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Monet’S Garden, Versailles, Cheese & Calvados

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGFMG5

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
With visits to the fabulous house and gardens of Claude Monet, stunning Versailles and the gorgeous countryside of Normandy, this tour is a must.
PRICE FROM ? £449 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach, then to Rouen for a four-night stay.

  • Day 2 - Versailles

    A full-day included visit to Versailles, home to the famous château and gardens. Located on the western outskirts of Paris and originally created for Louis XIV, you will have time at leisure to admire the magnificent gardens from this once opulent era (château entrance is at extra cost). Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens, or along Versailles' own Grand Canal, or why not discover the many fountains and pools, some of which are examples of fine sculpture.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Monet’s Garden & Rouen

    This morning we travel to the pretty village of Giverny to visit the home of Claude Monet. The artist lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926, and today his house, and in particular, the gardens – made famous by his painting of the water lilies, have been restored to Monet’s original designs. His gardens, stretching from his house down to the river, provided the inspiration for many of his famous paintings, such as the series of ‘Nympheas’ or Water Lilies and his ‘Pont Japonais’ or Japanese Bridge, which has also been rebuilt for visitors to enjoy. We then continue to the beautiful town of Rouen, where you will have time at leisure to explore this delightful Normandy town.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4 - Lisieux; Cheese & Calvados

    We spend the day in the beautiful Pays d’ Auge, famous for its splendid green countryside, excellent cheeses and lush apple orchards. Our first stop is in the pretty historical city of Lisieux. Home to an extravagant hillside basilica, Lisieux is considered to be the second most important pilgrimage town in France, thanks to its 19th century saint, Therese Martin. We later continue to southern Normandy and the village of Camembert, known worldwide for its famous cheese. During the day we will visit both a local cheesery, where you can taste the local Camembert, and a traditional Normandy farm, where we will see how the local apples are made into cider, calvados (a local apple brandy) and Pommeau (a drink which combines apple juice with apple brandy), before sampling the produce.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 5

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite, or similar. Back to top