Art in Normandy and Brittany
This tour visits a wonderful selection of the best in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley and, of course, Paris.
It is really a combination of an art and history tour. The art highlights are visits to Van Gogh's last home town of Auvers-sur-Oise, Monet's home at Giverny and the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay in Paris. The historical sights range right from pre-history at Carnac, through medieval chateaux and right up to World War II and the D-Day landings.
As always, please ask us to adapt it to your exact needs.
Day 1 IN FLIGHT
Depart USA en route for Paris
Day 2 ARRIVE IN PARIS – CHARTRES – ORLEANS – LOIRE VALLEY (2 nights)
Chartres Cathedral, Joan of Arc’s House
Day 3 CHENONCEAUX AND AMBOISE
Chateau de Chenonceaux, Clos Luce (Leonardo Museum), Chateau de Blois
Day 4 ANJOU – VANNES AREA (2 nights)
Troglodyte Village, Chateau d’Angers (Tenture de l’Apocalypse)
Day 5 CARNAC AND ILE AUX MOINES
Carnac Megaliths, Boat Trip to Ile aux Moines
Day 6 FORET DE BROCELIANDE – MONT ST.MICHEL (1 night)
King Arthur morning, Mont St. Michel
Day 7 MONT ST.MICHEL – BAYEUX (2 nights)
Abbaye de Hambye, Bayeux Tapestry
Day 8 BATTLE OF NORMANDY DAY
Ste Mere Eglise Museum, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach Cemetery + others as time permit.
Day 9 BAYEUX – CAEN – HONFLEUR (2 nights)
Peace Museum, Boudin Museum
Day 10 DAY TRIP TO ROUEN
Rouen Cathedral, Musee des Beaux Arts
Day 11 HONFLEUR – GIVERNY – AUVERS SUR OISE – PARIS (3 nights)
Monet’s Garden, Van Gogh’s House and walk, Evening Seine Cruise
Le Louvre, Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame
Day 13 PARIS
Musee d’Orsay, Sightseeing to suit your group
Day 14 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for flight back to the USA
This is a suggested itinerary to provoke discussion. Please ask us to make any amendments that you wish so that we may offer you a tour to suit your group's needs exactly.