Majestic old towns give way to elegant seaside resorts, as we take a tour of Normandy in France on this delightful short break. See the stylish seaside towns of glamorous Deauville, famous for its casinos and yachts, and Trouville, with its scenic long beach and quaint fishing port. Visit the sights that inspired some of Monet’s most famous work, the picturesque port town of Honfleur and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen. You also have the choice to visit to the fortified town of St. Malo, walk around its city walls and explore the old centre’s cobbled streets, before visiting delightful Dinan, with its half-timbered medieval buildings.
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Local departure by coach, then to Caen for a four-night stay.
Deauville, Trouville & Honfleur
Today’s included Normandy excursion first takes us to Deauville and Trouville, both favourite seaside resorts for the Parisians, and for artists and writers. Deauville is known world-wide for its glamour – its attractions include a wide sandy beach, upmarket shopping, an elegant casino, many opulent hotels, and a yachting marina. Trouville is renowned for its long beach and historic seafront boardwalk which dates from 1867, its elegant villas and thriving fishing port. Visitors to Trouville can see the fine art collection at the Musée Villa Montebello, and dotted around town, murals by Raymond Savignac, the humorous Parisian poster designer, who settled here. We then continue to the quaint port town of Honfleur, with its many historic houses set around the quays of the Vieux Port, and the beautiful Saint Catherine’s church, constructed completely out of local wood by local shipbuilders. Honfleur’s beauty has been represented many times by artists, including Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet.
St. Malo & Dinan
Free day or join our optional excursion to the fortified town of St. Malo, with its huge ramparts and city walls which you can walk around. Explore the old centre and the maze of narrow cobbled streets, and perhaps try one of the famous crêpes. We also visit the pretty medieval town of Dinan, said to be one of the prettiest small towns in Brittany. See the picturesque half-timbered houses set around Place des Merciers, or for spectacular views of the surrounding area, you can climb the 40-metre Tour de l’ Horloge clock tower. To see the pretty old port on the river Rance, you can take a stroll down the picture-postcard (though steeply cobbled) Rue du Petit Fort.
Enjoy our included excursion to Rouen, described by 19th century poet and novelist Victor Hugo as the city of ‘a hundred spires’. See Notre Dame Cathedral with its splendid Butter Tower, immortalised in paintings by Claude Monet. Take a stroll to admire the famous Gros Horloge, a huge astronomical clock dating back to the 16th century, and in the centre of the Old Market Square stands the church of St. Joan of Arc, whose design represents the pyre on which Joan perished in 1431. The former Archbishop’s Palace houses the ‘Historial Jeanne d’Arc’ a modern museum dedicated to the life of Joan of Arc.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay for four nights at either the 2-star Kyriad Caen Sud IFS or the 2-star Hotel Carline Caen Nord, both situated on the outskirts of the town. Both hotels have a bar, and the Carline has a restaurant and a lift. The Kyriad has no lift, but rooms are only on two floors.
The Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs hotel is located 9km from Caen railway station and also is only 20km away from the Landing beaches. The area is well known for its outstanding architectural heritage within the town of Caen which is linked with William the Conqueror due to his burial in the towns Abbey. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi/Internet access and a bar. All bedrooms feature hairdryer, flat screen T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your
tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your
car in the car park which is accredited by the Park
Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24
hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is
made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany
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Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over)
on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration)
and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.
Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.
If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.
Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular
date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer
Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.
With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.
All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours,
compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which
should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We
may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases.
Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead
racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.
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