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Discover Normandy on a magnificent week-long tour

Man stands at window of Claude Monet's house in Giverny overlooking the gardens

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” said Claude Monet. And he chose Normandy as the place where he wanted to live, work and play. Who can blame him? Normandy has it all – exquisite countryside, fairy tale villages, castles, beaches, marvellous monuments and great gastronomy. It takes a very special tour to experience all of Normandy’s glories.

Picture Perfect Normandy tour

Cobbled street lined with quaint shops in ancient buildings on island of Mont Saint-Michel

This seriously super tour takes you on an enchanting journey through Normandy. From Monet’s house and extravagantly floral garden in glorious Giverny to Mont Saint-Michel, one of the wonders of the world. Historic towns, the D-Day landing beaches, fairy tale castles and cheese farms, plus the beautifully detailed 1000 year old Bayeux Tapestry are all on your itinerary.

Boat in a tiny harbour, ancient stone buildings in the background at Honfleur

You will never forget your visit to wonderful Honfleur. This little harbour town bewitches visitors today as it did the impressionist artists. Filled with pickled in the past cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings it’s exquisitely pretty. Stand in the footsteps of Monet in Rouen as you contemplate the majestic beauty of the great Gothic Cathedral. Then head to dinner at the oldest auberge restaurant in France. You’ll be following in the footsteps of the American grand dame of cooking, Julia Child. She fell in love with French cuisine there…

You’ll also head off the beaten track to discover pretty villages, gorgeous castles including the birth place of William the Conqueror and experience the wonders of Normandy like a local. See the magnificent bay of Mont Saint-Michel with its one of a king island hilltop abbey and discover authentic and delicious French markets.

And you’ll be spoiled rotten throughout with fabulous restaurants…

World War II sites

On this tour some of the best World War 2 experts will join the group to show you the historical sites. With their anecdotes and tales of the past, of the facts and the secrets of the locations, the guides help the past come to life. As you explore the battlefield sites and visit the poignant cemeteries, It’s a moving experience and one that leaves travellers with lasting memories.

Wine, dine and stay in high-end hotels

 

Hand-picked restaurants, charming auberges, authentic and cosy cafés… This tour takes you to the crème de la crème of Normandy. And talking of cream – you’ll find it’s cheese heaven in the home of Camembert. So naturally you will indulge in a cheese tasting session as well as cider and Calvados, the famous Norman apple brandy. Enjoy the freshest seafood there is, irresistible cakes and desserts and great wines as you pamper your inner gourmand.

Everything is taken care of so that you simply relax, enjoy the tour and have a fabulous time making memories you’ll cherish.

Find out more at TripUSAFrance

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