A Taste of Normandy

A Taste of Normandy

All along this coast are small resorts and fishing villages and one of the most picturesque is the beautiful old port of Honfleur, painted by numerous celebrated artists including Claude Monet.

This tour also visits his house and garden, situated in the village of Giverny on the banks of the Seine and cider, pommeau and calvados tasting.


Tour highlights:

  • Giverny & Monet’s Gardens

  • Light lunch & tasting at Manoir d’Apreval

  • Honfleur

  • Rouen

Day 1

Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We continue via the auto routes of France to our hotel in Lisieux.


Day 2

After breakfast we make our way to the fashionable resort of Deauville. Often known as ‘Cannes of the North’, the rich and famous flock here each summer and the shops, elegant hotels and famous boardwalk all bear testimony to this. We visit Manoird’Apreval, a family run cider and calvados producer situated in the heart of the Cote De Grace. Here we discover their brewing secrets as we visit the cellars and the cuverie, followed by a light lunch and tasting of cider, pommeau and calvados. We continue to beautiful Honfleur with plenty of time to explore the ancient cobbled streets and stunning harbour area. We return to Lisieux for dinner.

B, D

Day 3

First stop this morning is Giverny. According to Claude Monet, Giverny was the finest of all his creations. We visit the house and gardens where he spent the last years of his life. We re join the coach for the short drive to the pretty village of Vernon situated on the River Seine. We return to Lisieux for free time before dinner this evening.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast today we travel to Rouen, Normandy’s culture, historic, gastronomic and vibrant capital. Monet’s canvases of the cathedral have made it one of the best-loved buildings in the town, but many other glories stand out, including fine museums and the church dedicated to visitor Joan of Arc.

B, D

Day 5

Departing after breakfast we retrace our steps to Calais for the short sea crossing to Dover. We continue our return journey to East Anglia arriving by early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Hotel, Lisieux


Situated within easy reach of Deauville and Honfleur, this hotel enjoys an enviable location between the Sainte Therese basilica and the beaches of the Manche region. This modern hotel offers comfortable en suite bedrooms, restaurant terrace and outdoor pool.



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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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