Mont Saint-Michel and the Seaside Towns of Normandy

Discover the elegant seaside towns of Normandy on this short break. Take in the glamorous Deauville, famous for its casinos and yachts, and Trouville, with its scenic long beach and quaint fishing port. Visit the sights that inspired some of Monet’s most famous work, including the picturesque port town of Honfleur, as well as enjoying an optional visit to the fortified town of Saint-Malo. Here, walk around its city walls and explore the old centre’s cobbled streets, before visiting delightful Dinan, with its half-timbered medieval buildings. The Jewel in the Norman crown is the unforgettable Mont Saint-Michel. A unique, tidal island, with the gravity-defying Abbey sitting aloft, it is truly one of most stunning locations in France.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Local joining points

Itinerary

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Local departure by coach, then to the outskirts of Caen for a four-night stay.

Today’s included Normandy excursion first takes us to Deauville and Trouville, both favourite seaside resorts for the Parisians, and for artists and writers. Deauville is known worldwide for its glamour – its attractions include a wide sandy beach, upmarket shopping, an elegant casino, many opulent hotels, and a yachting marina.

Trouville is renowned for its long beach and historic seafront boardwalk which dates from 1867, its elegant villas, and thriving fishing port. Visitors to Trouville can see the fine art collection at the Musée Villa Montebello and, dotted around town, murals by Raymond Savignac, the humorous Parisian poster designer, who settled here.

We then continue to the quaint port town of Honfleur, with its many historic houses set around the quays of the Vieux Port, and the beautiful Saint Catherine’s Church, constructed completely out of local wood by local shipbuilders. Honfleur's beauty has been represented many times by artists, including Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Honfleur
  • Deauville
  • Trouville

Today we travel to Mont Saint-Michel, a magnificent architectural masterpiece built on an ancient mount that is surrounded by the sea at high tide. Wander around the winding, cobbled streets leading up to the abbey and around the ramparts, browse in the shops, or relax in a bar or café.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Mont Saint-Michel

Free day or join our optional excursion to the fortified town of Saint-Malo, with its huge ramparts and city walls which you can walk around. Explore the old centre and the maze of narrow cobbled streets, and perhaps try one of the famous crêpes. We also visit the pretty medieval town of Dinan, said to be one of the prettiest small towns in Brittany. See the picturesque half-timbered houses set around Place des Merciers, or for spectacular views of the surrounding area, you can climb the 40-metre Tour de l’ Horloge clock tower. To see the pretty old port on the river Rance, you can take a stroll down the picture-postcard (though steeply cobbled) Rue du Petit Fort.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Saint-Malo and Dinan

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Please note: There are many steps in Mont Saint-Michel and there is no lift available. The streets are paved but some areas have uneven cobblestones.

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights in the outskirts of Caen, at the Ibis Styles Ouistreham or similar.

Ibis Styles Ouistreham

Ibis Styles Ouistreham

Situated in central Ouistreham, the Ibis Styles Ouistreham is just 6 minutes’ walk from the beach and the fishing harbour. The beaches of Ouistreham were codenamed Sword Beach during the WW2 Normandy Landings.

Location: 37 Rue des Dunes , 14150 Ouistreham,

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Central Location
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
Hotel
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £229.00

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