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Normandy Tours from Paris

By Viator, May 2014

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Between Paris and the English Channel lies the region of Normandy, abounding in historic sites, moody countryside and culinary hotspots. You can visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from the French capital, or take your time and let the Normans conquer you with charm.

One of the region’s premier sights is the breathtaking tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel. The island is connected to the coastline via a causeway, ringed with a defensive wall and dominated by the soaring spire of its abbey which dates back to the 8th century. The town of Saint Malo, although in neighboring Brittany, offers a similarly well-preserved center within forbidding walls.

The charming town of Honfleur, with its unique wooden church and jumble of houses surrounding a peaceful harbor, was passed back and forth between the English and the French in the Middle Ages. More recent history is remembered in the sands of Normandy’s beaches, where the tides of the Channel brought Allied troops to the European mainland on D-Day and the tide of history turned against tyranny.

But Normandy has more to offer than its coastline. The regional capital Rouen is a lively center with rich historical and artistic associations. Joan of Arc met her fiery fate here, while the intricate, asymmetrical façade of the gothic Notre Dame cathedral was a favorite subject of Claude Monet. The Impressionist painter also made much of a scene closer to home, his exquisite garden at Giverny. Here you can still see the graceful willows and serene water-lilies which filled his enormous late canvasses, among the world’s best-loved works of art.

Just looking at a map of Normandy can get the taste buds working, abounding as it is with place names like Camembert, Pont-l'Évêque and Calvados. Apples are big around here, served up in delicious tarts and poured out as cider or brandy. Whatever your fancy, make sure your visit allows time to indulge in Normandy’s renowned cuisine.

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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Spend a remarkable day learning about D-Day at the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites including the artificial harbor at ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.17

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 997 Reviews

Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $239.17

Mont Saint Michel Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 502 Reviews

Take a full-day tour from Paris to one of the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont St-Michel off the coast of Normandy. Your guide ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $232.34

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour from Paris: Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed on D-Day to reclaim France during World War II. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $246.00

2-Day Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St Michel Tour from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

This two day tour will take you to the heart of the Normandy and Brittany regions of France.

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $519.34

3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont St Michel, Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

This three day tour will take you to three contrasting French regions where you will see some of the country's most famous landmarks and spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $772.18

4-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont St Michel, Chateaux Country

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This four day tour will take you to three contrasting French regions where you will see some of the country's most famous landmarks and spectacular countryside.

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,045.52

12-Day Tour of France from Paris: Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Provence, French Riviera, Monaco and Burgundy

This epic ‘Tour de France’ shows you the country’s highlights over 12 incredible days. Traveling by comfortable coach with an expert guide, venture round-trip ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $4,093.23

3-Day Tour from Paris to Poitiers: Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes and Loire Valley

Starting in Paris and ending in Poitiers, this 3-day tour takes you to the beautiful regions of Normandy, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes and the Loire Valley for ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $847.35

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