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Experience Normandy for 6 days
Breathtaking, Magical, Authentic

Normandy is a land rich with history, culture, and scenery. Since the times of the Viking invasions, Normandy has been at the center of many major historical events in France. It was the home of powerful figures such as Rollo, Richard Lionheart, and William the Conqueror. It is also known for famous painters such as Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin. And no one can forget that it is here where the Allied forces landed on D-Day in WW2.

 

On our 6 day tour, you will stay in the wonderful historic town of Bayeux and have the perfect amount of time to experience the highlights of Normandy. You will gaze in awe at the Mont St Michel, learn intricate details of WW2 at the sites where the battles took place, and explore the market at the historic port in Honfleur. You will be introduced to Calvados, the famous drink of the region, and enjoy a tasting. You will discover a fabulous chateau that has remained in the same family for centuries. You will walk in the streets of Rouen where Rollo the Viking who was the first Duke of Normandy ruled, and stop in Giverny to see Monet's private home and garden.

 

Come with us to discover this beautiful region and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences!

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When is the best time to travel to Normandy?

Contrary to popular belief, the best time to visit Normandy for weather and crowds is in the summer months. June to August are the optimal months with the least rain and the best temperature, but May, September, and October are great for visiting as well! Summer is not hot in Normandy. The average high in July and August is 73 degrees Farenheit! The temperatures are mostly comfortable during the day and cool at night. As for crowds, there are almost none. The WW2 sites are very large and spacious and the cities and towns are not densely populated or overrun with tourists. The only place that is uncomfortably crowded (year round almost) is the Mont St Michel. However, we go there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. You will see it really start to get crazy around lunch time which is when we will be leaving.

What's On The Tour?

Not only the most famous sites but also many hidden gems that others are missing out on!

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Longues-Sur-Mer

The only German Battery in the Atlantic Wall to retain it's original 150mm cannons still intact. This well preserved wartime site provides an up close learning experience and magnifies the challenge the Allies faced of breaking through the German coastline defenses.

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Bayeux

You will stay in the city center for 5 nights during the tour in a great location so that you will be able to walk to and enjoy all the shops, restaurants, and museums that Bayeux has to offer. This charming city retained its old architecture

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by closely escaping destruction as the Allied bombing of the city was called off at the last minute and became the first liberated city of France during the D-Day invasions.

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Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches

After D-Day, the Allies built an artificial harbor to calm the waters so that ships could bring in more troops, supplies and equipment. At Arromanches-les-Bains, remnants of the harbor are still visible standing in the water today.

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Here you will learn about the major project of constructing this artifical port, known as a "Mulberry Harbor" and its significance to the Allied operation to liberate France and defeat the Nazis. 

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American Cemetery and Omaha Beach

Stand on the beach where the American forces landed in France with an expert WW2 guide and learn intricate details of how the Allied forces were able to overcome the German defenses on the battle of D-Day.

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The American Cemetery is dedicated to the thousands of American troops who lost their lives on that fateful day, one of the most moving experiences.  

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Mont St Michel

One of the world's most stunning attractions, dramatically soars into the sky off the coast of Normandy. Some of the highest tides in Europe

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swoop around the island. The homes and shops of the medieval town date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Mont St Michel is in a shallow bay, making it the ideal location for monks who were seeking solitude, and today has a monastic community. Visitors to the island are rewarded with panoramic views of the abbey and bay by climbing to the ramparts. The view from the ramparts is spectacular and the architecture dating back to the 11th-century and Gothic buildings make Mont St Michel one of Normandy's most beautiful attractions.  

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Monet's House in Giverny

The first impression of visitors to Monet's home is the vibrant colors throughout. In the gardens countless types of flowers and plants bloom to create the natural masterpiece which would serve as the inspiration for many of his paintings.

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The painter lived here in the city of Giverny, from 1883 until 1926, which was the inspiration for his water and flower garden paintings and his use of soft pastels. Monet's studio where he worked until 1899 is on the ground floor along with the charming, blue sitting room. Get a glimpse into the artist's life in his private apartments. The dining room and kitchen have been restored to look as they did when Monet was alive, and the crockery that he ordered for special occasions still sits in the glass cabinets. An extensive collection of Japanese prints is also on display in his home.  

