BAYEUX
DEAUVILLE
LE MONT SAINT MICHEL
PLAGES DU DEBARQUEMENT
HONFLEUR
TROUVILLE
VILLEDIEU LES POELES
DEGUSTATIONS NORMANDES

Channel Flavours

5 days / 4 nights
Pont de Normandie
Mont Saint Michel
DAY 1 : FROM YOUR HOME TO BASSE NORMANDIE

Arrival in Basse Normandie, an excellent departure point for visits fromSaint Malo to Cherbourg and Honfleur. Settling into your hotel rooms, dinner and night.

DAY2 : THE MONT SAINT-MICHEL, VILLEDIEU-LES-POÊLES

Guided visit of the Mont Saint Michel, the Abbey, the ramparts, its paved streets lined with medieval houses. Lunch in a 16th century Norman farm with a tasting of five products :Calvados, cider, perry (pear juice), Pommeau and apple juice, an excellent "apetizer" before lunch in the farm's rooms. Then off toVilledieu les Poêles,one of the world capitals of metalworking arts. The Bellfoundry invites you into its 19th century workshop where traditional techniques of casting with molds of clay or horse manure are used side by side with modern technology. After having admired a collection of ancient bells, you will play some tunes with a mallet or listen to the local carillon. Then you will discover a copper workshop, one of the oldest in Villedieu-les-Poêles still in operation. You will admire and appreciate the skills of chasers, tinsmiths, polishers and planishers. The Copper Workshop has combined tradition and progress : a 15 minute film shows all the modern as well as past techniques of this ancient craft. Back to the hotel for dinner and night.

DAY 3 : THE CITÉ DE LA MER, THE REDOUTABLE, HARBOUR CRUISE

The Cité de la Mer presents a unique heritage : the restored Transatlantic Maritime Station is an entertaining, scientific and educational space which offers a wide range of answers to man’s questions about his relationship with the ocean’s depths. In a 1300 m2 exhibition.

Cité de la mer
DAY 3 (continued) :

you will learn all about submarines and life under the water. This discovery is followed by an audio-guided visit of the “Redoutable”, the largest submarine worldwide open to the pubic.Five doors at the submarine’s rear have been opened to allow for a walk-through from stern to bow. Guided by the comments on individual speakers, the visitor becomes acquainted with the daily life of the submarine’s crew.Lunch at the Quay of the Seas with a stunning view of the port and harbour of Cherbourg followed by a guided cruise of the Cherbourg harbour on board the “Port Liberté”. Then on to Caen, settling into the hotel, dinner and night.

DAY 4 : BAYEUX AND THE LANDING BEACHES

Departure forBayeux where you can enjoy some free time in this town spared from bombing whose citizens have preserved the town centre, bristling with the spires, pinnacles and roof lanterns of Notre Dame Cathedral. We continue on to the Musée du Débarquement at Arromanches which will give you the historical background and the means deployed for the landings. Lunch at the seaside. Discovery ofOmaha Beach and a visit to the American cemetery of Colleville. Its memorial monument perpetuates the memory of the "Overlord” operation and the Battle of Normandy. Stop at the Pointe du Hoc where the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of Rangers climbed the 30-metre cliff. Back to the hotel, dinner and night.

DAY 5 : THE CÔTE FLEURIE, HONFLEUR & BACK TO YOUR HOME

Departure after breakfast along the Côte Fleurie : Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville and guided visit of the port of Honfleur, lunch and on the way back to your home.

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ACCOMODATIONS
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Hôtel
Two-star hotel very experienced in the management of groups. Situated in Pontorson 8 km from Mont Saint Michel, exceptional for its convenient location for the excursions. Your second two-star hotel is located in Caen
- Full board, drinks included (1/4 of wine,water and coffee), from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 5
- Assistance of an English-speaking guide for the excursions
- All excursions and visits mentioned in the program
- Driver entirely free of charge.
- Additional charge for a single room.
- Transportation and its insurance as well as repatriation, cancellation and baggage.
- Personal expenses and any services not mentioned in the program.

Total mileage in kilometres: 510 km
from your arrival at the hotel on Day 1
to departure at Honfleur on Day 5.
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