Normandy Upper Coast Villages Private Tour from Deauville

From Deauville explore the Normandy Upper Coast Villages: Honfleur, Le Havre, Etretat and Fécamp

Your Normandy Upper Coast Villages Private Tour will start from Deauville to Honfleur, the cradle of the impressionist movement. A charming little town situated at the mouth of the Seine that immediately enchants the visitors by revealing its charming fishing and sailing port, its old picturesque narrow streets, and its old timber-framed or slate-fronted houses. Wander around the harbour and up and down the wiggly cobble stone streets full of jewelry and antique shops. Discover the Sainte-Catherine church, a magnificent wooden building of the 15th century, the largest one in France made of wood!

 

Continue your tour to Le Havre (french for 'the harbour'), a modern and surprising city with an immense port.  The city is a remarkable example of post-war architecture since it was heavily bombed during the Battle of Normandy. Designed by Auguste Perret, Le Havre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Don't miss modern St Joseph's Church by Perret and the hanging gardens with fabulous views overlooking the sea and the port.

 

Your next stop will be Etretat, a seaside resort located 200 km from Paris, owes its high attendance to its grandiose landscape. Bordered by a dike-promenade (Perrey), the pebble beach is framed by the famous white chalk cliffs. No wonder then that Etretat attracted and inspired a number of painters (Monet, Corot, Boudin ...), filmmakers and writers.

 

End your Normandy Upper Coast Villages tour visiting Fécamp which has long been the "capital" of French Newfoundland for cod fishing. The city also has tourist arguments with its beautiful pebble beach, its classification City of art and history and its flagship museum, that of the Fisheries. Don't miss the Benedictine Palace, built in neo-Gothic, neo-Renaissance styles for Alexandre Le Grand, the entrepreneur who developed the herbal drink, Benedictine.

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