Honfleur and Dives-sur-Mer
After your arrival by your own means, discover Honfleur, a typical and scenic normand village, with its harbour. It is nicknamed “town of painters“.
After your lunch, head towards Dives-Sur Mer, where from William the Conqueror lead his fleet to conquer England. Your private guide will tell you all about it all and more, during your tour of this very well-preserved Normand village.
Dinner at the restaurant. Check-in for 2 nights in a guest house, or hut in the Pays d’Auge area, or in a 17th century private mansion in Falaise.
Pays d’Auge and Falaise
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“.
Carry on with your epic journey to Falaise, the historical capital of the Duchy of Normandy, and birthplace of the William the Conqueror. Through the interactive visit of the castle, you will learn some more about William the conqueror and his successors.
You will end your discovery of the city, through a game , the “Secret Quests: the treasure of Falaise“, where you will have to solve a riddle, at your own pace, while following a historical trail (with GPS assistance).
Dinner in a restaurant and night at your accommodation.
After your breakfast, head to Caen, the “city of 100 bell towers“. On the outskirts of the city, you will take a guided tour of the historical park “Ornavik”, bringing back to life Normandy under the rule of the Vikings and the Normands. Amongst others things, you will see typical buildings from the time, built with the same techniques and materials from back then.
After your lunch in a restaurant, you will turn yourself into a investigator for a treasure hunt around town, with a guide, and learn in a fun way about the history of the city and how it became the political capital of William the Conqueror.
Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in a guest house.
After breakfast, 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 lunch in restaurant, chose to spend some free time on the coast or take up a challenge in Bayeux with riddles along a historical trail around town (with sat nav assistance).
End of your trip.
To make your trip even more unforgettable
Guided tour of Honfleur : on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays : 6.50 € pp.
Guided tour at the Crevecoeur Castle or cob workshop (a mixture of water, clay, sand and straw) : 150 €
Dinner and night in a 3* boutique hotel & restaurant, on day 3 : 70 € supplement per person
The Orvanik park is open from June to October.
The Crevecoeur Castle is open (non guided visit) from April to October, guided tour or workshop from November