Rouen And Monet’S Gardens
A firm favourite , this short break combines the beautiful city of Rouen with Monet’s Garden in Giverny. Staying in Rouen gives you an opportunity to discover more about Normandy’s capital. Known as the “city of a hundred spires”, the medieval buildings and half-timbered houses hint at the city’s rich past.
Stretching along the Seine, historic Rouen is Normandy’s cultured and vibrant capital. With its soaring Gothic cathedral and well-preserved medieval quarter, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Monet’s canvases of the cathedral have made it the best-loved building in town, but many other glories stand out. Explore the excellent museums and in the historic quarter you’ll find tempting shops and restaurants. Marvel at the ‘Gros Horloge’, a great astronomical clock which is one of the city’s most popular sites!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 128th June
Today we board the ferry in Hull for our overnight crossing to Zeebrugge.
Today we spend day in this fascinating city. Enjoy free time to explore. It was Victor Hugo who noted the many spires that give Rouen its distinctive skyline, and standing proud above them all is the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Erected in 1876, this example of flamboyant Gothic style has the highest spire in France. See the ‘Gros Horloge’, the famous 14th Century astronomical clock, and the Vieux-Marché square where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Today, the Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc church is a modern building in the centre of the square. The Aître Saint-Maclou, a former charnel house, is a quiet, mysterious place of timber-framed buildings decorated with macabre details. There are many attractions to explore and the town itself is beautiful, its streets lined with half-timbered houses.
Day 3Fondation Claude Monet House & Gardens
Today we follow the Seine upstream in the direction of Paris to visit the picturesque village of Giverny. Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked here for over 40 years. The artist’s former home and elaborate gardens, where he produced his famed water lily series, are now the Fondation Claude Monet (guided tours available). During the visit we’ll see Clos Normand, the beautiful flower garden that sits in front of the house, and then take the underground passage to see the contrasting, but no less stunning, Japanese-inspired water garden. Wander through the spacious house and feel the tranquillity and beauty of the place, enhanced by the riot of colour from the multitude of flowers. It is only thanks to generous donors that these beautiful gardens have survived and flourished.
If time allows, we will have some final sightseeing in Rouen before retracing our route back to the ferry for our journey home.
HotelIBIS Parris Eiffel Tower Camborne
Ibis Paris Eiffel Tower Cambronne 15th hotel is located in the center of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower.
- Return Coach Fare
- Return Ferry
- 2 Nights at the Ibis Paris Eiffel Tower Cambronne BB
- Excursions and Entrance to Monet's Gardens
Meals on the ferry are an optianl extra you can pre-book your breakfast's and evening meals on the ferry for £65 per person.
This is for a buffet style all you can eat breakfast & evening meal on both crossings.Back to top