Rouen, Honfleur & the Highlights of Normandy

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William the Conqueror, D-Day, atmospheric Honfleur, medieval Rouen immortalised by Monet plus delightful Bayeux. This gorgeous region, a microcosm of France, is just delightful.

For a short break with a difference, Normandy is hard to beat – it really is one of the truly unspoilt corners of Europe. The region is lush and green, with its patchwork of tiny fields and half-timbered buildings and if the beautiful landscapes alone were not enticing enough, Normandy is also known as ‘Cider and Cream Country’ which requires no further explanation!

The history of Normandy is so intertwined with our own. You will see echoes of Joan of Arc, the D-Day landings, Richard the Lionheart and of course the most famous of all, William, the “Conqueror” of England. Everything in Normandy seems vaguely familiar, yet foreign, it’s hard to put your finger on it exactly. This is hardly surprising really as not only is so much of our heritage shared – the same Vikings who visited Normandy also visited Britain. In fact the present day Normans seem to have more in common with us, than they do with the rest of the French! So there is no doubt you will be made to feel at home. Rouen, Bayeux, Honfleur, Fécamp, Arromanches – some of the names you’ll know and some of them you won’t but that’s the beauty of Normandy, it’s sheer variety, so come with us and see.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Bayeux, home to the historic Bayeux Tapestry
  • Guided historic walk of Rouen, one of France’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities
  • Visit Fécamp, renowned for the stunning Benedictine Palace
  • Visit the picturesque port of Honfleur
  • Visit Arromanches and one of the WWII D-Day beaches
  • Four nights in four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Return rail connections available on selected dates from over fifty regional stations and return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras International, with transfers to and from your hotel included
  • Departures available exclusively for solo travellers
  • Selected departures up to October 2018 and April to October 2019

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The holiday includes standard class return seat on Eurostar, four nights’ accommodation with breakfast, all local accommodation taxes, all tours as mentioned and services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.
  • Included excursions are: a guided walk of Rouen, a visit to Arromanches and a visit to the Honfleur
  • Not included: Bénédictine distillery €5.20, Bayeux Tapestry €7.50 and Arromanches Museum €6.20 – all approximate costs and payable locally.
  • Please note there is a £10, £20, £30 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations. If your preferred station is not available, please contact the office, as we may be able to request it for you.

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