Normandy & The Mont Saint-Michel
Minimum 2 person
Private English speaking tour
Paris-Giverny-Bayeux-Normandy-The Mont Saint Michel-Bayeux
**Please contact us for 2019 dates & prices
day 01 Paris-Giverny-Bayeux
Pick up by a private minibus & your driver-guide at your hotel or airport/train station in Paris. Transfer to Giverny for a guided visit of Monet’s house and gardnes. Claude Monet, with a passion for gardening as well as for colours, conceived both his flower garden and water garden true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still fee the atmosphere which reigned in the home of Master of Impressionism and marvel at the floral compositions and nympheas, this greatest sources of Inspiration. Transfer to Bayeux & settle in your hotel.
day 02 Normandy tour
Pick up at your hotel by your driver-guide.
Today you will discover a large interesting area stopping to visit all major sites in the U.S. sector:
Visit of St-Mere-Eglise: a farming community became the very centre of the huge airborne operation (with 15.000 U.S. paratroopers) that started during the night before D-day.
Airborne Museum: built at the location where stood a house that on fire during the night before D-day, this museum has been gathering an amazing collection of memorabilia.
Utah beach: this one was rather lightly defended but had the great privilege to be protected by the American paratroopers. A quick stop at German cemetery that was originally started as an American cemetery in 1944.
Pointe du Hoc: one of the largest German coastal batteries with six guns. Thanks to the first help of a group locals to make this incredible site a place of memory, it has been well preserved since, with its monuments and a number of bunkers and also bomb craters all over this 30-acre battlefield.
Omaha beach: the most famous and most difficult of the five D-day beaches that took the highest casualties.
US cemetery: the Normandy American Cemetery is the final resting place for 9387 Americans. Soldiers of all ranks honoured here were buried after the war. Your guide will give you enough time on your own at the end, to either stay longer in the cemetery or save time for the Visitor Centre.
day 03 the Mont-Saint-Michel
Pick up at your hotel by your driver-guide and departure to Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Britain stand the ‘Wonder of the West’. Visit this exceptional site formed by a granite island with its village houses huddled close together and encircled by walls. On top lies the Abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel, a gothic and Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Micheal. Comfortable shoes recommended: a lot of walking and many stairs! Transfer back to your hotel. B
day 04 Departure
Transfer to Bayeux train station. B
Inclusions: 3 nights in 3* accommodation, breakfast daily, private transfer day 1, entrance and private guided visit Monet’s House & Gardens, executive minivan, qualified English speaking driver-guide, Sainte Mere Eglise & Airborne museum, Utah Beach, German Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, American cemetery, private transfer day 4.
Exclusions: drinks, other meals, tips, luggage handling, insurance, entrance to Abbey of Mont Sant-Michel (~ €10 pp )
*N/B: minimum 2 participants, supplement applicable.
Hotels: Bayeux-Hotel Argouges 3* OR Bayeux-Hotel Chateau de Sully 4* OR Bayeux-Hotel Villa Lara 4* Luxury.