Paris - Giverny - Etretat - Caen (301 km)
Today, we will depart Paris at 8:00am for the Monet House. Then, we will head towards Etretat in Upper Normandy to see Elephant Rock. After that, we will drive to Caen for the night.
A settlement has existed in Giverny since neolithic times and a monument uncovered attests to this fact. Archeological finds have included booties dating from Gallo-Roman times and to the earlier 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The town was known in ancient deeds as "Warnacum". The cultivation of grapes has been an occupation of the inhabitants of Giverny since Merovingian times.
For more than 40 years, this house was the home of legendary impressionist painter Claude Monet. After his death, his don donated it to the Academie des Beaux-Arts, who restored it and turned it into a museum.
Admission (Optional): Adult €9.50
This seaside commune is a small farming town and a popular tourist destination on the northwest coast of France. It is the home of Elephant Rock, which gets its name due to its resemblance to the large land mammal.
Standard Hotel: Campanile Caen Est - Mondeville or similar in Caen
Caen - Saint-Malo - Mont-Saint-Michel - Paris (585 km)
After breakfast, we will depart Caen for Saint-Malo, a located in Bretagne, where we will walk through town and enjoy watching the tides in the bay. Then, we will make our way to Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most stunning locales in the world. In the afternoon, we will drive to Paris, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Saint-Malo is a walled city on the northern coast of France that dates back to the sixth century AD. Its many history buildings dating back over a millennia have made it a popular destination for tourists and vacationers.
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, FRANCE
is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located about one kilometre (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 100 hectares (247 acres) in size, the island has a population of 44 (2009).
Mont Saint Michel Abbey
Located on the miraculous island on Mont Saint-Michel, this abbey is the most prominent building in the town and was essential to the structure of the feudal society.
Admission (Optional): Adult €9