Historical Normandy Caen-Bayeux

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Tour Number

Activity Level

306472


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Nearly all places are accessible for wheel chairs.
Some pavements of the old cities are cobbles stones so the transport may be a little bit difficult.
Some historical buildings can be challenging for wheel chairs.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

The old history and culture of the Calvados region


Discover another part of Normandy. Normandy has much more to offer than the D-Day beaches.
There is the history of Wilhelm the conqueror the first modern English king. He was Duke of Normandy and his history is shown in the Bayeux tapestry museum. There are many old churches and building.
Bayeux cathedral, Men and women abbey in Caen, Caen Castle, old buildings, nice streets.
The region produces also "Calvados" the famous apple brandy and soft cheeses, like the world famous Camembert. There are possibilities to visit production sites.
So you see there is plenty to see around Caen Bayeux.
Especially the small town of Creully with it's medieval castle and church is worth a visit.

Itinerary

Bayeux city, with the cathedral and the intact old town
Caen city, with it's castle and the men and women abbey,
Honfleur, with its old harbor and the St. Catherine church
Deauville, with it's famous villas and the "planches"
Trouville, with it's villas and it's casino
Houlgate, with it's art nouveau and art deco villas and hotels
Dives sur Mer, with it's medieval covered market hall
Calvados distilleries and cheese production sites

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any place in the Caen-Bayeux region.

End location: Any place in the Caen-Bayeux region.
For a drop off outside the region, please contact me before.

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

A comfortable full A/C 9 seat mini van.

What’s Included

Other: A full day guiding, driving, petrol coast and high way fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 euros - museum, souvenirs and lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Any museum entries, souvenirs and lunch.
Calvados and cheese tasting is also extra.

A Recent Review of this tour

Richard was a superb guide. His knowledge was very extensive yet he framed the events leading up to WW2 and the war very simply and clear for all to understand and retain. We had our three kids with us (13, 13 & 11) and they were able to follow along and able to apply some of their school learnings too. We had some severe weather but Richard was still able to get us to where we wanted to go and he did not miss a beat! Thank you for our favorite day in France!
Lynne Levey

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