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10 Days in Normandy &
Brittany
with Karen Gros

July 3rd - 13th, 2013 (Full)

Exclusive tour for a small group
of up to 8 people

LET'S GO GREEN!...all of Karen's trips include carbon offsets
for the flight portion of your trip. In the same vein, we will visit
an all-natural Normandy dairy, organic apple orchard, and
farmers' markets
~ eating seasonally & locally each day!

Normandy Highlights

Private customized D-Day and Battle of Normandy Tour with retired
British Major General Hollands; American cemetery; Memorial museum in Caen;
Private visit & tasting at award-winning AOC Norman dairy specializing in
artisanal "Beurre de Baratte," crème fraîche, and Camembert cheese;
Private visit & tasting at an organic apple orchard & cider distillery in Calvados;
Bayeaux Cathedral & Tapestries of William the Conquerer & 1066 Battle of Hastings

Brittany Highlights

Bay of Mont St-Michel & walled port town of St-Malo
Rocky tidal island Mont St. Michel & private VIP visit of the historical Abbey
Walled medieval town of St. Malo, scenic "Emerald coast" & Cancale
Village of Mont Dol in the Bay of Mont St. Michel & exceptional gourmet
dinner prepared with local specialties and produce from the kitchen garden;
Medieval cobbled town of Dinan on the banks of the River Rance;
Village & Château of Fougères ~ a masterpiece of medieval military architecture
Market tour at quaint Breton village &
Hands-On Cooking Dinner in Renaissance castle;

Megalithic monuments of La Roche-aux-Fées & Alignments at Carnac;
Medieval, picturesque village & Château of Vitré
Lunch at a artisanal Crêperie in ancient salt village
Private walking tour with saltworker in sea salt marshes of Guérande

Description of Daily Itinerary & Accommodations

Descriptions of Highlights

View our Normandy/Brittany photo gallery

Trip price: $3,520 per person (based on double)
Includes: 10 nights lodging in beautiful, high quality accommodations (3 nights in Saint-Michel-de-la-Pierre/Normandy, 3 nights in Mont Dol/Brittany, 2 nights in Torcé/Brittany, 2 nights in Guérande/Loire-Atlantique); all breakfasts; 4 lunches; 5 dinners; baggage transfer between lodging; van rental, insurance & fuel charges; tolls & parking; privately guided tours & visits; comprehensive trip insurance; carbon offsets for flights, and all highlights listed above. Please note that airfare, and ground transportation to/from airport are not included.

Trip maximum: 8 people ~ first come, first served

 

Practical Information

  • This is a LAND ONLY package beginning in St. Michel de la Pierre (Normandy) and ending in Guérande/La Baule Escoublac (Loire-Atlantique); price does not include airfare, nor transportation to and from, or within, Paris.

  • It is necessary that travelers spend one night in Paris before and after the tour, due to airline arrival and departure times. Therefore, please allow 14 days total travel time (departing USA on July 1st and returning to USA on July 14th).

  • The group will take the train together from Paris to Caen, and return together by train from La Baule Escoublac to Paris. (see below for details). In order to ensure that everyone is seated together, Karen will purchase train tickets on behalf of each traveler at the best price (to be reimbursed by traveler in euros).

  • How to get to Normandy from Paris:
    Non-stop train from Paris to Caen; trip duration: approx. 2-hours; cost: approx. $40 per person. A private chauffeur will collect each party in their respective hotels and drive everyone to the train station in Paris; cost: approx. $10 per person. Karen will then collect the minivan for the group at Caen train station.

  • How to return to Paris from Guérande/La Baule Escoublac:
    Non-stop high-speeed train from La Baule to Paris; trip duration: approx 3-hours; cost: approx. $80 per person. Karen will drive everyone together in the minivan from the bed & breakfast in Guérande to the train station in nearby La Baule (a 15-minute drive); van will be returned at the railstation prior to departure.

  • Please consult Karen before finalizing your travel plans.

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