1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris

Delightful Normandy Private Guided Tour by Minibus

Product ID: 80445
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French Impressionists did the most powerful and successful PR for Normandy - they glorified the region in their works. However, it is better to look at the beauty of nature with your own eyes.
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Duration 12 hours
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Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of the French coast of Normandy
  • Explore historical cities which have attracted artists and tourists alike
  • Be able to try local cusine
Full description
You will want to come back again and devote more time to explore the local cuisine famous for its cheese, Apple cider, Calvados and oysters. Cheese is so important to Normandy and here, you will find Normandy’s cheese route with world-famous cheeses such as Camembert, Livarot and Pont-l'Évêque. All these names you can easily find on the map, they are named after small villages and cities in which these cheeses are made. The labels on the cheeses contain the letters A.O.C., showing its noble origin. Cheese routes crosses with numerous Cider routes (sparkling apple cider) and Calvados (Apple vodka). You can say alot about traditional Normandy food - only fresh seafood itself is worth amention (oysters, mussels, lobster), local fruits, alcohol and non-alchocol drinks, homemade foie gras, sold by farmers at local markets, fresh vegetables from the garden in every season - but it is better to try it once than hear about it a hundred times.

Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy with perfectly preserved medieval architecture. See Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen - one of the world's magnificent gothic masterpiece. Monet lived in Rouen for some time and painted the Rouen Cathedral. The city is forever written in the historical Chronicles of France, because Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in Rouen. The church has been erected at the place of her execution, to honor her memory. The Impressionists captured the beauty of Rouen forever and left a rich collection of paintings at the art museum in the city, where you can see the works painted by Rubens, Velasquez and Modigliani. Madame Bovary was written by Flaubert in Rouen. Further on, your path goes to Honfleur, one of the most picturesque ports in France, which attracts not only tourists but also artists from all over the world, because of its harbors with blue and white yachts and fishing boats. Here, you can admire the waterfront view, taste the most delicious ice cream in Normandy, meet the art collectors, love the designer shops and chic flea markets. You will see the Church of St. Catherine, walk through the garden city where you will find a statue in honor to the literary heroine of the 19th century - Mumu. Here, local artisans produce their famous Apple cider and Calvados.

Continue your trip to Deauville, famous for its casinos and horse racing. The city has always attracted artists. Here, they found peace and joy, which is hard to find in large cities. After the creators followed their wealthy fans, local services align with their preferences, tastes and habits. Hotels, restaurants and shops in Deauville are not inferior to Paris. Have great fun with the gifts of nature in the form of the ebb tide of the English Channel (the French call the Channel La Manche). At the high tide, the water approaches a hundred meters for a few minutes, leaving a narrow sand corridor instead of the beach, scattering seashells on the sandy beach, local and visiting kids rushing there headlong. The next town on the route is a twin of Deauville. Here, you will see the exquisite villas of the early 20th century, casino and thalassotherapy center. For sports enthusiasts, there is the possibility of windsurfing, golf and horse riding. Among the more moderate forms of entertainment, a lively fish market with delicious marine reptiles is offered. Trouville hostess the jazz and film festivals, parades of vintage cars and horse racing.
Includes
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Services of a licensed professional English-speaking guide
  • Departure from and return to your hotel in Paris
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
• Lunch is not included in the tour price. It could be arranged according to your request. Additional charges will apply
• Warm coat is recommended during winter period, raincoat during summer and a good pair of walking/ flat shoes are suggested to avoid discomfort

From US$ 1,095.26 Per group up to 7