Honfleur & Monet's Garden - Mon 5th Sept 2022
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PPZPJ9
Honfleur has proved to be a very popular destination with our customers over the years. This pretty port is very special, situated on the mouth of The Seine and with a unique charm that has attracted visitors for many years including the famous impressionist painters. It’s a lovely destination for a few days break away. We stay in the excellent Ibis Styles Hotel which is ideally located in the centre of town and offers comfortable accommodation - perfect for exploring the town. We allow plenty of time in Honfleur to relax and explore but there is so much to explore in this beautiful region. Excursions included to Claude Monet’s remarkable House & Gardens at Giverny plus visits to Lisieux, Deauville, Trouville & Bayeux.
After being collected from your local pick up point (5.30/6.30am approx.) we board the 8.30am ferry from Poole to Cherbourg arriving in France at 2.00pm local time. We continue to Honfleur, arriving around 4.30pm
A day at leisure for you to relax and enjoy exploring the town. There is an excellent land train which winds its way through the town.
Enjoy some lovely Normandy countryside on route to the religious city of Lisieux. Considered the second most important pilgrimage town in France with a spectacular 20th-century hillside basilica, outdoing the medieval cathedral in the centre of town. Afterwards we head back to the Côte Fleurie and the towns of Trouville and Deauville. Known for its grand casino and American Film Festival with a wide sandy beach backed by a 1920s boardwalk and traditional bathing cabins.
Today we have another superb excursion to the amazing Claude Monet’s House & Garden at Giverney. Used as the canvas for many of his most famous paintings you can see the waterlilies, poppies and Japanese Bridge - a great experience and hugely popular with our customers. (Entrance included)
We leave in the morning and head for Bayeux - a lovely Norman town. Here you have the opportunity to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry. (not included) After lunch we head back to Cherbourg for the 6.15pm ferry crossing - arriving back in Poole at 9.45pm. Returning to your local pick up point.
Meal plan - Bed & Buffet Breakfast
Ibis Styles Honfleur
Delighted to be returning to the Ibis Styles Honfleur Hotel which we have been staying in for many years.
Decorated in a modern continental style, it is superbly situated in the heart of the charming centre of Honfleur, with the picturesque harbour a 2 minute walk away. There are many excellent and friendly restaurants dotted around the harbourside - something for everyone. The 48 sound proofed rooms offer en suite bathrooms, Satellite TV, and hair dryer for your comfort and convenience. Excellent buffet breakfast served in the hotel. Passenger lift to all floors.
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