Bayeux and Caen
After your arrival in Calvados by your own means, head to Bayeux, that has gained its world fame for the tapestry, recalling the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. You will have a private guide to take you to the cathedral, with its mix of romanesque and normand Gothic styles, and to the Tapestry Museum. There, you will discover this unique story that dates back from the 11th century, along with the medieval traditions of tapestry and an embroidery demonstration.
After your lunch (not included), you will have a themed tour of Caen with a private guide, “La renaissance Caenaise“, focusing on the Renaissance in Caen. You will learn about renaissance in Caen and Normandy of course, but also the religious wars, astrology, alchemy…
Then have some fun within your group trying to resolve a historical mystery following William the Conqueror, with some satnav help to get around!
Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in romantic castle Guest House.
Crèvecœur-en-Auge and Honfleur
After your breakfast, you will visit one of the oldest normand castle: Chateau de Crevecoeur en auge. Despite a violent history, the castle has kept its original layout. You’ll visit the 15th century royal castle, the dove house and the chapel.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Beuvron en Auge, listed as one oh the “most beautiful village of France“.
You will finish your journey in Honfleur, probably the birthplace of Impressionism, also called the “Town of the painters“. At your own pace, you will stroll around the old port or the marina, neighboured by narrow and tall houses with slate roofs and façades, dating back from the 17th and 18th century.
End of your trip.
To make your trip even more unforgettable
Guided tour of Crèvecœur Castle or cob workshop (a mixture of water, clay, sand and straw) : 150 €
Guided tour of Honfleur : on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays : 6.50€ pp.