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From Paris: 2-Day Normandy & Brittany Tour

1. From Paris: 2-Day Normandy & Brittany Tour

Discover the historic D-Day Beaches on a 2-day trip around the stunning French regions of Normandy and Brittany. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Paris - Caen (Meals: D) Take the Normandy motorway and make your first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, enjoy a view of the newly built Pont de Normandie, a cable-stayed bridge. Take free time for lunch once in Honfleur, then continue to the beaches of Normandy and pass by the landing area at Omaha Beach. Visit the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent, stop off in Arromanches, and then continue on for dinner and an overnight stay at Novotel Caen (or similar). Day 2: Caen - Paris (Meals: B) Leave Caen in the direction of Saint-Malo located in the Brittany region. Take a guided tour of the town, including a walk along the ramparts and the cathedral. After free time for lunch, depart for Mont-Saint-Michel, the frontier between the Brittany and Normandy regions. Continue your afternoon with a guided visit of the abbey and free time for strolling and shopping, before returning to Paris.

Mont Saint-Michel & Chateaux Country 3-Day Tour from Paris

2. Mont Saint-Michel & Chateaux Country 3-Day Tour from Paris

Drive through the beautiful French countryside to discover Middle Age and Gothic-inspired architecture, and learn the intriguing history of Normandy and France from an expert guide. Cross to the tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel, and soak up the refinement of prestigious Loire Valley castles, such as the vast royal Château de Chambord. Day 1 (Friday): Traveling by luxury air-conditioned coach, depart Paris via the western districts and take the Normandy motorway as far as Mont Saint-Michel. Arriving at approximately midday, stop for lunch at the 4-star Relais Saint Michel, offering fantastic views across to the island. After lunch, ascend to the Abbey on the summit of the mount for a guided visit of its Gothic and Romanesque interior. Enjoy some time at leisure exploring the narrow, hilly streets before your departure for Angers, cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Hotel Mercure Lac de Maine (or similar accommodation). Day 2 (Saturday): After a hearty breakfast, drive to Langeais, passing Cunault and Saumur en route. Driving by vineyards, enjoy views of romantic castles on the horizon. Arrive at Château de Langeais to explore one of the best-known examples of late medieval architecture. Continue with a guided visit of Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling place. Stroll through the stunnning gardens of Villandry, and visit the old historic district of Tours on the lower reaches of the Loire. An evening meal will be served at your overnight stop in Tours at the Hotel Mercure. Day 3 (Sunday): Take a guide tour of the Château de Chenonceau, built on the site of an old mill across the River Cher. Continue to the decorative Château de Cheverny, used by Tintin creator, Hergé as the inspiration for his fictional Château de Moulinsart. After lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert, go to the Château de Chambord to explore the largest and most imposing castle in the Loire Valley. Admire the distinctive French Renaissance architecture, which blends impressively with traditional medieval forms.

Honfleur: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Honfleur: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk through Honfleur’s picturesque city blocks on a 1.5-hour walking tour with an expert guide by your side. See important historical sites and famous monuments and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Meet your guide at the old-washhouse (Le Lavoir), next to the tourist office where and begin your walking tour with an introduction to the origins of Honfleur. Next head towards "L'Enclos", where Charles V built fortifications to protect the town against England during the Hundred Years' War. Continue towards the Old Harbour (Vieux Bassin) and stop at the salt warehouses, the butcher shops district, and the prison of Honfleur. Afterward, discover the Lieutenancy and end the tour at St. Catherine’s Church made famous by the shape of its roof and being built solely out of wood.

From Le Havre: Private Round-Trip Transportation to Paris

4. From Le Havre: Private Round-Trip Transportation to Paris

Make the most of your time in France with a shore excursion to the City of Lights. After getting picked up from your cruise ship terminal, begin the journey to Paris in the company of a private driver. Admire breathtaking views of the French countryside during the 2-hour drive. Your first stop will be at the Eiffel Tower where you will have some free time to take photos and sightsee. Then, head to the elegant Champs Elysées for a spot of shopping and the chance to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe. You will also be able to grab a bite to eat from one of the many bistros and cafes in the area. Continue your tour with a visit to the Louvre and have your photo taken with the iconic pyramid before beginning the journey back to Le Havre or Honfleur in time for your cruise ship departure. 

