Discover normandy

ThèmeSciences and discovery
DépartBAYEUX (14)
Description

For 4 days, we invite you to discover Normandy. This historical and cultural territory covers two regions : Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie. Bayeux to Rouen, through Caen and Honfleur, you will find a summary of Norman Sites.


Bayeux and the Normandy Landings

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The first steap of this tour  dedicated to the Normandy is Bayeux. Known for its tapestries, the city is situad near the lading beaches. Bayeux has a strong architectural heritage and culurel.


The Tapestry Museum

This museum shelters the most famous tapestry of the Middle Ages. Designed in the eleventh century, this work is classified "Memory of the World" by the UNESCO.

 

La Cathédrale d'Amiens Le Tapestry Museum
Bayeux
+33 8.99.23.05.77
7,80 €
7,8 euros
Adult fare
9 am-6.15 pm
Hours
Index of the
Tapestry Museum 

Museum of the Battle of Normandy

Then, you will discover the bottoms of the battle of Normandy. 77 days of fighting and the daily of 2 million of soldiers are exposed in this museum.

La Cathédrale d'Amiens The Museum of
the Battle of Normandy

Bayeux
+33 8.99.96.60.45
7,80 €
6,5 euros
Adult fare
9.30 am
-6.30 pm

Hours

Index of the
Museum of
the Battle of Normandy


The Normandy American Cemetery

Before concluding this first day, we advise you to visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, at 20 minutes north of Bayeux. Above Omaha beach, this place is a small piece of the United States on our French land. Nearly 1,000 American soldiers are buried here.

The Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-mer
+33 2.31.51.62.00

7,80 €
Free
Adult fare
9 am- 6 pm
Hours
 

Hébergements à proximité

le-lion-d-or bayeux

Le Lion d'Or

  • Bayeux
  • 02 31 92 06 90
chateau-la-cheneviere port-en-bessin-huppain

Château la Cheneviere

  • Port-en-bessin-huppain
  • 02 31 51 25 25
camping-port-land port-en-bessin-huppain

Camping Port Land

  • Port-en-bessin-huppain
  • 02 31 51 07 06
roulotte-des-matis cheux

Roulotte des Matis

  • Cheux
  • 06 87 86 09 06

Caen to the coast

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For this second day, we continue our discovery of Normandy and visit the cities of Caen, Deauville and Honfleur.

The Ducal Castle, Caen

This building was built around 1060 by William the Conqueror. The Castle of Caen shelters two museums: the Museum of Normandy and the Museum of the Fine arts.Ideal equation to learn a little more about the area.

Le Musée de l'éducation Le Ducal Castle
Caen
0899969804

+33 8.99.96.98.04

0899969804
Free
Adulte fare

5.30am
-11.00pm

Hours

Index of Ducal Castle


The Boards, Deauville

We take back the road to go to Deauville, famous Norman sea resort. The walk « des planches » possesses an international fame, in the same way as the « promenade des Anglais » in Nice. Along the beach, we find the famous bathing huts which bear the name of the celebrities having participated in the Festival of the American movie of Deauville.

The old port, Honfleur

This harbour town is on the south shore of the estuary of the Seine. Its old harbor as well as its houses in facades covered with slates were repeatedly the source of inspiration of big artists such as Gustave Courbet or Claude Monnet.

Le Musée de l'éducation The old port
Honfleur
0899969804

+33 2.31.89.23.30

0899969804
Free
Adult fare
24/7
Hours

Index of Honfleur


Hébergements à proximité

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Best Western Hôtel Le Cheval Blanc

  • Honfleur
  • 02 31 81 65 00
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Manoir de la Poterie & Spa

  • Cricqueboeuf
  • 02 31 88 10 40
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Hôtel Restaurant La Baraka

  • Le havre
  • 02 35 25 15 15
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Auberge du Cochon d'Or

  • Beuzeville
  • 02 32 57 70 46

Le Havre and Etretat

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For the fird day, we follow the coast to go to Havre and the cliffs of Etretat. The night, we found refuge in a charming hotel in Rouen.

The church Saint Joseph of Havre

The city suffered a lot bombardments during the Second World War. This symbolic building marks the reconstruction of Le Havre and Europe. Built by Auguste Perret, the tower of this new church peaks in 360 feet of top.

Le Musée de la Céramique The church Saint Joseph
Le havre
+33 2.32.74.51.71
Free Adult fare 10 am- 6pm Hours Index of the church Saint Joseph

The museum of modern art André Malraux in Le Havre

The MuMa of Le Havre possesses one of the biggest impressionistic collections of France, just behind the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. It exposes around thirty paintings, among which the works of Monet, Renoir and Matisse.

Le Musée de la Céramique The museum Malraux
Le Havre
+33 2.35.19.62.72
5 € Adult fare 1 am h- 7 pm Hours Index of the MuMa Le Havre

The cliffs of Etretat

Etretat is a older fishing village became a famous seaside resort during the last century. It owes its reputation to the singular form of the cliffs. This unique and wild landscape has inspired many artists such as Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.

Night in Rouen : The Cathédrale de Lumière 2014

Throughout the summer, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen is dressed in a light and sound show at dusk. 410,000 spectators were present in 2013.


Hébergements à proximité

hotel-floritel cleon

Hôtel Floritel

  • Cleon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08

Rouen and its historic center

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We finish this tour by the historic capital of Normandy : Rouen. Nicknamed "the city of 100 spiers", Rouen was one of the largest medieval cities in Europe.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

This is the most prestigious monument of the city. This Gothic-style cathedral dates from the 12th century. Its central tower peaks in 495 feet.

Le Musée de la Céramique Notre-Dame Cathedral
Rouen
+33 2.35.71.71.60
Free Tarif fare 7.30am -7pm Hours Index of Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Gros-Horloge

This building brings together a Gothic belfry, an arcade, a dial and a fountain. It also offers a unique view of the city.

 

Le Musée de la Céramique The Gros-Horloge
Rouen
+33 2.32.08.01.90
Gratuit Tarif Adulte 7h30-19h Horaires Index of the Gros Horloge

You can end the day strolling through the pedestrian streets of the historic center of Rouen. It is nice to sit on the terrace Old Market Square or Place de la Pucelle.

Assessment

This stay offers a summary of the treasures of Normandy. Find our other circuits specialized in Normandy. If you have questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.


Hébergements à proximité

hotel-floritel cleon

Hôtel Floritel

  • Cleon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08



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