onfleur & Pays d'Auge
Réf Tour : # H1
Pick-up/Drop-off places: Bayeux/Caen/Honfleur/Le Havre. Other places on request
Pick-up time/Drop-off time: 9am/5pm
Duration: 8 hours
Rate for 1 to 7 pax : from 700€
Lunch of the guide/driver
Entrance fees or tasting fees, unless mentioned
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Meals and drinks, unless specified
Personal insurance and expenses
Immerse yourself in Normandy's typical landscapes, superb historical and culinary heritage in a district called Pays d'Auge. You will enjoy the colourful lanscapes of green and humid meadows where cows graze to produce the best Norman cream, butter and cheeses.
In spring, the vast apple orchards must be seen when their flowers bloom and the countryside is dotted with half-timbered and thatched-roof houses and farms, and secret stud farms, often hidden by a curtain of trees raising their yearlings for horse-racings.
The Pays d'Auge also has long sandy beaches and seaside resorts such as Deauville and Trouville, both founded in the 19th century, which developed as a result of the fashion for sea bathing under Napoleon III. It is also the place of worship dedicated to Saint Theresa of Lisieux which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
The Pays d'Auge is a vast territory and we will not be able to cover all the places. The city of Honfleur is a place not to be missed all year round. The tour can be personalized according to your interests and the days and periods of opening of the sites.
You will have the choice to stroll through the small fishing port of Honfleur where many famous painters such as Turner, Boudin, Monet have succumbed to the charms of Honfleur or some villages (Beuvron-en-Auge, Cambremer) with half-timbered houses and thatched roofs nestled in the valleys with many churches, cemeteries, manors, stud-farms, wash-houses, natural and medical springs where hiking is very pleasant.
You can also experience a typical market with a basket in hand early in the morning to discover authentic Norman products and receipes such as homemade caramel cream, salty or sweet pancakes « crepes », , artisanal sausages …
This tour can be completed either with a visit of a cheese factory or with a brandy distillery "Calvados" or a cider farm.