2 Day Trip to Normandy, Saint Malo & Mont Saint Michel from Paris

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Take advantage of a two-day tour to visit the highlights of Normandy in France, with an official guide-interpreter from our team.

DAY 1

You will leave our agency located in the center of Paris at 7:15 am. Climb on-board our air-conditioned coach and cross through the neighborhoods of western Paris until you reach the Normandy motorway. During the trip, your guide will explain the details of the tour and provide you with some initial commentary about the region. After around two hours, you will arrive in Rouen, the first stop of your excursion. Your guide will walk you through the historic center to discover, among other things, the impressive Rouen Cathedral. The city of Rouen is particularly charming thanks to its medieval alleyways, its lively pedestrian streets, its half-timbered houses and its famous Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock that is one of the city's treasures. Many Impressionist painters were inspired by the beauty of the city, including Claude Monet, who painted various views of the cathedral.

View city rouenView of Rouen at sunset

Then head to Honfleur, approximately 90 km (56 miles) west of Rouen. During the ride, admire the view of the Pont de Normandie, a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Seine estuary. When you get to Honfleur, enjoy some free time to discover this port city with its picturesque streets and colorful houses which has preserved a rich historic and artistic heritage. Eat lunch on your own in one of Honfleur's restaurants, in a typical atmosphere.

HonfleurPort of Honfleur

After lunch, the coach will take you to the Beaches of Normandy, which are must-see World War II sites, symbolic of the Allied landings in 1944. First discover the American military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, which is impressive with its 70 ha surface area and length of one kilometer. After listening to commentary from the guide, take advantage of this visit to discover this site, symbolic of the Normandy Invasion, inland from Omaha Beach. 

American cemetery in Omaha BeachAmerican Cemetery in Omaha Beach

If the weather permits, the coach may take you to Arromanches, around 25 minutes away. Immerse yourself in history as you visit this Normandy beach, where the remains of the pontoons of the 1944 landing have remained visible in spite of strong tides.

The day will end in Caen where you will stay at Novotel Caen (or similar) and dine with the group at the hotel.

Arromanches beachArromanches

DAY 2 

After breakfast, take a seat on the coach, which will head to Saint-Malo (approximately 170 kilometers from Caen). Take advantage of a guided tour to discover this town in Brittany which boasts a rich historic heritage and several classified monuments: the city walls, the castle, Saint-Malo Cathedral, and Fort National. 

Enjoy some free time to eat lunch in the center of this historic city.

Saint MaloCity of Saint-Malo

The tour will continue on with a visit of Mont Saint-Michel which marks the border between Normandy and Brittany. Discover this "Wonder of the West" perched on a rocky islet dating back to the Middle Ages, surrounded by a splendid bay. At the entrance, after going through the King's Gate, with its drawbridge, you will find the Grande Rue, or main street, where the main museums, shops and medieval houses are located.  Follow the guide to climb the Grand Degré staircase. When you get to the top, visit the fascinating 8th century Benedictine abbey. Admire its Gothic architecture and discover the cloister, dining hall and garden overlooking the sea. After the guided tour of the abbey, be amazed by the panoramic view before you as you walk along the town walls. Also take advantage of this free time to enjoy a delicious crepe or buy some souvenirs.

Departure time is around 4:30 pm from Mont Saint-Michel, for an expected return time in Paris of around 9:15 pm.

Mont Saint Michel abbeyAbbey of the Mont Saint Michel

Please note:

  • Persons with walking difficulties might not be able to reach the Abbey (many steps)
  • Comfortable clothing and good shoes recommended
  • Single room supplement : 36 euros
  • For any booking which requires a single room (triple room unavailable), a supplement of 36€ will have to be paid at PARISCityVISION agency prior your tour departure

The price includes:

  • Transportation in an air conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets for the various monument and museum visits
  • Accommodation in 3*** hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom) 
  • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure
  • Buffet breakfast and evening meal in the hotel
  • Services of a tour guide

The price does not include:

  • Return transport from/to your residence in Paris

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

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  • Full two-day tour to visit Normandy
  • Guided tours with a qualified guide-interpreter
  • Visits of the historic D-Day landing beaches
  • Visit of Saint Malo, city of the corsairs
  • Visit of the must-see Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey

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April 06 - October 12, 2017
Adult: 395 € / Child (3-11 years old): 349 €
Single room supplement : 36 €
Thursday except special events
Departure: 7.15 AM

Departures Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
7h15
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Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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2 day(s)

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Number of reviews : 9
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
Sites were great. Pacing was excellent, saw everything and never felt rushed. Guides were outstanding - very informative, organized and helpful. Their experience was evident in how they handled everything.
3/5
The first day of the trip was somewhat disappointing. A great deal of time was spent on city tours of Ruan and Honfluer. We didn't arrive to Normandy beaches until about 3 PM. At Omaha beach there was no time to visit the museums. We didn't get to the American war memorial until 4:45 PM in the museum there closed at 5 PM. Due in part to detours we didn't get the gold Beach until 6:30 PM. The museum there closed at 6 PM. In summary if your main interest is to visit the D-Day beaches and review the history, this is not the tour for you. The hotel and meals were good. The tours of Saint-Malo and Mt. Saint Michel were well done.
5/5
great quality of stops and well organized
5/5
A must-do trip: beautiful areas and the guides excelled in knowledge, expertise and patience with the group.
5/5
Tour was fabulous! Our guide was very informative and together with our bus driver both were very nice and professional. The bus was comfortable and the accommodations and food were great. We were able to see everything we wanted on the tour! I would recommend this tour!
5/5
trip was greatexcellent guideexcellent bus driverNovotel is mediocre and dinner was poornot enough bathroom breaksunclear whether we could use bus toilet
4/5
The hotel night stop and the diner are not good ... Better choiceof hotel & better options for food should be made by the company espacially for this kind of money the trip costs
5/5
Excellent
4/5
Great tour guide. Super safe driver. Great tour. the super cheap hotel with nasty food, lost you a star.