Delve into the past on this superb short break based in the charming
town of Caen, in beautiful Normandy. The highlight is an included visit
to one of France's most famous landmarks, Mont St. Michel. This rugged
island off the Normandy coast dominates the coastline. There is also the
opportunity to see the world famous Bayeux Tapestry.
Local departure and an afternoon crossing to Calais. Selected dates will be on Eurotunnel. Arrival at your hotel in Caen for a three night stay.
Free to explore Caen, which is home to a castle and two magnificent abbeys, as well as some super shops. The Rue Vaugeux boasts splendid half-timbered buildings.
Alternatively, join our optional half day excursion to Bayeux, home of the world-famous tapestry which depicts the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Today we include a three-quarter day excursion to Mont St. Michel. This
picturesque medieval settlement is perched atop a rocky island at the mouth of the River Couesnon. The island is linked to the mainland by a causeway and dominated by an imposing Benedictine abbey. Wander through the cobbled streets, take a walk along the ramparts and visit one of the fascinating museums.
Morning departure to Calais for a late afternoon crossing back to the UK, returning to your original departure point this evening.