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Honfleur

One of the loveliest ports on the Seine estuary is Honfleur. The Vieux Bassin or Old Dock, is one of the most picturesque areas, with elegant sailboats anchored in the harbor, cobbled streets, slate-grey

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facades, and dozens of restaurants with outdoor terraces; perfect for people watching. For decades artists such as Monet, Courbet, Cals, Boudin, Bazille, Sisley and Jongkind have flocked to the region, which is evident in the many galleries of Honfleur. St. Catherine Church is one of the most stunning churches in France; was constructed by shipwrights entirely of timber. The church is the oldest surviving chapel in France built from wood. With identical naves, the unique ceiling of the chapel looks like overturned boats. The chapel with a classical organ is magnificent when sunlight beams through the 19th-century stained glass.  

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Rouen

Rouen has been the capital of Normandy since it was a duchy ruled by Rollo the viking. Many landmarks and medieval half-timber houses escaped the destruction of WW2 and now make up the old town district including one of the

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oldest clocks in Europe and the Rouen Cathedral, famously painted by Monet. This Cathedral is also the resting place of many famous figures including Richard the Lionheart and Rollo. The center of the old market square holds a cross which marks the location where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake after her imprisonment and trial in the city. 

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Chateau de Fontaine-Henry

The charming Chateau de Fontaine-Henry is a beautiful example of 13th-16th century style architecture. This chateau has never been sold and stayed in the family since it was built sometime around 1200! What is fascinating is

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the history you will learn on the visit and the collection of artifacts passed down from generation to generation on display in the rooms.  

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Bayeux's Tapestry

The triumphant conquest by the Duke of Normandy over England is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry on display at the Bayeux Museum, a

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UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exquisite 70 meters wool tapestry is intricately woven and is a spectacular representation of the battle. The tapestry, commissioned near the end of the 9th-century, is one of the artifacts at the museums operated by the city of Bayeux.  

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Pointe du Hoc

During the Normandy landing, the United States Army Ranger Assault Group attacked and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs, one of the most heroic acts on D-Day.

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The Pointe du Hoc is now a monument and one of very few places in Normandy where the craters left by bombing can still be seen. 

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Castle St Germain de Livet

The stunning Castle St Germain de Livet looks straight out of a fairytale, with a tower, private lake, and even a moat. The exterior

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features an interesting contrast of one 16th-century glazed stone and brick wing, with another 15th-century wing in the courtyard created from timber. Inside, the Great Gallery features priceless artworks and frescoes The castle is a perfect illustration of Norman architecture..

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Utah Beach

One of the key landing areas for the Allied forces on D-Day. Learn how the US Army quickly took this beach and avoided the heavy casualties that happened on Omaha. As part of the WW2 visits on the tour, you will discover

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an overall understanding of Operation Overlord that occured on D-Day.

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French Cheese Factory

When visiting the Normandy region, a visit to a cheese factory such as the Fromagerie Durand is a must! The "fromagerie" has

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been producing delicious Camembert -emblem of France- as well as other fabulous cheeses, Pont l'Eveque, Livarot & Neufchatel for more than three generations. A visit is a fun and informative way to see the process of making a superb product plus you will get to taste the delicious Normand cheeses!  

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Calvados Distillery

A special treat on a trip to Normandy is a visit to a local Calvados distillery, which is famous for its exceptional apple brandy.

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The liquid is distilled in oaken casks to give it the distinctive flavor and deep, rich color as it ages. On a trip to the distillery, you'll learn about the intricacies involved of fine liquors, calvados, and pommeau. You'll visit the cellars and stills and enjoy a tasting session. Now you are a true Normand!  

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French Market

Visit the local market to see the offerings of the farmers and artisans of the region and have the chance to find a souvenir or two and meet and talk with the locals.

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This is a great way to make a connection with the French culture and support local small business, if you wish!

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Fabulous Restaurants!

In a country so well known for its food, any trip to France should also include a culinary tour for your tastebuds! This is why we handpick restaurants that feature

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a variety of our favorite French dishes and make sure you have an excellent experience. Examples include dining at La Couronne where Julia Child fell in love with French cuisine, a gourmet dinner watching live horse races above the racetrack in Cabourg, cheese tastings, calvados tastings, and more! We also help you choose from the menu. Since we are not in a big group we can visit authentic restaurants with delicious food, and all your meals on this tour are included! Bon appétit!

