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.
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:
- 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
I will guide and drive you in a 7 seats clean car with air conditioned (Opel Zafira).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 euro - Meals, and museum entrance fees
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.