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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Spend two days exploring France’s Normandy and Brittany regions on this tour from Paris with an overnight stay in Caen. Visit the beautiful historic cities of Rouen and Honfleur, and tour World War II sites including the infamous Normandy D-Day landing beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. The next day, venture to the beautiful walled port city of Saint-Malo, followed by a tour of Mont St-Michel, one of France’s most iconic attractions. Overnight accommodation, meals, entrance fees and transport are included.

Highlights

  • 2-day Normandy and Brittany highlights tour from Paris
  • Take walking tours of the historic towns of Rouen and Honfleur
  • Visit Normandy's infamous D-Day landing beaches and the American Cemetery while hearing stories about WWII
  • Explore the unique walled port city of Saint-Malo
  • Tour the iconic abbey of Mont St-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Overnight accommodation in Caen and meals are included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

While Paris has got so much history itself, there is so much more to see when you get out of the city! Seeing the beaches of the D-Day landings is a real eye-opener and the stories are very moving. The small towns you stop at on the way also offer a typically French experience.

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What You Can Expect

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

Saint Malo

Day 1: Paris — Rouen — Honfleur — D-Day Beaches — Caen (D)
Board the luxury coach in central Paris and leave the hustle bustle behind as you travel through the Normandy countryside. Your first stop is Rouen, the capital of the region. This historic city was once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, and a capital of the Anglo-Norman dynasties.

Hop out for a walking tour of Rouen’s top sights, including impressive Rouen Cathedral and the site where Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.

Continue your tour to Honfleur, known for its picturesque old harbor captured countless times by the famous Impressionist painters, including Claude Monet. Tour the charming old town and have free time for lunch (own expense).

In the afternoon, head to the beaches of Normandy, where the D-Day landings occurred during World War II. Hear stories about the Allied invasions of German-occupied France as you visit Omaha Beach, one of the most difficult landing sites. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, overlooking the sea, where you can pay your respects to the fallen soldiers of WWII.

Make a short stop in the coastal city of Arromanches, another D-Day site, before continuing to the city of Caen for a group dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star hotel in Caen

Day 2: Caen — Saint-Malo — Mont St-Michel — Paris (B)
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before embarking on the second day of your tour. Venture to the heart of Brittany to your first stop, the walled port city of Saint-Malo. Take a guided walking tour along the ocean-front ramparts, and visit Saint-Malo Cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense).

Your 2-day tour culminates with a visit to one of France’s most iconic attractions, Mont St-Michel, a historic abbey situated amidst a vast bay. Walk up the hilly village for a guided walking tour of the fascinating 8th-century Benedictine abbey, founded as a monastery by Archangel St Michael. Learn about its history, architecture and many uses over the years, including a prison, a castle, a strategic fortification and a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

At the top of the hill, enjoy views over the bay, and don’t miss the amazing spectacle of the tide coming in and surrounding the entire island! Follow your tour with free time to explore and shop around the village.

At the end of the day, hop back on the coach and relax on the drive back to Paris, arriving at night.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour, well organized! Comfortable lodging overnight. Plenty of free time to see the places we visited, most importantly in Mt. St. Michel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St. Michel each evoked different emotions, but were all wonderful places to experience. While on the tour, we discovered that current improvements would restore sea water around St. Michel next year. If I had known this earlier, I probably would have waited to visit this site.

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