* France – Normandy and Brittany: France receptive
Period : April, May, June, July, August, September
Reference : 09B227
Prix : 398€ Ask for a quote
From the « ”Cote Fleurie” in French » to the bay of Mont St Michel, from the fragrance of apple orchards to the smells of the sea, a beautiful travel by bus with your French receptive in Normandy and brittany combining coast and countryside to uncover a rich land full of ancestral traditions.
D1 The Heart of the Calvados region
Arrive in the Caen region. Dinner. OvernightLogement.
D2 The « Côte Fleurie » and the Cider Route (140 km)
Free time to explore Caen. Then we carry on along the « Cote Fleurie » and its seaside resorts. Guided visit by tourist train of Deauville and the famous « planches », wooden boards lining the beachfront promenade. We go through Trouville and Honfleur then stop for lunch. Free time in Lisieux to visit the basilica, then on via the Cider Route to Crevecoeur en Auge and the typical village of Beuvrons, where we stop to taste the cider and calvados. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Normandy landscapes and traditions (170 km)
We head for St Lo. to the National Stud where 7 breeds of stallion are raised. Guided visit of a traditional “andouilles de Vire ” factory (chitterlings sausage) and tasting. Lunch before we continue to Villedieu les Poeles. The Bell Foundry here is one of the last still in activity and we take a guided tour. Continue on to Granville, the “Monaco of the North” and its citadel built on a rocky promontory. Dinner and overnight.
D4 The Bay of Mont St Michel (50 km)
Visit to the vast sand flats of the Bay of Mont St Michel with an audio commentary to better understand the phenomena which gave rise to the formation and the evolution of Mont St Michel, a huge granite island in the middle of the bay. After lunch you are free to explore this “Wonder of the Western World” and visit the Abbey, which towered over 12th century Europe from her 80m high rock. Dinner and overnight.
D5 St Malo ramparts and Oysters of Cancale (60 km)
Leave for St Malo. Guided visit by tourist train within the walls of the “cite corsaire”, famous for its piracy. Free time to explore then lunch. Onwards to Cancale via the hand sculpted rocks of Rotheneuf and wild Grouin headland, from where the panorama extends along the whole coast. Guided visit of an oyster farm (oyster tasting for an additional charge ). Dinner and overnight.
D6 Return journey
Coach tour Brittany and Normandy :
2 star hotels, full board excluding drinks, in the Caen and Mont St Michel regions from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
Entrance Fees : St Lô Stud, Bell Foundry, Bay of Mont Saint Michel Centre, Mont St Michel Abbey, oyster farm
Tourist trains : Deauville (35 mns), St Malo (30 mns)
Visits with tasting sessions : cider and calvados, andouilles factory
Mondoramas is also a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialized in group travel to/for :
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Day out along the granite coast, or to Jersey : please contact us
The High Tides of Mont St Michel
Coach tour normandy Brittany :
Single room supplement (5nts) : 135 €
Per meal : 1/4 wine : 3.50 E, coffee : 2 €
Guided tour of Mont St Michel (1h) : 220 € / group
St Malo Aquarium : 15 €
Museum of the Cap Horn Navigators in St Malo : 6 €
Oyster tasting : from 6 €