- 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
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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.
I really enjoyed my tour immensely. My guide Roberto was very knowledgeable and didn and #39;t mind if you lagged behind a little. We always had time ro explore alone and get a feel for each stop on the tour.
The tour guide was excellent and the journey and accommodations perfect. I will book with your agency again.
Very articulate and concise information on this 2 days tour. Excellent tour guide.
I recommend this tour to every one. This was an unforgettable experience!
Worth every penny.
This tour was an amazing history lesson and very pleasurable experience. Our tour guide was so knowledgable it was crazy. When we booked this we didn't realise just how many extra little places we would stop into and visit. One of the best two day detours we have done!
Our tour with your company was excellent! The guides were friendly and helpful. They gave us lots of interesting information and made for a fun experience. Very professional! I would highly recommend them!
This was just perfect for our schedule. There were so many places we wanted to see in a short time and this allowed us to do that without having to worry about logistics. There are several places we will go back to and spend more time but now we know which ones we want to revisit.
Excellent. Well paced. Tour guides were great!
One of the best tour I have taken, if it was not for one of the guide who was rude.
Normandy beach and Mt St Michel is a must for foreign tourist
Tour was excellent, very well planned with enough time at each site. Our tour guide was very good, she was very knowledgeable and provided good insights.
The tour was wonderful and the guide was very professional. I would have liked at least another hour or two in Normandy. You are on the bus for some time when travelling from Paris. It would be better to stay closer to St. Malo and get up an hour later, than to stop for the evening in Caen and have to leave by 7:45 a.m. the second morning. Mont St. Michel is extremely crowded - beware. All of the stops were amazing!