Caen ans the villas of the Côte Fleurie
After your arrival in Calvados by your own means, start your journey in Caen, a city with a breath of cultural, historical and architectural heritage! Caen ranks 4th in France for its cultural offering, and is the 8th greenest city in France.
We will focus on the Belle Epoque here, a short-lived time in history where progress, nostalgia and optimism lived together. Your guide will take you to the Belle Epoque mansions and you will learn while playing a architectural treasure hunt!
After lunch (not included), take a drive through time to Houlgate and its 41 belle époque mansions, and Cabourg, with 30 mansions. You’ll be able to appreciate the seaside resort style, which mixes various styles (Gothic, renaissance, foreign) but also materials….
Dinner and night in a Pays d’Auge Guest House.
Deauville and Honfleur
After breakfast, you will chose one of the following guided tour of Deauville: writers, painters, mansions or just fun!
After or maybe instead, you can take some time to discover the little known gems of Deauville’s rich history, which made this seaside resort town internationally famous: the pompeian baths, the casino’s theater, Eugene Boudin House or the Villa Strassburger.
After lunch in a restaurant, discover Honfleur, a picturesque Normand fishing village, where the Honfleur School was born (art of landscape painters, such as Eugene Boudin and Monet).
End of your trip.