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HONFLEUR & CÔTE TOUR
- Adult ages 16+
- Child ages 0-15
Enjoy a Day on the Normandy Coast
Spend a beautiful day on the Normandy coast to discover the charming port of Honfleur and the first French seaside resorts like Trouville sur Mer. Discover Deauville and its postcard views on a long sandy beach with colored parasols, immortalized by Claude Lelouch in “A Man and a Woman”.
On this small-group day trip from Paris, discover the charming port city of Honfleur and the “flower” Riviera with Trouville and Deauville. Your guide meets you at your hotel in Paris. Cimb aboard a luxury vehicle for a ride around about two hours to Honfleur.
The city of painters — its unique atmosphere and crazy charm are sure to seduce you. Discover the special light that inspired many painters such Eugène Boudin, whose famous skyscapes explored the changing skies of Honfleur. Stroll through the town in the footsteps of those masters. Discover its picturesque streets and narrow houses covered with slate.
Honfleur knew how to preserve the richness of its history and its authenticity. Irresistible, Honfleur is a unique site for lovers of originality.
Your guide accompanies you between strolls and discovering the cultural and artistic heritage. Honfleur enchants with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered facades, small shops, charming hotels and typical restaurants.
Dating from the 15th century, St. Catherine’s Church was built by the inhabitants of the city after the departure of the English. Classified as a “Historical Monument” in 1879, it is the largest church of France built in wood with a separate steeple.
The Saint Siméon Farm
In 1854, Boudin moved to The Saint Siméon Farm on the heights overlooking Honfleur, charmed by its beauty and the view of the Le Havre estuary. The inn became a famous place of artistic expression. A merry band of artists gathered around the table of Mother Toutain: Daubigny, Courbet, Bazille, Guillement, Lépine, Hamelin…
Before lunch, enjoy a local product tasting: Calvados, Cider or Pommeau.
Enjoy lunch in Honfleur before visiting the Côte Fleurie.
The Côte Fleurie – Trouville
Succumb to the charms of the famous seaside resort of Trouville and admire its century-old villas. This former fishing village flourished in the 19th century with the rise in popularity of sea bathing and with the extension of the Paris-Deauville railway line. Boudin planted his easel and painted beach scenes peopled with wealthy visitors. The sea in the countryside or the countryside to the sea. This is what best defines this beautiful corner of the Côte Fleurie that some call the “Queen of Beaches”. Built in 1935, “the fish market” is an emblematic place.
The Côte Fleurie – Deauville
Courbet preferred Deauville and painted large beach scenes in which sea and sky merge. Its walking boards, its multicolored umbrellas, luxury hotels and its casino participate in the legend.
Discover this historic station, dedicated to elegant leisure and good taste, pioneer of the French way of life. A kingdom of excellence unique in the world.
The 653 meters of walking boards offer an astonishing spectacle: in front of an impressionistic backdrop, where the sun’s rays play with the clouds and reflections of the water, extends a field of multicolored parasols. Deckchairs and beach cabins are the essential accessories to admire this painting that takes a new dimension when it comes time for the American film festival.
The image of Deauville is of course also that of the equestrian world, races and stud farms that attract both enthusiasts and laypersons.
After the visit, transfer to Paris. Your guide drops you off at your accommodation in Paris.
- Honfleur: Enjoy this pleasant fishing port, its narrow cobbled streets, its artists and art galleries.
- Local product tasting: Appreciate the local specialties with a tasting of Calvados, Pommeau and cider.
- Small-group guided half-day trip
- Exclusive services
- Licensed professional driver/guide
- Meeting at Champs Elysées District 69 Avenue Marceau, 75116 PARIS
- Please bring a photo ID. Passengers of all ages are accepted in the tour, but at least one adult of age 18+ is required per reservation.
- During transportation, children below the age of 10 must be seated in a child chair by French law.