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Private tour to Caen's Historic City Center and Gourmet Tasting

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Tour Number

Activity Level

290789


Categories

Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour suggested is kid friendly, as I had worked for almost 4 years with kids in the French secondary school as the cultural animator. Your kids will spend an unforgettable time, enjoying the interactive questions and exchanges!

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Walking Tour/ 11th century/ Medieval history/ Art/ Castle/ Abbeys/ William the Conqueror/ Food/ Tasting/ Cheeses/ Calvados


Having spent 7 years living in Caen, I will be happy to propose to you various walks through its historic centre that boasts of unsuspected treasures.
In Caen we will see fantastic old churches whose steeples were not touched by the bombing in June 1944. We will discover some new structures as well characterized by extremely particular architectural designs. The castle of William the Conqueror, the duke of Normandy, can not be avoided. It is situated on a rocky outcrop. The highlight of it is the archaeological remains of William's palace, known as the Vieux Palais (Old Palace), and head to the lookout point to enjoy views of the city, dominated by the flamboyant Gothic spire of Church of St-Pierre.
This tour is surprisingly rewarding: you will get pleasure of spending few moments exploring some ancient stones and get a delightful feeling of how the old harmoniously meets the present and new.

Itinerary

During our tour you will learn the significant history of Caen PLUS I will organise some stops for Cheese and Calvados Tasting.
Firstly, let's discover together the medieval part: The Castle built in the 11th century by the most famous of the dukes of Normandy, William the Conqueror; the Abbey for Men that is considered as one of the most notable Romanesque buildings in Normandy. As the city was terribly bombed during the Normand invasion, we will take the narrow paths and streets to see the destruction caused by the Battle of Normandy that took place here during World War II.
From Caen I will take you to the Calvados distillery "Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite" where we will get a guided tour from a specialist with the tasting of the most famous products: cider, pommeau, calvados.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Walking + the transportation in a nice comfortable VW passat for the groups 1-3 people.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Guided tour in Caen includes me as guide with all my live commentary

Drive to the Calvados farm ( VW passat as the transportation)

The tasting at the Calvados distillery

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - 40 euros - During our walk you will see a great number of local shops with the specialties produced only in this region. Don't worry, we will have as many stops as you want for the souvenirs and for the shops, so grab 10-15 euros.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful time on this tour with Svetlana. The tasting part of the tour at a local distillery was both entertaining and fascinating, and we left with both an appreciation for the meticulous processes employed by the distillery and several items we purchased to bring home. Due to my husband's mobility constraints, Svetlana tailored the tour of Caen, which is normally a walking tour, to a nice drive and history lesson though the city, while stopping at several key sites. Highly recommend!
Lisa Heinemeier

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    290789


    Categories

    Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour suggested is kid friendly, as I had worked for almost 4 years with kids in the French secondary school as the cultural animator. Your kids will spend an unforgettable time, enjoying the interactive questions and exchanges!

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (fluent), Russian (fluent)

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