Take a few days after your stay in Paris to visit Giverny and Normandy. Learn all about the D-Day landings, discover the Mont-Saint-Michel, Avranches, Honfleur and Deauville. Steeped in history with postcard-perfect landscapes, explore all the highlights of Normandy.
DAY 1: GIVERNY & MONET'S HOUSE
In the morning, your private chauffeur-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Paris and drive you to Giverny, a charming town where Impressionist painter Claude Monet spent 43 years. Follow your guide though the house and gardens and discover where Monet got the inspiration behind some of his most iconic masterpieces. Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, you will take the train from Giverny to Bayeux, where you will settle into your hotel.
DAY 2: UNDERSTANDING D-DAY AT OMAHA BEACH
D-Day is a turning point in modern history and this kid-friendly full day excursion is the best way to help everyone understand what happened on June 6th, 1944. In the morning, your private, fully-licensed chauffeur-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bayeux and drive you to La Cambe German war cemetery, and afterwards to Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach, where many young soldiers lost their lives on that fateful day. Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to the Overlord Museum, which houses a collection of old tanks and other armored vehicles used during the war, and the American Cemetery, just in time for the flag ceremony. To make this discovery entertaining and engaging for the children, and to help them understand what D-Day was all about, they will each get an educational game booklet. At the end of the day, your chauffeur-guide will take you back to your hotel.
DAY 3: EXPLORING THE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL
In the morning, your private, fully-licensed chauffeur-guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bayeux and drive you to the Mont-Saint-Michel. After a 1.5-hour drive, you will reach the parking lot and take a shuttle bus to the island (provided that there is enough time, you can even walk there). Follow your guide as they take you through the narrow streets of this medieval town, all the way up to the abbey. After a detailed and fun-filled visit of the abbey and monastery, where many medieval monks used to copy and illuminate manuscripts back in the Middle Ages before becoming a prison, you will have lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, your chauffeur-guide will take you to Avranches where you will either have a family-friendly visit the Scriptorium, a fun, interactive museum where the remaining old manuscripts of the Mont-Saint-Michel are exposed, or visit a factory where they make church bells. At the end of the day, your chauffeur-guide will bring you back to your hotel in Bayeux.
DAY 4: THE CHARMS OF HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE
In the morning, meet your private experienced chauffeur-guide at your hotel in Bayeux and hop in a luxurious, fully-equipped Mercedes V-Class minivan. This day is dedicated to the discovery of one of Normandy’s most popular and scenic regions: Calvados.
After a 1.5-hour drive through the traditional landscapes of the region, you will reach the quaint little town of Honfleur, with its lovely old harbor. Follow your guide through the small streets of Honfleur, passing by some of its highlights, including the old wooden church. Lunch at leisure.
In the late afternoon, you will take the train back to Paris.
WHERE YOU WILL STAYOur price offer is based on a 5-star hotel called La Chenevière, located just outside the town of Bayeux in a wonderful countryside setting. The two connecting Deluxe double rooms (breakfast included) each have a king size bed or 2 twin beds, a bathroom, a private patio and all the necessary amenities. This hotel has been selected by Family Twist for its location, convenience, comfort and the attention given to families with children.
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