Would you like to experience a special VIP treatment during your VIP Historic Normandy tour?
VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 12 hours in Normandy that will introduce you to the most important and beautiful cities of Normandy: Rouen, Honfleur and Bayeux.
Your personal, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of Normandy will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and will tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.
During the VIP Historic Normandy tour, your personal driver-guide will give you first an introduction to the history of Normandy. You will begin the tour by a private visit of Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy that has been developing since the Romans. There, you will make a break in a French “patisserie” enjoying one of their delicious pastries. In Rouen, your personal guide will take you for a stroll through the old town where you will discover the House of the Exchequer, the Archbishop Palace, the Renaissance Palace of Justice, the “Grosse Horloge”, Rouen’s most popular monument, a clock from 1527 with its superb belfry topped by a dom. You will stop at the Place du Vieux Marche (Old Market Square) where Joan of Arc was burnt on a stake, before having a private guided visit of the cathedral Notre Dame de Rouen, one of the most beautiful examples of French Gothic.
Then, you will continue the tour driving to the lovely, romantic town of Honfleur, its character and ambiance have inspired painters, writers and musicians since centuries.
You will enjoy a stroll around the old dock where the fishing fleet unloads fresh fish and shellfish every day, stopping to admire the slate facades of the old houses.
After this nice walking tour, we will book lunch for you in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (not included in the price) on the picturesque quayside of the old dock, you will have a closer look at the St Catherine’s church, a rare example in Western Europe constructed entirely of wood with its narrow massive oak belfry covered in chestnut wood.
Then, you personal driver-guide will lead you to Bayeux, the first French town to be liberated by the Allies on June 7th 1944, very fortunate not to have been damaged during the World War II.
You will visit the beautiful 12C cathedral that still keeps watch over this charming, old fashioned town with its stone and timber framed old houses, nicely restored, its pedestrian precinct through which you will wander before your guide takes you to the Centre Guillaume le Conquerant (William the Conqueror’s Center) to give you a private guided visit of the Tapestry of Bayeux, a jewel of Romanesque (the oldest tapestry in the world 1067 by 203 feet long), that relates in a very realistic account the events of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and that is without doubt one of the most accurate and lively documents to survive from the Middle Ages, providing detailed information of the cloths, ships, arms and general lifestyle of that period.
After the discovery of this beautiful city, your personal driver-guide will drive you back to your hotel in Paris.
This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories of your day in Normandy.
(Entrance tickets included)