Meet your guide at your private hotel or residence in central Paris, then take a seat on board your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for an impressionist-inspiration journey on the Normandy coast that will take you from the small medieval town of Honfleur with its harbor nestled on the southern slope of the Seine estuary, to the "Côte d'Albâtre" to stroll through one of the most popular villages of Normandy, Etretat with its magnificent high white cliffs.
Start your day in Honfleur after a little more than 2 hours drive. A visit to Honfleur is in itself a lesson in complete history, from the 100 years war, through voyages of discovery of the New World in the 17th century to the art of the Impressionists. Honfleur is also the favorite retreat of painters who come to paint the port and the colorful houses of the 17th century surrounding the quai Sainte Catherine, the same images that can be seen in the paintings of Claude Monet or his friend and mentor, Eugène Boudin. You will have lunch (not included) in Honfleur.
In the early afternoon, you will head towards the coastal landscape of Etretat. A former small fishing village, Étretat became a famous seaside resort from 1890 and the holiday destination par excellence. The monumental white chalk cliffs of Etretat and its pebble beaches, famous all over the world, have been immortalized by painters like Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, and Claude Monet, then contributing to its publicity while immortalizing the uniqueness of the place.
There, you will have time to enjoy the sceneries as you visit the heart of "Les Jardins d’Étretat", opening up on the iconic historical panorama of the ocean and the cliffs of Étretat, which have inspired many great artists like Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Eugène Delacroix, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Vasily Polenov – all came here to paint. "Les Jardins d’Étretat" extends over the cliffs of the Alabaster Coast, with a view listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
At the end of your visit of the small romantic town of Etretat, you will enjoy a relaxing ride back to your hotel while looking at all of awesome, awinspiring pictures taken during your day on the Impressionist Normand' Coast.
- Day-Trip to Normandy Coastline from Paris
- Discover the picturesque harbor of Honfleur, which has inspired many impressionist painters.
- Admire the breathtaking view of the naturally formed chalk cliffs of Etretat.
- Explore the "Jardins d'Etretat" and the historical panorama which inspired Claude Monet.
The price includes:
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel or Private Accomodation pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Local professional driver/guide
- Free bottle of water
- hydroalcoholic gel at your disposal in the vehicle
The price does not includes: