Discover the beauty of the Castles & Abbeys of Normandy
I will meet you at 8. 30 AM at your hotel in Rouen.
First, Notre Dame of Rouen, as, or even more beautiful than Paris Notre Dame.
Here, , I will immerse you in the medieval history of Rouen with the Gros Horloge Street, Joan of Arc square, and the Maclou Cloister.
Then let's continue our trip in the past with the Chateau Gaillard, just 50 mn away.
Here, you'll be stunned by the size and beauty of this castle called the "Handsome" for being erected in just 3 years for Richard the Lion Heart to be able to protect Normandy from the claims of Phillip the Great, king of France.
Now, after a nice lunch below the castle, we'll head for Jumièges Abbey. ( 1hr drive )
This Abbey built by the 7th Century, and rebuilt by William the Conqueror, has still marks if the Viking raids in the 10th Century.
Then let's go to St Georges de Boscherville, also rebuilt by Willam the Conqueror.
With is original 12th Century paintings, and buildings it offers a unique understanding of Medieval religious life.
Back in Rouen 7PM
8. 30 ROUEN
8-30 - 11AM Visit of Rouen Historical Center
12AM Chateau Gaillard
1PM Lunch below Chateau Gaillard Castle. ( Les Saveurs du Liban )
3PM Jumièges Abbey
4. 30- 6PM St Georges de Boscherville
6. 30-7PM Rouen.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 10 hours
Traffic and weather may affect the lengh and itinerary of the tour.
You will be driven all the way from Rouen and back in a brand new 2018 Volkswagen Caddy MAXI VAN with 6 seats and AC.
Would you need a tour for more than 6 people and up to 45 please feel free to ask me for a "customized tour".
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - Some cash for some souvenirs at the souvenirs shops.
Expenses for lunch ( 25 Euros/person ) and any souvenirs.
Two souvenir shops :
- Jumièges Abbey
- St Georges de Boscheville Abbey.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks