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3-Day Historic Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour

3-Day Historic Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel Private Tour

3 Days/2 Nights From
AU$5,129 Per couple
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    3 Days/2 Nights
  • Tour Code
    PTP-18-MAN9
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
3 Days/2 Nights From
AU$5,129 Per couple
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    3 Days/2 Nights
  • Tour Code
    PTP-18-MAN9
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to your Paris accommodation

Summary

Visit the historic cities and towns and must-see landmarks of Normandy. Explore historic town of Rouen and the beautiful port city of Honfleur. You will also visit Chateau Gailard, Abbey of Jumieges, Palace of Justice, the old market square where Joan of Arc was burnt, Cathedral of Notre Dame de Rouen and the tapestry of Bayeux. On your last day, visit the stunning Mont Saint-Michel.

Meeting Point: From your hotel in Paris

Itinerary

Day 1
After 1 hour drive, you will leave the highway and join your first destination, the impressive fortress of Chateau Gaillard, built by the King of England Richard Lion Heart in 1196 to bar the way to Rouen to the King of France.

During the visit of the castle you will have an outstanding view over the Seine Valley.

Then onto the Abbey of Jumieges that occupies a splendid site on the Lower Seine and that is without doubt one of the most impressive ruins in France.

The galleries, the South Aisle, the nave, the transept crossing, the chancel and the roofless cloisters become alive before your eyes with the well-informed imagination of your guide.

After the visit, you will have lunch in a typical, local Norman restaurant where you will enjoy some of the specialties of the region.

After lunch, your guide will drive you to Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy that has been developing since the Romans. You will start with a stroll through the old town where you will have a close look at the house of the Exchequer, the 15 C Archbishop Palace, the splendid Renaissance Palace of Justice, the "Grosse Horloge", Rouen's most popular monument, a clock from 1527 with its superb belfry topped by a dom. You will stop at the Place du Vieux Marche (Old Market Square) where Joan of Arc was burnt on a stake, before having a private guided visit of the cathedral Notre Dame de Rouen, one of the most beautiful examples of French Gothic, immortalized over 20 Times by Claude Monet. Overnight in Rouen.

Day 2
After breakfast, you will start your day driving to your first destination: Honfleur, located on the Seine estuary, that has a holiday feeling all year around. Its character and ambiance have inspired painters, writers and musicians since centuries.

You will delight in walking around the old dock, the narrow winding streets where the fishing fleet unloads fresh fish and shellfish every day, stopping to admire the slate facades of the old houses.

After enjoying lunch in one of the typical bistros on the picturesque quayside of the old dock, you will have a closer look at the St Catherine's church, a rare example in Western Europe constructed entirely of wood with its narrow massive oak belfry covered in chestnut wood...

Then, your guide will drive you to Deauville, the very elegant seaside resort that owes its worldwide fame as much to the luxury and refinement of its establishments as its festive events such as the racing Grand Prix, the Polo World Championship and the prestigious American Film Festival .

You will walk along the "Planches", a promenade made of azobe, a dark brown wood from Equatorial Africa; have a look at the impressive Casino de Deauville, the suspended gardens and fountains of the Centre International, the Yacht marina where you will enjoy a tea or coffee before leaving for your last destination: Bayeux. Overnight.

Day 3
Many writers have tried to define the "Marvel of the Occident", some say that it is to the sea what the pyramid of Keops is to the desert, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace, others say that is is not dry land and yet not the sea. Surrounded by the sea with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world the Mont St. Michel is simply unique.

On the Mont St. Michel, the tour will begin with a guided visit of the Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th century and that became a major cultural and pilgrimage centre during the middle ages/ You will admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic "Marvel" with the monk's Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, as well as various chapels: St. Stephen, St.Martin, etc.

After lunch, stroll through the steep-sided narrow streets of the town and its ramparts.

On the drive back, stop in the town of Villedieu les Poêles (if time), famous for its numerous craftsmen-shops selling exceptional creations of leather goods, lace, copper and tin goods.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up/drop off at your hotel in Paris
  • Private, licensed driver-guide
  • Entrance tickets included

Exclusions

  • Hotel or accommodation

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