Full day Private Tour - Visit several varied and beautiful gardens in Normandy.
A one or two day tour of some of the most beautiful and varied gardens in the countryside of Normandy. From the traditional Abbey gardens of St Martin de Boscherville, through to the romantic and wild gardens of Seine Maritime, I will lead you on a tour that will interest and absorb keen gardeners and non-gardeners alike. We will visit the Jardin d'Angelique, created in memory of a daughter who died young, and the Jardin des Plumes with it's varied and unusual garden design. If time allows we can stop at the unusual Jardin des Agapanthes, with it's fascinating layout that creates secluded garden spaces that are revealed as you walk around. Come and explore the beauty of the Normandy countryside!
The tour price quoted is for a group of up to 6. Please note that this tour can be customized for you if you have special requests or if you are a large group requiring a bigger vehicle.
This tour is available between 1st April and 31st October.
08:30 Meet at your start point and drive to the Abbey of St Martin de Boscherville, where we will visit the Abbey and Gardens. We then leave for the drive to the Jardins d'Angelique, stopping on the way for lunch in typical french restaurant. From here we drive to Le Jardin des Plume to see this unusual garden, before leaving for the return to your start point visiting Le Jardins Agapanthe if we have time. We then return to your start point for 18:00.
Film of all these gardens can be seen on You Tube, or I can prepare a tour of other gardens you would like to see - just let me know your preference!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you by prior arrangement at your hotel, cruise ship, or the meeting point of your choice. I can also meet groups of up to 6 people coming from Paris at Rouen Station by prior arrangement.
End location: I will return with you to your start point at the end of the tour.
Duration: 8 hours
A modern monospace car is used to transport groups of up to 6 people, or by arrangement a bigger vehicle can be hired for larger groups.
The tour price includes all transport, fuel and tolls for a group of up to 6 people and my guiding services for the day. However, for a larger group a bigger vehicle can be arranged for an extra charge. Please ask for details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Euros - per person. Typical cost for a lunchtime meal in a restaurant is 20€ - 25€ per person, a light snack would be 10€ - 15€. Allow 5€ per head for a coffee and cake. Allow 30€ per head for total garden admission fees.
Admission to gardens, meals and drinks are not included in the tour price.
Not licensed to give tours inside French Government owned sites and museums (e.g. The Louvre). In practice there are very few of these sites in Normandy, and none on the D-Day Beaches.