Our private Normandy two day tours are designed to make the best use of your time. They also allow you to choose two full days of touring from the three most popular full day Normandy itineraries: a day devoted to Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur, a day devoted to the Normandy D Day sites (in either the US, Canadian or British sectors, or all three), or a day devoted to Mont Saint Michel island and abbey. The last choice can be paired with either a tour of the Viking capital, Bayeux, and its eponymous tapestry, or with a visit at a traditional Norman farm, the Chateau de Brouay, which is an opportunity to learn about time-tested techniques of Norman farming, including how to make the best possible apple cider, liqueur and brandy. The owner is a personal friend and he takes pride in explaining traditional Norman farming techniques which he is proud to use.
If you include Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur in your Normandy two day tour, we recommend seeing them on the first day, and following them on the second day with either the Normandy D Day sites, or the island and abbey of Mont Saint Michel. It is also possible to schedule the Normandy D Day sites for the first day, and to follow them with Mont Saint Michel on the second day. Mont Saint Michel is too far from Paris to reach early enough in the day to be ahead of the dense crowds of other visitors. It therefore has to be scheduled on the second day of a two day tour.
For our Normandy two day tours, Paris Luxury Tours has several preferred accommodations to propose, including nice B&B options. One of our favorite hotels in all of France is the five star hotel, La Cheneviere, outside of Bayeux near Port en Bessin Huppain, set in a lovely arboretum. It is ideal for this Normandy two day tour, and you are bound to remember its cuisine, copious breakfasts and peaceful setting. We are also partial to the four star Chateau de Bellefontaine, on the edge of Bayeux, replete with its private park and swan-graced pond. For a three star establishment, consider the Hotel Churchill in the center of Bayeux, a short walk from numerous fine dining options, such as Le P’tit Bistro and l’Alchimie.
Of course, Normandy offers many, many other options than those cited above, including the charming resort of Etretat, the MuMA museum in Le Havre (for lovers of Impressionism), Richard the Lionheart’s romantic ruined Chateau Gaillard, the Suisse Normande countryside, the magnificent Chateau and Gardens of Champ de Bataille, or the exquisite Norman villages of Beuvron en Auge and Lyons la Foret. If you have any other sites in mind for your Normandy two day tour which have not been mentioned above, let us know so that we design a customized two day tour of Normandy for you that includes your unique choices.