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The charming Normandy
10 days / 9 nights
Paris - Rouen - Pont L'eveque - Deauville - Saint Malo - Mont Saint Michel - Cancale - Perros - Gulrec - Brest Quimper - Carnac - Nantes - Paris

Day 1 Paris
Arrival at Paris airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Paris
Guided tour of Paris, city of history, and its magnificent monuments: the Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Grands Boulevards, Opera, Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Hotel de Ville, Notre-Dame Cathedral... Lunch. Boarding for a river cruise with commentary down the Seine to see Paris' most famous bridges: Pont Alexandre III, Pont de la Concorde, Pont Neuf, and also the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Orangerie, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, Notre-Dame... Free time, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 Paris – Rouen (70km/1h) - Pont- L`eveque (90km/1h)
Departure for Rouen, exploration with your guide of the capital of Upper Normandy: Notre-Dame Cathedral, a flamboyant Gothic masterpiece, rue du Gros Horloge, the town's liveliest area, the place du Vieux Marche with the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Free time in the town center. We continue towards Jumieges, tour of the beautiful abbey ruins. We cross the Tancarville Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in Europe, and arrive in Pont- L’eveque. Overnight stay.

Day 4 Pont - L’eveque – Deauville(15km/10min) – Saint Malo (230km/3h)
Departure for Honfleur and tour of the town. Honfleur is at the mouth of the Seine estuary, a charming town with the wooden church of Saint Catherine, the streets of old Honfleur and the fishing harbour. Tour of a Cider and Calvados cellar. You carry on to Trouville and its magnificent soft sandy beach.Then on to Deauville a famous resort popular since 1830, which today owes its global reputation to the luxury and elegance of its facilities and events. Stop and free time. Motorway to Caen, Avranches, Saint Malo and overnight stay.

Day 5 Saint Malo - Mont Saint Michel (60km/1h) – Cancale (60km/1h)
Departure for a tour of the Mont-Saint-Michel, the rock and the bay are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the medieval town, the Parish church and the abbey. Free time in this remarkable place.Then on to Cancale to visit the Marine Farm and shell museum with 1500 species from all over the world. Discover the difficult profession of oyster farming through the history of the oyster and its environment. Oyster tasting session. Return to Saint Malo, passing by the Pointe du Grouin. Overnight stay.

Day 6 Saint Malo – Perros - Gulrec (170km/2h) – Brest (150km/2h)
Tour of Saint-Malo, city of buccaneers. Then departure for Saint -Brieuc, Lannion, with a stop at Ploumanach to see its curious piles of pink rocks, and Perros-Guirec, a popular seaside resort. We carry on to Brest, with a stop to visit the beautiful Breton Parish closes at Saint –The Gonnec and Gulmiliau: close to the church, a cross in sculpted granite tells the story of the Bible through a series of scenes and figures, bearing witness to the faith and mysticism of the local community at the time. On to Brest, and a panoramic tour of the town and overnight stay.

Day 7 Brest – Quimper (70km/1h)
Discovery of 'Breton-speaking Brittany': the Cliff Road of Terenez has some wonderful viewpoints over the harbour, the unarmed naval ships, Crozon Peninsula and Longue Island, where our nuclear submarines are housed. Camaret, the largest lobster fishing harbour in France, the Tas de Pois and the magnificent Headlands of Penhir and Les Espagnols, and Morgat. We make a stop at Locronan, doubtless the most beautiful village in Brittany..Visit Douarnenez, a sardine fishing harbour, then Trepasses Bay, followed by the Raz Headland, a long spear of land piercing the ocean, best discovered on a stormy winter's day. Through Audierne, then Eckmuhl and its lighthouse, the Penmarch Headland and Pont-L'abbf. Arrival at Quimper, capital of the Pays Bigouden. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 Quimper - Carnac (120km/1,30h) – Nantes (150km/2h)
Breakfast. Guided tour of the Gothic cathedral of Quimper, housing a remarkable collection of the 15* century stained glass windows. Mini-train ride through the old districts of the town to the famous HB-Henriot faience factory where the guide takes you on a discovery of the manufacture and decoration workshops. Free time to stroll through the Ville Close, surrounded by 14* century thick walls. On to Lorient, for a final stop to visit the mysterious monolithic alignments at Carnac, followed by a visit to the shop 'La Trinitaine' to taste Breton biscuits. On towards Vannes and arrival in Nantes. Overnight stay.

Day 9 Nantes – Paris (390km/4,30h)
Drive to Paris for overnight.

Day 10 Paris
Transfer to airport.