2-day Normandy - Brittany Guided small-group by Minivan from Paris, 7 top sights

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Paris: 2-Day Normandy — Brittany Small-group Trip by Minivan with 6 Excursions, Cheese, Cider & Calvados Tasting
Duration

Durations: 2 Day(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Discover on this Small-group 2-Day Live Guided Trip from Paris the most beautiful sites of Normandy & Brittany: Rouen, Étretat, Honfleur, Mont Saint-Michel, Cancale, 

From £ 534.30 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    • A high-quality 2-day Live-guided trip to 7 Top sights of Normandy & Brittany with Calvados, Cider, Oysters tastings for 4 to 6 clients by Mercedes minivan, extra long. 
    • Guided walking tours in Rouen and Honfleur, walking to the Etretat Cliffs, Mont Saint-Michel with Abbey visit, Cancale - the French capital of Oysters, Point du Grouin with beautiful views, Saint Malo - the former corsar city. 
    • We bring You to the local Calvados producer where You can get explanations how it is being made for centuries and taste the genuine Calvados & Cider (included). 
    • We have got one professional driver and one professional guide (for groups up to 4 persons we reserve the right to have one guide-driver). Minivan drives faster than a bus and is more comfortable as cars. You save up a lot of time. 
    • This Experience is also available as Customized Private Experience. See also other 15 Small-group and Private Experiences from Paris by Clewel Travel.

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : 08:00 Meeting at Opera Garnier Steps in Paris or Pick up from Your Hotel. Departure to Rouen.

    08:00 Departure from steps of Opera Garnier in Paris, destination Rouen. Pickup service from your hotel for those who have selected this option. 

    The guide will welcome our small-group and the trip begins. The guide will give you general information about the French history connected to Normandy: Rouen, Honfleur etc.

    There are approx. 122 km to drive on a highway from Paris to Rouen by our comfortable WiFi air conditioned Mercedes minivan. It takes around 2 hours.


    10:00 - 12:00 Arrival in Rouen and Sightseeing walking tour

    10:00 - 12:00  Visit of Rouen - the capital of the Duke of Normandy. Sightseeing walking tour of Rouen, 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 Palace of justice of the XVI century, to see the old medieval clock on the pedestrian street of Gros-Horloge.

    The walking tour lasts about 1 hour. Free time. 

    12:00 Departure from Rouen towards Etretat. It is about 80 km. 


    13:00 - 15:00 Arrival in Etretat. Walking tour. Free time. 15:15 Departure to Honfleur

    13:00 - 15:00   Arrival in Etretat. Walking tour. Etretat is ver y small city located on the Atlantic Ocean and is famous for its natural white cliffs. Some of the cliffs are 90 meters high and are freely accessible. Etretat is also famous for its white pebble beach. Claude Monet like other Impressionists painted the cliffs in the XIX century. Etretat is one of the most popular sights in Normandy.

    Free time. 

    15:00   Departure to Honfleur. It takes about 45 minutes to drive 45 km from Etretat to Honfleur.


    15:45 Arrival in Honfleur, Guided walking tour, Free time.

    15:45  Arrival in Honfleur. Walking tour of Honfleur with it s 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.

    17:00 - 18:00 Free time. 

    18:00 Departure from Honfleur to Calvados tasting.


    18:15 Arrival at local Calvados producer

    18:15  Arrival at local Calvados producer. Calvados tasting. You can get explanations from the local producer how it is being made for centuries and taste the genuine Calvados & Cider of Normandy.

    19:00  Departure destination Mont Saint-Michel. 


    20:30 Arrival and accommodation at small 3* Hotel

    20:30 Arrival and accommodation at small 3* Hotel.


    Day 2 : 08:00 Departure from your hotel destination Mont Saint-Michel.

    08:00 Departure from your hotel destination Mont Saint-Michel. It takes in general about 1 hour. The guide will give You general Information about the French history connected to Normandy, Brittany, especially Mont Saint-Michel.

    09:00 Arrival at Mont Saint-Michel.


    Day 2 : 10:00 - 15:00 Arrival at Mont Saint-Michel and visit of the Benedictine Abbey.

    09:00 - 12:30 Arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage  Mont Saint-Michel  and visit of the Benedictine Abbey. Your guide will bring you up the narrow streets of the medieval village toward the top of the Island. You can admire panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and bay and enter the Benedictine Abbey. Entrance tickets into the Abbey include audio-guides in many languages.

    The whole island with the Bay is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. 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 sight in France. Free time for Lunch and visiting of the city and the Bay.

    12:30. Departure to Cancale. It takes about one hour drive.


    Day 2 : 13:30 Arrival in Cancale - the Oysters capital of France.

    13:30   Arrival in Cancale - the Oysters capital of France. Visit of the Oysters market where You can taste fresh local oysters. Free time for Lunch.

    14:30 Departure to Point du Grouin. It takes about 15 minutes.


    Day 2 : 14:45 Arrival at Pointe du Grouin.

    14:45  Arrival at Pointe du Grouin. This rocky outcrop, the last limit before entering the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, is a magnificent observatory, exposed to the wind. This wild landscape dominates the 40-meter coastline and offers spectacular views. Dominated by a lighthouse built in 1861, the rocky promontory offers a breathtaking view of the coasts of Normandy, the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and the Emerald Coast.

    15:45 Departure to Saint-Malo.


    Day 2 : 16:00 Arrival in Saint-Malo (Brittany). Walking tour Saint-Malo.

    16:00 Arrival in Saint-Malo (Brittany). Walking tour Saint-Malo. 

    Saint Malo is a historic French port in Brittany on the English Channel coast. The walled city had a long history of piracy, earning much wealth from local extortion and overseas adventures. Saint-Malo was once the city of corsairs and the birthplace of the discoverer of Canada, Jacques Cartier and the poet Chateaubriand. We will have a walking tour with a tour of the Old Town, surrounded by high walls, with narrow cobbled streets and buildings of the 18th and 15th centuries.

    17:30 Departure destination Paris. It takes about 4,5 to 5 hours.


    Day 2 : 21:30/22:00 Coming back to Paris.

    21:30/22:00   Coming back to Paris. Drop off at Opera Garnier or at Your hotel if option booked.


  4. What's Included

    • Comfortable Mercedes minivan, air-conditioned, WiFi
    • Guided visits of Rouen, Honfleur, Saint Malo
    • Visit of Etretat, Point du Grouin, Oysters market in Cancale
    • Visit of Mont Saint-Michel incl. Abbey with entrance tickets and audioguide
    • Hotel accommodation in 1/2 DR one night
    • Calvados & Cider tasting
    • Bottled water
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    • You are welcome to take pictures and videos all along the experience 

  5. What's Excluded

    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking after Your online payment (Credit cards, bank transfers)
    • First Day: Distance from Paris to Rouen is 122 km (highway), from Rouen to Etretat 90 km (highway) from Etretat to Honfleur 45 km (highway), from Honfleur to Saint-Lô 136 km (highway)
    • Second Day: Distance from Saint-Lô to Mont Saint-Michel is 95 km (highway), from Saint Malo to Paris 405 km (highway) 
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended 
    • Not wheelchair accessible, some stairs to access the underground Wine cellars. 
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Most travelers can participate  
    • Near public transportation

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable shoes
    • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather