Historic Soul of Northern France
Discover the essence of Northern France in this immersive journey that takes you from historic Paris to beautiful Normandy and Brittany.
Celebrate glamourous Paris on a water born journey along the Seine. Treat your taste buds with an indulgent experience, sampling the legacy of the many cultures that helped to shape this world-famous cuisine. Travel back in time on an insightful tour of the Île de la Cité, the ancient heart of a fascinating city. Stroll the charming village of Montmartre for a romantic view of Paris or soak up the atmosphere from a chic streetside café with views of the Eiffel Tower. Discover Impressionism at Musée d'Orsay or perhaps the world’s most impressive art collection at the Louvre. Travel through the apple orchards and salt marshes untouched by time. Enjoy the most delicate local lamb, and hit the ocean on a guided tour of Normandy’s Oyster farms.
Walk the iconic beaches of the D-Day Landings to pay your respects at the Omaha Cemetery. Travel back in time to Bayeux to discover a piece of the intricately woven history between the French and English. Spend time wandering the fairytale streets of Rouen to gaze at the Cathedral that inspired Monet and admire the bravery of Joan of Arc. Find your way along elaborate winding streets to look out over the historic bay from the parapet of UNESCO Mont Saint Michel. Journey onto the picturesque harbour towns of Brittany that breathe life into tales of Celtic origins and seafaring buccaneers. Learn to prepare an authentic crepe on an expert led introduction to Briton food and culture in the most beautiful Saint Malo. Witness strong Breton heritage as you discover the joys of a refreshing Breton Beer and dance to the Breton Bagpipes at one of the many rural festivals. Meet a local to walk the half-timber lined streets of the pretty Dinan. Discover the hidden nooks and off-the-beaten-path artisan workshops. We guarantee you will leave this postcard perfect town with a locally crafted treasure of your own.
Travel in mid to late May to catch early summer weather, Breton Festivals, and an abundance of glorious wild-flowers in bloom. If mussels are a deal breaker for you, visit later in the summer for the freshest, most succulent morsels.
At a glance
- Redefine culture on the timeless streets of the most romantic Paris.
- Find Gallic charm in picturesque harbour towns perched overlooking the Wild Atlantic.
- Let the beaches of Normandy pluck your heartstrings and the beauty of the Seine stir your soul.
- Sample the history of France on a plate - a simple selection of local ingredients elevated to world famous cuisine.
- Learn to listen on the cobbled streets of historic villages for the echoes of early settlers who left their lyrical Celtic legacy.
All of our itineraries are designed around you, so please remember that this is just a suggestion which can be tailored into something completely bespoke to you and your preferences.
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