The Best of Normandy in Luxury

5 days | History & Culture, Honeymoons & Romance

Discover Normandy’s Arresting Visuals and Can’t-miss Famous Sites in luxury

from $5,025 pp

5-star hotels and private chauffeur-guides ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Begin in charming Deauville and the Côte Fleurie to see the stunning Cliffs of Etretat, Honfleur, and the spots the inspired the impressionists. A private full-day chauffeured tour takes you to the D-Day beaches, the Colleville-Sur-Mer American Cemetery, and history-changing sites of the Battle of Normandy. Spend the night in Bayeux before heading off for a day at the mesmerizing Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, one of the most popular sights of France.

Day by Day

Day 1: Paris to Deauville

Private transfer in a luxury vehicle: Paris to Deauville

 

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Paris and Deauville.

By road from Paris to Normandy

France’s very first motorway, the famous A13, runs from Paris to Normandy via Rouen.

Giverny is just an hour outside of Paris. The Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny is devoted to the history of Impressionism and its ramifications and in particular the artists’ colony at Giverny and in the Seine Vallee.

Rouen in one hour and a half: we will discover the historical center and its half-timbered houses, the river banks of the Seine and the cruises, the Cathedral of Rouen and its gothic architecture, gastronomy and local specialties.

Deauville or Caen in just over two hours.

Street in Rouen, Normandie France

Unique side-car ride to discover Trouville and Honfleur on the Normandy coast

Alone or in pairs, embark on a 1hour 30 minute journey with your “Gentlemen Sider”, a retro looking pilot, aboard an authentic sidecar where you will travel along the Côte Fleurie and discover Deauville and Trouville, famous Norman seaside resorts.

In Deauville, there are characterful villas which line a beautiful sandy beach, racecourses, golf courses, casinos, galleries and of course the famous “planches de Deauville”, an emblematic place on the Normandy coast.

In Trouville: a large fine sandy beach, the “Queen of Beaches”, casino, chalets and villas.

A local tasting of Calvados or Norman cider will be offered.

side car tour normandy

Day 2: The Côte Fleurie and Etretat

Guided tour of the Côte Fleurie and the cliffs of Étretat.

With your personal chauffeur-guide in a top-of-the-range vehicle, head for the Côte Fleurie, once dotted with fishing villages and formerly appreciated by impressionist artists and painters and which have since given way to renowned seaside resorts on the Normandy coast.

Visit the prestigious seaside resort of Deauville, with its characterful villas, racecourses, golf courses, casinos, galleries and of course the famous “planches de Deauville”, along the beach, emblematic place of the Normandy coast. Stop in Trouville, to appreciate its large, fine sandy beach, the “Reine des plages”, casino, chalets, and villas.

The excursion will continue along the estuary of the Seine and the Côte de Grâce, also painted by the great impressionist painters. The next stop will be Honfleur, a charming Norman port painted by Monet with its picturesque alleys, half-timbered houses, old basin and artists’ galleries.

Continue to Étretat, an old fishing village and now a seaside resort and one of the jewels of the Normandy coast. Its high cliffs have been sculpted by erosion and the majestic arches offer a unique spectacle, which you can explore along the paths that overlook the English Channel.

The complex consists of 3 cliffs: Upstream, Manneporte and Downstream, the most famous with its immense flint archway which rises to 71 m high.

Cliffs of Étretat

Day 3: Bayeux and the WWII Sites

Private full-day guided tour of the D-Day landing beaches (US Sector)

Guided and detailed tour of the major sites of the landing beaches.

Departure from your hotel, with a quick stop at the German cemetery in La Combe, to Sainte-Mère-Église, one of the first liberated French towns, famous for a paratrooper hanging on the church tower: visit the Airborne museum dedicated to American paratroopers.

Continue to Utah beach and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, one of the five landing beaches where 23,200 soldiers landed on D-Day and Pointe du Hoc, one of the German fortification points overlooking the sea from its vertical cliff.

We continue the tour with visits to the American cemetery of Colleville-Sur-Mer: the chapel, the memorial, and the garden, which extends over 70 hectares overlooking Omaha Beach, the German coastal defense battery of Longues-Sur-Mer, a major structure of the Atlantic Wall and Arromanches, an exceptional site of the Battle of Normandy with the remains of its huge artificial floating port and the landing museum, built-in 1954.

WWII history in Bayeux

Day 4: Mont Saint Michel

Guided tour to Mont Saint Michel

Full-day private driving tour of Mont Saint-Michel

You will depart from Bayeux for a day trip to visit one of the most popular and emblematic sites in France: Mont Saint-Michel and its bay, a unique place between sky and sea. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the distinctive characteristic of being built on a rocky islet, surrounded by a magnificent bay with the highest tides in continental Europe.

Your certified guide will make you discover all aspects and reveal all the secrets of its famous abbey. From here, you will admire one of the most beautiful and largest bays in the world. Stroll through the maze of streets in the village. Visit the Benedictine Abbey founded at the beginning of the 8th century. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, a jewel of Romanesque, Gothic and flamboyant arts: the cloister, the refectory and its authentic garden overlooking the sea.

At the end of the visit, you will have free time to have lunch and fully enjoy Mont Saint-Michel for two hours before heading back to your Hotel nearby.

family trip to Mont Saint Michel Normandy France

Day 5: Mont Saint Michel - Paris

Day 5: Private transfer back to Paris

Paris view of Seine

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