town of Bayeux, and see the famous tapestry illustrating the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Next, tour Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of France's true wonders, this majestic ancient abbey emerges from a rocky islet in the bay. Also visit the beautiful city of St.-Malo en route to Cancale, Brittany, for one night at an acclaimed gourmet retreat.
Continue to Paris for two nights, stopping in Caen or Chartres en route. With your own private guide and driver—sophisticated experts who will share the very best of Paris with you—explore Paris according to your interests. First-time visitors to Paris may wish to visit major attractions such as Notre-Dame, St-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens, and major museums such as the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Other possibilities include an epicurean tour of specialty chocolate shops, fromagerie, copperware stores and tea sellers; walking tours through the exclusive residential streets on Ile St-Louis, the old Jewish quarter in the Marais, the former art colony of Montmartre, the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter, or to Left Bank cafes made famous by poets and philosophers; and shopping for antiques in flea markets or haute couture in fashionable boutiques.
Arrive Paris – Honfleur
Private arrival transfer with driver-guideto Honfleur for 2 nights, with visit to Rouen or Giverny en route
Full-day private tour of Honfleur and Deauville or the Pays d’Auge villages
Honfleur - Port-en-Bessin
Private transfer to Port-en-Bessin for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of D-Day beaches and Bayeux
Port-en-Bessin- Cancale (Brittany)
Private overland transfer to Cancale for 1 night, with touring of Mont-St.-Michel and St.-Malo en route
Cancale – Paris
Private transfer to Paris for 2 nights, with touring of Caen or Chartres en route
Half-day private city tour with guide and driver, including behind-the-scenes Eiffel Tower
Private airport transfer
La Ferme St. Simeon
Chateau La Cheneviere
Maisons de Bricourt Chateau Richeux
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Park Hyatt Paris, Hotel Le Bristol Paris or Shangri-La Paris
Per person (double occupancy)
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