We start with a local departure for our journey via the cross Channel ferry or Eurotunnel to France. We continue to the Greater Paris area where accommodation has been reserved for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
On day 2 we take you to Giverny. Here you can discover some of the sights, sounds and smells that inspired some of the world’s greatest artists. Monet lived here for over 40 years. The artist’s house and gardens have been restored and re-planted to their original beauty. The sights include the lily pond, the subject of many of Monet’s paintings. From Giverny we venture onwards to Rouen – the restored capital of upper Normandy with its Gothic cathedral and famous mechanical clock. Return to Paris for the night.
On day 3 you are free to enjoy the great city. Alternatively you can join this great optional excursion:
- An excursion to discover Fontainebleau. See the Grand Chateau and visit the pretty Barbizon village - haunt of Monet's fellow Impressionists - Rousseau and Millet. Price: £15 per person. (Admission extra)
On day 4 we commence our journey home arriving back later on.