cw Normandy

NORMANDY & BRITTANY - WITH COUNTRY WALKERS (USA)

On the spectacular northern coast, you'll find a more austere France--a land that bears witness to Viking, Celtic, and Roman settlements. It's a region rich in art, history, dramatic ocean views, and--this being France--gastronomic excellence...

cw Normandy

NORMANDY & BRITTANY - WITH COUNTRY WALKERS (USA)

Start with the soaring cathedrals of medieval, cobblestoned Rouen; travel the Routes des Fruits through orchard country to Honfleur, painterly inspiration for Monet and Courbet. Ascend towering cliffs to the famous Manneporte rock arch, the Porte d'Aval, and the resort of Etretat, home of Guy de Maupassant. On the shores of Normandy, German bunkers that confronted D-day troops remain intact. You can walk the hallowed ground of Omaha Beach as your guide recounts the stories. Seaside trails on the Cotentin Peninsula bring you to unspoiled coastlines, tranquil bays, quiet settlements, and bird-filled estuaries. Normandy butter is famous, so indulge in treats like buttery cookies and croissants. Tempt your palate further with lunch at William the Conqueror's castle; seafood feasts; and a Michelin-starred meal at Olivier Roellinger's restaurant.