Two main artistic centers
Honfleur, an exquisite medieval harbour became a meeting point for artists in the middle of the 19th century thanks to its unique architecture and typical site. Boudin, the first painter who painted the beaches and the locals attracted many other painters who rejected academic art.
Etretat, 30 miles north has fascinated visitors for a long time but It is Monet who made the first paintings of the unique cliffs eroded in an extaordinary way. Its most famous work is exibited in the Orsay museum in Paris.
The tour can start in Honfleur as well as le Havre where we'll drive to the most famous little 16th century harbour which was to become a great artistic center in the middle of the 19th century. Walking tour around the dock to enjoy the old half timbered houses and the medieval streets. Visit of the church Sainte Catherine, the only one in France built out of wood. Then we'll proceed to the outstanding Normandy bridge one mile and a half long spanning the Seine river and we'll arrive in Etretat , famous for its amazing cliffs. Casual lunch in a typical cafe and driving up to around the cliffs to admire one of the most spectacular landscape in France and visit of the old town.
Driving back to Le Havre or Honfleur
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Give me the location where I meet you if it is not in Bayeux or Honfleur. If you book this tour I'll tell you how to identify me.
End location: We usually end the tour where we started. If you want to stop before arriving at the hotel, you can tell me beforewe end the tour.
Duration: 8 hours
Our comfortable airconditioned mazda car which can accomodate 4 passengers
My husband driving our own CAR which can accomodate 4 passengers and mysel guiding the whole tour. Our TRANSPORTATION FROM HOME TO YOUR LOCATION. If you want a larger car for more gests we can hire another car. ;the cost will be higher .
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - There are no entrance fees in this tour. Just have some cash if you want a light lunch.
no entrance fees but just a lunch in a typical french restaurant or a quick lunch as you prefer.
I don't drive when I guide but my husband is the professional driver and we have Mazda car which accomodate 4 passengers and both of us. Or you may hire your own car.
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Marianne is fantastic! She is so funny and has so many stories. Totally let us go at our own pace.