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

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Experience more with so much included

  • Change your booking free up to 45 days before travel
  • Covid Cancellation protection included as standard
  • 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’
  • Four nights in four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • Return rail connections available on selected dates from over fifty regional stations
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At a Glance
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4 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

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 price includes:

  • Standard class return seat on Eurostar
  • Four nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • All tours as mentioned
  • 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

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £150 per person
  • Eurostar Time: Approx. 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter France however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

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.

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

Small Groups Information

Enjoy more space, time and flexibility with less than 25 people in your group.

All of UK & European tours currently on sale will be small group experiences with no more than 25 guests and social distancing in place.

  • Our full size coaches will never be more than half-full with plenty of space to spread out.

  • Enjoy your meals at hotels with social distancing in place, often with table service as standard.

Applies to new bookings only, made after 20 December 2020.

Accommodation

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