Honfleur: Private Guided City Tour by Vintage Sidecars

5. Honfleur: Private Guided City Tour by Vintage Sidecars

Embark on a unique sidecar adventure through the cobbled streets and picturesque heights of Honfleur! Get comfortable in our vintage sidecars, driven by our experienced guides who will share with you the secrets of this iconic town. From the era of Viking invasions to the rise of the Impressionist movement, discover the fascinating history and hidden charm of this Normandy town. During this private tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a church that bears witness to 1400 years of history. Our pilots will also take you to the Mont-Joli viewpoint, a place that offers breathtaking views that will leave you speechless. And for an even more memorable experience, we'll take you to the village of Villerville, a famous filming location for the movie "Monkey in Winter." So, don't miss the chance to dive into the history of Honfleur while admiring the beautiful landscapes of the Normandy coast. Our pilots can pick you up directly from your hotel or from a location of your choice in Honfleur. Book now for an unforgettable sidecar experience!

Normandy Rouen, Honfleur, Etretat Small Group from Paris

6. Normandy Rouen, Honfleur, Etretat Small Group from Paris

07:30  Hotel pick up and departure to Normandy. There is 2,5 hours ride (190 km) on a highway from Paris to Pont-l'Évêque village to Calvados family distillery Christian Drouin.  10:00 - 10:40 Arrival at Calvados Christian Drouin in Pont-L'Eveque. You will learn during the Guided tour at the distillery how Calvados has being made for centuries and have afterwords the Calvados and Cider tasting with explanations by local staff. 10:40 Departure to Honfleur. It is just 20 minutes drive (16 km). 11:00 - 12:00 Walking tour in Honfleur with its famous port. Honfleur - the main defensive port of Normandy of the XV century, transformed into a charming resort town with a picturesque Bay, much-loved by the artists of the XIX century. Honfleur was first mentioned in 1027, when it belonged to the Norman Duke Richard III. The owners of the city changed several times during The Hundred Years War. In the XV century, there were French pirates - corsairs who ravaged the English coast. Later, in the XVII—XVIII centuries, the city became significantly rich in trade with the American colonies. After the port was closed, the city's economy declined and Honfleur became a suburb of Le Havre. Today it is one of the most known tourist cities in Normandy.The walking city tour takes about 1 hour. 12:00 - 13:00 Free time for Lunch. You can choose of of the cosy local restaurants or we can make You a table reservation. 13:00 Departure from Honfleur to Etretat. It takes 50 minutes (46 km). 14:00 - 15:30 Arrival at Etretat. Walking to the famous Cliffs. You will enjoy breath taking views and relax. Walking to the beach & Cliffs and Free time for Lunch. Étretat is famous for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and the Needle, which rises 70 meters (230 ft) above the sea. Etretat was a popular spot in the past for impressionist artists including Claude Monet - the founder of French Impressionist painting. Today it is a classical seaside resort nestled between two sets of chalk cliffs. You can walk on the beach or climb for excellent views. 15:30 Departure to Rouen. It takes 1 hour 30 m (96 km) mostly on the national roads crossing the country side of Normandy. 17:00 - 19:00 Arrival at Rouen and Sightseeing Walking tour of Rouen starts. Rouen is the capital of the Duke of Normandy, the city of a hundred bell-towers, famous for its Gothic cathedrals. Here You will have the opportunity to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral of the XIII - XVI centuries, known throughout the world in the paintings of Monet, the area of the Vieux Marché, the place of execution of Joan d'Arc and the Church of Joan d'Arc. The walking tour lasts about one hour. Free time. 19:00 Departure from Rouen to Paris. It takes about 2 hours (130 km). 21:00 Arrival in Paris and Drop off at Your hotel. P.S. More Day trips from Paris to Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel and D-Day Landing Beaches by Clewel Travel in Small groups and as Private Experiences at GetYouGuide.

From Paris: Private Mont St-Michel and Honfleur Day Tour

7. From Paris: Private Mont St-Michel and Honfleur Day Tour

Mont-Saint-Michel Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its striking perch on a tiny rocky island off the coast of Normandy. At the top of the island is a medieval abbey, where you can admire the view over the bay. Take a stroll through the steep, narrow streets of the village and perhaps sample some local specialties at the bakery (own expense). Honfleur In the afternoon, continue on to the town of Honfleur, where you can explore the cobbled streets and enjoy the harbor setting, a source of inspiration for painters such as Claude Monet. Discover sites such as the Old Port, Place Sainte-Catherine and the church tower.

