Normandy, renowned for its lush landscapes, captivating shores, and culinary delights like Camembert and cider, presents a multifaceted experience. As we delve into a week of exploration, the regional hub of Rouen becomes our gateway to history, cuisine, rural beauty, and coastal allure.
During our stay, Rouen reveals its treasures, guided by a local expert for the morning who offers an authentic perspective. The awe-inspiring cathedral, housing Richard the Lionheart's tomb, and the Place du Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc met her fate, become living chronicles of the past. Along the serene Seine River, a European gem, we'll stroll and visit Château-Gaillard's ruins, a testament to Richard the Lionheart's might.
Venturing inland, Monet's Giverny enchants, evoking his Impressionist masterpieces. For some, the medieval charm of Les Andelys, adorned by the commanding Chateau Gaillard, steals the spotlight.
Our focus on pre-World War II eras, underscores the region's significant history. This journey harmonizes culture and nature, blending history with geology, all facilitated by eco-friendly walking and train travel, enabling a guilt-free overseas holiday.
Embarking on Historic Normandy means immersing in the layers of time, where rich culture, captivating landscapes, and impactful history converge. This week-long odyssey offers a profound sense of connection and exploration, leaving you with cherished memories and a clear conscience.