7 days and 6 nights
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This trip brings us to the Normandy coastline, ranked amongst the world’s most famous coasts with an expansive beach bordered by cliffs.
This coast became well known during World War II because of the Battle of Normandy and D-Day.
The Normandy region of France combines a verdant interior of lush farmland, bustling market towns, and historic landmarks such as the cities of Caen, Bayeux, Honfleur and Etretat.
Gastronomic delights abound, from dairy products and fine cheeses to cider and Calvados.
At your arrival in Honfleur.
The tour takes you through narrow, winding streets to discover the amazing half timbered church of Sainte-Catherine with its separate belltower.
Your guide will also show you the impressive wooden vaulting of the Salt Barns, the oldest quarters: l'Enclos (the site of the medieval walled town), the old harbour, the fishermen's quarter around Sainte-Catherine. You cannot fail to be moved by the charm and authenticity of this small town.
Lunch on your own in the old harbor. Then, set off for Trouville sur Mer, a seaside resort with a rich architectural heritage: the villas, casinos and former hotels which continue to contribute to the charm and authenticity of Trouville.
We go for a boat trip on « la Côte Fleurie » to discover the sea front, the villas, the hill of Trouville and the coast of Deauville.
Then, we will have a fresh seafood tasting at the Fish Market. You'll enjoy a delicious and convivial moment at one of the tasting bars while savouring seafood specialities with a glass of white wine.
Check in hotel in Trouville.
Dinner in the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, we will visit one of the most prestigious calvados distillery.
Discover the calvados making process using all your senses. The guided visit invites you to see, touch, smell and also listen...and finally taste. The tour will end with a unique short film entitled «The Angels' Share».
Lunch in a norman restaurant where meals are being served in calvados barrels.
After lunch, come discover the great story of cheese! From glass galleries, you will witness the making of Livarot & Pont l’Evêque cheese.
You enter into the heart of workshops to understand the story of norman cheese. Cheese tasting during the visit. Visit The Manor of Canapville.
Dinner at hotel.
We go to « Le Memorial de Caen » which tells you all 20th century history. Free visit to the Memorial of peace.
Lunch at the Memorial restaurant « Les Pommiers ».
Then guided tour of 4 landing beaches.
Return to your hotel in Caen and dinner at hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, we will be heading for Beuvron en Auge, one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Almost every house in the village is built in the gorgeous half-timbered style for which Normandy is famous.
Go for a walk inside the village at your own pace.
Lunch on your own.
Then, guided visit at Ecajeul stud farm. Isabelle and Jean-Luc are happy to welcome you for a guided tour of the stud farm.
You will be shown round by a professional horse trainer, discover the secrets of horse whisperers, and enjoy a homemade tea, including local apple juice and Isabelle's homemade pastries.
Dinner at hotel.
Visit the medieval city of Bayeux, Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches.
Discover the huge cathedral, masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art styles and the famous Bayeux Tapesrtry, listed "Memory of the World" by UNESCO which depicts the story of Harold, William the Conqueror, and the Norman conquest of England in1066.
Free time in the afternoon.
Dinner at the hotel.
Go for a commented bike ride (2 hours with or w/o electric assist bikes) in the Auge region. Lunch on your own.
Discover the gardens of Canon, one of the most beautiful gardens in Normandy.
Classified Historical Monuments and recognized outstanding gardens, parks and gardens of the castle of Canon are appreciated for their seamless whole from the 18th century and testify to a period where two styles coexist: the French garden and the English garden.
A guided visit to discover these various spaces full of charm.
Dinner in a Michelin guide restaurant to celebrate the end of your journey.
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to the gorgeous chalk cliffs of Etretat; you will see this wonder of nature, this gift of God to Normandy, and one of the most striking scenery in all of France.
Time to go home.
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