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Local Guides!

You will have a main local expert guide, and meet others at specific sites who will show you the "French Life" and can tell you intricate details of each location's history. All of them are passionate about welcoming visitors to France and sharing their cultural knowledge!

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Every tourist gets their personal attention and is treated like a VIP! Their years of experience and living in France means you get to see best France has to offer and no small detail is missed on service. 

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What's included

Local tour guide with you throughout the tour

 6 Hotel Nights

6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners

One Drink of Your Choice (wine, beer, or soft) With Each Meal Included on The Itinerary


 Transportation to All Sites / Activities  


Daily Water

All Entry Fees

All Guided Tours or Audio Guides

1 Calvados Tasting


Personal Help To Book Your Flight & Plan Your Trip



What's not included

Airfare to/from France

Extra Food/Drinks Not Included In Our Selected Menus

3 Dinners (restaurant recommendations provided)

Travelers Insurance (you will receive a quote 24 hours after booking)









Accomodations

5 nights in Bayeux and 1 night at Charles de Gaulle Airport!

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Hotel Domaine de Bayeux (5 Nights) - Hotel Novotel Suites CDG, Paris (1 Night)

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- 5 Nights Hotel Domaine Bayeux
- 1 Night Hotel Novotel Suites CDG, Paris

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[icon name="shower"] Private bathroom
[icon name="snowflake-o"]  Air Conditioner
[icon name="houzz"]   Minimum 194 sq ft (which is spacious in France!)

6 Day Normandy Tour Price

No surprises, no hidden fees. Travel hassle-free!

 SINGLE ROOM


USD $4,095/PERSON 

BASED ON 1 PERSON PER ROOM


6 HOTEL NIGHTS INCLUDED

6 BREAKFASTS + 6 LUNCHES + 3 DINNERS

ALL VISIT FEES + TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED
EXPERT LOCAL GUIDES

2 ADULTS ROOM


USD $3,595/PERSON 

BASED ON 2 PERSONS PER ROOM


6 HOTEL NIGHTS INCLUDED

6 BREAKFASTS + 6 LUNCHES + 3 DINNERS

ALL VISIT FEES + TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED

EXPERT LOCAL GUIDES

PRIVATE GROUP


Group Price

GROUPS 10+

CUSTOMIZED TOUR


6 HOTEL NIGHTS INCLUDED

6 BREAKFASTS + 6 LUNCHES + 3 DINNERS

ALL VISIT FEES + TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED

EXPERT LOCAL GUIDES

Rated 5/5 Tour By Our Previous Travelers

They have already done this tour. Read what they thought about it.

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Brenda   August 2018

Normandy, France has been on my husband's bucket list for years. We could not be more pleased. The itinerary from the time they pick you up at the Charles de Gaulle airport until the end of the tour is nothing short of perfection. It's all planned and your only responsibility is showing up in the hotel lobby at the designated time in the morning and then you're off on a full day's adventure. [...] The beaches of Normandy and the American cemetery was a real highlight of the trip. We visited chateaus, enjoyed a Calvados tour and tasting, loved our cheese factory tasting [...] I could write so much more. Julia and Stephane's tour is a real find. They advertise, "See France like a local" and it is exactly what we did!

Bill   August 2019

If you really want to experience and enjoy Normandy, sign up for a tour with this outstanding family-operated company. Julia, her business partner Peter, and her father Stephane will personally escort your small group to the major sites, e.g., the World War II beaches and Mont St. Michel, as well as many locations that you would be unlikely to discover on your own. Examples include lunch at a country farmhouse, a visit to a small farm which is the last to make authentic Camembert cheese, and a first-class dinner at a racetrack. Their attention to detail in choice of hotels, restaurants and knowledgeable tour guides was exceptional. [...] We could not recommend TripUSAFrance more highly.

Dorothy   July 2019

My husband and I LOVED!! touring Normandy and surrounding places with Julia, her charming dad, Stephane, and Peter. They made us feel like we were part of their family. Each restaurant, hotel, tour guide ( they hire the best) was carefully selected and they went over and above our expectations to make it a wonderful experience for all.
Each day was meticulously planned and we could have never seen and experienced all that was offered on this tour on our own. This was our first time touring with a group and I would recommend it highly!!

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