The Historical Old Cities of Honfleur and Rouen on the Seine River

Tour Number

Activity Level

461117


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (conversational), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), Arabic (fluent)

Admire the Gothic and half -timbered architecture, and follow the steps of the impressionists


Honfleur: the harbor had been founded by the Vikings and is reputed thanks to the church Sainte Catherine build in wood on the 15th century. The town had been frequented by many painters impressionists friends of the artist Boudin who was born in Honfleur. Admire the romantic harbor and the narrow roads with their half timbered houses. Visit the church with its separated steeple before to enjoy some shopping.

Rouen: crossed by the Seine river, the city is the capital of Normandy.
Visit the monumental cathedral of Notre Dame (13th century) which symbolises the Gothic style and which front had been painted several times by the painter impressionist Monet. Discover the typical quarter of Saint Romain with its half-timbered houses which had been preserved from the Bombing raids of the 19th of April 1944. Admire the Court house (16th) and the Big clock in the pedestrian areas where the roads are often crowded. Your tour ends in the square where Joan of Arc had been burned on 1431.
Enjoy lunch nearby.

Itinerary

The tour starts at the pick up location. From there we drive to:

Honfleur where you'll see:
- The medieval town center
- The old Harbor built under Louis XIV
- The wooden Church of Saint Catherine
- and many scenic old streets with half timbered houses.

From Honfleur we drive along the Seine River to:

Rouen:
- The medieval Cathedral of Notre Dame de Rouen
- The medieval quarter of Saint Romain
- The Parliament of Normandy; which has been the Court House in Rouen since the 16th century
- The Big Clock street, the oldest pedestrian street in France.
- Square of the Old Market where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431.

The tour can be customised and the sequel of the tour adapted to your needs.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Le Havre harbor

End location: Le Havre harbor

Duration: 9 hours

Tour duration might be affected by traffic

Transportation

I will guide and drive you in a 7 seats clean car with air conditioned (Opel Zafira).

What’s Included

My service and time as your private professional guide; transpotation by air conditioned vehicle; bottled water...

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 euro - Meals, and museum entrance fees

What’s Extra

Meals, drinks...

Restrictions

As a certified French national tour guide I'm allowed to guide everywhere and to pick you up directly at your hotels, train stations and ship docks. There are no restrictions for me in France.

Private tour guide Ezzedine

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