From Le Havre/Honfleur: Private Tour to Giverny with Driver

8. From Le Havre/Honfleur: Private Tour to Giverny with Driver

Join a shore excursion from Le Havre or Honfleur to Giverny and have a private driver by your side all day. Discover Monet's studio and the house he lived in for more than 40 years, visit the Museum of Impressionism, and walk through the lush gardens of the village. Meet your private chauffeur at the cruise terminal in Le Havre or Honfleur. Sit back and enjoy the views of Normandy's countryside on an hour-long drive on the way to Giverny. Begin your self-exploration by stepping inside the well-restored house of impressionist painter Claude Monet. Wander through Monet’s greatest masterpiece – his garden. Cross the Japanese bridge and admire the weeping willows and water lilies that inspired some of his paintings. Afterward, head over to the Museum of Impressionism nearby and admire the works of great artists. After 5 hours in the charming village of Giverny, meet your driver to head back to your cruise terminal.

Private Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur from Paris by Mercedes

9. Private Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur from Paris by Mercedes

07:30 We pick You up at your hotel entrance door. The trip begins. There are 360 km to drive on a highway from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel. It takes 4 to 4,5 hours. After approx. 1,5 hours a short stop at a rest area for coffee break will be made. 10:00 - 11:00 Honfleur walking tour with its famous old harbour. Honfleur - the main defensive port of Normandy of the XV century, transformed into a charming resort town with a picturesque Bay, much-loved by the artists of the XIX century. Honfleur was first mentioned in 1027, when it belonged to the Norman Duke Richard III. The owners of the city changed several times during The Hundred Years ' War. In the XV century, there were French pirates - corsairs who ravaged the English coast. A little later, in the XVII—XVIII centuries, the city became significantly rich in trade with the American colonies. After the port was closed, the city's economy declined and Honfleur became a suburb of Le Havre. Today it is one of the most known tourist cities in Normandy. The walking city tour takes about 1 hour. 11:00 Departure destination Mont Saint-Michel. It takes 2 hours 15 minutes (190 km). 13:15 - 17:15 Visit of the island and of the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. As a rule we manage to join the Guided visit organised by the local Abbey's guides. Otherwise we provide audio-guides for the Abbey visit. On the top of the Island, you can admire panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and bay. First settled by man in the year 709 it contains Medieval village & beautiful Abbey fortress dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. The construction of the Benedictine Abbey started in the 700’s and continued through the 1200s. It remains practically the same since the Middle Ages as it was the goal of pilgrims from all over the world. Mont Saint Michel remains the most visited site in France. After the Abbey visit You'll have free time to enjoy Mont Saint-Michel city. 17:15 Departure from Mont Saint-Michel to Paris. The back ride will take about 4 hours. One stop at the rest area will be made. 21:00 to 21:30 Coming back to Paris. Drop off at your hotel.

From Le Havre or Honfleur: Rouen Trip with Private Driver

10. From Le Havre or Honfleur: Rouen Trip with Private Driver

Discover the beautiful city of Rouen on a private day trip. Meet your private chauffeur in Honfleur or Le Havre, enjoy a scenic ride to Rouen, and explore the city's landmarks including the Rouen Cathedral. Your day begins as your private chauffeur awaits you at Le Havre or Honfleur Cruise Terminal. Relax in a private minibus as you embark on a picturesque 1-hour journey through the serene Normandy countryside. When you arrive in Rouen, discover the city's historic courthouse, the awe-inspiring Rouen Cathedral, and the charming half-timbered houses that adorn the streets. Wander down the renowned rue du Gros Horloge (Grand Clock Street) to witness the world's oldest double-faced Renaissance clock. If you wish, purchase an audio guide from the tourist information in Rouen or enjoy a self-guided tour.

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based on 61 reviews

Remi is a fantastic guide. The locations visited were excellent and really made us feel that we had explored Honfluer and slightly further away. I especially enjoyed the cider tasting! The ride was both safe and thrilling, and I would book another retro bike tour in the future.

Everything, excellent locations mentioned by the guide, who I recognize knows a lot and also the calmness and patience he had to explain everything. I recommend the tour.

Our guide and driver were excellent (Layla and Brian). Layla was super knowledgeable and gave wonderful insights throughout the trip….fluent in both English and Spanish.

great small group of people. we had a fantastic time. Our guide was lovely.

Remi was a wealth of information! The side car is an added fun factor!