Day Tour

IMPRESSIONISM & THE PAYS d'AUGE - THE AUTHENTIC NORMANDY (8 Hours)

Albion Voyages - Normandy

Bayeux, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 04 May 2019

IMPRESSIONISM & THE PAYS d'AUGE - THE AUTHENTIC NORMANDY (8 Hours )

Bayeux, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

This full day experience in the gorgeous region of Pays d'Auge is accompanied by a private guide.

The Pays d'Auge is the postcard image of Normandy France: a half timbered cottage with its thatched roof in the middle of a field planted with apple trees. A rich, green, fertile farming region and horse breeding region that provides the farmers with everything they need to produce all the local specialties: cheeses, cider, calvados (apple brandy), off of these have made the reputation of Normand gastronomy.

Your day revolves around discovering Normandy's authentic villages, local artisan methods of making cider, and the present and past "ways of life' in the region. Throughout the day, the visitors will have the opportunity to have personalized encounters with "local Normands". Each itinerary is different depending on the local events, outdoor markets, and harvest periods.

The itinerary often includes:

Honfleur - A charming fishing port with traditional Norman architecture, Honfleur looks much as it did when Claude Monet was a frequent visitor as well as whole band of "renegade artists" - Courbet, Corot, Sisley, Pisarro, and Renoir to name a few. A major defensive harbor on the left bank of the Seine river, it is the birth place of a number of navigators. Just like the town of Bayeux, Honfluer was totally spared from the bombings of World War II maintaining its historical charm and picturesque attractiveness.

Family Owned Distillery - This private property is managed by a very welcoming family who is dedicated to preserving the 150 years old tradition of making cider and calvados (brandy) on the family domain. Meet a local and see the "real Normandy" at its finest.

Beauvron en Auge - Located in the heart of Pays d'Auge, this village was saved by Michel Vermughen. His vision and knowledge of the original 17th century market hall and town square lined with half timbered period homes led to the establishment of the Association for Preservation and Enhancement of Beauvron en Auge with protects the villages from unsightly construction. It is an historical gem.

Deauville - The "Paris of Normandy", Deauville's waterfront has inspired open air painters, writers, photographers, and film directors to create and produce the finest works of art during the Impressionist period, the pre-war period, and the present day. Today, Deauville is home to the American Film Festival and the famous Yearling Sales.

Giverny - Visting Monet's home is like discovering the private live of this legendary artist. You will explore the grounds following colorful lanes filled with flowers going through tunnels, over bridges and down pathway to access various gardens. In Giverny, Monet was able to give the best of himself in his two passions: gardening and painting.

About Us

Established in 1995, Albion is the specialist in a French Airport Shuttle and Private Excursion Services to and from Normandy and Brittany..

Adrienne Sion, originally from Bethesda, MD, owns and operates Albion with her French husband, Edouard. The company is managed with a dual culture philosophy integrating French expertise in logistics and American friendliness.

We invite you to contact us for suggestions on how to make your travels in France easy and enjoyable.

Insider Tip

In France, Albion serves ALL Airports and Train Stations in PARIS, NORMANDY, and BRITTANY.

Terms & Conditions

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By: Lala


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

Ablion was fantastic! We were supplied with every detail we needed. When we had a glitch in our hotel, they stepped in and solved our problem immediately and created a fabulous experience at the new hotel! Adrienne even came to meet us before we left Bayeux. They were a great team and I would highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Normandy

By: Dopey


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Normandy was both beautiful and historic.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward