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Highlights of Normandy: Monet’s Garden, Rouen & Honfleur

5 days from only £499pp

Experience more with so much included

  • 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
  • Visit impressionist artist Claude Monet’s home and garden – see the ‘Water Lily’ pond and ‘Japanese Bridge’ (2020 departures)
  • 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
  • Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras International
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • Departures available exclusively for solo travellers

Selected departures from April to October 2020

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At a Glance
4 nights in 4-star accommodation
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Overview

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.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

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.

Not included is entrance to the Arromanches Museum - €8.20 approximate cost, payable locally.

Regional Rail and Eurostar Upgrades

Convenient local departures

Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.

We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you. 

It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.

Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Eurostar upgrades

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar (and onward TGV, where applicable). You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Train station Hotel location Transfer time
Paris Gare du Nord Rouen 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Eurostar Time: Approx. 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.


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