Three days tour of Normandy best sites


A mixture of the best sites that Normandy has on offer. Claude Monet Giverny gardens, historical city Rouen, medieval town Bayeux, WW2 D-day landing sites and famous Mont st Michel.

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Claude Motet's house & gardens

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Mont st Michel

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Utah Beach and the Higgins landing craft monument

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Highlights of the tour

  • Claude Monet's gardens
  • Historical city Rouen
  • Mont st Michel island
  • Medieval town Bayeux
  • D-Day landing sites
  • Other interresting sightseeing

Full Description

The price of the tour is 2750 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • Direct pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

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Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY ONE

8:00am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Claude Monets gardens Walking through the house and gardens of Claude Monet, you can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the "Master of Impressionnism" and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration. Guest are visiting the gardens on their own
Giverny village Guided walk and various sightseeing of the charming village Giverny following the steps of impressionist artists
Traditional lunch Brasserie in a chateau with beautiful gardens and two hidden  WW2 bunkers
Rouen & its cathedral
Rouen is a lovely town with great architecture, history and  an exceptionally rich heritage. The city used to be an English capital for a long period. Its cathedral holds several tombs of English kings and it has been painted in a series of paintings by Claude Monet.
Historical center Sightseeing of the historical center and visit famous Rouen cathedral painted by Claude Monet 33 times. Also visit the old square where Joana of Arc was burned at the stake and learn her story
Bayeux cathedral
Beautifuly preserved cathedrale in the middle of the Normandy battlefields. Evening visit on your own
+/-5pm drop off to your hotel in Bayeux
Suggestion of the hotels will be sent to you upon booking. Eveing in this charming medieval town on your own


PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY TWO

Bayeux tapestry Possibility to visit and sightsee the famous Bayeux tapestry. A medieval "comic" that portrayes the famous William conqueror and the battle of Hastings
Visit of Mont st Michel The Mont st Michel island splits in several parts which you will be able to explore with your guide:
- the village
- the chapell
- hidden narrow streets
- the surrounding remparts
- terraces for great panorama
Traditional lunch Traditional lunch or sandwiches in the car (can be decided on the day)
Mont st Michel abbey The benedictine abbey overlooks the area and it is the heart of the island. Kept by monks till this day the island and particullary the abbey are still a very important pilgrimage place. 
(*there are 900 steps to reach the abbey)
Free time or other interesting sightseeing Time on your own at the island or around. *Posibility to visit and sightsee some nearby historical sites depending on your interest and spare time (*to be discussed with your guide on the day)
+/- 4:00pm depart Drop off to your accommodation in Bayeux +/- 5:30pm


PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY THREE

US Airborne section Various stops around the sited where the 82nd & 101st Airborn were droped on the 6th June '44

- Angoville eu Plain: Church where two US Para medics established an aid station
- Saint Marie du Mont: Objective of 101st Airborne (Band of Brothers)
- Saint Mere Eglise: Famous tow and the objective of the 82nd Airborne
Atlantic Wall Remains of many German defence bunkers along the coast nicknamed the "Atlantic Wall"
Utah Beach Landing zone of the 4th Div. led by Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Traditional lunch Traditional lunch or sandwiches in the car (can be decided on the day)
Pointe du Hoc One of the most impressive site in the whole Normandy. Remains of German bunkers, bomb craters left after heavy allied bombing accompanied by a heroic story of 225 Rangers. Duration of the visit +/- 1hr
Omaha Beach Dog Green & Charlie sectors - pictured in the movie Saving Private Ryan. Your guide will take on the beach where he will explain to you the functionality of the German defence system, the Allied preparation and the actions from the 6th of June 1944. (walking the beach possible depending on the tide) Duration of the visit +1hr
US Cemetery Overlooking the east part of Omaha Beach the US cemetery is a pilgrimage place that every American should visit. Duration of the visit +1hr
Other sightseeing Multiple short stops while driving through Normandy countryside. Stop by many tanks, cannons, German defensive positions, sightseeing, great panorama and other interresting sites & stories related to D-Day actions
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris or airport


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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

Appropriate clothing ! Good walking shoes and wind/water proof jacket are essential at the northern coast of France. In winter months extra clothing is recommended. Take an extra bag with clothes into the car - the van is spacious !

If you had a relative that participated in the battle of Normandy or any other battle to liberate Europe - let us know! We can do the necessary research on the individual or his unit / division and adapt the tour depending on the possibilities. In the last years we had helped many families to reveal what their relatives went  through in Normandy and other battlefields in France !

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