Medieval Normandy and Other Normandy Tours
Note : Most of our walking tours may require driving to the actual town that we will be visiting.
Walking tours of Caen : learn more about William the Conqueror, visit the Château de Caen, the Men's and Ladie's Abbey where William & Mathilda are buried. The excellent Musée de Normandie is a goldmine to understand all about Normandy, its traditions and customs. (Half-day of full-day depending on how much you want to see in Caen.)
Walking tours of Bayeux : a charming town, home of the world-famous Tapestry! Learn how William became King of England, visit the cathedral, the British Cemetery and the Reporters Memorial. Half-day tour.
Walking tours of Rouen : capital of Normandy, Rouen's Cathedral is not to be missed, the Gros Horloge, the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and a lot more! Half-day to full-day tour depending on the amount of time you have to dedicate.
Walking tours of Lisieux : home of Sainte Theresa, with the beautiful Basilica, and the museum du Carmel, as well as the Saint Pierre Cathedral built around the 12th-13t century and miraculously untouched during the Second World War. Half-day tour.
Can be paired with the oustanding castle of Saint Germain de Livet, near Lisieux. (Then full-day tour, and transport required.)
Walking tours of Honfleur : a picturesque port on the coast of Normandy, discover Sainte Catherine church, look at its slate-covered houses, and lots more in this lovely town painted many times by artists like Monet or Gustave Courbet.
Falaise is a town located 30 minutes drive south of Caen. It is the birthplace of William of Normandy "The Conqueror" and also happens to be known as well for being where the place where took place the decisive engagement between the Allied Forces and the German during the Battle of Normandy in August 1944.
It's a unique opportunity to learn a lot of history in one place.
Falaise also recently dedicated a Memorial to the Civilians in Wartime (Life & Survival of the civilians during WWII).
NORMANDY SCENIC & SIGHTSEEING TOURS
TO BE ANNOUNCED (details soon online):
LA HAGUE - From Cherbourg to Jobourg (West of Cherbourg - the Cotentin Peninsula)
LE VAL DE SAIRE - From Cherbourg to Saint Vaast la Hougue (East of Cherbourg - the Cotentin Peninsula)
BRICQUEBEC TO SAINT SAUVEUR LE VICOMTE, via Sortosville en Beaumont, Barneville-Carteret, Portbail
THE OTHER "PAYS NORMANDS" (Norman areas. In France, a pays is an area whose inhabitants share common geographical, economic, cultural, or social interests, who have a right to enter into communal planning contracts under a law known as the Loi Pasqua or LOADT (Directive law concerning territorial planning and development), which took effect on February 4, 1995.
In this context, the French term pays is not used in the modern sense of "country" but preserves the original meaning of the Latin word from which it was derived, pagus, which designated the territory controlled by a medieval count. The majority of pays are roughly coextensive with the old counties.)
PAYS DE CAUX
PAYS DE BRAY
Last edited: 25/07/2018