National Geographic Journeys

Paris & Normandy Highlights

  • Duration 8 Days | Paris to Paris
  • Group Size Max 16
  • From $2,749 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

 

History lovers and culture connoisseurs will delight in this eight-day exploration of France’s Norman villages and WWII military sites. Stroll through Claude Monet’s evocative garden and marvel at the medieval cities of Bayeux and Rouen. Cap off the experience with two days in Paris to toast la vie en rose.

 

Trip Highlights

    • Delve into history and culture in France’s Norman villages.
    • Explore D-Day and WWII military sites with an expert.
    • Stroll through Claude Monet’s garden.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Paris

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Giverny/Bayeux

Depart for Giverny to visit Claude Monet's garden, inspiration for the artist's water lily series and named as one of National Geographic's "top 10 most magnificent gardens in the world." Continue on to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a walk with our CEO and some free time. Arrive this evening in Bayeux and enjoy a dinner at a local crêperie. (B,D)

Day 3 Bayeux

This morning, we immerse ourselves in WWII history with a local, accredited expert. Begin with a lecture on the Allied invasion and visit a museum to view and handle WWII relics including vintage weapons, uniforms, and maps. Then board a WWII transport vehicle to visit Secqueville-en-Bessin War Cemetery to learn about the significance of poppies — the ultimate emblem of military sacrifice. This afternoon, continue exploring with our CEO, visiting Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and the American cemetery and memorial. (B)

Day 4 Bayeux

Today, enjoy an excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel, an island commune off the coast of Normandy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medieval fortress is considered one of the most stunning and imposing sites in Europe with origins dating back to the 6th century. Take an orientation walk with our CEO then enjoy free time to explore. Opt to visit the abbey, monastery, or museums, or wander the winding lanes and cobblestone streets. (B)

Day 5 Bayeux

Enjoy a free day to explore Bayeux and its medieval centre. Wander its quaint streets to visit shops and cafés then opt to visit the cathedral and the famed Bayeux Tapestry. (B)

Day 6 Bayeux/Paris

Depart for the river port city of Rouen where we take an orientation walk with our CEO and enjoy some free time. Continue back to Paris for some free time to explore the City of Lights. (B)

Day 7 Paris

Enjoy a morning walk with our CEO in the medieval centre of Paris; the Île de la Cité. Opt to visit inside Notre Dame and the Sainte-Chapelle. Afterwards, take advantage of free time to explore the city. (B)

Day 8 Paris

Depart at any time. (B)

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Paris & Normandy Highlights

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